Caroline's family ditches her for the holidays so she posts an event on Facebook looking for strangers to be her family on Christmas Eve. You can come too! Come join the party. Caroline will regale party attendees with her favorite holiday stories about the family members who ditched her. Since they aren't there, she can say whatever she wants! Holiday party food, cheap wine and presents for everyone.
It's Christmas Eve, and with the actors snowed in and unable to make it to the studios of WXMS for the annual live radio performance of A Christmas Carol, the sound effects person decides to take the audience through the classic tale himself. This rollicking, creative adaptation of Dickens' classic work is sure to warm the hearts of even the chilliest audience members. It's great for the whole family, so make it part of your 2018 holiday season at Vintage Theatre in Aurora.
Julia Dowling has an unexpected visitor who intends to escort her off to the afterlife. Infusing comedy into the classic Death Takes a Holiday, The Christmas Spirit is set in contemporary Long Island. Julia persuades Death to give her one more day to enjoy Christmas and invites him to be her guest at a festive party. The next day the house fills with bickering relatives, friends, the local priest...and Death, masquerading as a human, singing carols and drinking eggnog. Moments of high farce, drama, and even romance arise as bright holiday fantasies collide with a not-so-merry reality. Firehouse first presented this funny, poignant and ultimately inspiring show in 2013 and they're thrilled to offer it again, this time with Peter J. Hughes in the director's chair.
Sized up with Mary's own magical measuring tape, the seven-time Tony Award-winning musical Mary Poppins would definitely be "Practically Perfect in Every Way." Based on P.L. Travers' stories and the classic Disney film, this high-flying musical extravaganza lands at Aurora's Vintage Theatre, complete with spoonfuls of imagination, heart and whimsy. You and your family will be swept away by such iconic tunes as "Step in Time," "Chim Chim Cher-ee" and, of course, "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious," as young Jane and Michael learn valuable life lessons from their unconventional nanny and the lovable jack-of-all-trades Bert. This holiday season, be sure not to miss the magic of Mary Poppins, who teaches us that "anything can happen if you let it."
For 58 years, Colorado Ballet's Nutcracker has been charming audiences with its magical story, becoming a cherished part of the holiday season. Timeless choreography performed by talented dancers to Tchaikovsky's extraordinary score played live by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra is quintessential holiday fare. Complete with beautiful fairies, handsome princes, dancing snowflakes and a lovely young girl making her way to the Sugar Candy Kingdom, this gorgeous ballet is the perfect way to celebrate the season, and it's coming to the stage of Ellie Caulkins Opera House in Denver.
Ah, Christmas. Carolers caroling, chestnuts roasting on an open fire, good cheer everywhere you go. If it all sounds a bit, well, exhausting to you, then look no further than Santa's Big Red Sack for a satirical antidote to the warm and fuzzies. Clever, silly, relentless and definitely not for the easily offended, this red-hot skewering of all things Christmas has become an annual tradition for Denver's Avenue Theater. But this is the 10th and final season of the show, so you don't want to miss this year's over-the-top material with hit sketches from years past.
One of Longmont's most enduring holiday traditions takes Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol and adds a heaping helping of music, dancing and comedy, plus a full meal, while still serving up the heartfelt Yuletide themes of charity and goodwill. Scrooge: Bah Humbug! has been an annual staple of the Jesters Dinner Theatre repertoire since 1987 -- and it even stars the same actor in the title role. A family-friendly event with a bedtime-friendly length, this popular production offers a variety of entrees if your ticket includes a meal, with fresh bread and your choice of salad or soup. A kids' menu is available too, and so is a show-only ticket.
After successful runs in L.A., Portland and Chicago, The Second City brings their irreverent and interactive seasonal satire to Aurora Fox Arts Center. A madcap sendup of the holiday classic, Twist Your Dickens finds Scrooge, Tiny Tim and those know-it-all ghosts hopelessly mixed up in zany holiday sketches with an ever-changing roster of the troupe's funniest comedians. Deemed by the Chicago Sun-Times as a "fresh and bountiful feast of funny," Second City alums and veteran Colbert Report writers Peter Gwinn and Bobby Mort dreamed up this new take on A Christmas Carol. It's infused with hilariously unpredictable improv sketches and parodies of your favorite holiday specials.