Chris Arneson has a degree in mass media from Laramie County Community College, where he was the editor-in-chief of their nationally award-winning student publication. His acting resume includes in productions both in Wyoming and Colorado, and Chris made in Colorado debut in the regional premiere of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson in 2012. He was nominated for BroadwayWorld's 2013 Best Supporting Actor in a Musical for his role of Scott in Evil Dead: The Musical.
Rent was one of the first musicals I truly loved. My affinity for musicals didn't start as early as a lot of theatre people I know. I first picked up Rent in junior high, a 2-disc set from the library. I'd borrow it over and over until I learned all the words. Rent is the reason why angsty rock musicals will forever be my niche.BWW Review: BDT's ROCK OF AGES is Hot Shredded Cheese October 31, 2017
Hot. Shredded. Cheese. You know what I'm talking about. That gooey kind that stretches from the plate to your mouth, and you just can't get enough. That's how BDT Stage's current '80s jukebox musical Rock of Ages feels.BWW Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN Definitely Isn't October 24, 2017
Sometimes I wait to pay attention to a certain musical until I can experience it fully. That was the case with Something Rotten!, currently on tour playing the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. I've been impatiently avoiding listening to the music since its release but let me tell you, the wait was worth it.BWW Review: You Won't Feel Like a Wallflower at DCPA's WILD PARTY October 23, 2017
I think I'm addicted to immersive theatre, especially the way Denver Center's Off-Center has been bringing it. Their most recent production is a fully realized musical The Wild Party, a jazzy show set in the Roaring Twenties, where audience members can sip their gin alongside the performers. You're even encouraged to dress up in your best flapper attire.BWW Review: ONCE at Midtown Feels Like Broadway October 12, 2017
Ever since I saw Once on tour, I've been intrigued how it would do regionally. The show itself isn't necessarily complicated, but you need to find actors who can sing well and play a variety of instruments while maintaining accents, or the show just doesn't work.BWW Review: Denver Center's MACBETH Stimulates... Everything October 10, 2017
It won't even feel like Shakespeare! I'd told my fianc , who bowed out of this production because he thought he'd fall asleep. Granted, there would be no sleeping during the current Denver Center Theatre Company's production of Macbeth.BWW Review: Town Hall's IN THE HEIGHTS Feels Like Home October 2, 2017
Before I knew the lyrics to Hamilton, I knew all the words to In The Heights. (Just kidding, everyone but me knows the lyrics to Hamilton.) But if it wasn't for Lin-Manuel Miranda's musicals, my theatrical rapping skills would be fairly unimpressive.BWW Review: Candlelight's THE MUSIC MAN is Joyfully Quintessential September 15, 2017
There are some shows that are just easy to love. It's been 60 years since The Music Man premiered on Broadway, but the classic tuner hasn't lost its allure. In fact, this is the show that launched Candlelight Dinner Playhouse back in 2008. The Johnstown theatre has brought it back as their 10th season opener.BWW Review: MEN ARE FROM MARS... at the DCPA's Garner Galleria August 18, 2017
A production ofMen Are From Mars - Women Are From Venus Live!is exactly where you'd expect a couple of young gay fiances on a Friday night, right? I mean, it's that iconic book Tai read inClueless. (And that is literally the extent of my knowledge of this title before attending.)BWW Feature: THRILL ME at Equinox Theatre runs through Aug. 19 August 11, 2017
Equinox Theatre Company is thrilled to present the regional premiere ofThrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story. Performances areJuly 28 through August 19on Friday and Saturday Nights at7:30 PM, with a pay-what-you-can industry night on Thursday, August 10th. Tickets are $20 in advance/$25 at the door/$17 for groups of 6 or more in advance only. All performances will be at The Bug Theatre at 3654 Navajo Street in Denver. Tickets and more information available online atwww.EquinoxTheatreDenver.comBWW Review: RING OF FIRE at Vintage Theatre July 24, 2017
The winners of Colorado's Bobby G Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actor (Austin Hand) and Actress (Elleon Dobias) are currently in New York City as finalists for the National High School Musical Theatre Awards (The Jimmy Awards), which recognizes excellence in high school musical theatreacross the nation.BWW Feature: FORUM opens tonight with Platte Valley Players June 16, 2017
There's a lost dimension where space worms will eat everything but your shoes, but you can only get there if you hitch a ride through a portal at the new Stanley Marketplace in Aurora. Just don't forget to pack some air in a balloon first.BWW Review: THE NETHER at Benchmark Theatre April 14, 2017
Anyone else waste their summer vacations playing The Sims all day? Escaping to a world where you're in control, and there's few limitations to what you can do.
That's essentially the premise of Benchmark Theatre's thrillinginaugural production of Jennifer Haley's The Nether, which explores the boundaries of where futuristic virtual reality meets roleplay. The 2012 winner of the Susan Blackburn Prize takes a dark look at what society might create in a simulated world without limits. The Nether is a strong regional premiere for Benchmark.BWW Review: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at Arvada Center April 4, 2017
I've spent a couple decades successfully avoiding Jesus Christ Superstar. I generally don't like religion, and Andrew Lloyd Webber isn't my favorite composer. However, after attending the Arvada Center's current production, I'm a bit more of a believerin the show, at least.