About The Enchanted Bookshop

This 60 minute comedy is performed by auditioned actors aged 8-18. Written by Todd Wallinger. Directed by Felicia Bredenberg.

During the day, “A Likely Story” may look like any other used bookstore.  But at night, it’s a place where magic happens.  That’s when the characters inside the books come alive. 

Six of those characters — Dorothy Gale, Robin Hood, Pollyanna, Sherlock Holmes, Heidi, and Tom Sawyer — long to help Margie, the scatterbrained owner, save her struggling store.  But they’re not allowed to leave the building or be seen by human eyes.  So when a pair of smugglers comes looking for a stolen necklace hidden inside one of the books, the characters are torn.  Should they warn Margie and risk disappearing forever?  Or can they find a way to defeat the crooks without being seen? 

Featuring additional appearances by such beloved literary characters as the Queen of Hearts, Long John Silver, and Doctor Dolittle, this charming comedy celebrates the joy of reading in a fresh, fun-filled way.

The Enchanted Bookshop is presented by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Services, Inc., Englewood, CO.

Backstory Theatre

BackStory Theatre's mission is to provide affordable performing arts education and performance opportunities for children, adults, and families and broadly accessible live theatre production opportunities for Broomfield, Colorado and surrounding communities.

BackStory accomplishes its mission by providing free theatre arts programs at schools and through other local organizations, by offering affordable class and performance fees, by reducing fees through student work-study programs and parent volunteer opportunities, by extending scholarships to families in need, and by making performances open to the public at a cost as low as $3 per ticket (and free for children under 4). For the past few years, BackStory has prioritized service outreach to live its vision of enriching community through theatre. In 2021, BackStory provided over 100 hours of free enrichment to community members and, particularly, underserved populations, on its own and in partnership with its ACE (Accessible Community Engagement) collaboration partners by bringing programming to Broomfield FISH, The Refuge, Emerald Elementary, Alicia Sanchez Elementary, Garden Center Apartments, Village Square Apartments, and Broomfield's Library and Broomfield Auditorium. Partnerships with Broomfield Council on the Arts and Humanities, City & County of Broomfield's HHS, Parks & Recreation, and Library divisions, and the Broomfield Early Childhood Council build meaningful connections with our neighbors and facilitate truly enriching programming. In 2018 we moved into our first studio home on Burbank Street where we are delighted to have room to grow and a space to expand classes and small performances. We are active members of Turnpike Arts District, Broomfield Council on the Arts and Humanities, Colorado Theatre Guild, and serve on the Broomfield Communities That Care Coalition board.