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Douglas County Middle School, High School, & Youth Theater Productions

By Kyrie Collins, Macaroni KID Highlands Ranch-Parker-Castle Rock-Lone Tree Publisher September 15, 2022

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.

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

Upcoming performances are listed chronologically.

Highlands Ranch High School
presents
Charley's Aunt

September 29-October 1 at 7:00 PM
Tickets: $10-$12

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SYNOPSIS: To win their affection, Jack and Charley have invited Kitty and Amy to a luncheon with Charley’s millionaire aunt from Brazil, but there’s a problem — the wealthy matron cancels at the last minute. The men have an absurd solution befitting this British farce: they invite their Oxford undergrad friend to stand in for the absent auntie, and comedy ensues when the real aunt returns!
All Ages

Douglas County High School
presents
Puffs, or Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic

September 29-October 1 at 7:00 PM
Tickets: $6-$8

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SYNOPSIS: For seven years, a certain boy wizard went to a certain Wizard School and conquered evil. This, however, is not his story. This is the story of the Puffs... who just happened to be there too. A tale for anyone who has never been destined to save the world.
All Ages

Lutheran High School
presents
Radium Girls

September 30-October 2 at 2:00 PM & 7:30 PM
Tickets: $10

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SYNOPSIS: Based on the remarkable true story of Grace Fryer and other “Radium Girls” who dared to take on the U.S. Radium Corporation, a company that sold radium-painted watches, causing a rash of illnesses among its employees. Many girls died before seeing justice, but this historic battle ultimately led to changing the safety standards for all workers everywhere.
Ages 12+

Please note: The performances are at The Schoolhouse Theater on Mainstreet, not at Lutheran High School.

ThunderRidge High School
presents
The Curious Savage

October 6-8 at 7:00 PM
Tickets: $8-$10

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SYNOPSIS: The Curious Savage is the story of an elderly widow named Mrs. Savage, whose husband has left her $10 million dollars. She intends to give the entire fortune away to people who wish to pursue their “foolish dreams,” but her stepchildren strongly object. They have her committed to a sanatorium, and it is among the gentle residents there that she finds her true family.
All Ages

Ponderosa High School
presents
Radium Girls

October 6-8 at 7:00 PM
Saturday matinee at 2:00 PM
Tickets: $8-$10

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SYNOPSIS: Based on the remarkable true story of Grace Fryer and other “Radium Girls” who dared to take on the U.S. Radium Corporation, a company that sold radium-painted watches, causing a rash of illnesses among its employees. Many girls died before seeing justice, but this historic battle ultimately led to changing the safety standards for all workers everywhere.
Ages 12+

Chaparral Encore Players
presents
Whose Line Is It Anyway?

October 7 at 7:00 PM
Tickets: $7

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SYNOPSIS: You won't stop laughing at this wonderful show, Whose Line is it Anyway? presented by an elite group of juniors and seniors involved in the theatre program at Chaparral High School.
All Ages

Legend High School
presents
Dracula

October 27-29 at 7:00 PM
Saturday matinee at 2:00 PM
Tickets: $8-$12

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SYNOPSIS: It's 1900, and Jonathan Harker has been warned to be wary of his trip to Transylvania to close a real estate transaction with Count Dracula. Harker stumbles into a web of terror that nearly sends him to his death. When Harker escapes Dracula's clutches, Dracula follows him to New York. A night of terror begins, and all nearly lose lives and souls.
Ages 7+ (Parental discretion advised)

Chaparral High School
presents
The Fastest Woman Alive

November 3-5 at 7:00 PM
Tickets: $8-12

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SYNOPSIS: Jackie Cochran was the first woman to break the sound barrier. She battled the military to create WASP, was named Business Woman of the Year, became a soulmate to both Amelia Earhart and Chuck Yeager, and still holds more flight records than anyone who ever lived. Whirl through the adventurous life of this quintessential American.
All Ages

Elizabeth High School
presents
The Odd Couple, Female Version

November 3-5 at 7:00 PM
Saturday matinee at 2:00 PM
Tickets: $10

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SYNOPSIS: Neil Simon’s revision of his hugely successful play, The Odd Couple, sees the lead characters transformed into Olive Madison and Florence Unger. Where Olive is messy, untidy, and unconcerned about the state of her apartment, Florence is obsessively clean, tidy, and obsessed with hygiene. Olive’s easy-going outlook on life soon clashes with Florence’s highly-strung neurotic tendencies, testing their friendship to the limit.
Ages 16+

Parker Performing Arts School
presents
Mary Poppins

November 3-5 & 10-12 at 6:30 PM
2:00 PM Saturday matinee
Tickets: $10

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SYNOPSIS: Bert, the jack-of-all-trades, introduces us to the troubled Banks family in England in 1910. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family members how to value each other again.
All Ages


Front Range Theatre Company
presents
Rock of Ages

January 19-21 at 7:00 PM
2:00 PM Saturday matinee
Tickets: TBD

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SYNOPSIS: It’s the tail end of the '80s in Hollywood, and Aqua Net, Lycra, lace, and liquor flow freely at one of Sunset Strip's last legendary venues. But the rock 'n' roll fairy tale is about to end when German developers sweep into town with plans to turn the fabled Strip into just another capitalist strip mall. Can the gang save the strip — and themselves — before it's too late? Only the music of hit bands Styx, Journey, Bon Jovi, Whitesnake, and more hold the answer.
Ages 12+

Please note: The performances are at Parker Performing Arts School in Parker.