Emma Jane Austen’s determined matchmaker falls into her own entanglements, through Aug. 18, Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora; $16-$32; 303-856-7830,

Fairfield A teacher’s misguided attempt at celebrating Black History Month takes a dark turn and chaos erupts in a liberal burg, through Aug. 18, Miners Alley Playhouse, 1224 Washington St., Golden; $22-$34; 303-935-3044,

Jerry’s Girls Musical revue featuring the songs of Jerry Herman, Thursday through Aug. 3, Senior Housing Options, Barth Hotel, 1514 17th St., Denver; $35;

Nunsense The Little Sisters of Hoboken are in need of funds and put on a variety show to raise them, through Sept. 29, Jesters Dinner Theatre, 224 Main St., Longmont; $17-$43; 224 Main St., Longmont; 303-682-9980,

Patience; or Bunthorne’s Bride Musical satire that follows a battle-of-the sexes, mixed-up military and more, through July 14, Empire Lyric Players, Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway, Lakewood; $25;

Shrek, the Musical Jr. A shortened version of the stage musical based on the beloved animated film, featuring actors with special needs in lead roles, through July 15, Tapestry Theatre Company, Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder; $11-$23;


As You Like It An intimate cast of eight actors perform 18 roles in this folk/Americana-inspired spin on Shakespeare’s comedy, through Aug. 10, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, University Theatre, CU campus, Boulder; $10-$76; 303-492-8008,

Beauty and the Beast Musical version of the beloved Disney movie, through Sept. 21, BDT Stage, 5501 Arapahoe Road, Boulder; $40-$63; 303-449-6000,

Cinderella and Her Barely Godmother The stepped-on step sister gets more than she bargains for when she wishes for someone to sweep her off her feet in this play with a hike, Saturday through Aug. 4, Arts in the Open, Chautauqua Park, 900 Baseline Road, Boulder; $15-$20; 303-440-7666,

Romeo and Juliet Shakespeare’s epic romantic tragedy, featuring extensive sword fights and romance, Sunday through Aug. 10, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Mary Rippon Theatre, CU campus, Boulder; $10-$71; 303-492-8008,

Twelfth Night Shakespeare’s comedy of thorny love triangles, mistaken identities and twins lost at sea, through Aug. 11, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Mary Rippon Theater, CU campus, Boulder; $10-$71; 303-492-8008,


Take to the Highway Revue that celebrates the music of James Taylor, through Aug. 3, Midtown Arts Center, 3750 S. Mason St., Fort Collins; $54-$64; 970-225-2555 or

Tarzan: The Stage Musical An infant boy on the shores of West Africa is raised by gorillas, through Aug. 25, Candlelight Dinner Playhouse, 4747 Marketplace Dr., Johnstown, $29.50-$64.95; 970-744-3747 or


Crowns Musical filled with charismatic characters and hats to tell tales about family, love and life, through Aug. 4, Vintage Theatre Company, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora; $19-$38; 303-856-7830,

Nirvamlet Mash-up musical between Nivrana and “Hamlet,” through Aug. 3, Band of Toughs, Denver Center Performing Arts Complex, 14th and Curtis streets, Denver; $12;

Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory National tour of the musical version of Charlie and Willy Wonka, Tuesday through July 28, DCPA Broadway, Buell Theatre, 14th and Curtis streets, Denver; $45-$149; 303-893-4100,

Well Dramedy that explores illness and healing, through July 20, Firehouse Theater Company, John Hand Theater, 7653 E. 1st Place, Denver; $20-$23;

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