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Friday, July 3, 2015

Review: Cirque du Soleil's "Kurios" wows in Denver by Lisa Kennedy

Okay, let's just get this out of the way. Ooh. Ahh. Whoa. Zowee.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 04:44PM
Thursday, July 2, 2015

Producing "Othello" for Colorado Shakespeare Festival's audience by Lisa Kennedy

Yes, a thousand times yes, William Shakepeare's "Othello" is about race and otherness.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 08:13PM
Friday, June 26, 2015

Review: "Pinter Early & Late" at Germinal Stage by Lisa Kennedy

Some local theaters tweak their artistic mission or even revise it. And I'm all for change and challenge.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 02:46AM
Saturday, June 20, 2015

Theater review: Edge gives Nora Ephron's "Lucky Guy" area premiere by Lisa Kennedy

Nora Ephron's final play, "Lucky Guy" — getting its regional premiere at Lakewood's Edge Theater Company — recounts the rise of newspaper columnist Mike McAlary.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 07:30AM
Friday, June 19, 2015

Denver Center, Arvada Center, Buntport at top of Henry Award nominees by Lisa Kennedy

Thursday, the Colorado Theatre Guild announced nominees for the 2015 Henry Awards. The region's two biggest theaters were recognized for their seasons.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 09:49PM
Thursday, June 11, 2015

Theater review: Mining the best in "Brighton Beach Memoirs" by Lisa Kennedy

In Neil Simon's semi-autobiographical play "Brighton Beach Memoirs" — at Golden's Miners Alley Playhouse through June 28 — a family occupies a crowded Brooklyn, N.Y., home.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 05:10PM
Sunday, May 31, 2015

Curious Theatre Company honors former Mayor Wellington and Wilma Webb by Lisa Kennedy

Wellington and Wilma Webb are hardly strangers to the public's gaze.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 08:52AM
Friday, May 22, 2015

Colorado Theater: Choices abound, from classic Shakespeare to contemporary themes by Lisa Kennedy

Creede knows how to throw a party — this time for itself. This season marks the box-canyon theater's 50th year, and the company commissioned a play about its founding in 1966.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 04:15AM

The Bobby G Awards: Randy Weeks' singular, sensational legacy by Lisa Kennedy

When the Bobby G. Awards take place at the Buell Theatre Thursday night, some unnervingly poised teen thespian would do well to hoist the award and say, "This one's for Randy!"

SOURCE: Denver Post at 03:45AM
Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Theater Review: Theatre Esprit Asia premeres Maria Cheng's "Fermata" by Lisa Kennedy

In the program notes for the engaging and subtle "Fermata," playwright and actress Maria Cheng names three artists who influenced her play about three generations of women accomplished in

SOURCE: Denver Post at 03:24PM
Friday, May 15, 2015

Theater: Curious' "Detroit" and a few more couple dramas sure to disquiet by Lisa Kennedy

In Lisa D'Amour's "Detroit" — currently at the Curious Theatre Company — married couple Ben and Mary invite new younger neighbors Sharon and Kenny over for a backyard mea…

SOURCE: Denver Post at 02:02PM
Thursday, May 14, 2015

Review: Curious Theatre Company heads to Lisa D'Amour's "Detroit" by Lisa Kennedy

If you're one of those people who likes a title to reveal its meaning quickly, then Lisa D'Amour's "Detroit" may gnaw at you as you watch newish neighbors Ben and Mary, Sharon and Ken…

SOURCE: Denver Post at 01:17PM
Friday, May 8, 2015

Review: "Hysteria" at the Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company by Lisa Kennedy

In "Hysteria," an urgent knock on the garden doors of his London study stirs Sigmund Freud from his ruminations.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 01:57PM
Thursday, May 7, 2015

"Slow West," "Dope" and 6 other festival-tested summer movies by Lisa Kennedy

For decades now, the pipeline from Park City to a place called summer has been the condiut to channel smart, funny, challenging (all of the above) fare into arthouses and to give moviegoers …

SOURCE: Denver Post at 03:55PM
Thursday, April 30, 2015

Theater review: Edge Theater Company's production of "Jerusalem" by Lisa Kennedy

Lakewood's Edge Theater Company has been on a roll this year, already mounting regional premieres of two vexingly named, compelling plays.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 03:04PM
Friday, April 24, 2015

Arvada Center and Irish folk band Colcannon join forces in musical by Lisa Kennedy

