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Jon Bee

Jon Bee

Jon Bee comes to Denver by way of St. Louis, MO. A longtime musician and thespian, he has worked with the Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis, as well as STAGES St. Louis, both in the administrative offices and as a Teaching Artist for the metropolitan area. Identifying as a musician first and foremost, Jon holds a BA in Music from Millikin University where he was a member of the Millikin University Choir, as well as, the flagship vocal jazz ensemble, One Voice. Jon attended graduate school for Arts Management & Leadership at Webster University. While in St. Louis, he worked regularly as a freelance Music Director and performer for local theater productions. Most recently, Jon portrayed Younger Brother in the award winning production of Ragtime with Stray Dog Theatre. His musical inspirations come from a variety of sources, including Musical Theater, Jazz, and Choral Music. Jon currently works for Rocky Ridge Music Center as the Student Services Administrator and Voice Faculty member for both the Denver and Boulder locations. 




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Review: AN EVENING WITH BERNADETTE PETERS at Colorado Symphony
November 23, 2022

What did our critic think of AN EVENING WITH BERNADETTE PETERS at Colorado Symphony?

Review: BUDDY, THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY at BDT Stage
November 15, 2022

What did our critic think of BUDDY, THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY at BDT Stage?

Review: AIN'T TOO PROUD, THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS at DCPA
November 3, 2022

What did our critic think of AIN'T TOO PROUD, THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS at DCPA? It's been said that people love nostalgia. There are certainly examples that reflect various time periods in our history but I would argue that last 10 years has seen the biggest increase in 'homage art.' Music holds memories - and memories can be powerful.

Review: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING at DCPA is Everything You Need
October 21, 2022

What did our critic think of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING at DCPA?

Review: PRETTY WOMAN, THE MUSICAL at Denver Center for the Performing Arts
September 27, 2022

What did our critic think of PRETTY WOMAN, THE MUSICAL at Denver Center for the Performing Arts? Listen, If Julia Roberts is involved, I'm involved. But what in the world is Pretty Woman, The Musical? Having say through the show recently I can honestly say it felt like a fever dream with tits, ass, and Adam Pascal.

Review: Run, Don't Walk, to See THE CHINESE LADY at Denver Center for the Performing Arts
September 26, 2022

What did our critic think of THE CHINESE LADY at Denver Center for the Performing Arts? Picture it: New York City, 1834. Afong Moy has been taken from her home in Guangzhou and brought to America by Nathaniel and Frederick Carne. She is put on display and becomes known as 'The Chinese Lady' - all at the adolescent age of 14 years old. For years on end, she sits; walks; eats; drinks; repeats. Such is how Afong Moy is once again on display in DCPA's latest production, The Chinese Lady. Only this time - she's telling the story.

Review: INTO THE WOODS at Arvada Center is Nice - Not Good, Not Bad - Just Nice.
September 22, 2022

What did our critic think of INTO THE WOODS at Arvada Center?

Review: Kristin Chenoweth in Concert at Colorado Symphony
August 15, 2022

If you want to view paradise, go see Kristin Chenoweth in concert. In her recent engagement with the Colorado Symphony, the legendary good witch cast a captivating spell over the audience from the moment she took the stage of Denver's own Boettcher Hall.

BWW Review: DEAR EVAN HANSEN at Denver Center For The Performing Arts
June 10, 2022

What did our critic think of DEAR EVAN HANSEN at Denver Center For The Performing Arts?

BWW Review: CATS at DCPA
June 2, 2022

There are some shows that you have been waiting a lifetime to see that once you see it, a meaningful and transformational experience can occur. Big name musicals that travel the world and finally make their touring stop in your city. And then there are shows that you've waited for with high expectations that instead leave you asking, 'Is this what the hype is all about?'

BWW Review: QUIXOTE NUEVO at DCPA
May 27, 2022

Throughout the decades, some shows have stood the test of time while newer productions test their strength to stand among the best. And sometimes, you see a new show about an old tale that is a sight for sore eyes. In DCPA's current prodution of Quixote Nuevo, audiences are delighted to a family tale with some twists and turns that would leave even Miguel de Cervantes in stitches.

BWW Review: RESPIGHI'S PINES OF ROME & JOYCE YANG at Colorado Symphony
March 17, 2022

In their recent concert, the Colorado Symphony opened with Apu: Tone Poem for Orchestra before moving on to Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 24, K. 491 featuring guest artist Joyce Yang, piano.

BWW Review: THE NOTEWORTHY LIFE OF HOWARD BARNES at BDT Stage
March 17, 2022

Seeing new musicals is something I relish. With no frame of reference, it allows me to take in every aspect of the show more profoundly. The Noteworthy Life of Howard Barnes at BDT Stage is the latest contemporary musical to be picked over by yours truly.

BWW Review: IN THE UPPER ROOM at DCPA is as Good as it Gets
March 6, 2022

I’m all for a period piece, especially one from the 70s - see what I did there? In the world premiere of In the Upper Room by Beaufield Berry, we meet a bunch of Berrys in their family home in Omaha, Nebraska in the 1970s. A lively crew, this family is on display in a way that is relatable…and otherworldly.

BWW Review: AN EVENING WITH DIANNE REEVES at Colorado Symphony
February 23, 2022

I suppose it’s true you can always find our way back home, especially if home is where the heart is, as they say. For Denver’s own Dianne Reeves making her return to Boettcher Concert Hall, it feels like Dolly Levy has come back to Harmonia Gardens.

BWW Review: THE TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGIN': THE MUSIC & LYRICS OF BOB DYLAN at Colorado Symphony
February 23, 2022

Bob Dylan is many things, among them a music icon. Though, it is often the covers of his songs that live louder. Under the baton of Steve Hackman, the Colorado Symphony Orchestra pays tribute to Dylan in a way that truly highlights the original artist.

BWW Review: FANTASIA IN CONCERT at Colorado Symphony
February 8, 2022

There have been a handful of constants in my life - among them are music and Disney. I can presume I am one of many that would say the same. As a young boy, I can remember watching Fantasia and being overcome with joy as the little winged horses danced on the screen along to some of the greatest classical pieces in history. It only felt right to attend the Colorado Symphony’s latest concert in their Movie at the Symphony series, Disney’s Fantasia in Concert.

BWW Review: WHITE CHRISTMAS at Boulder Dinner Theatre
January 4, 2022

We may not have gotten snow just yet, but White Christmas at Boulder Dinner Theatre is the perfect way to catch the holiday spirit.

BWW Review: THE SOUND OF MUSIC at Candlelight Dinner Playhouse
December 29, 2021

The classics can go a long way at Christmas. Although the story doesn’t really mention Christmas, there is something about classic musicals that still some captures the essence of festivity. In Candlelight Dinner Playhouse’s latest production of The Sound of Music, the hills are anything but quiet.

BWW Review: Christmas Chaos Ensues in ELF, THE MUSICAL at Arvada Center For Arts & Humanities
December 11, 2021

The holidays always come with baggage. Winter events, gift giving, and family gatherings can quickly devolve into mayhem among the twinkling lights that line every streetlamp and window sill. Though, Arvada Center's current holiday production of Elf provides it's own sense of pandemonium.