Catch up with a somber chapter in the history of Jewish culture at the Mizel Arts and Culture Center or follow an even darker path and get in the Halloween spirit at local stages this weekend. Keep reading for details.
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The Mizel Center's annual Neustadt JAAMM Fest -- a concentrated season of events celebrating Jewish arts -- teams up with Theatre Or to present Diane Samuels's Kindertransport, a drama based on the true story of the 1938 exodus of 10,000 Jewish children from Germany to Britain. Several performances will feature talkbacks; learn more about this and other JAAMM Fest offerings, from author talks to concerts, online.
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Throw on a cape and sink your teeth into the Colorado Ballet's seasonal favorite, Dracula, back this year to haunt the Ellie for four shows over the weekend. The production mines the Bram Stoker classic to its ultra-Gothic, blood-drinking hilt and features an original score performed live by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra.
With Theatre Company revives Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show, the original inspiration for the cult classic film The Rocky Horror Picture Show -- and all the same rules apply: Costumes and audience participation are highly encouraged at this two-night Halloween-weekend stand. Join Dr. Frank N. Furter, Riff Raff, Brad, Janet and all the others for a campy salute to B movies.
Find a stage near you: Check out Westword's online listings for more theater and dance events for this week.
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