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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 January 7, 2023

Live theater is a passion my husband and I have shared throughout 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.

Performing Arts Academy
presents
Frogs: A Modern Adaptation

March 3-4 at 6:30 PM
Tickets: $12-$15

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SYNOPSIS: Adapted from Aristophanes’ classic satire, The Frogs is a hilarious and scathing look at highbrow and lowbrow art.
All Ages

Performances take place at PAA County Line.

Lutheran High School
presents
Cinderella

March 3-5 & 10-12 at 7:30 PM
Weekend Matinees at 2:00 PM
Tickets: $15-$25

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SYNOPSIS: LuHi proudly presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Broadway version of the beloved fairy tale Cinderella. Featuring iconic Rodgers and Hammerstein classics such as “Ten Minutes Ago” and “In My Own Little Corner,” you won’t want to miss this larger-than-life production.
All Ages

Performances take place at the PACE Center in Parker.

Legend High School
presents
Mamma Mia!

March 24-25 and March 30-April at 7:00 PM
Saturday Matinees at 2:00 PM
Tickets: $10-$15

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SYNOPSIS: ABBA's hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman's search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.
All Ages

Performing Arts Academy
presents
Moana JR.

March 30-31 at 6:30 PM
Tickets: $12-$15

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SYNOPSIS: This thrilling and heartwarming coming-of-age story follows the strong-willed Moana as she sets sail across the Pacific to save her village and discover the truth about her heritage. Moana and the legendary demigod Maui embark on an epic journey of self-discovery and camaraderie as both learn to harness the power that lies within.
All Ages

Performances take place at St. Luke's UMC in Highlands Ranch.


Chaparral High School
presents
Disney's The Little Mermaid

March 30-April 1 & April 6-8 at 7:00 PM
Tickets: $10-$15

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SYNOPSIS: Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney's The Little Mermaid is a beautiful love story for the ages. This fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including "Under the Sea," "Kiss the Girl," and "Part of Your World."
All Ages


Performing Arts Academy
presents
Beauty & The Beast JR.

March 20-21 at 6:30 PM
Tickets: $12-$15

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SYNOPSIS: Based on the original Broadway production that ran for over 13 years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards and the Academy Award®-winning motion picture, Disney’s Beauty & the Beast JR. is a fantastic adaptation of the story of transformation and tolerance.
All Ages

Performances take place at St. Luke's UMC in Highlands Ranch.

Performing Arts Academy
presents
Les Misérables: School Edition

June 8-9 at 6:00 PM
June 10 at 2:00 PM
Tickets: $12-$15

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SYNOPSIS: Les Misérables is the world’s longest-running musical — a true modern classic based on Victor Hugo’s novel and featuring one of the most memorable scores of all time.
All Ages

Performances take place at Rock Canyon High School.