For the first time in almost two months, there are hardly any shows opening this weekend. With that in mind, in this week’s edition, we chose to cover some of the offerings that we might have missed in the last few weeks. A LOT of things opened in July and are winding down, and these are our picks of things you should check out before they close soon.
HIS CHOICE: The Underpants at The Miners Alley Playhouse
After winning 6 awards at the Colorado Theatre Guild’s HenryAwards (coverage here), including the award for Outstanding Overall Season, a lot of eyes are on the small theatre in Golden. Their current offering, Steve Martin’s adaptation of The Underpants, “focuses a zany eye on the relationship a prudish government clerk and his delectably vuloptuous young wife, Louise” as described by the Miners Alley website. All of Steve Martin’s works are a little off-center but very funny, and with the capable Miners Alley producing, this show is one to check out if you can make it before it closes on August 29th.
HER CHOICE: Summer Madness at Germinal Stage
This is actually a presentation of two one-act plays, Madly in Love by Paul Ableman, and The Bald Soprano by Eugene Ionesco. These classics are sure to be immediately laugh-provoking, and thought-provoking in the long term. Summer Madness promises to be absurdly funny, but closes August 29th, and $15 rush tickets are available 15 minutes before curtain to all performances.
Last Chances: Beauty and the Beast at PHAMALy and The Real Thing at Paragon Theatre Ensemble
We really enjoyed these shows (click on the show to read our critiques) so we recommend you check them out before it’s too late! Both close this weekend, but Beauty and the Beast will do a two night engagement at the Arvada Center later this month.