Boulder Magic Show at Dairy Center for the Arts
The Boulder Magic Show is back with another exciting monthly showcase at the Dairy Center for the Arts. This month, you can enjoy the magical stylings of Giancarlo Bernini, who has been performing for and astounding audiences all over the world with his unique form of magic. From television to radio, he’s been seen on Penn & Teller’s Fool Us as well as the Jennifer Fulwiler Show. Hosted by Boulder’s own Braden Carlisle, he and the Dairy invite you to bring the whole family to this packed evening of comedy, magic and pure entertainment. May 5—6 at 2 pm and 7:30 pm at the Dairy Center for the Arts in the Grace Gamm Theatre, 2590 Walnut Street, Boulder. Tickets range from $15 to $20 and are available online at thedairy.org or at 303.440.7826.
The Spongebob Musical at BDT Stage
As May closes out, BDT Stage is thrilled to present the regional premiere of The Spongebob Musical. This surprising hit tells the story of all the Bikini Bottom residents who face total annihilation under the sea – all with a packed musical score with original songs by such powerhouses as Steven Tyler, Sara Bareilles, The Flaming Lips, Cyndi Lauper, John Legend, Panic! At the Disco, They Might Be Giants, David Bowie, and many more. The original Broadway production racked up 12 Tony Award nominations in 2018 and promises to bring a giant smile to your face. Running May 27– Sept. 3, tickets range from $70–$75 (including dinner). BDT Stage, 5501 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder. 303.449.6000 or bdtstage.com.
Michael Franti and Spearhead at Fox Theatre
Still reveling in the success of their 2020 release Work Hard And Be Nice (Boo Boo Wax Records), Michael Franti and Spearhead have staked an indelible spot in the annals of music history. The lead single from that album, “I Got You,” landed the band atop Billboard’s list for the first time in a decade — meanwhile the band is preparing for their 12th studio outing coming this summer, featuring the recently released hit single “Good Day For A Good Day.” Catch them live at the Fox Theatre — which just celebrated its 30th anniversary in March — on June 2. Doors open at 7 pm; tickets start at $89.50 for this special event, www.FoxTheatre.com.
The Twilight Zone at Theater Company of Lafayette
Another regional company returning to the stage, the Theater Company of Lafayette, is back – this time with another parody of The Twilight Zone. Including three different staged versions of popular episodes, this campy stage production even includes vintage commercials to help complete the evening. TCL Stage favorite Ian Gerber reprises his role as Rod Serling for the eleventh time. The Twilight Zone runs April 22–May 14, tickets range from $18–$23. At the Mary Miller Library Theater, 300 E. Simpson St. Lafayette. 720.419.7446 or online at tclstage.org.
The Liar at Arvada Center
The Arvada Center continues to present compelling and intriguing new works, this time with an updated version of the classic French farce, The Liar by Pierre Corneille. It tells the story of a handsome yet compulsive liar – Dorante – who has arrived in Paris looking for a good time. He meets (and falls in love with) Clarice, but his lying catches up to him, resulting in a classic stage farce filled with mistaken identities and false accusations. This clever update is by the brilliant David Ives and directed by Geoffrey Kent. Running through May 22; tickets start at $45. 720.898.7200 or online at arvadacenter.org. 6901 Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada.