Happy Burger saga
“Minimum Wage,” by Charlie and Jeff La Greca of Denver, is an acapella musical that runs June 21 to July 6 at the Avenue Theater, 417 E. 17th Ave., Denver. Nick Sugar directs an evening at Happy Burger (with training offered for the audience). Tickets: AvenueTheater.com or 303-321-5925. There is an option of a “Burger with Fries” ticket for an additional $7.78 at Park & Co. next door.
Gospel and Oedipus
“Gospel at Colonus” is a spin on the Oedipus story, a collaboration by Source Theatre Company and Su Teatro, at Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center, 721 Santa Fe Drive, Denver. It runs through June 30. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sunday, June 30. Tickets: $20/$17, 303-296-0219, suteatro.net.
Four lives/four and a half years
“Closer” by Patrick Marber plays June 28 through July 21 at Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora. Directed by Bernie Cardell. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $25 ($20 advance) 303-856-7830, vintagetheatre.com.
‘Collected Stories’ at Miners Alley
“Collected Stories” by Donald Margulies plays through July 14 at Miners Alley Playhouse, 1224 Washington Ave., Golden. Robert Kramer directs. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays; 6 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $19-$29.50, 303-935-3044, minersalley.com.
‘Fantasticks’ and more
“The Fantasticks” — with lyrics by Tom Jones, music by Harvey Schmidt — opened the Little Theatre of the Rockies — the top-notch drama department at University of Northern Colorado’s summer season — June 13, followed in repertory by “On Golden Pond,” “Escanaba in the Moonlight,” “Private Lives,” “Little Shop of Horrors.” The season runs through Aug. 4. See the Little Theatre of the Rockies website for specific dates and tickets: www.arts.unco.edu/LTR.
“The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” has opened in repertory on June 14 at the Colorado Shakespeare Festival at the University of Colorado-Boulder. For complete summer program, see coloradoshakes.org.