Amadeus, Venue 515, Business of Art Center, 515 Manitou Ave. $20. Featuring a staged reading of Peter Shaffer's play with music by a virtuoso stringed quartet. Sept. 15-17, Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m. and Sun., 2 p.m. Call 685-4729 or visit themat.org for more.
Swami Beyondananda, All Souls Unitarian Church, 730 N. Tejon St. $12-$15. See writer Steve Bhaerman's alter ego as he campaigns to raise politics to a higher level. Wed., Sept. 20, 7-9 p.m. Call 636-3637 for more.
The Vampire of Cripple Creek, The Butte Opera House, 139 E. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek. $7-$13. A tale of Count Dracula roaming the Cripple Creek of the 1890's. Sept. 29 through Oct. 31, Fri.-Sun., 2 and 8 p.m. Call 719/235-8944 or visit butteoperahouse.com for more.
The Shame of Maudie Jones or a Fate Worse Than Death, The Iron Springs Chateau, 444 Ruxton Ave. $14-$25. Dinner theater with a sing- along intermission and vaudeville-style olio. Runs through Oct. 14, five days a week, dinner at 6 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Call 685-5104 to make reservations.
The REP 2006-2007 Season, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $18-$126. Presenting I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, Sept. 29 through Oct. 22. 1940's Radio Hour, Nov. 17 through Dec. 10. The Last Night of Ballyhoo, Jan. 12-28. Little Shop of Horrors, Feb. 16 through March 11. The Complete History of America ... Abridged, March 30 though April 15. Into the Woods, May 11 through June 3. Call 634-5583 for tickets and more.
Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $15-$25. Presented by The Kennedy Center Imagination Celebration. Fri., Oct. 13, 7 p.m. Call 520-SHOW for tickets.
An Evening with Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood from Whose Line is it Anyway, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. The stars of the Emmy-nominated show team up to present an evening of extraordinary improvisational comedy. Fri., Oct. 20, 8 p.m. Call 520-SHOW or visit pikespeakcenter.com for tickets and more information.
Blue Man Group, World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. Featuring magic, illusion, music and more. Fri., Oct. 27, 8 p.m. Call 477-2121 or visit worldarena.com for more.