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BWW Reviews: A Journey of 4000 MILES at the FAC Review BWW Reviews: A Journey of 4000 MILES at the FAC
by Christi Esterle - 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. (more...)


BWW Reviews: DRAG MACHINE at Garner Galleria Theater, DCPA Review BWW Reviews: DRAG MACHINE at Garner Galleria Theater, DCPA
by colin roybal - March 27, 2015

The Denver Center's Garner Galleria Theater is home to some very interesting cabaret-type shows. The most colorful, of late, has been Drag Machine, an original work that combines a traditional drag show with a narrative about the history of drag culture. (more...)


BWW Reviews: COCK Fight, Part 2 - Avenue Theater Review BWW Reviews: COCK Fight, Part 2 - Avenue Theater
by Chris Arneson - March 24, 2015

This is part 2 in a two-part review of Cock, featuring both The Edge and Avenue Theater's concurring productions. (more...)


BWW Reviews: TILLY THE TRICKSTER at Fine Arts Center Review BWW Reviews: TILLY THE TRICKSTER at Fine Arts Center
by Christi Esterle - March 23, 2015

Like its title character, Tilly has some flaws to work through but a good heart. (more...)


BWW Reviews: HAPPY DAYS at Theatreworks Review BWW Reviews: HAPPY DAYS at Theatreworks
by Christi Esterle - March 23, 2015

'What does it mean?' (more...)


BWW Reviews: AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' at Vintage Theatre Review BWW Reviews: AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' at Vintage Theatre
by colin roybal - March 20, 2015

The music of jazz legend Thomas 'Fats' Waller is iconic. Born in the Harlem nightlife, his blues/jazz melodies are hauntingly beautiful and complex, and are the feature of Vintage Theatre's production of 'Ain't Misbehavin'. (more...)


BWW Reviews: A PUBLIC READING OF AN UNPRODUCED SCREENPLAY ABOUT THE DEATH OF WALT DISNEY with The Catamounts Review BWW Reviews: A PUBLIC READING OF AN UNPRODUCED SCREENPLAY ABOUT THE DEATH OF WALT DISNEY with The Catamounts
by Chris Arneson - March 18, 2015

I once worked with a girl who claimed she was a distant relative of Walt Disney. That's about the extent I knew of the tycoon's personal life, aside from his cheery commercial identity. That, and apparently his head is frozen somewhere. (more...)


BWW Reviews: COCK Fight, PART 1 - Edge Theater Review BWW Reviews: COCK Fight, PART 1 - Edge Theater
by Chris Arneson - March 17, 2015

This is part 1 in a two-part review of Cock, featuring both The Edge and Avenue Theater's concurring productions. (more...)


BWW Reviews: BIG FISH at the Aurora Fox Review BWW Reviews: BIG FISH at the Aurora Fox
by Chris Arneson - March 11, 2015

Everything's coming up daffodils at the Aurora Fox—but you'll have to catch Big Fish to really get what I mean. (more...)


BWW Reviews: NEXT TO NORMAL at Town Hall Arts Center Review BWW Reviews: NEXT TO NORMAL at Town Hall Arts Center
by Chris Arneson - March 10, 2015

When you see a show at Town Hall Arts Center, you expect to be immersed in the production with such an intimate space. For a show with the emotional depth of Next to Normal, you're reminded just how necessary that can be. (more...)


BWW Reviews: FAC's Trip into REEFER MADNESS Review BWW Reviews: FAC's Trip into REEFER MADNESS
by Christi Esterle - February 16, 2015

It's not Mary Poppins; it's Mary Jane. (more...)


BWW Reviews: SET Connects with DEAD MAN'S CELL PHONE Review BWW Reviews: SET Connects with DEAD MAN'S CELL PHONE
by Christi Esterle - February 13, 2015

Springs Ensemble tells a sweet, sad story of isolation in the age of mass communication. (more...)


BWW Reviews: MY FAIR LADY with Performance Now Review BWW Reviews: MY FAIR LADY with Performance Now
by Chris Arneson - February 12, 2015

Lakewood's Performance Now is now performing the classic My Fair Lady, and the production is as loverly as it can be. (more...)


