There are some secrets of deception that only the magician can know. This documentary film—which has been in the making for more than a decade—gives a glimpse unto the fascinating life of 20th century master of tricks Ricky Jay. Scenes unfold to reveal the history and mentors that inspired this actor, writer, and historian’s illusionary talents.
When a family member dies, a lot more than dirt is dug up when the dysfunctional family gathers in Winter, Texas for the funeral. As deep-dark family secrets emerge, chaos erupts throughout the southern community in a hysterical frenzy of lies, cover-ups, and elaborate schemes. Thu-Fri 7:30 p.m.; Sat 2 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 10:30 p.m.
The spontaneous act of getting in front of a crowd can be exhilarating or embarrassing: It’s karaoke, and we’ve all been pulled under the spotlight for a song or two. This original play confronts the innate fear that most people feel when they’re center stage and what happens when that fear is overcome.
Nightclubs, music venues, musicians, and album debuts—check out the man behind the music scene: Chuck Morris. Morris’ life story is put on-stage starting when he helped build Boulder’s Tulagi nightclub in the 1970s, which housed performers such as Bonnie Raitt and the Eagles.
From modern dance to jazz, folklorico to classical ballet, this dance festival features moves of every flavor. Hosted by the contemporary Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Company—and with performances from more than six companies—the outdoor festival will have food vendors and live music from a marimba group. Sat 7 p.m.
Mosey on in to Denver’s newest fast food franchise, Happy Burger, in this hysterical musical about flipping burgers. Sing along to the Happy Burger anthem and learn the greasy restaurant oath in this play by up-and-coming sibling duo, Jeff and Charlie La Greca. Thu-Sat 7:30 p.m.
Riding a bike with no hands is a warm-up exercise for the performers of Sweat. In this improvised comedy, Gary Grundei takes to the stage on his tricycle while simultaneously playing instruments strapped to his bike. Meridith C. Grundei and Brian McManus add to the show with an improvised narrative about a spontanoues biking journey.
Brace for some bouffant hairstyles in this uplifting musical about body image, beauty products, and the boisterous teen, Tracy Turnbald. Set in 1962, Turnbald dreams about dancing on a hit TV series, but evil "it girl" Amber Von Tussle does everything in her power to thwart this dream. Fri-Sat 7:30 p.m.; Sun 2 p.m.
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