<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Stage]]> <![CDATA[Washing off the dust of daily life]]> As the Hershey Company so sagaciously observed, sometimes you feel like a nut; sometimes you don’t.]]> <![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[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[How Tig Notaro made cancer her comedy muse]]> Just days before a performance at Largo in Los Angeles, Notaro received word that she had cancer in both breasts.Her normal set — quirky jokes, such as what a bee thinks about when it’s in a car going down the highway — just didn’t seem doable to her. So she chucked it, went on stage and bared it all. And her career exploded.]]> <![CDATA[Super spoofers]]> As mentioned above, the inimitable Sam Gregory plays Hannay. Every other character comes to life thanks to Victoria Mack, Rob Nagle and Larry Paulsen. (You might guess that Mack is charged with acting every female character, but both Nagle and Paulsen get bewigged and bebosommed as well.]]> <![CDATA[Theater | Week of June 19, 2014]]> Theatre-Hikes: Alice in Wonderland..]]> <![CDATA[Theater | Week of April 3, 2014]]> Sisters of Swing: The Story of the Andrews Sisters..]]> <![CDATA[Comedy crusaders hit Boulder]]> With Boulder’s fixation on eco-friendly products, gluten-free food and meditation, it’s no surprise that some comedians find Boulder to be a goldmine of material.“I do this bit about]]> <![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[A starcatcher is born at Denver Center for the Performing Arts]]> Every child yearns to grow up and throw off the seemingly unbearable yoke of parents, teachers, priests and other bullies. Invariably, they realize too late that while the adult world is a place in which they can eat ice cream for dinner and stay up as late as they want, early onset diabetes and 7 a.m. personnel meetings are extremely harsh overlords.]]> <![CDATA[Choose your own adventure]]> Attendees don’t just stroll through a haunted house, gawking at the horror show all willy-nilly. They are handed a military-replica machine-gun that fires lasers so they can gun down the zombies. A headshot triggers a flash of light and vibration from the sensors mounted to the actor’s heads and down they go; a body shot and they just keep coming.]]> <![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[Poets and teens team up to tame body image issues]]> Two years ago, performance poet Sonya Rene Taylor was chatting with a friend who was having an issue in the bedroom. Her friend had cerebral palsy, and she felt awkward asking her partner for the special attention she needed because of her disability.]]> <![CDATA[Curiouser about Curious]]> About 10,000 playwrights live and work in the country, but in the past 10 years, there have been an average of two new plays produced on Broadway each year, according to Jason Loewith, executive director of the National New Play Network.]]> <![CDATA[Theater | Week of May 15, 2014]]> 224 Main St., Longmont, 303-682-9980. Through August 13..]]> <![CDATA['The Wizard of Oz' at Boulder's Dinner Theatre: A girl and her dog]]> This cultural powerhouse, this multi-generationally much-beloved masterpiece, has been touching hearts and opening minds since the turn of the 20th century.]]> <![CDATA[Central City Opera presents a study in contrasts]]> Central City Opera (CCO), one of the jewels of the summer season in Colorado, is offering two productions in the historic Central City Opera House this year.]]> <![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[All the way]]> Historically, the terms “Rated R” and “dinner theater” have rarely been used in the same sentence. Dinner theater is something you dress up for, not a place to see, for example, men strip down to their skivvies (and then some).]]> <![CDATA[Leaning forward, staying present]]> News about the near-fatal shooting of 14-year-old Pakistani women’s rights activist Malala Yousafzai reached Eve Ensler in a text message.]]>