Carrot Top at the Colorado State Fair Events Center, Pueblo. $11-$15, 520-9090. Sun., Aug. 18, 8 p.m.
Laugh Troop with Cajun Bill Thibodeux and open mic comedy night at Encore! Dinner Theater, 10 Old Man's Trail, Manitou. Dinner available. Free, 471-PLAY. Thursdays, 8 p.m.
African Dance Performance featuring three dance groups, drums and storytelling at the Business of Art Center, 515 Manitou Ave. 685-1861. Sat., Aug. 10.
Scene Stealers, staged, costumed and choreographed scenes from grand opera, operetta and Broadway by Colorado College Vocal Arts Symposium students in Packard Hall, on the SW corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre. $10, 389-6607. Act I featuring works from Menotti, Guys & Dolls and The Student Prince on Fri., Aug. 2, 7 p.m. Act II featuring works from Grease, The Tales of Hoffman, Puccini and Cabaret on Sun., Aug. 4, 3 p.m. Act III featuring works from Barber, Mozart, Webber on Wed., Aug. 7, 7 p.m. And More Scene Stealers and Faculty Follies with scenes from Little Shop of Horrors and Donizetti's Anna Bolena on Fri., Aug. 9, 7 p.m.
Unhand Her, You Villain and Not My Cup of Tea, a double feature by the CastAway's Dinner PlayHouse Theater. $35 includes gourmet buffet. Reservations: 685-3700. Fri.-Sat., 6:30 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. show.
Spoilers, a melodrama set in the Cripple Creek gold rush at the Butte Opera House, 139 E. Bennett, Cripple Creek. $11-$12.50, 689-2307. Wed., thurs., Sat. and Sun, 2 p.m. matinee. Wed.-Sun., 8 p.m. Through Sept. 1.
Nickelson Sings Eckstine, bringing back the smooth jazz of Billy Eckstine at Encore! Theater, 10 Old Man's Trail, Manitou. 471-PLAY. Fri.-Sat.: 6 p.m. dinner, 7:30 show. Sunday: noon lunch, 1:30 p.m. show.
Yo Ho Ho and a Barrel of Fun an audience participation-style comedy pirate melodrama with a sing-a-long intermission and vaudeville style Olio at Iron Springs Chateau Melodrama Dinner Theater, 444 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs. Show only, $12. Dinner and show, $23. 685-5104. Through Sept. 30.
UCCS/THEATREWORKS holding auditions for Cole Porter's Nymph Errant. Needed are a few men and several women ages 17-50 of all sizes, shapes and colors who can sing, dance and act. All positions paid. Call 262-3232 for appointments. Auditions held Fri., Aug. 16, 7-9 p.m. Sat., Aug. 17, 1-3 p.m. and Sun., Aug. 18, 10 a.m. to noon.