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Mass Appeal by Bill C. Davis and performed by the Star Bar Players at Lon Chaney Theatre, corner of Kiowa and Weber Streets. $12, 573-7411. Fri.-Sat., Sept. 6-14, 8 p.m. Sun., Sept. 15, 2 p.m. (Third week of its run, see below, is the official launch of the Gay and Lesbian Theater Festival.)
Seventh annual Gay and Lesbian Theatre Festival presented by the Upstart Performing Ensemble at the Lon Chaney Theatre, corner of Kiowa and Weber Streets. Opening with Mass Appeal, Wed.-Thurs., Sept. 18-19, 7 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., Sept. 20-21, 8 p.m. and Sat., Sept. 21, 2 p.m. Then, Stop Kiss by Diana Son, Wed.-Thurs., Sept. 25-26, 7 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., Sept. 27-28, 8 p.m. and Sat., Sept. 28, 2 p.m. Then, As Is by William M. Hoffman, Wed.-Thurs., Oct. 2-3, 7 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., Oct. 4-5, 8 p.m. and Sat., Oct. 5, 2 p.m. Call Upstart at 636-5089.
Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird by UCCS/THEATREWORKS at Dwire Theater, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. $16-$18, 262-3232. Thurs.-Sat., 7:30 p.m. Sundays, 4 p.m. Sat. matinees at 2 p.m. Sept. 20 through Oct. 13.
A Message from Merlin, dinner and murder mystery at the Hearthstone Inn, 506 N. Cascade Ave. Cost is $45 per person. Fri., Sept. 20, 8 p.m. Call 473-4413 for reservations.
Unhand Her, You Villain and Not My Cup of Tea, a double feature by the CastAway's Dinner PlayHouse Theater. $35 includes gourmet buffet. Reservations: 685-3700. Fri.-Sat., 6:30 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. show.
Yo Ho Ho and a Barrel of Fun an audience participation-style comedy pirate melodrama with a sing-a-long intermission and vaudeville style Olio at Iron Springs Chateau Melodrama Dinner Theater, 444 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs. Show only, $12. Dinner and show, $23. 685-5104. Through Sept. 30.
Man of La Mancha at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $20-$25, 634-5583. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m. Sundays, 2 p.m. Oct. 4-20.
Journey to Community: Things that Bring Us Together, a performing arts series at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 730 N. Tejon St. Sundays at 6:30 p.m. with reception following the performance. On Sept. 8: Native American Flautist Michael Cortez. Next performance: Pianist Julia McKay on Sept. 22.
PPCC Masquers holding auditions for NUTS, a Broadway drama. 6 males and 3 females needed, as well as technical crew positions. Auditions by appointment through Thurs., Sept. 5, 8 p.m. Call 540-7314.
Damon Runyon Repertory Theatre holding auditions for actors and singers at Keating Education Center auditorium, 215 E. Orman, Pueblo. Registration 6 p.m., auditions 6:30 p.m. Tues.-Wed., Sept. 10-11. 719-564-0579 or
Castaways Dinner Playhouse, 103/107 Manitou Ave, Manitou, holding auditions for male role. Tues. Sept. 10, 4:30-7 p.m. Call 685-3700 for appointment.