Children's Playhouse Series 2016-2017 Season

Johnny Peers & The Muttville Comix 

1 pm | Saturday, April 1, 2017 | Tickets $8 ($7 Arts Center Members)

Meet Daphne, Mr. Pepe, Sir Winston, Squeaky, and more, each with their own uniquely hilarious talent during this funny and entertaining show featuring acrobatics, agility, and the amazing balance of man’s best friend.  With more than thirty-five years of experience, Johnny Peers devotes himself to this circus show featuring trained rescue dogs.  Johnny Peers and his Muttville Comix have appeared on the Tonight Show with David Letterman, Primetime Live, Regis & Kathy Lee, Seinfeld, The Ringling Brothers & Barnum and Bailey Circus, and the White House. 

"This clever collaboration between man and dog(s) is a delightful show. Featuring amazing canine feats, flawless comedic timing and fun choreography, Johnny Peers and the Muttville Comix gets audiences howling with laughter, and begging for more."

- Julia Williams, CANIDAE® All Natural Pet Food

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The 2016-2017 Children's Playhouse Theatre Series is deeply grateful for the following sponsors:



Kathy Farley & Fran McClave




Pueblo County Education Association & Pueblo Education Association  |  Sonntag Family Dentistry



​Arts Associates Ladies  |  Shirley Cline

Ron & Cathy Diodosio  |  Hurtig, Gardner, & Froelich Architects

Koncilja & Koncilja, PC  |  Montgomery & Steward

Funeral Directors, Inc.  |  Beverly Moore  |  Dorothy O’Dowd

Past Shows From This Season:

Voices of Comedy with Lynn Trefzger

1 pm | Saturday, October 1, 2016 | Tickets $8 ($7 Arts Center Members)

Voices of Comedy is a one-woman ventriloquist act featuring a unique cast of supporting characters including Judd the grumpy old man, Chloe the precocious little girl, Buford W. Bear, and Camelot the lovable camel. For more than 30 years, Lynn Trefzger has performed for international audiences in corporations, colleges, theatres, and as a premier entertainer for Disney Cruise Lines.  She is featured in a recently released comedy/documentary about the art of ventriloquism with Jay Johnson and Jeff Dunham called “I’m No Dummy” by NBC Universal.  Accolades include the "People's Choice Award," "Comedy Entertainer of the Year," and "Variety Entertainer of the Year." 


"Without a doubt Lynn Trefzger is one of the best ventriloquists in the history of this art form. A true star in the comedy world.”

- Bryan W. Simon, Director of the feature film I'm No Dummy


"Her technique and timing are flawless; her characters Camelot and Chloe are charming; and most importantly, she's funny. But the element of her act that I admired most was that she made it all look so effortless, when I know for a fact that being a ventriloquist is far from easy."

- Annie Roberts, Vent Haven Show, 2014  

Nutcracker in a Nutshell

1 pm | Saturday, November 19, 2016 | Tickets $8 ($7 Arts Center Members)

This beloved holiday tale follows Clara on her magical journey to the Kingdom of Sweets as she meets fanciful characters like the Rat King, Snow Queen, and Sugar Plum Fairy.  Audience members can easily follow Clara’s dreamy adventure in this condensed and narrated version of the Nutcracker Ballet - perfect for children of all ages.   Watch as the tale comes to life with dance, costumes, and sets that will fuel the imagination!

“The magical, mysterious, and exciting performance was very well put together.  You should go see the performance because it is awesome.” 

-Desert Sage Elementary 2nd Grader


James and the Giant Peach [Phamaly] 

1 pm | Saturday, February 11, 2017 | Tickets $8 ($7 Arts Center Members)

Adapted for stage in 2004 from the book James and the Giant Peach, by Roald Dahl, the author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, this story centers around James, a young boy who discovers a magic potion that leads to an unforgettable adventure!  Although the plot departs from the events in the book, the adaptation honors the spirit of Dahl's original material.  The Phamaly Theatre Company produces multiple plays and musicals annually for the Denver Metro region.  

"James and the Giant Peach is magical sweetness. . . something that can make a musical theater lover squeal with delight . A wonderfully touching show. . . filled with heart. Whether you're a parent looking for an outing for the kids, a lover of musicals who's interested in the latest local offering, or a fan of the book, there's something here for everyone. I was absolutely delighted by the outcome."