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Thursday, March 19,2015

Dairy Center’s renovations will squeeze Boulder’s performance space options during construction

By Elizabeth Miller
Performing arts companies in Boulder have few options for venues to book within city limits that meet the needs dictated by time, space and cost. Theater companies in town point to The Dairy Center for the Arts as the only real option for a professional production. But with the planned closures of its theatrical performance spaces, the East and the Carson theaters, from January to August 2016, those theater companies won’t just be bumping up against one another trying to fit into limited space for their productions. They’ll be downright homeless.
Thursday, March 12,2015

Theater | Week of March 12, 2015

Stupid F##king Bird — presented by Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company..
Thursday, March 12,2015

Chill

Another year older, another year... still frozen. The annual festival Frozen Dead Guy Days celebrates everybody’s favorite frozen grandpa Bredo Morstoel, who resides in suspended animation in a shed in Nederland.
Thursday, March 12,2015

Listen

Mozart’s opera Cosi fan tutte, translated as “women are like that,” follows two beautiful sisters and their adventures with men. When it premiered back in 1790, no one lifted an eyebrow at its subject matter, but 19th and 20th century operagoers considered it too vulgar.
Thursday, March 12,2015

Life on pointe

Young ballerinas work hard and dream big

By Devin Blomquist
Young ballerinas are dispersed throughout the building, stretching their long, lean limbs, lacing up their satin pointe shoes and sitting patiently as mothers, friends or teachers apply finishing touches on hair and makeup at the Youth America Grand Prix Regional Semi-Finals in Denver in late February. Some stand against railings and cabinets at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts to balance themselves while going through the motions of their upcoming performances. First position, second position, third position, fourth. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat.
Thursday, March 12,2015

Storytelling takes the stage

Local Lab pares down the spectacle to let the raw, experimental core of theater shine through

By Elizabeth Miller
Theater, at its core, is storytelling. It’s a gathering together to hear another’s life story, to see ourselves in those stories in ways that make our own stories make a little more sense and to experience that catharsis as part of an audience. At Local Lab, the three-day festival of new plays, the experience is stripped back to just the stories. Actors read from scripts still in hand. Playwrights take chances and venture experiments they wouldn’t in the presence of New York City’s daunting theater scene.
Thursday, March 5,2015

Theater | Week of March 5, 2015

Ham McBeth — presented by Square Product Theatre..
Thursday, March 5,2015

Celebrate

Big changes are coming to the Nomad Theater. Thanks to a $200,000 grant from the State Historical Fund, the Nomad is two-thirds done with their fundraising efforts to benefit and upgrade the theater. March 6 through 8, the Tara Performing Arts High School is putting on a gala to celebrate and edge closer to their final goal of $750,000.
Thursday, February 26,2015

Theater | Week of Feb. 26, 2015

Twelfth Night — presented by The Upstart Crow..
Thursday, February 26,2015

Learn

Not many people know what it’s like to walk on the moon. Luckily, the Distinguished Speakers Board is bringing Buzz Aldrin to Boulder to enlighten the rest of us. Aldrin was the lunar module pilot on the Apollo 11 mission in 1969. He was the second person to walk on the moon, following Neil Armstrong’s one small step for man.
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