‘Godspell’ in Northglenn
Northglenn’s newly formed adult theater group, Northglenn Players, will present “Godspell” by Stephen Schwartz, directed by award-winning Warren Sherrill, with musical direction by Jalyn Webb and choreography by Ronnie Gallup. The cast brings the parables of Jesus from various theatrical traditions to the stage. Performances July 19-28: 7 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays; 2 p.m. July 21 at the D.L. Parsons Theatre, 11801 Community Center Drive, Northglenn (a half-mile south of 120th Avenue and Grant Street). Tickets: $10/$8, 303-450-8800.
It’s a wonder
“Wonder of the World” by David Lindsay-Abaire plays July 26 to Sept. 1 at Miners Alley Playhouse, 1224 Washington Ave. (entrance on 13th Street), Golden. Directed by Robert Kramer. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 6 p.m. Sundays (2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1). Tickets: $19-$29.50, 303-935-3044, minersalley.com.
Linda Suttle directs
“Laura” by Vera Capary and George Skylar is a film noir piece, playing July 26 to Aug. 24 at Spark Theater, 985 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, launching Spark’s third season. Linda Suttle of Littleton is director. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays except Aug. 2 and Aug. 16. Tickets: $15/$20, sparktheater.org.
Truvy et al
“Steel Magnolias” by Robert Harling is the 2013 fundraiser for Senior Housing Options, staged in the lobby of the historic Barth Hotel at 1514 17th St., Denver, one of SHO’s 14 facilities. Performances: 7:30 pm. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays Aug. 1 to 24. Tickets: $25/ $35 preferred seating, seniorhousingoptions.org, 303-595-4464 ext. 10.
“Sordid Lives” by Del Shores plays July 26 to Aug. 17 at John Hand Theater, 7653 E First Ave., Denver. It’s produced by new-to-Denver Illumination Theatre Productions, directed by Bernie Cardell, and is described as: “a black comedy about white trash.” Performances: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, plus a late night, 10 p.m. show on Aug. 3, with a costume contest — wear your best drag or white trash costumes and strut across the stage at intermission. Not suitable for audiences under 18. Tickets: $20/$18, 303-475-5825, illuminationtheatre.ticketleap.com/sordid-lives.
“The Hobbit” is adapted by Patricia Gray from J.R.R. Tolkein’s book and plays through July 25, presented by Aurora Fox Little Foxes Children’s Theatre with young actors. Performances: 10 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays; 1 pm. Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays at 9900 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora. Tickets: $7, 303-739-1970.
“Triumph of Love” by James Magruder, Jeffrey Stock, Susan Birkland, is a regional premiere of the musical based on the French 18th-century play by Marivaux. It plays July 25 to Aug. 11 in CenterStage Theatre Company’s Emerging Artists Series at Louisville Center for the Arts, 801 Grant Ave., Louisville. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays; 9:15 p.m. Fridays (no show July 26); 3 p.m. Sunday Aug. 11, Monday, July 29 industry night ($10). Tickets: $20/$14/$12, 720-320-6692, centerstagetheatrecompany.org.