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.
Thursday, October 25,2012
A little child shall lead them, but where?
For being a group with questionable taste and no income of its own, the young adult (or YA) demographic has achieved uber-dominance over the entertainment industry.
Thursday, October 18,2012
Brecht’s groundbreaker breaks down
Most people don’t like to hurt their friends’ feelings, even with good intentions. Yet sometimes it is of necessity.
Thursday, October 4,2012
Play explores physicists’ love of fairy tales
“Einstein and Neils Bohr were raised on fairy tales, so they learned at a very early age to believe in impossible things,” Barron says. “For them, fairy tales are the embodiment of our highest ideals, our sense for the possible."
Thursday, September 27,2012
Elijah: An Adventure is the muddled misadventures of an American Jew in Paris
Like “Heart and Soul,” Elijah: An Adventure requires a piano and is an amusing entertainment that evaporates from the audience’s consciousness as soon as it concludes.
Thursday, September 27,2012
´Avenue Q´ is nothing but puppets and people laughing at life
The first five minutes of Avenue Q contain enough quirky, skewed humor to certify Robert Lopez as an ingenious funny man on par with the Parkers, Stones and even Carlins of the world (we miss you, George).