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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
Thursday, July 24, 2014

Review: Powerful "Who Will Sing for Lena?" by Lisa Kennedy

It was a resonant and rending weekend lineup. First up, the opening of the one-woman play "Who Will Sing for Lena?

SOURCE: Denver Post at 07:01PM
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

"Whipping Man" hard to beat at Theatre Guild's Henry Awards by Lisa Kennedy

One thing became clear by the end of the 9th Annual Henry Awards: Playwright Matthew Lopez is the real deal.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 10:19PM
Saturday, July 19, 2014

Five small theaters deliving big experiences in Colorado by Lisa Kennedy

There they were: George and Martha snarling, snapping, gnawing on each other's emotional limbs.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 08:27PM
Friday, July 18, 2014

Theater review: "Tarzan" is swinging fun, but not quite di-vine by Lisa Kennedy

The timeless tale of a orphaned boy adopted by an ape mother — complete with vine swinging!

SOURCE: Denver Post at 01:30PM
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Theater Review: Phamaly's "Joseph" a many-hued pleasure by Lisa Kennedy

It's a small miracle that can happen at rock concerts and Sunday worship services. Yes, the shared voice of the crowd can be a thing of transcendent wonder.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 07:54PM
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

John Barrymore trove gives "I Hate Hamlet" more than a ghost of a chance by Lisa Kennedy

Roxxy Duda stepped onto the University Theatre stage one recent Sunday to introduce a matinee performance of "I Hate Hamlet.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 07:45PM
Saturday, July 5, 2014

With "Tarzan," Arvada Center contracts a severe case of stage flight by Lisa Kennedy

It's almost too easy to say that the Arvada Center's production of the Disney musical "Tarzan" won't mean a thing if it ain't got some swing.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 07:46PM
Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Review: "Shrek The Musical" waves its freak flag with delight by Lisa Kennedy

A son is sent packing by his parents with the upbeat promise that there's a "Big Bright Beautiful World" out there.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 07:50PM
Thursday, June 26, 2014

Broadway-bound high school theater winners give props to mentors by Lisa Kennedy

It's probably a few years yet before Abby Noble and Conner Kingsley feel the need to thank agents, managers, publicists from an awards gala podium.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 07:12PM

Review: An absurdly magnificent turn makes "I Hate Hamlet" lovable by Lisa Kennedy

In "I Hate Hamlet," successful actor Andrew Rally arrives in New York from Los Angeles after the end of his TV series, "L.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 02:22PM
Friday, June 20, 2014

Review: Two-step your way to Fine Art Center's "Floyd and Clea" by Lisa Kennedy

There's some mighty fine two-stepping taking place in the intimate musical "Floyd and Clea Under the Western Sky," having its Colorado premiere at Colorado Springs' Fine Arts Center (thro…

SOURCE: Denver Post at 06:24PM
Thursday, June 19, 2014

Colorado Shakespeare Festival's "Tempest" chooses magic over machinations by Lisa Kennedy

As often as "The Tempest" is performed, it still comes as a surprise how truly strange a work it can be.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 03:46PM
Saturday, June 7, 2014

Tony Awards 2014: Colorado theater luminaries weigh in by Lisa Kennedy

Broadway's biggest party — the American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards — is set to sashay into Radio City Music Hall tonight.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 07:24PM
Friday, June 6, 2014

Theater review: What becomes a legend? asks poignant "Peggy Jo" by Lisa Kennedy

It's OK if you detect a trace of Walter White and a touch of "American Hustle " in "Peggy Jo and the Desolate Nothing," onstage at Bunport though June 21.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 10:41PM
Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Theater Review: Musical "John & Jen" flourishes in small venue by Lisa Kennedy

Musicals are treated at times as if they are built solely for belting. So each year, when the Cherry Creek Theatre presents its summer musical, it offers up-close-and-personal lessons…

SOURCE: Denver Post at 07:04PM
Thursday, May 29, 2014

Review: "Peggy Jo and the Desolate Nothing" by Lisa Kennedy

For four weekends, Buntport and Square Product Theater have joined forces to consider the tale of cross-dressing bank robber Peggy Jo Tallas, as only two of the area's most creatively heads…

SOURCE: Denver Post at 10:02PM
Friday, May 23, 2014

Summer 2014: Summer calls for road trips and visits to intimate venues by Lisa Kennedy

Two of the area's most inspired, zany theater companies — Denver's Buntport and Boulder's Square Product Theatre — team up for the final work of their seasons.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 07:33PM
Thursday, May 22, 2014

Review: Macbeth" bloody, female, and living in Paris in the 1920s by Lisa Kennedy

So ferocious were the cultural appetites — from painting to music to literature — that the 1920s rightly earned the moniker the Roaring Twenties.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 08:38PM
Friday, May 16, 2014

Review: Something wickedly arch this way comes in "Venus in Fur" by Lisa Kennedy

The fog insinuating itself above the stage before the Curious Theatre Company's "Venus in Fur" plunges the audience into questions of eros and power and speaks to both the chill and smold…

SOURCE: Denver Post at 05:42PM
Friday, May 9, 2014

Theater review: Wanting more from Boulder Ensemble's "This" by Lisa Kennedy

Should a play be taken to task for the news cycle it arrives in? Probably not. Unless that work actually invites the scrutiny.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 07:37PM
Thursday, May 8, 2014

Review: "Once" again with feeling: A beloved movie goes from screen to stage by Lisa Kennedy

An original love story deserves an equally unique telling. The Tony-winning musical "Once" — at the Buell for too fleeting a moment — is just that.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 07:57PM
Saturday, May 3, 2014

Theater Review: The cocktails flow in a sobering "Great Gatsby" by Lisa Kennedy

"The Great Gatsby" gang — Jay and Nick, Tom and Daisy — are still on invitation lists this season.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 01:36AM
Thursday, May 1, 2014

Review: Dixie Longate's latest is a hoot and a holler by Lisa Kennedy

A storm is lashing the night sky outside a honky-tonk bar in Mobile, Ala. Thunderclaps occasionally punctuate the fast and furiously funny business taking place at the Garner Galleria,

SOURCE: Denver Post at 06:21PM

All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater