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Fall Arts Preview '09: Performing Arts Event Listings

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Comedy

Rodney Carrington, Fri., Oct. 9, 7 p.m. $39.75. Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-7469, pikespeakcenter.com.

Dennis Miller, Sat., Sept. 19, 7:30 p.m. $29-$45. Arnold Hall Theatre, U.S. Air Force Academy, 2302 Cadet Drive, 333-4497.

Paula Poundstone, Thurs., Oct. 8, 7:30 p.m. $25. Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-7469, pikespeakcenter.com.

Jerry Seinfeld, Fri., Sept. 11, 7 p.m. $45-$75. Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-7469, pikespeakcenter.com.

Dance

All Pointes West, a production featuring the Colorado Ballet, a medley sampling from other ballets: Great Galloping Gottschalk, a combination of Sleeping Beauty and Ave Maria, and Agnes de Mille's Rodeo. Sat., Sept. 19, 7:30 p.m. $13-$47. Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-7469, pikespeakcenter.com.

So You Think You Can Dance? Tour, a medley of dance numbers by top dancers from the hit TV show. Thurs., Nov. 5, 7:30 p.m. World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., 477-2100, worldarena.com.

Tap Dogs, an reinvented tap dance show combining theater, classic tap dance and rock music. Hosted by the Broadway Theatre League. Tues., Oct. 13, 8 p.m. Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, 719/295-7200, sdc-arts.org.

Theater

Arnold Hall Theatre, U.S. Air Force Academy, 2302 Cadet Drive, 333-4497. In the Mood, patriotic big band theater and swing music from the World War II era that spirited the U.S. Fri., Oct. 16, 7:30 p.m. $20-$38. Camelot, a production of the romantic, often comedic, musical by Lerner and Loewe following King Arthur, Queen Guinevere and Lancelot. Fri., Nov. 6, 7:30 p.m. $30-$45. The Ten Tenors, 10 classically trained singers performing opera, rock, pop and traditional Christmas favorites with dance and comedy. Fri., Nov. 20, 7:30 p.m. $25-$40.

Broadway Theatre Company, Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, 719/295-7200, sdc-arts.org. Camelot, based on the novel, The Once and Future King, a production of Lerner and Loewe's romantic musical about King Arthur. Mon., Nov. 9, 8 p.m.

Butte Opera House, 139 E. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek, 719/235-8944. The Fantasticks, a production of the romantic comedy musical about a couple betrothed to each other who split up then come together again after seeing the world. Through Sept. 26. Godspell, a production of the 1970 musical about the parables from the Gospels of Matthew and Luke. Through Sept. 26. The Lost Soul of Cripple Creek, a melodrama, adapted from an 1860s play, about a Cripple Creek miner who journeys to Denver to find his lost love. Oct. 2-31. All shows $9.75-$15.75.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, SaGaJi Theater, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583, csfineartscenter.org. Broadway Bound, a production of the third and final play in Neil Simon's autobiographical series. Oct. 9-25.

Damon Runyon Theater, 611 N. Main St., Pueblo, 719/564-0579, runyontheater.org. You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, a production of the Peanuts musical comedy in which Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and other characters live a day in Charlie's life. Nov. 7-22. $12-$29, $40 for dinner and a show.

Garden of the Gods Visitor Center, 1805 N. 30th St., 219-0108, gardenofgods.com. A Walk Back in Time, a half-hour comedy about local characters in regional history, performed by the Magpie Players. Thursdays, 4:45 p.m.; through Sept. 7. Free.

Manitou Art Theatre, 1367 Pecan St., 685-4729, themat.org. Cups, an encore run of the one-woman show starring Joni Sheram, which follows her life through the bras she's worn. Through Aug. 30. $18. Ninth annual Ten Minutes Max, a collection of the best in theater, dance, comedy and performance arts, encapsulated in 10 minutes or less. Oct. 15-20, $20. Don't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano Player, classical piano sounds and comedy blend together in a one-man show by David Scheel. Nov. 13-14, $20. The Accident, dance, comedy and physical theater exploring sibling rivalry, performed by Jonno Katz. Nov. 19-22. $20.

The Impossible Playhouse, 1201 N. Main St., Pueblo, 719/542-6969, impossibleplayers.org. An Empty Plate at the Café du Grand Boeuf, the comedic story of the world’s best restaurant and its struggle with its sole patron. Sept. 17-26. Doubt: A Parable, a production of the religious play questioning the role of the clergy and the drastic consequences following when the father becomes too close to one of his students. Nov. 5-14. All shows $5-$10.

Iron Springs Melodrama Theatre, 444 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-5104, pikes-peak.com/attraction/15.aspx. North to Laughter, a vaudeville-style olio with a sing-along intermission about a Royal Canadian Mounty who must not only thwart the villain, but get married. Dinner arrival runs between 6-6:45 p.m., with the show starting at 8. Audiences are welcome for the show only. Call for reservations. Through Oct. 6. $9.50-$29.50.

Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-7469, pikespeakcenter.com. All You Need is Love — a musical tribute to the Beatles, a musical featuring best-loved Beatles songs. Sat., Sept. 12, 8 p.m. $22-$42. The Wedding Singer, a 1980s musical based on the Adam Sandler film about a jilted wedding singer who finds love in an engaged co-worker. Nov. 3-4, 7:30 p.m.

Rampart High School, 8250 Lexington Drive, 234-2086. The Nerd, a comedy play written by Larry Shue, presented by local students. Aug. 28-29, 7 p.m. $5-$7.

Simpich Showcase, 2413 W. Colorado Ave., 465-2492, simpich.com. The Pilgrim's Progress, a puppet production of the literary classic by John Bunyan, featuring 30 hand-carved marionettes portraying highlights from the spiritual story. Through Sept. 13. $8-$12.

Theatre 'd Art, Osborne Studio Theater, 3955 Cragwood Drive, 216-2867, theatredart.org. The Illusion, a dark comedy adapted from a 17th-century play about a man who searches for information on his estranged son and finds chilling visions. Sept. 11-27. The 'Arte of War, a series of new and classic plays on the theme of war, including Joseph Heller's We Bombed in New Haven, a look at the parallels between war and theater. Oct. 9-25. All shows $5-$10, free for UCCS students with ID.

UCCS TheatreWorks, Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater, 3955 Cragwood Drive, 255-3232, theatreworkscs.org. A Midsummer Night's Dream, a production of the classic romantic comedy as part of the theater's Shakespeare Festival, "Midsummer Dreaming." Through Aug. 30. Return to the Forbidden Planet, loosely based on Shakespeare's The Tempest, a rock 'n roll, outer space tale of a mad scientist, his daughter and a robot servant wrecked on a lost planet. Held in the campus gallery (Gallery of Contemporary Art at UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy.). Through Sept. 5. Our Town, a production of Thornton Wilder's classic play about Grover's Corners and how ordinary lives possess extraordinary values. Sept. 24 to Oct. 25. Invisible Voices, an original production by the acclaimed Ping Chong Company, featuring locals with disabilities telling their stories onstage. Oct. 1-17. MacHomer, actor Rick Miller performs 50 characters melding Shakespeare's MacBeth with The Simpsons. Nov. 4-8. $25.

Venue 515, 515 Manitou Ave., 685-1861, thebac.org. Face the City, a multimedia, rock theater show, continuing the story of the original Face the City characters, in which they must now deal with seduction of fame. Oct. 22-25, $20.

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