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DeVotchka translates Sondheim

Denver-based, indie rock band, DeVotchKa is no stranger to unconventional projects. With multiple original albums, the band has also scored movies including Little Miss...

‘The Tender Land’ hits close to home

Fiery gypsy smugglers, humpbacked court jesters, cruel tyrants, Japanese geishas and French nuns facing the guillotine — it’s a good bet that most operatic...

‘Newsies’ reminds us that change is possible

"Just because we only make pennies don’t give anyone the right to up and rub our noses in it,” says a frustrated newsboy in...

LOCAL Lab: a participatory theater festival

Writing a play is courageous and I really mean that,” says Pesha Rudnick, co-founder and artistic director of Local Theater Company. “Writing is one...

BETC synergizes a new paradigm

Isn’t language marvelous? The interplay between words and meaning, denotation and connotation, is ever evolving, its fluidity influenced by cultural, temporal and psychological factors....

Phamaly sets a new standard for theater

Live theater requires a suspension of belief. The audience must take the real actor they see, and believe that he or she is the...

‘A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder’ is fun

There’s a special place in hell reserved for musicals with long titles. Hardly do they roll off the tongue, but instead tumble awkwardly out...

‘The Wizard of Oz’ dazzles the Buell Theater

Certain locations can capture the imagination. Some wish to travel to a galaxy far, far away, others yearn to pass through the barricade of...

LBJ and MLK post-JFK in ‘All the Way’

Boulder boasts some outstanding theater. Led by stalwarts like the Boulder Ensemble Theater Company (BETC) and BDT Stage, the Boulder theater scene is both...

I’ve had better times

Choosing a movie nowadays can be a tough task of deciding between a reboot, sequel, screen adaptation or the latest franchise returning from the...

Theater | Week of Dec. 31, 2015

The Addams Family. BDT Stage, 5501 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 303-449-6000. Through Feb. 27. Murder for Two. Denver Performing Arts Complex, 1345 Champa St., Denver, 720-865-4239, Through Feb. 21.

One normal night

Musicals get a bad rep. It’s as if breaking into song has to equate with jazz hands and snappy songs about Oklahoma. But for decades musicals have tackled dark subject matters and made the macabre their playground. Take Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street...
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