<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Stage]]> <![CDATA[Budgeting the Bard]]> The festival is a proud product of the University of Colorado Boulder and a cherished cultural gem in the city of Boulder. But according to numbers provided by the university, in only one of those years, 2000, did the festival post a profit.]]> <![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[It has a wealthy dowager in it]]> In a world brimming with so much cynicism, now more than ever people occasionally need the kind of charming, guileless sentimentality offered up by shows like The Drowsy Chaperone. Though it first hit Broadway in 2006, aside from its meta-structure The Drowsy Chaperone feels like it could easily be a product of the Jazz Age.]]> <![CDATA[Kathy Griffin is actually a gay man, and other comedic oddities ]]> About 15 minutes late in ringing my cell phone, Griffin apologizes, having just found out she had to call all the reporters herself, noting, %uFFFDThat%uFFFDs such a D-list thing to be doing.%uFFFD We chatted a little about her latest Bravo stand up special, Balls of Steel,.]]> <![CDATA[Theater | Week of Jan. 22, 2015]]> Forbidden Broadway: Alive & Kicking!.]]> <![CDATA[Theatre | Week of Dec. 4, 2014]]> Forbidden Broadway: Alive & Kicking!.]]> <![CDATA[A revolution at the pole]]> Reed isn’t exaggerating. Pole dancing became a fitness option about 10 years ago, and its combination of gymnastic-style strength exercises, grace and sheer spectacle made it take off in the fitness world just as fast as crazes like yoga, pilates and CrossFit.]]> <![CDATA[40 Women Over 40 brings drama, humor, and healing to stage]]> To say that Nancy Cranbourne is excited about her dance company would be a bit of an understatement. “I’m in love with these women,” says Cranbourne. “I’m in love with what they do. Everything comes out of this place of inspiration and love and I’m just blessed with that. I so admire them; they are my heroes.”]]> <![CDATA[Lessons in loss]]> Appoggiatura begins in a Venice hotel where three people have come to mourn the death of Gordon — a husband, lover and grandfather. Grandmother Helen seeks to remember the beauty of an early trip to Italy with Gordon, who has since left her for the pessimistic Aunt Chuck.]]> <![CDATA[Theater | Week of Jan. 29, 2015]]> Forbidden Broadway: Alive & Kicking!.]]> <![CDATA[Barrie's back]]> Speaking of Hook, his pirate ship is one of the biggest, most impressive pieces of set design I've seen from BDT in ages. It virtually fills the stage during the climactic confrontation between Hook's hearties and Pan's lost boys. Kudos to Scenic Designer Amy Campion.]]> <![CDATA[Theater | Week of June 19, 2014]]> Theatre-Hikes: Alice in Wonderland..]]> <![CDATA[Barking pirates, Barbies and a parasol]]> Written in Victorian times, Gilbert and Sullivan’s shows kept their massive popularity for decades. Through most of the 20th century, there were Gilbert and Sullivan (G&S) companies, professional and amateur, all across the U.S.]]> <![CDATA[It was the cat rapist in the solarium with the enema nozzle]]> In fact, it amuses me to no end that some of the material on their website (particularly the description of Penumbra in the Garden of Twilight’s Cucumbers, the fictional play they’d intended to produce before settling on Delirium Tremens) and in the program so far exceeds in cleverness and craft the dialogue in Delirium Tremens itself.]]> <![CDATA[Funny business]]> Seth Meyers is living the dream. The 37-year-old New Hampshire native has an impressive résumé, starting with his tenure as a cast member and head writer on Saturday Night Live, and leading to his stints hosting the ESPYs and performing after President Barack Obama at this spring’s White House Press Correspondents’ Dinner. Throw in the occasional acting gig, and he says his current career situation is “perfect.”]]> <![CDATA[The Upstart Crow's 30th season starts with a bang -- literally]]> Over the past few weeks, America's football season once again kicked off. As is the annual custom, fans of college football engaged fans of professional football in the ageless, spirited debate about which version of the sport deserves higher praise.]]> <![CDATA[A dirge for the American dream]]> If Willy Loman were an ice cream flavor, he’d be American Raspberry. If he were a car, he’d be a Ford Edsel. If he were a song, he’d be Sinatra’s “Here’s to the Losers.”]]> <![CDATA[Students belt it out in opera]]> In many ways, the production is the same one mounted by CU in 2006. After those performances, the CU College of Music kept the sets and costumes, which they will use again. But in some ways, it will be a new production. “There are some things that are different,” Leigh Holman, CU director of opera, explains.]]> <![CDATA[Boulder Weekly’s Complete New Year’s Eve Guide 2014-2015]]> New Years Eve with Caribou Mountain Collective and The Hot Lick..]]> <![CDATA[Boulder Ensemble's latest is 'Survivor: Leipzig']]> After the rather lackluster The Other Place, the usually metronomically reliable Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company (BETC) comes back strong with Bach at Leipzig. If you enjoyed the movie Amadeus — and if you haven’t seen that film I can’t recommend it enough — you’ll revel in this jaunty, cheeky, fictionalized look at the cutthroat competition to assume one of the highest posts in the rarified world of music in Germany circa 1722.]]>