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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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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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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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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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