<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Stage]]> <![CDATA[Merry cynics-mas]]> Remembering the spirit of Christmas can get difficult when parking lot road rage and wrestling over smartphones overtake Santa and good cheer.]]> <![CDATA[Theatre | Week of Oct. 23, 2014]]> Longmont Theatre Company is putting on “The Rocky Horror Show” through October 25..]]> <![CDATA[From Germany with ennui]]> Most people don’t like to hurt their friends’ feelings, even with good intentions. Yet sometimes it is of necessity.]]> <![CDATA[Chuckles]]> Poundstone has won Emmys, written books, is ranked at 88 on Comedy Central’s Greatest Comedians of All Time, was inducted into the Comedy Hall of Fame in 2010, and was the first female comedian to perform at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. When you see all that, suddenly, some radio quiz show seems kind of irrelevant.]]> <![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[Quilters]]> This musical, put on by CU students, is a solemn take on life on the prairie.]]> <![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['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[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[The new Monday night]]> Conor O'Neill's regularly offers an open mic on Tuesday nights, Catacombs hosts one on Thursday nights, and a new weekly poetry reading is currently in the works at Tonic, with similar showcases offered throughout the year at the No-Name Bar on the Hill, the Boulder Bookstore and on the CU campus.]]> <![CDATA[Here is the school. Here is the steeple.]]> The year is 2243. The Philadelphia Eagles have just won their first Super Bowl. And much to everyone’s surprise, God himself decides to take a leisurely stroll down 5th Avenue in New York City (now known as Little Beijing) with his arm ensconced firmly in the backside of the corpse of Charles Darwin.]]> <![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[Philately attraction]]> Did you know that Mauritius is a tiny island just east of Madagascar? Neither did I. That Mauritius was the sole, native home of the now extinct Dodo bird, and that Mauritius was only the fifth country ever to issue postage stamps, were also facts that had, until now, eluded me.]]> <![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[A farce within a farce]]> It’s a testament to the playwright, cast and director of the Colorado Shakespeare Festival’s Noises Off that something as subtle as a missed stage direction can become a hilarious running joke in a play.]]> <![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[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[Just a kiss]]> Putting on a play is one complicated proposition. Think about how difficult it is to coordinate with a small handful of your friends for a Saturday night jaunt to Pearl Street or (gasp!) Denver and you immediately get the idea.]]> <![CDATA[Theatre | Week of Nov. 6, 2014]]> Jester’s Dinner Theatre, 224 Main St., Longmont, 303-682- 9980. Through Nov. 30..]]> <![CDATA[Shakespeare's best villain]]> Say what you will about Tybalt or Iago, Edmund (the bastard!) or Lady Macbeth. For my money, the greatest Shakespearean villain is Richard. He opens Richard III as the Duke of Gloucester and ends it as the King of England. He is, by his own hand or through his devices, a serial killer of prolific pedigree.]]>