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Weekend Highlights

The Art Center has its teenage actors on stage this weekend with “Wizard of Oz,” where Dorothy embarks on an adventure from Kansas; 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 420 Courtney Way, Lafayette; $10; artshub.org.

The Butterfly Effect Theater Company is rolling two productions on its mobile theater truck this summer. “Amelia’s Big Idea,” a new musical about a 10-year-old who wants to build a dog park, will premiere Friday at 5:30 p.m. at the North Boulder Arts District. Next: Broomfield July 7, Erie July 8, Longmont July 9, Northglenn July 21, Boulder July 22, Colorado Springs July 23, Louisville July 28; “Dorothy’s Dictionary,” a play about a high school student who meets a book lover who is losing her sight, hits Erie on Sunday. Next: Lafayette July 20, Boulder July 22 and August 5; free; Visit betc.org for details.

Colorado Shakespeare Festival opens “The Book of Will”, a contemporary play paying tribute to the friends who helped publish Shakespeare’s plays after his death; Saturday-August 6, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Mary Rippon Outdoor Theatre, CU, Boulder; $22-$81; cupresents.org.

On stage

All’s well that ends well Coming-of-age quiff in 1950s France, through August 6, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, University Theatre, CU, Boulder; $20-$67; cupresents.org.

Dixie never wears a tube top while driving a mechanic Bull Dixie Longate is sharing the lessons he learned in this one-person comedy through July 17, DCPA, Garner Galleria Theater at 14th and Curtis Streets, Denver; $46-$80; denvercenter.org.

An Octoroon An heir to a derelict plantation comes to save the day before he falls in love with a mixed-race woman 1850s July 9, Benchmark Theater Company, 1560 Teller St., Lakewood; $15-$30; Benchmarktheater.com.

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The Spongebob Musical The power of optimism shines through in this musical based on the hit animated film. September 3, BDT Stage, 5501 Arapahoe Road, Boulder; $70-$75 (meal included); bdtstage.com.

The Two Lords of Verona Two Friends Argue About the Same Girl, by August 7, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Mary Rippon Outdoor Theatre, CU, Boulder; $22-$81; cupresents.org.

Soon

The Alchemist One-night-only performance of Satire of Contemporary Shakespeare Ben Johnson, August 2, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Mary Rippon Outdoor Theatre, CU, Boulder; $25-$56; cupresents.org.

coriolan Shakespeare’s political drama about a soldier, common people and polarizing times, 16 Jul-Aug. 7, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, University Theater, CU, Boulder; $19-$64; cupresents.org.

dance nation A primal scream of a play about a group of girls on the precipice of adulthood preparing for a dance competition, 14th–30th c. July, Square Product Theatre, ATLAS Black Box Theatre, 1125 18th St., Boulder; $15-$25; dancenation.brownpapertickets.com.

Hadestown Tony Award-winning musical telling a contemporary love story, Aug. 30-Sept. 11, DCPA Broadway, Buell Theater, 13th and Curtis Streets, Denver; $35-$125; denvercenter.org.

Pretty Woman: The Musical The musical, based on the popular film of the same name, will tour on Broadway, Sept. 2-14. August, DCPA Broadway, Buell Theater, 13th and Curtis Streets, Denver; $35-$120; denvercenter.org.

pride and prejudice Modern version of the romantic novel, July 9-August. 6, Firehouse Theater Company, John Hand Theater, 7653 E. 1st Place, Denver; $25; firehousetheatercompany.com.

theater of the mind World premiere of immersive play created by David Byrne and Mala Gaonkar, Aug. 31-Dec. 18, DCPA, York Street Yards, 3887 Steele Street, Denver; theateroftheminddenver.com.

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