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🎭 Local Youth Theater & Performing Arts Productions

By Kyrie Collins, Highlands Ranch-Parker-Castle Rock-Lone Tree Publisher March 30, 2021

Live theater is a passion my husband and I have shared through our entire courtship and marriage, and it is now something we enjoy experiencing with our children too!

By introducing them to live performances at a very young age, we have been able to impart our appreciation for the performing arts and create wonderful family memories as well.

School and youth theater productions are the best sources for age-appropriate shows at an affordable price. Here is the lineup of fabulous events, coming to a stage near you!

Artios of Castle Rock
presents
Newsies the Musical

April 16-17 at 7:00 PM
Saturday matinee at 2:00 PM
Tickets: $15
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SYNOPSIS: Based on the real-life Newsboy Strike of 1899, this Disney musical tells the story of Jack Kelly, a rebellious newsboy who helps all of New York City recognize the power of “the little man.” Recommended for ages 5+.

Castle View High School
presents
Songs of Stage and Screen

April 21-24 at 7:00 PM
Saturday matinee at 1:00 PM
Tickets: $10
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SYNOPSIS: A musical revue featuring songs from all your favorites, including The Greatest Showman, Hairspray, Shrek, Newsies, Grease, Legally Blonde, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and many more. Recommended for ages 5+. 

Skyview Academy
presents
Newsies the Musical

April 22-24 at 7:00 PM
Saturday matinee at 2:00 PM
Tickets: $15
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SYNOPSIS: Based on the real-life Newsboy Strike of 1899, this Disney musical tells the story of Jack Kelly, a rebellious newsboy who helps all of New York City recognize the power of “the little man.” Recommended for ages 5+.


Chaparral High School
virtually presents
Chicago the Musical

April 22-24 at 7:00 PM
Individual Stream: $10 | Family Stream: $25
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SYNOPSIS: In the roaring '20s in Chicago, Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and is sentenced to death row. Watch as she searches for the American Dream: fame, fortune, and acquittal. Recommended for age 13+.

Mountain Vista High School
presents
Fools

April 29-May 1 at 7:00 PM
Tickets: $7-10
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SYNOPSIS: Neil Simon's classic play about a schoolteacher who must reverse an entire village's course of stupidity to win the girl of his dreams.

ThunderRidge High School
presents
9 to 5 The Musical

April 29-May 1 & May 6-8 at 7:00 PM
Saturday matinee at 1:00 PM
Tickets: $10-$12
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SYNOPSIS: Three female coworkers create a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, and hypocritical bigot they call their boss. Recommended for ages 10+.

Parker Performing Arts
virtually presents
High School Musical Jr. 

April 29-May 1 & May 6-8 at 6:30 PM
Livestream: $10
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SYNOPSIS: A story about starting something new, breaking free, and finding out who you really are... all while realizing we are all in this together. Recommended for ages 8+. 

Lutheran High School
presents
The Music Man

May 7-9 & May 13-15
Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 PM

Saturday & Sunday matinees at 2:00 PM
Cost:$20
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SYNOPSIS: A classic story about con-man Harold Hill that we all know and love comes to life on the stage. Please note: Performances take place at the PACE Center. Recommended for ages 5+. 

Front Range Theater
presents
Fame the Musical

June 11-12 at 7:00 PM
Saturday matinee at 2:00 PM
Cost: TBD
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SYNOPSIS: A Summer camp of 8th graders through college seniors perform a story we all know and love. Watch all of the struggles, fears, and triumphs come to life on the stage. Ages 8+

Front Range Theater
presents
Annie Jr. 

June 25-26 at 7:00 PM
Saturday matinee at 2:00 PM
Cost: TBD
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SYNOPSIS: A Summer camp of Kindergarteners through 8th graders perform a story we all know and love. Watch the story of everyone’s favorite little redhead in her very first adventure come to life on the stage.