Live theater can be costly, but the Arvada Center has a money-saving tradition of offering three midweek previews for significantly less than the regular run. For performances on the Main Stage, all seats at previews are $36, compared with seats starting at $53 during the regular run. Preview tickets in the more intimate Black Box Theater are $25 compared with $40 and up for the regular run.
Opening this season is “Mamma Mia!” on the Main Stage, September 7 to 30 with previews September 4 to 6. Click here for the live theater schedule. Parking is FREE, and there is an opportunity to view the changing gallery exhibitions before the show or during intermission. 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, 720-898-7200.