Monday, September 25, 2017

In DCPA’s all-male “Macbeth,” sex and tragedy meet in a mosh pit by Joanne Ostrow, The Know

The tragedy is interpreted by director Robert O'Hara as a study in machismo, male relationships and what it means to be a man.

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Sunday, September 24, 2017

Next month, Colorado hosts the future of the oldest dance company in America by Mark Jaffe, The Know

"We have a body of classics," said artistic director Janet Eilber. "But going into the 21st century, we needed to figure out the future."

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Friday, September 22, 2017

Review: “The Revolutionists” in Boulder sets the bar for ensembles this theater season by Lisa Kennedy, The Know

The historical comedy opens the Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company's 12th season.

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Some of the kids lack self-confidence, others struggle with anxiety. At Spotlight Kids Theatre, they all have a role to play. by Alex Scoville

Spotlight Kids Theatre builds a uniquely supportive and familial atmosphere for youth in Adams County by ensuring every student gets a part and working on their individual strengths and weak…

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One of Colorado’s largest theater operations is hidden next to a truck stop in Johnstown by Alex Miller, The Know

What's extraordinary about this venue is not just its location, but also the quality, scale and frequency of its productions.

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Powerful play on family, racism, “Appropriate,” opens Curious Theatre’s 20th season by Joanne Ostrow, The Know

In 2017, "Appropriate" asks audiences to understand the hatred, the anger and the pathologies that evolved as a result of the racist past.

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Friday, September 15, 2017

Review: Arvada Center goes beautifully spare with emotional “A Chorus Line” by Lisa Kennedy, The Know

Admired for its consistently rich production values, the Arvada Center has gone beautifully spare with its season opener.

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How to get discounted DCPA tickets and more cheap things around Denver, Sept. 16-21 by Laura Daily and Bryan K. Chavez, The Know

Budget-minded theater lovers will applaud the Denver Center for Performing Arts' ongoing $10 ticket program, now that the 2017-18 theater season is underway.

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“Frozen” review: Stage musical is a crowd-pleaser; just don’t overthink it by Joanne Ostrow

Complete with a life-like reindeer (a dancer with prosthetic hooves) and a talking, tap-dancing snowman (a puppet/actor combo), it is every bit the crowd-pleaser it feels calculated to be. J…

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

See the first photos of Disney’s “Frozen” musical now in Denver by The Know

For the first time ever the public is seeing what some of the sets and costumes look like in Disney Theatrical's new Broadway musical "Frozen."

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The Lake Dillon Theatre Company is a welcome gathering place for locals and visitors alike by Chryss Cada

Hiking, biking and skiing, plus an innovative theater? Lake Dillon Theatre Company is a welcome addition to the scene in Silverthorne.

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Friday, September 8, 2017

Win tickets to see “Frozen” in Denver before it heads to Broadway by The Know

There are only a few weeks left to catch the pre-Broadway engagement of "Frozen" in Denver before it makes its way to the Big Apple. Enter to win two tickets to see the show at Denver's Buel…

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Theater review: Vintage’s “August: Osage County” long, but it delivers by Claire Martin, The Know

Buckle up, this is a long play -- there are two intermissions -- and the stellar cast is more than equal to the demanding script.

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Sunday, September 3, 2017

7 sensational fine arts events around Denver to check out this fall by The Know, Ray Mark Rinaldi

From dance to art to architecture, we've narrowed it down to a select sampling of potentially stellar moments.

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Friday, September 1, 2017

Four classes for creative kids in Aurora by The Denver Post

Here are some of the most popular places around Aurora for your little aspiring Carole Kings, Gene Kellys and Misty Copelands.

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Thursday, August 24, 2017

How Dick Gregory, the Jackie Robinson of comedy, changed stand-up forever by Elahe Izadi

Dick Gregory's big break almost didn't happen.

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Friday, August 18, 2017

High Plains Comedy Festival turns 5 with T.J. Miller, Adam Cayton-Holland and more by John Wenzel, The Know

When the event returns Aug. 24-26, it will offer more than 100 local and national comics—in 25 shows at indie venues and headliners at downtown's Paramount Theatre.

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

The show-stopping Breck arts fest offers a bit of everything by The Know, Ray Mark Rinaldi

BIFA, as it's called, stands apart from other summer arts events by taking a free-wheeling and inclusive view of culture.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

In the fall, Ben Platt says goodbye to “Dear Evan Hansen” on Broadway by The Washington Post

Ben Platt, who more than three years ago spoke the words and sang the music of "Dear Evan Hansen" for the first time, going on to win the Tony Award in June for best actor in a musical, will…

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Friday, August 11, 2017

Rinaldi: While trashing “Steve Jobs,” this Santa Fe opera also shows how far the musical form has come by Ray Mark Rinaldi, The Know

The Santa Fe production, which continues through Aug. 25, is thrilling audiences that —appreciate its energy, its modernity, its relevance, and the fact that it is only 90 minutes long.

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

“Frozen” heats up Denver: Inside Disney’s multimillion-dollar quest to conquer Broadway by John Wenzel

Before "Frozen: The Musical" can take on Broadway, it debuts for the public at Denver's Buell on Aug. 17.

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Saturday, August 5, 2017

2017 Biennial of the Americas reveals notable names, tickets by The Know, John Wenzel

A good chunk of the programming for the 2017 Biennial is open to the public, with a mix of ongoing art exhibits, panels, symposiums and festival-ending cultural performances.

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

WATCH: First look at Disney’s “Frozen” musical, premiering in Denver Aug. 17 by John Wenzel, The Know

Fans of the 2013 movie are wondering how the Broadway musical will build upon or burnish the film's legacy, which has already become embedded in a generation of Disney devotees.

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Review: Experimental theater company takes the JonBenet story over the top, and it works by Joanne Ostrow, The Know

With "House of Gold," playwright Gregory S. Moss has anticipated the audience's revulsion and —preconceptions -- and taken it all over the top.

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Monday, July 31, 2017

Sam Shepard, Pulitzer-winning playwright, is dead at 73 by The Associated Press

Sam Shepard, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Oscar-nominated actor and celebrated author whose plays chronicled the explosive fault lines of family and masculinity in the American Wes…

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Hard-knock life? Performance of “Annie” by cast with disabilities adds heft, power to classic story by Lisa Kennedy, The Know

The Colorado-based Phamaly Theatre Company has burnished its artistic reputation by selecting shows that resonate -- intellectually and emotionally -- with the many facets of disability.

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DCPA announces single-ticket on-sale date for most 2017-18 season shows by John Wenzel, The Know

The sale doesn't include the season's marque performances, like the much-anticipated production of "Hamilton."

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Monday, July 24, 2017

Denver one of only three cities to get Rob Lowe’s one-man show by John Wenzel, The Know

Lowe's one-man show is billed as a peek behind the curtain at Hollywood, fame, fatherhood and marriage.

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Friday, July 21, 2017
Thursday, July 20, 2017

Denver comedian Josh Blue says he was robbed, assaulted in St. Paul bar by St. Paul Pioneer Press

Josh Blue has been one of the longest-running comics repping the Mile High City on national stages.

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