In a fluorescent-blasted rehearsal room in the Arvada Center, a group of actors are having a kinetic go at a jig.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 07:45PM
Thursday, April 23, 2015

Theater review: Buntport's "Middle Aged People Sitting in Boxes" by Lisa Kennedy

It was — and fortunately remains — quite the weekend for intriguing theater.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 12:25PM
Thursday, April 9, 2015

"The 12" review: Vivid imagining of disciples' human moments after Christ's death by Lisa Kennedy

Something visceral and vivid is taking place at the Denver Center, where the musical "The 12" is receiving its world premiere. Robert Schenkkan wrote the book and Neil Berg the music. The tw…

SOURCE: Denver Post at 05:24PM

"While We're Young" review: Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts shine by Lisa Kennedy

Noah Baumbach has pulled off a minor miracle. Twice. In the 2010 dramedy "Greenberg" and now in the deliciously observed "While We're Young," the writer-director has taken Ben Stiller's oft …

SOURCE: Denver Post at 05:09AM
Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Theater review: "The 39 Steps" at Lone Tree Arts Center by Lisa Kennedy

If you're in the mood for foolish fun, a trip to the Lone Tree Arts Center may be in order, where you'll find the clever romp "The 39 Steps."

SOURCE: Denver Post at 01:02PM

Theater Review: "The Archbishop's Ceiling" at Arvada Center by Lisa Kennedy

This year marks Arthur Miller's centenary. So it makes sense that last weekend saw the Miller baton passed from one local theater to another when "All My Sons" closed at the Cherry Cre…

SOURCE: Denver Post at 12:20PM
Thursday, April 2, 2015

"Motown the Musical" at the Denver Center review: Roiling history and plenty of hits by Lisa Kennedy

There are more than 40 hits jammed into the jukebox pleasure "Motown the Musical," at the Buell Theatre through April 19.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 01:28PM
Friday, September 12, 2014

Review: A show of dark delights, "Pippin" dazzles in Denver launch by Lisa Kennedy

Pip, pip, hooray!That might be the easy response to the national tour of "Pippin," which had its dazzling launch Wednesday.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 06:45PM
Saturday, September 6, 2014

SuCh: Meet a performer at her tipping point by Lisa Kennedy

Singer-songwriter SuCh tells the audience gathered at Jazz @ Jack's on a Sunday night more than once that she loves them.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 07:57PM
Friday, September 5, 2014

Review: Hog heaven is everyone else's hell in well-done "Animal Farm" by Lisa Kennedy

The word "Orwellian" got quite the workout at the recent 41st Telluride Film Festival.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 08:18PM
Saturday, August 30, 2014

Raising the curtain on fall theater offerings by Lisa Kennedy

Playwright/Performer Martin Moran returns to his hometown with a reprise of his Obie award-winning, one-man show, "The Tricky Part," about confronting the church counselor he had a "relation…

SOURCE: Denver Post at 11:10PM

A Leading Player leads the way for Denver launch of "Pippin" by Lisa Kennedy

It wasn't quite the toppling of a monarch. But it came awfully close. Stephen Schwartz and Roger Hirson's 1973 Broadway musical "Pippin" recounts the tale of a restless young prince named P…

SOURCE: Denver Post at 10:50PM
Friday, August 29, 2014

Review: Stella, Stella, indeed: Vintage's "A Streetcar Named Desire" by Lisa Kennedy

Vintage Theatre has returned to the New Orleans apartment of Stanley Kowalski and wife Stella in a solid and subtle production of Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 06:54PM
Thursday, August 14, 2014

Denver Center will close season with premiere of the musical "The 12" by Lisa Kennedy

The Denver Center Theatre Company has unveiled the final show of its 2014-2015 season.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 02:10PM
Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Review: Central City Opera's "The Sound of Music" soars into Denver by Lisa Kennedy

It may be an overstatement to declare this but what the heck: Classical musical opera-style * * * ½ If a theater company — or in this instance the Central City Opera &mdas…

SOURCE: Denver Post at 07:31PM
Thursday, July 31, 2014

Review: Felix and Oscar are back as the couple in an odd arrangement by Lisa Kennedy

For many, Neil Simon's famous divorced duo Oscar Madison and Felix Ungar came by way of TV, not the stage, when Jack Klugman and Tony Randall inhabited the roles on the 1970s sitcom.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 12:46PM

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