Loonees Comedy Corner, 1305 N. Academy Blvd., 591-0707. Featuring performers on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays at 8 p.m.; $6. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., $8. Elliott Threatt through Sept. 15. Don Barnhart, Sept. 18-22. Darryl Rhoades, Sept. 25-29. Russ Nagel, Oct. 2-6. Jac Rene, Oct. 15-27. Jeff Harmes, Nov. 13-17.
Trinity Irish Dancers at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo. $20, 719/295-7222. Sun., Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m.
Journey to Community: Things that Bring Us Together, a performing arts series at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 730 N. Tejon St. Sundays at 6:30 p.m. with reception following the performance. Next performance: Pianist Julia McKay on Sept. 22.
Mass Appeal by Bill C. Davis and performed by the Star Bar Players at Lon Chaney Theatre, corner of Kiowa and Weber Streets. $12, 573-7411. Fri.-Sat., Sept. 14-14, 8 p.m. Sun., Sept. 15, 2 p.m. (Third week of its run, see below, is the official launch of the Gay and Lesbian Theater Festival.)
Seventh annual Gay and Lesbian Theatre Festival presented by the Upstart Performing Ensemble at the Lon Chaney Theatre, corner of Kiowa and Weber Streets. Opening with Mass Appeal, Wed.-Thurs., Sept. 18-19, 7 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., Sept. 20-21, 8 p.m. and Sat., Sept. 21, 2 p.m. Then, Stop Kiss by Diana Son, Wed.-Thurs., Sept. 25-26, 7 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., Sept. 27-28, 8 p.m. and Sat., Sept. 28, 2 p.m. Then, As Is by William M. Hoffman, Wed.-Thurs., Oct. 2-3, 7 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., Oct. 4-5, 8 p.m. and Sat., Oct. 5, 2 p.m. Call Upstart at 636-5089.
Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird by UCCS/THEATREWORKS at Dwire Theater, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. $16-$18, 262-3232. Thurs.-Sat., 7:30 p.m. Sundays, 4 p.m. Sat. matinees at 2 p.m. Sept. 20 through Oct. 13.
A Message from Merlin, dinner and murder mystery at the Hearthstone Inn, 506 N. Cascade Ave. Cost is $45 per person. Fri., Sept. 20, 8 p.m. Call 473-4413 for reservations.
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.
Man of La Mancha at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $20-$25, 634-5583. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m. Sundays, 2 p.m. Oct. 4-20.
Broadway in Colorado Springs season at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., opens on November 3 with Rogers & Hammerstein's Cinderella; followed by Blast II: Shockwave on Jan. 16-17, Fosse on Feb. 22, Saturday Night Fever on March 25-26, Meredith Willson's The Music Man on April 15-16, and Michael Flatley's Lord of the Dance on May 28-29. Season tickets now available: $125-$215. Individual tickets available later at 520-SHOW.
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.
Sangre de Cristo Ballet Theatre in Pueblo holding auditions for roles in the 2002 full-length Nutcracker, choreographed by Artistic Director Karen Schaffenburg. Auditions will be held on Sat., Sept. 28, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. in Studio One at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave. To be eligible to audition, dancers must be enrolled in at least one class in the Sangre de Cristo School of Dance. Call 719/295-7221 for more.