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BWW Review: MOTOWN THE MUSICAL at Buell Theatre BWW Review: MOTOWN THE MUSICAL at Buell Theatre
by colin roybal - February 17, 2017

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BWW Review: THE BOOK OF WILL at Denver Center Theatre Company BWW Review: THE BOOK OF WILL at Denver Center Theatre Company
by Chris Arneson - February 01, 2017

The Book of Will, directed by Davis McCallum, takes inspiration from the true story of Shakespeare's first folio, mainly compiled by his friends and fellow actors Henry Condell and John Heminges a few years after Shakespeare's death, following the death of another actor, Richard Burbage, who seeming... (more...)
BWW Review: FUN HOME Tour Brings Superb Story to Denver Center BWW Review: FUN HOME Tour Brings Superb Story to Denver Center
by Chris Arneson - January 19, 2017

There's wiping a tear from your eye during an emotional performance, and then there's mopping up buckets of tears from your shirtsleeve for most of the show. For me, Fun Home was the latter.... (more...)
BWW Review: Performance Now's MAN OF LA MANCHA a Stunning Musical Adaptation of Classic Tale BWW Review: Performance Now's MAN OF LA MANCHA a Stunning Musical Adaptation of Classic Tale
by Chris Arneson - January 11, 2017

The story of Don Quixote is frequently touted as one of the best in literature. Currently, Lakewood's Performance Now Theatre Company presents that tale in its musical form.... (more...)
BWW Review: DCPA CHRISTMAS CAROL Welcomes New Scrooge BWW Review: DCPA CHRISTMAS CAROL Welcomes New Scrooge
by Chris Arneson - December 16, 2016

There's a glimmer of familiar holiday magic radiating from Denver's downtown art district.... (more...)
BWW Review: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH at the Buell Theatre BWW Review: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH at the Buell Theatre
by Chris Arneson - December 08, 2016

There's nothing like a rock musical led by a genderqueer German named Hedwig. Absolutely nothing.... (more...)
BWW Review: AN ACT OF GOD at Denver Center BWW Review: AN ACT OF GOD at Denver Center
by Chris Arneson - December 06, 2016

If you're in the mood for church but you're looking for something that actually makes sense, An Act of God might be right up your alley.... (more...)
BWW Review: I'LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS at Arvada Center BWW Review: I'LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS at Arvada Center
by Chris Arneson - December 01, 2016

There's no place like home for the holidays, and the Arvada Center is making sure of that this holiday season. I'll Be Home for Christmas is making its debut at the Center, featuring a broad selection of local talent.... (more...)
BWW Review: JERSEY BOYS Brings Home CO Natives BWW Review: JERSEY BOYS Brings Home CO Natives
by Chris Arneson - November 11, 2016

I've seen Jersey Boys three times now, and there's something about it that keeps me working my way back to it.... (more...)
BWW Review: FRANKENSTEIN at Denver Center Theatre Company BWW Review: FRANKENSTEIN at Denver Center Theatre Company
by Chris Arneson - October 21, 2016

When you think of Frankenstein, it's easy to default to a mad scientist cackling in his lab as he electrifies a boxy green guy with bolts in his neck. That's not what's happening right now at the Denver Center-it's so much better.... (more...)
BWW Review: WILLY WONKA at Vintage Theatre BWW Review: WILLY WONKA at Vintage Theatre
by colin roybal - October 02, 2016

The magical world of Willy Wonka's candy empire is a story that most are familiar with. From the rooms with flavored wallpaper, to the oompa-loompa minion workers, to the rich chocolate waterfall and river, the world of Willy Wonka's candy factory is whimsical and epic. But how does that world, whic... (more...)
BWW Review: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at Platte Valley Players BWW Review: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at Platte Valley Players
by Chris Arneson - September 23, 2016

Down on Skid Row, there's a flower shop that eats people. Currently, that little shop has rooted itself just outside of Denver.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE GLASS MENAGERIE at Denver Center Theatre Company BWW Review: THE GLASS MENAGERIE at Denver Center Theatre Company
by Chris Arneson - September 22, 2016

Tennessee Williams has a knack for making me want to quote lines from his shows. These are the kinds of plays I can't wait to talk about for days after, and the current Denver Center Theatre Company's first-ever production of The Glass Menagerie exceeded each one of my expectations.... (more...)
BWW Review: MURDER BALLAD at The Edge Theater BWW Review: MURDER BALLAD at The Edge Theater
by Chris Arneson - September 16, 2016

