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Christi Esterle

Christi Esterle Christi Esterle is a Colorado native, geek, and a theater fan ever since she saw her older cousin performing in a high school production of "Oklahoma!" She lives with her husband, two sons, two cats, countless books and one temperamental iPod.
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BWW Reviews: FAC's GUYS AND DOLLS is Good Old-Fashioned FunBWW Reviews: FAC's GUYS AND DOLLS is Good Old-Fashioned Fun
Posted: May. 24, 2015


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BWW Reviews: FAC's MARY POPPINS a Jolly Holiday TreatBWW Reviews: FAC's MARY POPPINS a Jolly Holiday Treat
Posted: Dec. 15, 2014


BWW Reviews: FAC's Trip into REEFER MADNESSBWW Reviews: FAC's Trip into REEFER MADNESS
Posted: Feb. 16, 2015


BWW Reviews: Inspire Creative's WIZARD OF OZ a Familiar Trip Down the Yellow Brick RoadBWW Reviews: Inspire Creative's WIZARD OF OZ a Familiar Trip
Posted: Jan. 26, 2015


BWW Reviews: Theatreworks and LIDA Project Explore the Forgotten History of LUDLOW, 1914BWW Reviews: Theatreworks and LIDA Project Explore LUDLOW, 1914
Posted: Sep. 12, 2014


BWW Reviews: SET Connects with DEAD MAN'S CELL PHONEBWW Reviews: SET Connects with DEAD MAN'S CELL PHONE
Posted: Feb. 13, 2015


BWW Reviews: Inspire Creative's SHREK More Fractured Than Fairy TaleBWW Reviews: Inspire Creative's SHREK More Fractured Than Fairy Tale
Posted: Sep. 22, 2014


BWW Reviews: In the Teeth of Madness with FAC's DRACULABWW Reviews: In the Teeth of Madness with FAC's DRACULA
Posted: Oct. 19, 2014


BWW Reviews: FAC's GUYS AND DOLLS is Good Old-Fashioned FunBWW Reviews: FAC's GUYS AND DOLLS is Good Old-Fashioned Fun
May 24, 2015

Guys and Dolls is a classic because it works--and Fine Arts Center demonstrates why.
BWW Reviews: Theatreworks Spins Tall Tales With THE LIARBWW Reviews: Theatreworks Spins Tall Tales With THE LIAR
April 25, 2015

Caught somewhere between classical and modern modes, The Liar is a truly entertaining evening.
BWW Reviews: A LATE SNOW at SETBWW Reviews: A LATE SNOW at SET
April 11, 2015

Written just over forty years ago, Jane Chambers' A Late Snow shouldn't be controversial anymore. Yet here it is, 2015, and the church I drive past on the way to the store has a sign out front declaring, 'DON'T GIVE IN TO THE HOMOSEXUAL AGENDA,' so it's safe to say that SET's latest production will raise eyebrows in some circles of Colorado Springs.
BWW Reviews: A Journey of 4000 MILES at the FACBWW Reviews: A Journey of 4000 MILES at the FAC
March 30, 2015

Her name was Lee Joseph. She passed away in 2013 at the age of 96, after what was in every sense of the term a full life. She hung around with the sort of people who got called before the HUAC, was married for a time to Arthur Herzog, Jr. (who co-wrote the Billie Holliday standard 'God Bless the Child'), and was an activist up through the later days of her life, when she marched in Occupy Wall Street protests. And she served as the basis for Vera, the punchy nonagenarian at the center of her granddaughter Amy Herzog's play 4000 Miles, now in its Colorado debut at the Fine Arts Center.
BWW Reviews: TILLY THE TRICKSTER at Fine Arts CenterBWW Reviews: TILLY THE TRICKSTER at Fine Arts Center
March 23, 2015

Like its title character, Tilly has some flaws to work through but a good heart.
BWW Reviews: HAPPY DAYS at TheatreworksBWW Reviews: HAPPY DAYS at Theatreworks
March 23, 2015

'What does it mean?'
BWW Reviews: FAC's Trip into REEFER MADNESSBWW Reviews: FAC's Trip into REEFER MADNESS
February 16, 2015

It's not Mary Poppins; it's Mary Jane.
BWW Reviews: SET Connects with DEAD MAN'S CELL PHONEBWW Reviews: SET Connects with DEAD MAN'S CELL PHONE
February 13, 2015

