On Stage: 'Frozen Jr.'; 'Pride And Prejudice'; 'Puffs'; and 'The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde'

Ryland Mahre and Sydney Perry play the parts of Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy and Miss Elizabeth Bennet in "Pride & Prejudice" on stage at Colorado Mesa University.


Princess Anna, her sister Elsa and the other beloved characters of "Frozen" will come to life in this Theatre Project Stages Level 2 student production based on the 2018 Broadway musical.

The enchanting modern story from Disney will be presented at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, in the Fruita Middle School auditorium, 239 N. Maple St., in Fruita.

"Frozen Jr." takes place in the magical land of Arendelle and features all of the memorable songs from the animated film with music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, plus five songs written for the Broadway production.

Tickets cost $5 and can be purchased in advance at 970tix.com or at the door.

Call 261-5363 for information.


A play adapted for the stage from Jane Austen's romance novel will be presented by Colorado Mesa University's Department of Theatre Arts and directed by Jill Van Brussel, assistant professor of theater and costume design.

Marriage is inevitable for the five Bennet sisters — Jane, Elizabeth, Mary, Kitty and Lydia — but with family estate entailed away to a cousin, they must marry rich. Fortunately, one such eligible bachelor has just arrived in the neighborhood, and he has an even more eligible, but proud, friend.

Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 1–2, Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 7–9, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, and Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Robinson Theatre in CMU's Moss Performing Arts Center, 1231 N. 12th St.

Tickets cost $22 for adults, $18 for seniors and $8 for students and can be purchased at coloradomesa.edu/tickets or by calling 800-410-MAVS.


For seven years, a certain boy wizard went to wizard school. This, however, is not his story. This is the story of the Puffs, who just happened to at that same wizarding school.

"Puffs," or "Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic," is a Harry Potter-inspired comedy for anyone who has ever felt like a secondary character in someone else's story. The comedy gives the audience a new look at the familiar adventure from the perspective of three new heroes trying to make it through magic school.

The play will be presented by Grand Junction High School theater students at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 7–9, and 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, in the high school's auditorium, 1400 N. Fifth St. Tickets range in cost from $7–$13 and can be purchased in advance and at the door. Call 254-6900 for information.


Robert Louis Stevenson's classic novel can be seen in play form in this production from Central High School students.

In attempt to help his father, who is suffering from a mental illness, Dr. Jekyll experiments on himself to split his good side from his bad. Unfortunately, Jekyll's experiment creates the murderous Mr. Hyde.

Performances will be at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 1–2, and at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at Central High School, 550 Warrior Way.

Tickets cost $10 for adults, $5 for students, seniors and children and can be purchased at centralhighschooltheatreludus.com.

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