<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Stage]]> <![CDATA[Cats on skates]]> Humans can’t resist watching adorable kitties doing goofy things on the Internet, so, why not see it live? Feline behavioral expert and trainer Samantha Martin puts on a live show of trained cats (all orphans or rescues) walking tight-ropes, riding skateboards, traversing an agility course and performing in a “cat band,” all while being adorable.]]> <![CDATA[Me-wow]]> That's right; Boulder's Dinner Theatre is enjoying its 34th season, which means that BDT has bested the one and only Lord Jesus Christ in terms of corporeal longevity on this big, blue, mostly-water-covered rock we call Earth.]]> <![CDATA[Solstice]]> Every year, the Rocky Mountain Revels combine professional musicians, artists and dancers with local amateurs to put on a holiday production dedicated to the appreciation of traditional music, dance and theatre. This year’s production tells a story of Irish emigrants from 1907 celebrating the winter solstice with authentic music, costumes and dance.]]> <![CDATA[Just say, “D’oh!”]]> Remember back in elementary school when you could get an A for effort? The end result of your effort might have earned a C, or even a D, but the dedication and hard work you put in shone through, and your teacher would recognize that with an appreciative — if relatively meaningless — “A for effort.” ]]> <![CDATA[Theater | Week of Dec. 18, 2014]]> St., Denver, 303-447-5977. Through Dec. 20..]]> <![CDATA[Adeste fideles for this materfamilias]]> Evincing a commitment to novel, homegrown theatre, the Edge Theatre Company held a new play festival called On The Edge. One of the entrants, Denver native Ellen K. Graham, was later commissioned to write a play for the company, and the result is the Christmas comedy, The Familiars,.]]> <![CDATA[Sonata]]> Exotic Yugoslavian dances and “virtuoso tango” will be performed to the piano playing of Mina Gajic and electric violin of Zachary Carrettin. Gajic and Carrettin are a virtuosic duo, known for their dynamic performances and unconventional takes on the genre at hand.]]> <![CDATA[Theater | Week of April 3, 2014]]> Me, Myself and I at the Dairy Center]]> <![CDATA[Dance]]> For the past decade So You Think You Can Dance has been one of America’s favorite reality talent-competition shows. As much of a thrill as it is watching these skilled dancers compete from at home on your couch, seeing it live is a whole other level of entertainment.]]> <![CDATA[I love Shrew-cy]]> If Front Range theatre were baseball, the Denver Center Theatre Company would be the Major League. Walking into the Stage Theatre is like walking into a pro ballpark. The energy crackles in a way that it simply doesn’t in many smaller venues, and audience expectations are understandably higher than they would be at a “minor league” performance. ]]> <![CDATA[Through the charnel glass]]> The dog days of summer have clamped their jaws around our quiet, little, white-bread, mountain-adjacent town, and that means it%uFFFDs time once again for the Boulder International Fringe Festival, a celebration of art showcasing productions and performances that might not otherwise see the light of day.]]> <![CDATA[This American radio show]]> The most noticeable thing about Ira Glass, when Boulder Weekly reached him for an interview, is his voice — the nasally, soft-spoken, atypical radio voice that has broadcast stories on the public radio program This American Life since 1995.]]> <![CDATA[An uncanny depiction]]> Central to any theatrical production is suspension of disbelief. A weak plot point, an actor dropping a line, even bad lighting can be enough to break the illusion, pulling the audience mentally back from the world of the play and into the world at large.]]> <![CDATA[Theatre | Week of Dec. 4, 2014]]> Forbidden Broadway: Alive & Kicking!.]]> <![CDATA[Nobody puts Falstaff in a corner]]> Now in its 57th season, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival is enjoying a wellearned renaissance. The 2014 CSF is full of interesting, high-quality offerings, chief of which is the uproarious The Merry Wives of Windsor. During the 12 years I have had the privilege of reviewing the festival, I can recall only a few other examples of productions this entertaining.]]> <![CDATA[Opposites attract]]> Given the myriad ways in which other directors have put their stamp on this ageless tale — from turning Felix and Oscar into women to utilizing the Kabuki form — director Robert Kramer’s decision to stage this Miners Alley Playhouse production in the play’s original 1965 New York City setting is inspired and heightens both the many similarities and striking juxtapositions between then and now.]]> <![CDATA[A double dose of holiday hilarity]]> ’Twas the week before Christmas, and all through the town, some people were up while others were down. Some loved the snow and the cold and the lights; some felt the whole thing just wasn’t right. Whether this time of year makes you joyful or crass, the holidays can be one big pain in the ass. So take a quick break from the candles and bows, and enjoy a guffaw from these thespian pros.]]> <![CDATA[Theater | Week of July 31, 2014]]> Stories on Stage: An Evening of Stories from the LIghthouse Writers..]]> <![CDATA[Life is a melancholic matter]]> The boy is Colin (Romain Duris), 30-something, single and independently wealthy. He lives in a fantastic apartment, practically pulsating with life. He lives with Nicholas (Omar Sy), his confidant and cook — who concocts nothing but elaborate and intricate meals — and a mouse that stays busy keeping the place clean.]]> <![CDATA[Dancing on air]]> I spent my childhood climbing trees and swinging on swings and spinning ‘til I got dizzy and fell down. And then I discovered dance,” says Nancy Smith. “And then many, many years later I saw people combining climbing, hanging, spinning, with dance. And that was the beginning.]]>