BWW Reviews: HARVEY at Arvada Center Review BWW Reviews: HARVEY at Arvada Center
by colin roybal - February 11, 2015

A six-foot rabbit is not something that goes unnoticed. That is, unless it also happens to be invisible. Despite the fact that Elwood P. Dowd is the only man who sees him, Harvey is certainly a very large presence at the Arvada Center. (more...)


BWW Reviews: Inspire Creative's WIZARD OF OZ a Familiar Trip Down the Yellow Brick Road Review BWW Reviews: Inspire Creative's WIZARD OF OZ a Familiar Trip Down the Yellow Brick Road
by Christi Esterle - January 26, 2015

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BWW Reviews: Theatreworks Examines Decay and Disillusionment in DETROIT Review BWW Reviews: Theatreworks Examines Decay and Disillusionment in DETROIT
by Christi Esterle - 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. (more...)


BWW Reviews: MISS SAIGON at Vintage Theatre Review BWW Reviews: MISS SAIGON at Vintage Theatre
by colin roybal - January 23, 2015

Vintage Theatre Productions has tackled one of the more difficult musicals of the last 30 years. Miss Saigon is a show filled with challenges for even the biggest, most equipped theatres. But the smaller-scale production that Vintage performs is a beast in other ways. (more...)


BWW Reviews: FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: ALIVE & KICKING! at the Denver Center Review BWW Reviews: FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: ALIVE & KICKING! at the Denver Center
by Chris Arneson - January 14, 2015

The last time Denver audiences saw any incarnation of Forbidden Broadway was about two decades ago, and a return was long overdue. 'Forbidden Broadway: Alive and Kicking!' is currently in the midst of a several month run at the Denver Center's Garner Galleria Theatre. (more...)


BWW Reviews: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at The Stage Theatre Inspires the Christmas Spirit Review BWW Reviews: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at The Stage Theatre Inspires the Christmas Spirit
by colin roybal - December 20, 2014

The holiday season is in full swing, and holiday magic is all around. Especially at the Denver Center's production of A Christmas Carol. The classic tale by Charles Dickens has been told countless times, and every variation brings the same wonder and spirit of giving to life. As the lights dim and the hum of the pre-show crowd settles, the audience can't help but wonder what variation of the tale they will be treated to in this annual tradition at the DCPA. (more...)


BWW Reviews: JERSEY BOYS Returns to Denver Center's Buell Theatre Review BWW Reviews: JERSEY BOYS Returns to Denver Center's Buell Theatre
by Chris Arneson - December 15, 2014

Jersey Boys has worked its way back for a third visit to Denver, and the fellas have still got it. (more...)


BWW Reviews: FAC's MARY POPPINS a Jolly Holiday Treat Review BWW Reviews: FAC's MARY POPPINS a Jolly Holiday Treat
by Christi Esterle - December 15, 2014

The most successful production in Fine Arts Center history is also its most ambitious. (more...)


BWW Reviews: Holiday Cheer with THE WYNOT RADIO THEATRE SHOW at FAC Review BWW Reviews: Holiday Cheer with THE WYNOT RADIO THEATRE SHOW at FAC
by Christi Esterle - 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. (more...)


BWW Reviews: ROMEO AND JULIET with Fearless Theatre Review BWW Reviews: ROMEO AND JULIET with Fearless Theatre
by Chris Arneson - November 21, 2014

You still haven't taken your seat and it's almost showtime. The lobby is packed, everyone is standing. Suddenly a guy in a leather jacket and ponytail bursts through the crowd, laying down the familiar scene of fair Verona. Following him are two punks carrying weapons, and a fight breaks out. You follow them into the theater and take your seat. (more...)


BWW Reviews:  The National Tour of KINKY BOOTS Brings Amazing Heart and Delight to the Denver Center Review BWW Reviews: The National Tour of KINKY BOOTS Brings Amazing Heart and Delight to the Denver Center
by Michael Mulhern - November 10, 2014

The national tour of KINKY BOOTS reveals its 'True Colors' with outstanding performances, exceptional singing, memorable characters and a show that plucks at the heart strings and uplifts your spirits! (more...)


BWW Reviews: INTO THE WOODS at Ignite Productions - Loveable Mayhem in the Woods Review BWW Reviews: INTO THE WOODS at Ignite Productions - Loveable Mayhem in the Woods
by colin roybal - November 03, 2014

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