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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

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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 …

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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"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 …

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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."

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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