Gilbert and Sullivan’s rollicking and perennially popular “Pirates of Penzance” will be presented by the Empire Lyric Players at 7:30 p.m. June …
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Gilbert and Sullivan’s rollicking and perennially popular
“Pirates of Penzance” will be presented by the Empire Lyric Players
at 7:30 p.m. June 2, 4, 9 and 11 and 2 p.m. June 5 and 12 at the
Schwayder Theater, 350 S. Dahlia St., Denver.
Trevor Warren plays the Pirate King; Frederick, Chad Hewitt and
Mabel, Rose Sawel. South area singers, including Doris Cresanta of
Parker, are included in the cast. The major general and his
daughters encounter a band of orphan pirates. Tickets: $20/$18.
Circle June 11 on the calendar for the 7th Annual Wild on
Littleton Block Party and Fireworks Show on Main Street. (The
street will be closed from 4 to 11 p.m.) Fireworks will be launched
at about 9:30 p.m. Music, booths and food vendors. Admission is
free and tickets will be sold for food.
The Colorado Morman Chorale presents “On Broadway,” a mix of
favorite show tunes at 7:30 p.m. June 4 at the Highlands Ranch LDS
Stake Center, 9800 Foothills Canyon Road, Highlands Ranch. (Also
June 3 at Denver North LDS Stake Center, 100 Malley Drive,
Northglenn). The chorale is 28 years old and has 85 members from
Castle Rock to Longmont. Admission free. It will audition for new
singers in summer and singers of any denomination are accepted. See
“The Military Career and Family Life of Mr.
Chiang” is an exhibit opening June 5 at Hampden Hall, Englewood
Civic Center, 1000 Englewood Parkway. Mr Chiang Ching-Kuo, the son
of Chiang Kai-Shek, was [president of Republic of China
(Taiwan). An opening reception will be 4 to 5 p.m. June 5 and
a film screening about his journey will be from 5 to 6 p.m. (in
Mandarin with Chinese subtitles). A photo exhibit in commemoration
of his 100th birthday will hang through June 10, open from 12 to 5
p.m. each day. The event is presented by the Colorado Taiwanese
Chamber of Commerce, Colorado Chinese Writer’s Association in North
America and the Colorado Chinese Federation. 303-722-8268.
“Our Favorite Places” is the new show, running through July 23
at the Depot Art Center, 2069 West Powers Ave., Littleton.
Littleton artist rita derjue is juror of the Littleton Fine Art
Guild’s travel-oriented show. A reception is planned 2 to 4 p.m.
June 11. Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through
Sundays. Admission free. 303-795-0781.
The Arapahoe Library District kicks off its Summer Reading
Program, “One World, Many Stories” on June 4, with special events
at individual libraries: Eloise May Library, 1471 S. Parker Road,
10 a.m. to noon, bounce house and Polynesian dancers. Koelbel
Library, 5955 S. Holly St., 10 a.m. to noon, chalk art, games,
Wingnut. Sheridan Library, temporarily at the Sheridan Rec Center,
3325 W. Oxford Ave., 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. FunBus ages 3 to 7. Smoky
Hill, 5430 S. Biscay Circle, Centennial, Taiko Drummers, bounce
house, activities. Southglenn Library, 6972 S. Vine St.,
Centennial, 4 to 5 p.m. One World Folk Dancers. 303-LIBRARY.
Works by art students in the Community Education program at
Arapahoe Community College are exhibited through June 24 in the
Colorado Gallery of the Arts in the Annex at 5900 S. Santa Fe
Drive, Littleton. The exhibit is juried by Denver sculptor Vicki
Rottman and features work by students and their teachers in
painting, photography, drawing, sculpture and more. The gallery is
open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays Through Fridays. 303-797-5649.
Centennial author Joyce B. Lohse will give a presentation about
her new book, “Baby Doe Tabor: Matchless Silver Queen” at 7:30 p.m.
June 7 at Tattered Cover LoDo, 1628 16th St., Denver. She has
written a number of biographies suitable for the young adult or
The Hannah Kahn Dance Company will give a free outdoor
performance at 6:30 p.m. June 11 at the Englewood City Center
Amphitheater, 1000 Englewood Parkway. Lawn seating. Rain date: June
12. Dancers will perform seven short dances to demonstrate
contrasting styles, music, costumes and moods.
Auditions for “The Wiz” will be held by Afterthought Theatre 5
to 10 p.m. June 6 at Dayton Street Theatre, 1468 Dayton St.,
Aurora. Need 25 to 30 actors of all ages and ethnicities. Bernie
Cardell directs. Production dates: Aug. 26-Sept. 24. For
appointment, call 303-856-3797 or email
“Footloose — the Musical” plays at 7 p.m. June 3 and 4, 10 and
11 at Stapleton’s Theatre on the Green, 29th and Quebec. Pam
Clifton, Town Hall’s childrens theater coordinator, directs this
dance-movie-turned-stage-musical about dancer Ren, who moves to a
town where dancing is prohibited. Admission is free. Pack a picnic
and bring a blanket. Presented by the Aurora Fox and Stapleton
Master Community Association. No reservation needed.
Local author Michael R. Daciek will hold a book signing at 3 to
5 p.m. June 5 at Desert Moon Vineyards, 12656 E. Jamison Place,
Englewood. His new book is “Change of Heart” and he will talk about
it at 4 p.m. A former Air Force and Continental pilot, he has
previously published three children’s books and numerous short
pieces on aviation. Please RSVP to: email@example.com.
Cherokee Ranch and Castle has a busy June entertainment
calendar. Here’s a start. Reservations: 303-688-4600. Prices
include tour, buffet, cash bar, performance and dessert and coffee
with performers. For full event schedule, visit
www.cherokeeranch.org. June 2-Scotch Tastings and Bagpipes ($70).
June 3-Los Tres Amigos, guitarists Ricardo Iznaola, Masakazu Ito
and Jonathan Leatherwood. ($65). June 5- “On Broadway,” presented
by the Denver Center Theatre Company. ($65). And that’s just this
Littleton-based Vision Quest Entertainment presents two June
programs: 7 p.m. June 11, original contemporary works in solo piano
performances by Lisa Downing, Liz Story and Joy Hawkins at Heritage
United Methodist Church, 7077 S. Simms St., Littleton; 2 p.m. June
12, solo piano performances by Lisa Downing, Liz Story and Lee
Bartley at Hope United Methodist Church, 5105 S. Dayton St.,
Greenwood Village. Tickets: $15 advance, $20 at door,
www.visionquestmusic.com/tix.htm or www.lisadowning.com.
“Passport,” an art show of works by Pixie Glore is featured in
June at Great Western Art Gallery, 1455 Curtis St., Denver. The mix
of works is based on the artist’s world travels. Ten percent of
sales will be donated to the microcredit charity Friendship Bridge
that gives low interest loans to por women in Guatemala. A
reception will be 6 to 9 p.m. June 3. Hilliard Moore of Highlands
Ranch is gallery owner. 303-396-2787.
The 28th Annual Exotic Sports Car Show and Concours d’ Elegance
will be held 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 12 on the west lawn of Arapahoe
Community College, 5900 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton. Area car
clubs host this show each year as a benefit for Cerebral Palsy
Call for artists: Entries for the 28th Annual All-Colorado Show
at Curtis Arts and Humanities Center, 2349 E. Orchard Road,
Greenwood Village. Juror will be Jill Desmond, Denver Art Museum
Curatorial Assistant for Modern and Contemporary Art. Deadline is
June 6. Show dates: June 25 to Aug. 10. Entry form available at
www.greenwoodvillage.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reminder to quilters: Entry deadline for the 6th annual
Firehouse Quilt Show is June 16. Entry fee: $18. The show will be
July 15 and 16 at Cherry Hills Community Church. For information
and entry form, see: www.firehousequilts.org.
Auditions: “Crumbs from the Table of Joy” by Lynn Nottage (won a
Pulitzer for “Ruined”) 1 to 4 p.m. June 4 at The Aurora Fox, 9900
E. Colfax. donnie I. betts directs. Roles: 2 African American women
(age 15 to 19); 1 African American woman (age 30 to 45); 1 African
American man (age 30 to 45); 1 Caucasian woman (age 25 to 40).
There are two Equity contracts and Equity Auditions will be 1 to 2
p.m. Others 2 to 4 p.m. Production dates: Jan. 27 to Feb. 19, 2012.
For appointment, call 303-739-1970.
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