Murder Ballad is The Edge Theater's premiere musical, and hopefully they realize what a killer space they have for the genre.... (more...)
BWW Review: SISTER ACT at Arvada Center BWW Review: SISTER ACT at Arvada Center
by Chris Arneson - September 16, 2016

The Arvada Center is kicking off its 41st season by taking you to church, and maybe heaven, too, if you let it.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE WIZARD OF OZ at Candlelight Dinner Playhouse BWW Review: THE WIZARD OF OZ at Candlelight Dinner Playhouse
by Felicia Tassone - August 22, 2016

Candlelight Dinner Playhouse presents The Wizard of Oz, initially an adaptation of the 1900 book, "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz," by L. Frank Baum. This Royal Shakespeare adaption is perhaps the most well-known due to how closely it mirrors the 1939 movie starring Judy Garland. ... (more...)
BWW Review: FOOTLOOSE at BDT Stage BWW Review: FOOTLOOSE at BDT Stage
by Chris Arneson - August 19, 2016

It takes a special kind of movie to be converted into a stage musical. Luckily for Footloose, with a dance-centric plot serenaded by some rad '80s tunes, it's got something to work with.... (more...)
BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at DCPA BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at DCPA
by Chris Arneson - July 25, 2016

Beautiful - The Carole King Musical is one of those shows where you can't help but fall in love with the nostalgia of it all.... (more...)
BWW Review: HEATHERS THE MUSICAL  at The Nomad PlayHouse BWW Review: HEATHERS THE MUSICAL at The Nomad PlayHouse
by Emilee Hatfield - July 18, 2016

We all have endured it at one point or another in high school, the popular kids. Maybe you were one, or maybe you were their prey. But there came a time in all of our lives where we just wanted those who tortured us, teased us, or would gossip about us to just..disappear. But never have we acted on ... (more...)
BWW Review: The Evergreen Players Presents THE ADDAMS FAMILY BWW Review: The Evergreen Players Presents THE ADDAMS FAMILY
by Emilee Hatfield - July 17, 2016

It is normally becomes a family tradition around All Hallows Eve for many families across America to sit down and witness the strangeness that is The Addams family bring a certain darkness to the world. When we think of this bizarre family we think of the tv series or the movies, but not many would ... (more...)
BWW Reviews: SEX TIPS FOR STRAIGHT WOMEN FROM A GAY MAN @ DCPA BWW Reviews: SEX TIPS FOR STRAIGHT WOMEN FROM A GAY MAN @ DCPA
by Chris Arneson - July 15, 2016

You might wonder why I took my boyfriend to see a show where a gay guy gives sex tips to a straight woman. Like, guys, you already know these secrets...... (more...)
BWW Review: MARY POPPINS takes flight at Midtown Arts Center BWW Review: MARY POPPINS takes flight at Midtown Arts Center
by Felicia Tassone - July 08, 2016

As many of you might know, it is always a 'Jolly Holiday' with Mary. Poppins that is. This Practically Perfect Nanny first burst on the scene in 1934, in the children's books written by P.L. Travers. In 1964, the beloved Disney movie starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke was released. This is whe... (more...)
BWW Review: THE SOUND OF MUSIC Soars at The Buell Theatre BWW Review: THE SOUND OF MUSIC Soars at The Buell Theatre
by Anton Anderssen - June 23, 2016

We live in the Alps during the summer, in a little chalet with a magnificent view of the Dolomites. There is something majestic about those snow-capped peaks. From our hotel in Denver, we can see a similar view of the Rockies. When I saw that SOUND OF MUSIC was playing at the Buell I just had to see... (more...)
BWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Takes Over the Denver Center BWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Takes Over the Denver Center
by Felicia Tassone - June 08, 2016

Beauty and the Beast, a "tale as old as time," has landed at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.  The beloved Disney musical adaptation, based on the studio's animated 1991 Best Picture Oscar nominee, still has the ability to enchant an audience of children.  And, apparently, plenty of parent... (more...)
BWW Review: INTO THE WOODS at Candlelight Dinner Playhouse BWW Review: INTO THE WOODS at Candlelight Dinner Playhouse
by Felicia Tassone - June 07, 2016

Sondheim.  A name which can instill both fear and awe in the mind of any actor.  Of the three shows with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine, Into the Woods has always been the most popular with theatres across the country, and also the most problematic. Many people would s... (more...)