BWW's Top Denver Theatre Stories of 2012

BroadwayWorld brings you the Best of Denver in the year 2012. Check out the Top Theatre Stories from each month during in the year 2012. We look forward to another exciting year of theatre in 2013!

January

BWW's Top Denver Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: Denver Center's THE WHALE - a Heavy, Superb Drama


This play is a painfully tender and realistic story that has refreshing grit to it and is fearless in its exploration of abject depression, body image as it relates to emotions, familial estrangements... (read more...)
BWW's Top Denver Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL National Tour in Denver - Soaring High!


From its gravity-defying acrobatics and smooth dance numbers to its lovable characters and toe-tapping music and lyrics, this show made me squeal like a 12-year-old girl at cheer camp!... (read more...)
BWW's Top Denver Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: PHAMALY's THE ELEPHANT MAN - Stunning Performance!


I can honestly say this performance was life changing for me, offering a broadened perspective that blasts stereotypes right out of the water.... (read more...)

February

BWW's Top Denver Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: Denver Center's THE TAMING OF THE SHREW - Superb Interpretation!


This version of Willy's 16th century exploration of family expectations, courtship rituals, marriage as an institution, identity, love, and sex is a fun, physical, social exploration of what it means ... (read more...)
BWW's Top Denver Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: The Arvada Center Presents THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST - Classically Wilde!


While I do appreciate the liberties some directors take in exploring classics with alternative/parallel universes and the whole "what if?" scenario, sometimes a classic is best left a classic.... (read more...)
BWW's Top Denver Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: Spark Theater's CASUAL ENCOUNTERS/MISSED CONNECTIONS - Super Cute and Hilarious!


Who knew Craigslist could be so fun ... and so profoundly touching? ... (read more...)

March

BWW's Top Denver Theatre Stories of 2012

BATMAN LIVE to Launch US Tour This September in Anahaim


BATMAN LIVE, which recently toured the UK, will launch a US tour in Anaheim on September 5, 2012. The show follows Dick Grayson, an orphaned circus performer who is looked after by Bruce Wayne. In his... (read more...)
BWW's Top Denver Theatre Stories of 2012

Denver Center Theatre Company 2012-2013 Season to Include FENCES, THE GIVER, WHITE CHRISTMAS


The Denver Center Theatre Company announced its lineup of productions for the 2012/13. Artistic Director Kent Thompson continues the company's tradition of presenting new work with two world premieres... (read more...)
BWW's Top Denver Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: The Denver Center's THE GREAT WALL STORY - Historically Delightful!


This is really a funny and lighthearted play that highlights the technological promises of a new century and offers a fascinating glimpse into Denver history.... (read more...)

April

BWW's Top Denver Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: Boulder's Dinner Theatre Presents THE DROWSY CHAPERONE - an Over the Top Triumph!


THE DROWSY CHAPERONE is truly a gay, show-within-a-show romp for the ages. At first I was like 'What gay holy hell is this?!'... (read more...)
BWW's Top Denver Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: Arvada Center's CHESS - Timeless Masterpiece


So this is what happens when everything goes right in a production. Creative set/lighting/sound/costume design + talented ensemble + fierce vocals and choreography = check mate and game won! ... (read more...)
BWW's Top Denver Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: Ignite Theatre's THE BUSY WORLD IS HUSHED - Incomplete


The Players went through the blocking just fine, but never truly embodied or developed the characters to the depths of their potential emotional scope. Basically, they put on a play but not a performa... (read more...)

May

BWW's Top Denver Theatre Stories of 2012

Hayley Podschun to Lead Arvada Center's LEGALLY BLONDE; Full Cast Announced


The Arvada Center Artistic Producer, Rod A. Lansberry has announced the cast for Legally Blonde, The Musical. The show runs June 12 - July 1, 2012 in the Main Stage Theater.... (read more...)
BWW's Top Denver Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: Arvada Center's TWELFTH NIGHT or WHAT YOU WILL, a Comedy - Why So Serious?


Malvolio is much, much darker and when he vows revenge in the last scene it comes off as ominous and sinister. It left me wondering if there was going to be a sequel - "Friday the 13th Night!" "Malvol... (read more...)
BWW's Top Denver Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: Ignite Theatre's THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL - a White Trash Winner!


Do not take your hair out of those curlers, grab a lawn chair and a PBR and go see this instant cult-classic!... (read more...)

June

BWW's Top Denver Theatre Stories of 2012

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at LEGALLY BLONDE Rehearsals at Arvada Center!


The Arvada Center presents LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL, June 12 - July 1, with preview performances June 8-10 at the Main Stage Theater. Hayley Podschun as Elle Woods and Curt Hansen as Warner practic... (read more...)
BWW's Top Denver Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: Curious Theatre's RED - and Instant Masterpiece


Simply put, this play is a work of art thanks to genius directing, a wonderful natural set, and two amazing performances!... (read more...)
BWW's Top Denver Theatre Stories of 2012

Arvada Center Holds DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS Auditions in Denver, 6/28-29; NYC, 6/9-11


The Arvada Center will hold auditions for the musical, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at the Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., June 28 and 29; and in New York City, June 9 -11. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels wil... (read more...)

