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The odd duck quacks the loudest

This year’s Colorado Shakespeare Festival (CSF) is a bit of an odd duck. But then, isn’t it always the oddest ducks that quack the...

When the human world is a mess

On the fourth consecutive day of “too hot” this summer, an afternoon at the beach starts to sound real nice. But, living in this...

The nose knows

Shakespeare purists shake their fists and gnash their teeth when a Shakespeare festival includes works by playwrights other than the Bard. From a pedantic...

Labour of love

People live on the island of Manhattan their entire lives and never visit the Statue of Liberty. There are lifelong Arizonans who’ve never stood...

The politics of laughing

I’ve got good news and bad news for all the dyed in the wool, “red ’til I’m dead!” conservatives and “true blue!” liberals out...

School is in session

In School of Rock The Musical, wannabe-rock legend Dewey Finn poses as a substitute teacher in order to make some extra cash. When describing...

The ones with the thin, bright faces

Everyone knows of Neverland and Peter Pan, but far fewer people know Scottish playwright James Matthew Barrie’s other magical worlds and characters. Produced by...

Sing out, Mama Rose

A few years ago, thanks to the advent of reality TV, the stage mom trope had a moment in the sun. Dance Moms and Toddlers...

Leave it to BETC

Atheist, agnostic or true believer. Which one are you? Whichever it is, you probably feel quite firmly that you’re right and the other two...

Make way for Aladdin

With a pen and a blank page, an animator has the ability to create whatever his imagination can concoct — maybe a flying carpet...

A terrific two-hander

Ensemble pieces and one-man (or woman) shows are a dime a dozen. Two-person plays — also known as “two-handers” — are a much rarer...

CU Eklund Opera comes to the Macky stage

Stephen Sondheim’s demon barber of Fleet Street is a hard character to like. He is, after all, a serial killer with a dark heart,...
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