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Thursday, September 8,2011

Wrecked 'em? Damn near kilt 'em!

Jesters brings Lerner and Loewe’s classic back to Longmont

By Gary Zeidner
So, you owe me. Yes, you, the reader of this review who will not have to endure the gastronomical atrocities that I, Christ-like, have suffered for thee. Before you start flipping pages or reviewing the table of contents, this is not a restaurant review.
Thursday, August 11,2011

Fringe with benefits

Boulder International Fringe Festival looks at the flipside of theater

By Krystal Baugher
This year, from Aug. 17 to Aug. 28, there will be more than 350 un-juried events at 15 venues throughout Boulder and Denver. The first 25 percent of the artists are automatically approved by early-bird registration; the other shows/artists are selected by a lottery no one auditions, no one specifically decides what goes on.
Thursday, July 28,2011

Twin trouble

The Comedy of Errors doubles the fun

By David Accomazzo
The Comedy of Errors is not exactly known for being the most intellectually rigorous member of the Shakespeare canon, even though scholars, perhaps bored with several centuries of excessive analysis of the heavyweight plays, now project layers of new meaning onto the work.
Thursday, July 21,2011

From Russia with laughs

Gogol joins the Shakespeare Festival

By Gary Zeidner
And make no mistake, Nikolai Gogol’s The Inspector General, presented by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, is but a Janet and Chrissy away from that sitcom hit of the ’70s and ’80s. As with pretty much every episode of Three’s Company, The Inspector General revolves around a case of mistaken identity. The corrupt leaders of a provincial Russian community learn that an inspector general has been dispatched to their little burg.
Thursday, July 14,2011

Music in the mountains

Central City Opera presents Carmen and more

By Peter Alexander
A fierce and earthy Carmen stalks the stage at the Central City Opera this summer. Director Daniel’s Pelzig’s production of Bizet’s ever-popular opera, starring mezzo Kirstin Chávez in the title role, opened the CCO’s diverse 2011 season June 25. There are eight more performances through the last day of the season, Aug. 7.
Thursday, June 30,2011

Love kills

Romeo and Juliet filled with the angst of the irrational

By Gary Zeidner
The 54th Annual Colorado Shakespeare Festival kicked off last weekend with the ultimate tale of tragic teen love, Romeo and Juliet. The festival features four plays this year. In addition to the brawling Montagues and Capulets, the idyllic outdoor Mary Rippon Theatre also hosts The Comedy of Errors. In the indoor University Theatre, you’ll find The Little Prince, based on the existential classic by Antoine De Saint-Exupery and written by Rick Cummins and John Scoullar, as well as Nikolai Gogol’s The Inspector General.
Thursday, June 30,2011

A mime speaks

Samuel Avital celebrates 40 years of practicing his craft in Boulder

By David Accomazzo
Samuel Avital speaks many words about the art he has spent his entire life perfecting. Strange, because Avital’s art is practiced wordlessly. He is a mime.
Friday, June 24,2011

In age of new technologies, theater still endures

Colorado Shakespeare Festival prepares for its 54th annual season

By Sara Kassabian
For 35 years, Philip Sneed has been hearing that the theater is dying as quickly as its gray-haired audience.
Thursday, June 23,2011

Front Range funnies

Boulder Comedy Club looks to add stand-up to town’s repertoire

By Sara Kassabian
'We've known for about five years or so that a new form of nightlife, or a new form of entertainment, in Boulder could be well received,' says Matt Rushing, a CU alum and Denver local. 'So we had the idea of opening a comedy club in Boulder for a few years now.'
Thursday, June 23,2011

Two wings and a prayer

Boulder gets first glimpse of brand new musical.

By Gary Zeidner
People often analogize the creative process to the reproductive one. They talk about the “labor pains” artists go through as they struggle to bring a novel piece of art into the world. They refer to “giving birth” to a new idea, painting, play or piece of music. There are, of course, exceptions to this referential rule. I’ve never heard it applied to, say, a mime routine or professional wrestling story arc, but it does seem, generally, to track to the world of art.