Thursday, February 21,2013
A curious misfire by Curious
Into every theater company, a little failure must fall. Now in its 15th season, the Curious Theatre Company has consistently impressed me and thousands of other theater-goers with its choices of plays and executions thereof. Curious’ latest, then, is an outlier. A statistical anomaly.
Thursday, February 7,2013
A pen and paper hero at the Dairy
Founded just five years ago, BETC immediately announced itself as an up-and-comer to be watched. BETC quickly proved its worth by choosing challenging, enlivening material and producing it deftly and successfully. It is happily and without hesitation then that I declare BETC to be one of the absolute best theater companies working in Boulder today.
Thursday, January 31,2013
There’s a new star on the Longmont stage
This charming, hilarious, often touching play deserves to be sold out for the rest of its run. It is by far the best LTC production I have ever seen, and it stands toe-to-toe with the finest “major league” shows in Denver — or anywhere else along the Front Range — in the recent past.
Thursday, January 10,2013
Boulder gets a gander at one of Broadway’s best
Pedigree. It’s not just a dog food. It’s heritage, tradition and history. It’s the icing on the cherry. It’s the sherry on the Sheri. It’s the ever-sotenuous thread connecting Bing Crosby to My Chemical Romance. It’s a badge of honor and a goal toward which to strive.
Thursday, December 20,2012
´SantaLand 4.0´ brings to light our dark holiday behaviors
Remembering the spirit of Christmas can get difficult when parking lot road rage and wrestling over smartphones overtake Santa and good cheer.
Thursday, December 13,2012
Irving Berlin's White Christmas is the holly-est, jolliest show around
For many people, a white Christmas is the be-all and end-all of holiday cheer. Going to bed on Christmas Eve with flakes filling the air and waking up on Christmas morning to a world softened by a blanket of new-fallen snow simply can’t be beat.
Thursday, December 6,2012
The Upstart Crow keeps Oscar alive
As a longtime fan of Oscar Wilde, the corners of my mouth go instantly north whenever I hear that some industrious theatre company is mounting one of his plays.
Thursday, November 29,2012
Dickens tale retold with ‘Rouge’ accents
If you’re having a hard time this holiday season doling out your entertainment dollars, kill three birds with one stone.
Wednesday, November 21,2012
The histrionic history of Colorado’s most famous cannibal
Famous scientists, authors and professional football players have all graduated from this hallowed institution. For many, including myself, the most noteworthy CU alumnus is by far Trey Parker, the co-creator of the subversive and long-running Comedy Central hit South Park.
Thursday, November 8,2012
A God versus Darwin grudge match
The year is 2243. The Philadelphia Eagles have just won their first Super Bowl. And much to everyone’s surprise, God himself decides to take a leisurely stroll down 5th Avenue in New York City (now known as Little Beijing) with his arm ensconced firmly in the backside of the corpse of Charles Darwin.