July

BWW's Top Denver Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: The Edge Theater's IT'S JUST SEX - An Enticing Ensemble


This show is a PBS After School Special of the very naughty kind!... (read more...)
BWW's Top Denver Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Exclusive: 2012 Denver GALA Choral Music Festival Features Stephen Schwartz


It was a gay ol' time here is Denver over past week as we played host to the GALA Choral Music Festival!... (read more...)
BWW's Top Denver Theatre Stories of 2012

ODD FUTURE Plays the Fox Theatre, 9/21 & 22


Z2 Entertainment will present two nights of Odd Future at the Fox Theatre on Friday, September 21st & Saturday, September 22nd. Tickets go on sale today, Friday, July 20th for $35 general admission. ... (read more...)

August

BWW's Top Denver Theatre Stories of 2012

The Arvada Center Presents DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, 9/11-30


The award winning Arvada Center will open its 2012- 2013 season with Dirty Rotten Scoundrels directed by Rod A. Lansberry on September 11 running through September 30 in the Main Stage Theater. Dirty ... (read more...)
BWW's Top Denver Theatre Stories of 2012

STAGE TUBE: Backstage with JERSEY BOYS' Stephen Cerf at the Buell Theatre


On In Focus with Eden Lane this week, Lane makes a special backstage visit at Jersey Boys to meet a Colorado actor, Stephen Cerf, on his first tour stopping at the Buell Theatre. She also meets the ta... (read more...)
BWW's Top Denver Theatre Stories of 2012

ONCE, EVITA Among 11 Broadway Shows in Denver Center Attractions' 2013-14 Season


Denver Center Attractions announces an extended season featuring hits straight from Broadway for 2013/14. New this year, the season includes increased payment plan options. For as low as eight payment... (read more...)

September

BWW's Top Denver Theatre Stories of 2012

100-Year Anniversary Tour of TITANIC: THE MUSICAL Travels US and Canada thru November 2012


The 100-year anniversary tour of TITANIC: The Musical set sail in Kentucky on September 22, 2012! It is touring all throughout the United States and Canada until late November.... (read more...)
BWW's Top Denver Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: LA CAGE AUX FOLLES National Tour - A Gay Ol' Time at the Denver Center!


This American classic tickled every gay bone in my body!... (read more...)
BWW's Top Denver Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: Spotlight Theatre Presents Delicious Suspense in MURDER ON THE NILE


This ensemble was full of quirky characters and outstanding performances.... (read more...)

October

BWW's Top Denver Theatre Stories of 2012

MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET, THE MUSICAL Comes to the Arvada Center, 11/27-12/23


The award winning Arvada Center will open Miracle on 34th Street, The Musical directed by Gavin Mayer on November 27 running through December 23, 2012 in the Main Stage Theater. The musical is based o... (read more...)
BWW's Top Denver Theatre Stories of 2012

Fine Arts Center's Theatre Company Presents A CHRISTMAS STORY, 11/29-12/23


The Fine Arts Center's Theatre Company presents A Christmas Story, the stage play adaptation of the Christmas film, Nov. 29 - Dec. 23, in the SaG?Ji Theatre.... (read more...)
BWW's Top Denver Theatre Stories of 2012

STAGE TUBE: Cast Members Bryan Fenkart and Felicia Boswell Talk MEMPHIS, Playing at Buell Theatre


'Memphis,' the 2010 Tony Award winner for Best Musical that blew the roof off Broadway, is playing at The Buell Theatre. Eden Lane meets with stars Bryan Fenkart (who has a Colorado connection) and Fe... (read more...)

November

BWW's Top Denver Theatre Stories of 2012

War Horse Gallops Into Denver's Buell Theatre, 1/8-30; Tickets Go on Sale 11/11


The National Theatre of Great Britain's epic War Horse, winner of five 2011 Tony Awards including Best Play, makes its Denver premiere at the Buell Theatre January 8-20. Tickets go on sale to the publ... (read more...)
BWW's Top Denver Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: The Denver Center Presents a Tender, Thought Provoking Performance in THE GIVER


Reminiscent of Asimov with a hint of The Hunger Games, this show explores the possibility of humans being micromanaged in every aspect of their lives and humanity being reduced to a calculation.... (read more...)
BWW's Top Denver Theatre Stories of 2012

Denver Center Theatre Company Announces 2013 COLORADO NEW PLAY SUMMIT Lineup


The Denver Center Theatre Company (DCTC) has made its final selections for the 8th Annual Colorado New Play Summit. With a stunning representation of today's playwrights, presenting shows covering top... (read more...)

December

BWW's Top Denver Theatre Stories of 2012

FEED ME WITH TEETH Comes to the Fox Theatre, 2/11


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BWW's Top Denver Theatre Stories of 2012

The Road to Paid Dues Tour Featuring MURS Comes to the Fox Theatre, 3/8


Z2 Entertainment will present The Road to Paid Dues Tour featuring MURS with Fashawn at the Fox Theatre on Friday, March 8th. Tickets go on sale Friday, December 7th for $18.00 in advance and $20.00 d... (read more...)
BWW's Top Denver Theatre Stories of 2012

The Magic Beans with The Main Squeeze Play the Fox Theatre, 3/22


Z2 Entertainment will present The Magic Beans with The Main Squeeze at the Fox Theatre on Friday, March 22nd. Tickets go on sale Friday, December 7th for $12.00 in advance and $14.00 day of show.... (read more...)

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