3 must-see theatrical performances in Denver this week

If you're a theater fan, mark your calendars: There's plenty to do when it comes to stage performances in Denver this week, from a two-man Harry Potter parody to a beer-drenched staging of Shakespeare's "Comedy of Errors."

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'Potted Potter' - The Harry Potter parody at June Swaner Gates Concert Hall

Harry Potter fans won't want to miss the "Potted Potter" parody at June Swaner Gates Concert Hall this week.

Parodying the entire series in just 70 minutes, one actor will don Harry's signature glasses and lightning bolt scar while the other plays more than 300 other characters. Expect an interactive Quidditch match and much more.

When: Wednesday, July 18-Monday, July 23; various showtimes
Where: June Swaner Gates Concert Hall, 2344 E. Iliff Ave., University
Price: $75

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'DaVinci & Michelangelo: The Titans Experience' at Denver Pavilions

Fine art fiends: Join curator Mark Rodgers for a staging of the Broadway-style multimedia show "DaVinci & Michelangelo." With video footage, 3D animations and other multimedia visuals, Rodgers will walk audiences through the lives and legendary works of Leonardo DaVinci and Michelangelo through the Italian Renaissance — and reveal the ways they still resonate in the modern world.

Guests are encouraged to arrive early to explore the nationally touring "DaVinci Machines" exhibit before the show.

When: Friday, July 20-Saturday, July 21; 7 p.m.
Where: Denver Pavilions, 500 16th St., Denver Central Business District
Price: $20 (regularly $40)

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'The Comedy of Errors' at Black Shirt Brewing Co.

Join the artist collective Shakesbeer for an hopped-up, yet abridged, staging of Shakespeare's "Comedy of Errors." Celebrating the longstanding tradition of drinking, the actors will imbibe — on and off stage — before and throughout the entire comedy of erroneous proportions.

When: Saturday, July 21, 6 p.m.
Where: Black Shirt Brewing Co., 3719 Walnut St.
Price: Free

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