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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: HAPPY DAYS at TheatreworksBWW Reviews: HAPPY DAYS at Theatreworks
Posted: Mar. 23, 2015


BWW Reviews: TILLY THE TRICKSTER at Fine Arts CenterBWW Reviews: TILLY THE TRICKSTER at Fine Arts Center
Posted: Mar. 23, 2015


LAST 365 DAYS

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 FOREVER PLAID Is Nostalgic in the Best WayBWW Reviews: FAC's FOREVER PLAID Is Nostalgic in the Best Way
Posted: May. 11, 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' SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS Delivers Comedy on a Silver PlatterBWW Reviews: Theatreworks' SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS Delivers Comedy on a Silver Platter
Posted: Apr. 28, 2014


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: 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.
BWW Reviews: SET Explores Comedy, Tragedy, and Taboo with THE GOAT OR, WHO IS SYLVIA?BWW Reviews: SET Explores Comedy, Tragedy, and Taboo with THE GOAT OR, WHO IS SYLVIA?
June 13, 2014

BWW Reviews: Black Box Brings THE BUTLER DID IT! Home to Colorado SpringsBWW Reviews: Black Box Brings THE BUTLER DID IT! Home to Colorado Springs
June 9, 2014

The history of 'the butler did it' as a mystery plot device is filled with old-fashioned classism. To proponents of the trope, it was a great twist; who would suspect the servant, a person who ideally is supposed to be invisible? Others, such as S.S. Van Dine, considered it too easy a solution-because of course the lower tiers of the social order would be the logical place for such a culprit. In any case, the notion was already a hoary old cliche by the 1930s, when Todd Wallinger's The Butler Did It! is set-so much so that it's practically the first thing brought up between butler Jenkins and maid Sarah when discussing the popular mystery writer about to descend upon their household.
BWW Reviews: FAC's FOREVER PLAID Is Nostalgic in the Best WayBWW Reviews: FAC's FOREVER PLAID Is Nostalgic in the Best Way
May 11, 2014

Forever Plaid has what is probably my favorite premise for a revue show: on February 9th, 1964, a close-harmony quartet called Forever Plaid is on their way to their first big show when their car crashes with a bus and all four members are killed. (The bus was transporting a group of schoolgirls to see the Beatles perform on Ed Sullivan, a symbol of the shifting music paradigm that was already rendering the Plaids' sound obsolete.) Now, years later, the alignment of the planets and other vague metaphysical forces have arranged for the group to finish their earthly business and perform their first-and last-concert before heading to the great beyond.
BWW Reviews: Theatreworks' SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS Delivers Comedy on a Silver PlatterBWW Reviews: Theatreworks' SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS Delivers Comedy on a Silver Platter
April 28, 2014



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