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Thursday, December 6, 2018

Theater Review: Diorama drama and laughs in Buntport’s latest “Coyote. Badger. Rattlesnake.” by Lisa Kennedy

Created in collaboration with local playwright Ellen K. Graham, Buntport's latest "Coyote. Badger. Rattlesnake" brings drama and laughs.

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Monday, February 19, 2018

Review: Denver Center's "The Great Leap"through March 11th scores with a tale of hoop dreams and hardwood diplomacy by Lisa Kennedy

In Lauren Yee's world premiere production directed by Eric Ting - punctuated with Saul's (BOB ARI) and Manford's (LINDEN TAILOR) bluster - "The Great Leap" asserts a quiet, beautifully unexp…

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Review: Space Theatre comedy “Zoey’s Perfect Wedding” is mostly borrowed and somewhat blue by Lisa Kennedy

"Zoey" has some tart-funny dialog but the cleverness seldom stretches beyond sit-com ease.

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Thursday, December 21, 2017

Theater review: With extra sugar and dashes of darkness, “Waitress” has its pie and eats it, too by Lisa Kennedy

Desi Oakley brings a big and lush voice to the role of the waitress working in a small Southern town who has dreams of escaping if not her hometown, her brute of a husband, Earl (Nick Bailey…

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Review: Emotional walls crumble in Curious Theatre’s “The Luckiest People” by Lisa Kennedy

It's a family drama, so everyone can relate on some level.

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Friday, April 14, 2017

Review: Exquisite corpses tell all in “The Drowning Girls” at Arvada Center by Lisa Kennedy

A keenly engaging work about three murdered women whose ghostly recollections get at something more vital than a mere whodunit.

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Saturday, March 18, 2017

“Constellations”: A fine space-time romance at Curious Theatre by Lisa Kennedy

"Constellations" is an engaging and melancholy affair.

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

“Two Degrees” at the Jones Theatre parallels climate change, a life’s meltdown by Lisa Kennedy

It won't change the course of your politics, but "Two Degrees" harbors an undeniable emotional resonance.

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

It’s time to get your Greek on at Boulder and Denver theaters by Lisa Kennedy

Oh ye citizens of area metropoles, it is time to get your Greek on.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Movie Review: Tim Sutton’s “Dark Night” sheds little light on Aurora theater shooting by Lisa Kennedy

The writer-director made a film that is cinematically striking but also maddeningly superior. We Coloradans tend to be prickly about films that take mass shootings as their “inspiration.”

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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Cherry Creek Theatre gets new digs inside the Mizel Arts and Culture Center by Lisa Kennedy

The magic carpet ride has come to an end -- and a new adventure has begun.

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Sunday, December 11, 2016

Emma Stone on “La La Land,” Damien Chazelle and the broken shark by Lisa Kennedy

Interviewers have been asking Emma Stone for audition horror stories ever since “La La Land” first began wowing audiences at the Venice Film Festival in August. (It opens Friday.) And wh…

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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Denver Center Theatre Company gets new associate artistic director by Lisa Kennedy

In her new role, Garrett will work closely with the company's artistic team.

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Friday, September 23, 2016

Theater review: “Glass Menagerie” at Ricketson by Lisa Kennedy

A melancholy and still potent mix of compassion and judgment.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Theater review: Carol King’s “Beautiful” has a full-circle sweetness by Lisa Kennedy

The saga of one of the 20th century’s most successful pop songwriters was spun into “Beautiful: The Carol King Musical” and has a full-circle sweetness. The national tour of the Tony-n…

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Friday, June 17, 2016

“All the Rage” explores anger and compassion by Lisa Kennedy

Actor-playwright Martin Moran returns to his hometown this week with his book “All the Rage: a Quest” (Beacon Press), a deeply personal yet expansive exploration of anger — but also o…

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

DeVotchKa Adds an Indie Touch to ‘Sweeney Todd’ by Lisa Kennedy

The Colorado-based band with a fondness for accordion and mandolin has tweaked Stephen Sondheim’s diabolically crafted musical.

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Friday, July 31, 2015

Review: Phamaly Theatre Company's dark and chilling "Cabaret" by Lisa Kennedy

There was a nightclub in Weimar-era Berlin called The Blue Stocking. Soldiers wounded during World War I would hook up there with prostitutes who might be missing an arm or a leg.

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Colorado actor on the rise: Ben Bonenfant by Lisa Kennedy

Last summer actor Ben Bonenfant took to the stage as Prince Hal in Colorado Shakespeare Festival's productions of "Henry IV: Parts 1 and 2." Now the handsome 26-year-old can be found r…

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Friday, July 17, 2015

Phamaly Theater Company's strides to be tops in artistry and advocacy by Lisa Kennedy

When "Cabaret" opens Saturday at the Space Theatre downtown, actors Garrett Zuercher and Daniel Traylor will play the emcee of Berlin's Kit Kat Klub.

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Friday, July 10, 2015

Curious Theatre team at midpoint in an innovative live trilogy by Lisa Kennedy

Actors Damion Hoover, Cajardo Rameer Lindsey and Laurence Curry sit in the Curious Theatre sanctuary — the bar off the balcony of the converted Church on Acoma Street — t…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!"

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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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