<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Stage]]> <![CDATA[Let it snow]]> For many people, a white Christmas is the be-all and end-all of holiday cheer. Going to bed on Christmas Eve with flakes filling the air and waking up on Christmas morning to a world softened by a blanket of new-fallen snow simply can’t be beat.]]> <![CDATA[Craptabulous!]]> Famous scientists, authors and professional football players have all graduated from this hallowed institution. For many, including myself, the most noteworthy CU alumnus is by far Trey Parker, the co-creator of the subversive and long-running Comedy Central hit South Park.]]> <![CDATA[Laugh]]> You’ve seen her on Arrested Development. You’ve seen her on The Comedians of Comedy. You may even have seen her in a Target commercial. But this week, you can see Maria Bamford here in Boulder..]]> <![CDATA[Snow Angel]]> The humorous tale of how a mysterious girl named Eva goes on a journey of self-discovery happens during a snow day caused by the biggest blizzard in 107 years.]]> <![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 | Week of June 26, 2014]]> The Denver Center for the Performing Arts is putting on Second City’s American Mixtape.]]> <![CDATA[‘Poor’ Tommy]]> Usually, The Who’s Tommy is thought of as a large-scale musical filled with special effects and flashy design. Interestingly, Obscene Courageous Theatre Company, a relatively young company in Denver, chose a low-tech angle for its current production of the play, running through Sunday, June 22 at Denver’s Dangerous Theatre.]]> <![CDATA[Down Southie]]> Playwright David Lindsay-Abaire explores neighborhood survival guilt in his Southie chronicles, Good People.]]> <![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[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[Twirling, twirling, twirling toward freedom!]]> Les 7 doigts de la main translates as 'The seven fingers of the hand' and is a play on an old French idiom about disparate parts coming together to work toward a common goal. Either that, or it's really the punch line to a filthy French joke on par with The Aristocrats.]]> <![CDATA[As leadership changes, questions arise about Colorado Shakespeare Festival’s future]]> The Colorado Shakespeare Festival is one of those Boulder institutions that, like the genre it celebrates, seems like it’s been around forever. Though longevity has its place, could a series of present troubles threaten the CSF’s future?]]> <![CDATA[theater]]> New choreography by three CU dancers tells a tale of a young woman’s reality through memories of her childhood.]]> <![CDATA[Theater | Week of April 17, 2014]]> An evening of three original plays.]]> <![CDATA[Drinking away Christmas Eve in Conor McPherson's 'The Seafarer']]> For most of the play, The Seafarer seems to be a tart, cynically humorous morality tale about the dangers of drink, but in the end it cops out, letting Sharky, Richard and the rest off the hook in the name of feelgood Christmas miracles.]]> <![CDATA[From Russia with laughs]]> And make no mistake, Nikolai Gogol’s The Inspector General, presented by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, is but a Janet and Chrissy away from that sitcom hit of the ’70s and ’80s. As with pretty much every episode of Three’s Company, The Inspector General revolves around a case of mistaken identity. The corrupt leaders of a provincial Russian community learn that an inspector general has been dispatched to their little burg. ]]> <![CDATA[Jesus, Mary and Rudy]]> This charming, hilarious, often touching play deserves to be sold out for the rest of its run. It is by far the best LTC production I have ever seen, and it stands toe-to-toe with the finest “major league” shows in Denver — or anywhere else along the Front Range — in the recent past.]]> <![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[How many Mormons does it take to baptize a Ugandan?]]> On the metaphorical eighth day, Matt Stone, Trey Parker and Robert Lopez brought forth the funniest musical in recent memory, The Book of Mormon.]]> <![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.]]>