Springs Ensemble tells a sweet, sad story of isolation in the age of mass communication.
BWW Reviews: Inspire Creative's WIZARD OF OZ a Familiar Trip Down the Yellow Brick RoadBWW Reviews: Inspire Creative's WIZARD OF OZ a Familiar Trip Down the Yellow Brick Road
January 26, 2015

BWW Reviews: Theatreworks Examines Decay and Disillusionment in DETROITBWW Reviews: Theatreworks Examines Decay and Disillusionment in DETROIT
January 23, 2015

The audience sits on either side of a shared backyard flanked by two houses. At first glance structurally identical, closer examination revels distinct differences. One house has a clean patio set, new curtains, and a well-tended window box of flowers. The other shows obvious signs of neglect: peeling paint, dead grass, a rusty charcoal grill tucked away in a corner.
BWW Reviews: FAC's MARY POPPINS a Jolly Holiday TreatBWW Reviews: FAC's MARY POPPINS a Jolly Holiday Treat
December 15, 2014

The most successful production in Fine Arts Center history is also its most ambitious.
BWW Reviews: Holiday Cheer with THE WYNOT RADIO THEATRE SHOW at FACBWW Reviews: Holiday Cheer with THE WYNOT RADIO THEATRE SHOW at FAC
December 12, 2014

Take a trip back to the golden era when thrilling radio drama ruled the airwaves. It was a time of thrilling adventures, chilling suspense, and fast-pasted comic banter. A time when men were men, women were dames, and nobody complained if a baby was a cigarette mascot.
BWW Reviews: Theatreworks' PSYCHO BEACH PARTY Flounders in the WaterBWW Reviews: Theatreworks' PSYCHO BEACH PARTY Flounders in the Water
October 24, 2014

You'd think a play called Psycho Beach Party would be a little more, well....crazy. But Charles Busch's affectionate parody of 1960s beach movies seldom seems more unhinged than the cheerful teen romps it draws inspiration from. Oh, it's not all sun and fun in the sand, to be sure. There's a fair amount of sexual kink, a domineering mother who could give Margaret White a run for her money, and revelations of a tragic past, but it all feels so light. The poster for the Theatreworks production, featuring a knife-wielding beach bunny, promises a gruesome good time that the play never really delivers.
BWW Reviews: In the Teeth of Madness with FAC's DRACULABWW Reviews: In the Teeth of Madness with FAC's DRACULA
October 19, 2014

Just in time for Halloween, Fine Arts Center brings some old-fashioned horror to the stage.
BWW Reviews: SET's RATTLESNAKES Strikes Fast, Then Slows DownBWW Reviews: SET's RATTLESNAKES Strikes Fast, Then Slows Down
October 10, 2014

BWW Reviews: Inspire Creative's SHREK More Fractured Than Fairy TaleBWW Reviews: Inspire Creative's SHREK More Fractured Than Fairy Tale
September 22, 2014

Shrek doesn't seem like the song-and-dance type, but Inspire Creative has fun with him anyway.
BWW Reviews: Theatreworks and LIDA Project Explore the Forgotten History of LUDLOW, 1914BWW Reviews: Theatreworks and LIDA Project Explore the Forgotten History of LUDLOW, 1914
September 12, 2014

The Ludlow Massacre isn't discussed much in schools, but this collaboration between Theatreworks and The LIDA Project gives ample reason why it should be.
BWW Reviews: SET Examines 'ART' From Multiple AnglesBWW Reviews: SET Examines 'ART' From Multiple Angles
August 10, 2014

When did simple differences of opinion become so contentious?
BWW Reviews: Theatreworks' AS YOU LIKE IT - A Rustic Revel in Rock LedgeBWW Reviews: Theatreworks' AS YOU LIKE IT - A Rustic Revel in Rock Ledge
August 10, 2014

Theatreworks' current Shakespeare in the Park production exudes warmth, love, and triumph over adversity--both onstage and off.
BWW Reviews: FLOYD AND CLEA UNDER THE WESTERN SKY at the Fine Arts CenterBWW Reviews: FLOYD AND CLEA UNDER THE WESTERN SKY at the Fine Arts Center
June 16, 2014

If you missed Once when it was at the Denver Center last month, then Floyd and Clea Under the Western Sky is probably an acceptable substitute. Like the Tony-winning musical, Floyd and Clea centers around two characters who form a bond through music and end up transforming each other's lives.


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