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A pop songwriter made “Waitress” sing, and helped cement its place in Broadway history. It closes 2017 in Denver.

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 03:03:52 +0000

Songwriter Sara Bareilles talks about her circuitous route to the stage, and the happy accident that resulted in "Waitress" making Broadway musical history. Women accounted for the top creative capital behind Grammy-nominated musical “Waitress,” which kicks off a 12-night run at the Buell Theatre on Dec. 19. (Joan Marcus, provided by Denver Center for the Performing Arts)


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Actor’s death makes “Every Christmas Story” in Boulder more poignant

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 03:36:07 +0000

Daniel Langhoff, who died of colon cancer on Nov. 12 at the age of 42, originated his role in the Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company's 2016 production of the holiday mash-up "Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some)." Daniel Langhoff and Justin Walvoord in BETC’s regional premiere of “Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and Then Some!)” (Michael Ensminger, provided by the Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company)


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Kennedy: In a sea of Denver holiday shows, we still circle back to the classic “A Christmas Carol”

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 06:14:33 +0000

Whether you wish to be be happily haunted  or cheekily taunted or some quite other state --  there's likely a show for that. An imp of a Ghost of Christmas Past (Meredith Young) takes Jim Hunt’s Scrooge on a wild wild in Miners Alley Playhouse’s “A Christmas Carol.” (Sarah Roshan Photography)


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Theater review: Set in Vail, The Edge’s New Year’s comedy “Resolutions” is a hilarious ride

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 06:05:43 +0000

"Resolution" isn't your typical holiday treacle. From left to right: Andrew Uhlenhopp, Karen Slack, Emily Paton Davies, Scott McLean in “Resolutions” at The Edge Theater. (RDG Photography, provided by The Edge)


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Theater review: Colorful “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” returns to Arvada Center

Sun, 03 Dec 2017 02:16:03 +0000

The Andrew Lloyd Webber war horse "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," a family-friendly musical with a nod to camp, gets a rousing revisit at the Arvada Center through Dec. 23. Nothing in local theaters this holiday season is more colorful, more aerobically pumped or less offensive. The familiar songs,… Read more » Aaron Young as Joseph in “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” (M. Gale Photography)


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Theater review: One-woman show “Hi-Hat Hattie” touts the legacy of an African American pioneer in Hollywood

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 03:59:41 +0000

The one-woman play explores the life of Denver's own Hattie McDaniel, the first African American to win an Oscar. Anna Maria High as “Hi-Hat Hattie,” presented by the Aurora Fox Theatre. (Provided by Aurora Fox Theatre)


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Wonderbound’s “Snow” is not your children’s “Nutcracker” — and that’s just great

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 04:36:36 +0000

While sugar plum fairies pirouette all over the place elsewhere, the contemporary ballet company  Wonderbound will explore magic, betrayal, love and death set to the folk-rooted music of Jesse Manley. Wonderbound is presenting a dark dance fairy tale called “Snow.” (provided by Amanda Tipton, Wonderbound)


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Theater review: On its 20th anniversary, “Rent” returns to Denver as relevant as ever

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 02:44:55 +0000

Not only does the epic rock musical hold up, it's also still surprisingly relevant. Denver Center actors (L to R) Aaron Alcaraz and Aaron Harrington in “Rent” 20th Anniversary Tour (Carol Rosegg, Provided by DCPA)


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Theater review: In troubling times, rom-com “Beau Jest” is a simpatico distraction

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 02:41:53 +0000

This is a fine production, pleasing for audiences seeking ultra-light comedy that steers clear of anything challenging. The Goldmans meet Dr. David Steinberg aka Bob Schroeder in the comedy “Beau Jest”: left to right, Bonnie Greene, Emma Messenger, Ben Cowhick, Johanna Jaquith and Dell Domnik. (Provided by Spotlight Theatre Company)


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Diversity, making culture “fun” among challenges of Denver arts scene revealed by new survey

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 01:23:36 +0000

Latino and African-American residents less likely to attend arts, cultural events, survey for Denver's Imagine 2020 cultural plan says. More then 6,000 students take part in 28th Annual Denver Public Schools Shakespeare Festival in 2012 at Denver Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Denver.


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