Singer/actor Leonard Barrett Jr. will star as Billy Flynn in productions of “Chicago,” the Kander and Ebb musical about “murder, greed, corruption, violence, exploitation, adultery and treachery — all those things we hold near and dear to our hearts.” It is Phamaly’s production in 2019 — playing Aug. 1-21 at the Studio Loft in the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. Includes ASL interpretation, audio description, Tactile Tour Braille playbills, in addition to standard performances. Tickets: denvercenter.org. (Contact Phamaly for information about the free Tactile Tour at 10:30 a.m. on August 18-303-365-0005. Email email@example.com.)
‘Shrek’ in Highlands Ranch
A friendly green ogre is the hero of this musical, presented by Front Range Theatre Company at 7 p.m. on July 19, 20 and 2 p.m. July 20 at Highlands Ranch High School, 9375 S. Cresthill Lane, Highlands Ranch. Barb Dignan is director. Tickets at the door or frontrangetheatre.org.
Reminder that Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms, 8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Road, southwest of Littleton, hosts the 2019 Lavender Festival on July 20. While there, visit the “One Fell Swoop” immersive art piece as well as beautiful flower gardens. Tickets needed.
Colorado Shakespeare Festival
The Annual Colorado Shakespeare Festival is open at the University of Colorado-Boulder, featuring performances in the outdoor Mary Rippon Theatre and in the University Theatre. “Romeo and Juliet,” “12th Night,” “As You Like It.” Tickets start at $18.
The Colorado Theatre Guild will present Henry Awards, starting at 7 p.m. on July 22 at Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree. Tickets: 720-509-1000, lonetreeartscenter.org.
Jane Guthridge art
“Play of Light: Works by Jane Guthridge” continues at the Littleton Museum, 6028 S. Gallup St., through Aug. 25 during museum hours. Paintings and installations. Admission free. 303-795-3950.
“Kaleidoscope: A Juried Exhibition,” is open at the Colorado Gallery of the Arts at Arapahoe Community College, 5900 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, through Aug. 2. Hours: noon to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday. Free.
Littleton Fine Arts Guild
The 36th All Colorado Show at The Depot Gallery, sponsored by the Littleton Fine Arts Guild, runs July 23-Aug. 24 at the Depot, 2069 W. Powers Ave., Littleton. Desmond O’Hagen is the juror this year. A reception will be from 5-8 p.m. on Aug. 2.
All-Colorado at Curtis Center
July 13 was the opening date for Curtis Center for the Arts’ All-Colorado Art Show, juried by Colin Parson, director of galleries at the Arvada Center. It will run through Aug. 31 at 2349 E. Orchard Road, Greenwood Village. Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 303-797-1779.
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