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Three Plays and Performances in Denver for September 25-28

This week, Shakespeare goes to the ballet and the classic tales of Edgar Allen Poe go for a hike in Boulder, while Aurora's Vintage Theatre brings back a poignant musical about married life. Continue reading for all the details.

See also: Running Amok: The Denver Center Theatre Company presents Lord of the Flies

Colorado Ballet, A Midsummer Night's Dream Ellie Caulkins Opera House 7:30 p.m. September 26, 2 p.m. September 27, 7:30 p.m. September 27, 2 p.m. September 28, 7:30 p.m. October 3, 2 and 7:30 p.m. October 4, 2 p.m. October 5 $25-$155

Shakespeare goes en pointe, with fairies, in the Colorado Ballet's season opener, A Midsummer Night's Dream. Set to a score by Felix Mendelssohn, performed by a live orchestra and the Colorado Children's Chorale, and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon, it's a fanciful way to kick off the fall, and certain to be a hit with ballet lovers of all ages.

Continue reading for more of this week's performances.

Theatre-Hikes: Three Tales of Poe Chautauqua Park 3 p.m. September 26, 1 p.m. September 27, 1 p.m. September 28, 3 p.m. October 4, 3 p.m. October 5, 3 p.m. October 18, 3 p.m. October 19 $15-$20

Take a hike through three Poe classics -- The Raven, The Fall of the House of Usher and The Tell-tale Heart -- in the great outdoors, for this offering from Theatre-Hikes Colorado, the only company in the region that combines its drama with a brisk walk. Be sure to reserve a spot in advance, as these performance sell out fast; come outfitted for a hike in the woods and bring your own seating.

I Do! I Do! Vintage Theatre September 26 - November 2 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturday;, 2:30 p.m. Sunday;, 
7:30 p.m. Thursday, October 30; 2:30 p.m. Saturday, November 1 $26-$31

Vintage resurrects this oldie but goodie from Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt, which follows a couple through fifty years in a double tour de force previously played by such famous duos as Mary Martin and Robert Preston, Carol Lawrence and Gordon MacRae, Carol Burnett and Rock Hudson, Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke, and Lee Remick and Hal Linden. Local talent Suzanne Nepi and Brian Walker Smith take the honors here as Agnes and Michael Snow in Vintage's new production. 

 Find a stage near you: Check out Westword's online listings for more theater and dance events for this week.

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