<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Stage]]> <![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[theater]]> John Heimbuch devised the witty dramatic comedy that imagines what would have happened if all of the victims of the black plague didn’t actually die, but turned into the “living dead.”]]> <![CDATA[Musical anarchy]]> One of Emma Goldman's speeches supposedly inspired the assassination of President William McKinley. What better subject for a musical?]]> <![CDATA[Show and tell]]> Storytelling is one of the most ancient traditions among us. Stories form connections. Whether passed down from generations or an anecdote from the grocery store, stories help break down the barriers between shared human experiences. It’s through their stories that the cast of Listen to Your Mother hopes to bring people together.]]> <![CDATA[Central City Opera shines bright]]> Colorado’s high-altitude gem, the Central City Opera, opened Saturday night ( July 11) with a winning production of Verdi’s La Traviata. The production, under the direction of John Baril and stage direction by Elise Sandell, runs in repertory through Aug. 8.]]> <![CDATA[The church basement ladies are back]]> Vivian (Barb Reeves) represents the old guard. The most old-fashioned of the group, she fears the iniquities of “The Cities” — the hotbeds of sin that are Minneapolis and St. Paul. She’s so uptight it’s a wonder she gets any sleep at night. Some years earlier, Vivian ceded her role as leader of the church basement ladies to Karin (Tracy Warren).]]> <![CDATA[Theater | Week of March 26, 2015]]> A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney..]]> <![CDATA[Taming of the bard]]> %uFFFDIf you look at the idea of what a classic is, and if we look at classics from other cultures, first of all, America%uFFFDs a young country, so we don%uFFFDt have 400-year-old classics,%uFFFD Sneed says. %uFFFDWe have 50-year-old classics, 75-year-old classics, and our classic theater is the musical theater, because we essentially invented that form.]]> <![CDATA[Palefaces]]> A comedy show that pretends to be a quiz, or a quiz that pretends to be a comedy show — depending on how funny you find it — is how host Peter Sagal describes his National Public Radio show, “Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!” The one-hour program that has aired on Saturdays at 11 a.]]> <![CDATA[Fear and self-loathing in New York]]> Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company (BETC) is one of Boulder’s best, bar none. From its first production, Antigone, BETC began raising the bar for Front Range theater. With Seminar, BETC gets its eighth season started with the second lively, sly and often humorous Theresa Rebeck play it has produced.]]> <![CDATA[Watch]]> Fringe festivals are essential for theater. They push the boundaries and allow for experimentation that’s not always possible with everyday theater. They also give a voice to creative people with a message to share.]]> <![CDATA[Upward movement]]> Due to the altitudinal nature of aerial dance, Frequent Flyers Productions founder Nancy Smith says the spaces where her company can rehearse and train around Boulder are limited.]]> <![CDATA[theater]]> Was your New Year’s resolution to exercise more? Do you love local craft brews? Why not kill two birds with one stone, and join Left Hand Brewing Company’s running club. The run is for one hour and whether you walk, jog or sprint, each participant gets a free pint when they get back to the brewery.]]> <![CDATA[Boulder's stand-up success]]> This summer, if you were on the prowl in Boulder looking for something to do, there’s a good chance you could have stumbled onto a standup comedy performance.]]> <![CDATA[Netflix’s ‘House of Cards’ inspires CU production of a Baroque masterpiece]]> Nero and Poppea were the amoral power couple of 60s A.D. imperial Rome, and they didn’t care who got in their way. They are the subjects of Claudio Monteverdi’s final operatic masterpiece, The Coronation of Poppea, based on Roman history and written in 1653 for the carnival season in Venice.]]> <![CDATA[Front Range funnies]]> '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.']]> <![CDATA[Christopher Titus is a loser]]> Plenty of comics know that tragedy can make for some great comedy, but few have mastered it the way Christopher Titus has. After all, he’s got plenty of great material to work with: a dead, crazy mom; a dead, alcoholic dad; a dead marriage; and a dead television show, all which have shaped him into one of the darkest comics around.]]> <![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[A thriller in the second degree]]> Experiencing a theater company for the first time is very much like going on a blind date. High hopes compete with trepidation. The possibilities are limitless. You might discover your soul mate, or you could end up with a hefty tab and a nasty case of crabs. Thankfully, my first go around with Devil’s Thumb Productions, a relatively new Boulder troupe, was much more the former than the latter. She may not be my soul mate, but I’d definitely ask her out again.]]> <![CDATA[Theater | Week of July 23, 2015]]> Much Ado About Nothing..]]>