Karen Slack News

Full Cast Announced for Des Moines Metro Opera's 42nd Festival Season, Featuring LA TRAVIATA and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

General and Artistic Director Michael Egel and the Board of Directors have announced casting for the operas of the 42nd Summer Festival Season. The three, full-scale grand operas will be presented in 15 performances between June 27 and July 20, 2014 at the Blank Performing Arts Center in Indianola Iowa. A fourth production will run for 3 performances on July 10 and 19 at the newly renovated Des Moines Social Club in Des Moines as part of the company's newly-minted 2nd Stages Series. The Summer Festival Season repertory includes the return of a timeless operatic classic paired with two operas which will be company premieres - the first is a modern masterpiece and the second is a sparkling farce by opera's greatest comedic composer, Rossini. It's truly a season for everyone from first-time opera-goers to lifelong devotees highlighted by Des Moines Metro Opera's exceptional attention to details, including casting some of the most remarkable vocal talent in America today. (more...)

Aurora Fox to Present PAINTED BREAD, 1/31-2/23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 02, 2014

The Aurora Fox will be producing PAINTED BREAD - the story of Frida Kahlo (featuring Karen Slack) by local playwright Melissa Lucero McCarl (directed by Warren Sherrill) January 31 - February 23, 2014. Reserve tickets online at www.AuroraFox.org or by calling 303-739-1970. (more...)

Curious Theatre to Open RANCHO MIRAGE on Halloween
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2013

Curious Theatre Company, in association with the National New Play Network (NNPN), presents Steven Dietz's Rancho Mirage, directed by Artistic Company Member Christopher Leo. The production runs October 31 - December 7, 2013 at 1080 Acoma Street, Denver. The opening night is November 2, 2013, at 8 p.m. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Curious Theatre Presents Wonderfully Hilarious Ensemble in GOD OF CARNAGE
by Michael Mulhern - Jun 15, 2013

For as much as this show was about the wonderfully humorous script, the thoughtful staging and great non-verbal cues and reactions made this show an instant comedic hit. (more...)

Curious Theatre Presents GOD OF CARNAGE, Now thru 6/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2013

Curious Theatre Company presents Yasmina Reza's God of Carnage, directed by Producing Artistic Director Chip Walton. The production runs April 25 - June 8, 2013 at 1080 Acoma Street, Denver. The opening performance is April 27, 2013, at 8 p.m. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Curious Theatre's MAPLE AND VINE is a Time Warp Triumph!
by Michael Mulhern - Feb 14, 2013

Filled with love, loss, racism, prejudice, vandalism, and sexuality (oh my!), this complex show was a dizzying delight to watch. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Curious Theatre's BECKY SHAW - Superior Comedy!
by Michael Mulhern - Mar 24, 2012

This show has the cutting wit that I so enjoy and almost literally had me on the floor with laughter. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Curious Theatre's 9 CIRCLES - a Compelling Ensemble!
by Michael Mulhern - Feb 01, 2012

Curious Theatre presents their first show of the New Year and it's a compelling doozy! (more...)

Maurice LaMee, Curious Theatre Company, et al. Win 2011 Denver Post Ovation Awards
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2011

The Denver Post has just announced the full list of nominees for the 2011 Ovation Awards. Read more about the ceremony here. Check out the full list below. (more...)

Maurice LaMee, Curious Theatre Company, et al. Win 2011 Denver Post Ovation Awards
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2011

The Denver Post has just announced the full list of nominees for the 2011 Ovation Awards. Read more about the ceremony here. Check out the full list below. (more...)

Bay Area Cabaret Presents Actor/Singer Peter Gallagher 10/22
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2011

Bay Area Cabaret continues its 2011-2012 season on October 22, 2011 with renowned veteran of stage, screen and film, Tony-nominated actor/singer Peter Gallagher in the West Coast premiere of his critically acclaimed cabaret show SONGS AND STORIES. (more...)

Bay Area Cabaret Announces Fall Line-up for 2011-2012 Season, Opens 9/16
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2011

Bay Area Cabaret, the local non-profit organization devoted to presenting audiences with top performers who expand the definition of cabaret, has announced its Fall 2011 lineup for the 2011-2012 season, Venetian Evenings. (more...)

Bay Area Cabaret Presents Actor/Singer Peter Gallagher 10/22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2011

Bay Area Cabaret continues its 2011-2012 season on October 22, 2011 with renowned veteran of stage, screen and film, Tony-nominated actor/singer Peter Gallagher in the West Coast premiere of his critically acclaimed cabaret show SONGS AND STORIES. (more...)

Bay Area Cabaret Announces Fall Line-up for 2011-2012 Season, Opens 9/16
by BWW News Desk - Aug 02, 2011

Bay Area Cabaret, the local non-profit organization devoted to presenting audiences with top performers who expand the definition of cabaret, has announced its Fall 2011 lineup for the 2011-2012 season, Venetian Evenings. (more...)

Idina Menzel Returns to Cincinnati to Open Riverbend Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 03, 2011

The Cincinnati Pops brings its signature sound outside of Music Hall for what is sure to be an explosive 2011 season at Riverbend Music Center, presented by the Pops Series Sponsor PNC. The Orchestra?s summer at Riverbend kicks off June 25 with Broadway superstar and vocal powerhouse Idina Menzel, who returns to the Tri-state after her blockbuster Pops debut in September. The Riverbend season continues with the family-friendly "Red, White & Boom" Independence Day celebration led by incoming Pops Conductor John Morris Russell (JMR) on July 4, the return of Movin' Out star Michael Cavanaugh performing a "Generations of Rock" show on July 23, and closes with the star-studded "Hallelujah Broadway" on August 6. "Hallelujah Broadway" has been featured recently on PBS, and is based on the simple premise that powerful songs can bring an audience to their feet, gladden their hearts and give them something to really feel good about. Tenor Rodrick Dixon, who recently performed in Music Hall as part of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra?s sold-out "Classical Roots: Lift Ev?ry Voice" concert, soprano Alfreda Burke, "Irish Tenors" star Anthony Kearns and the May Festival Summer Chorus join JMR and the Pops for an unforgettable summer evening. (more...)

Bay Area Caberet Hosts Lillas White's Tribute to Cy Coleman, 5/14
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2011

Bay Area Cabaret's season finale will star one of Broadway's greatest vocal talents, Lillias White. Returning this spring from Nigeria, where she will reprise her Tony-nominated role in FELA!, White is the winner of Broadway's 'Triple Crown' (a Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, and an Outer Critics Circle Award) for her role in Cy Coleman's The Life. (more...)

Bay Area Cabaret Welcomes Lillias White 5/14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2011

Bay Area Cabaret's season finale will star one of Broadway's greatest vocal talents, Lillias White. (more...)

Idina Menzel Returns to Cincinnati to Open Riverbend Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2011

The Cincinnati Pops brings its signature sound outside of Music Hall for what is sure to be an explosive 2011 season at Riverbend Music Center, presented by the Pops Series Sponsor PNC. The Orchestra?s summer at Riverbend kicks off June 25 with Broadway superstar and vocal powerhouse Idina Menzel, who returns to the Tri-state after her blockbuster Pops debut in September. The Riverbend season continues with the family-friendly "Red, White & Boom" Independence Day celebration led by incoming Pops Conductor John Morris Russell (JMR) on July 4, the return of Movin' Out star Michael Cavanaugh performing a "Generations of Rock" show on July 23, and closes with the star-studded "Hallelujah Broadway" on August 6. "Hallelujah Broadway" has been featured recently on PBS, and is based on the simple premise that powerful songs can bring an audience to their feet, gladden their hearts and give them something to really feel good about. Tenor Rodrick Dixon, who recently performed in Music Hall as part of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra?s sold-out "Classical Roots: Lift Ev?ry Voice" concert, soprano Alfreda Burke, "Irish Tenors" star Anthony Kearns and the May Festival Summer Chorus join JMR and the Pops for an unforgettable summer evening. (more...)

Bay Area Caberet Hosts Lillas White's Tribute to Cy Coleman, 5/14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2011

Bay Area Cabaret's season finale will star one of Broadway's greatest vocal talents, Lillias White. Returning this spring from Nigeria, where she will reprise her Tony-nominated role in FELA!, White is the winner of Broadway's 'Triple Crown' (a Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, and an Outer Critics Circle Award) for her role in Cy Coleman's The Life. (more...)

John Pizzarelli and Jennifer Molaskey Come to the Venetian Room 3/13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2011

New York's Cafe Carlyle comes to life in San Francisco when Bay Area Cabaret presents the winners of New York's coveted Nightlife Award, jazz guitarist John Pizzarelli and his wife, Broadway star Jessica Molaskey (Tommy, Sunday in the Park with George). (more...)

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