<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Stage]]> <![CDATA[Scratching an itch]]> It’s not often that one has the opportunity to see psychological horror played out on stage. Pratfalls and buffoonery abound. Studies in tragedy crop up weekly. Musical theater is so prevalent that it has become its own sub-genre. But plays devoted to the terrors that come from within one’s own mind are few and far between.]]> <![CDATA[Get ‘em Tiger]]> It was more than four years ago that Emily Harrison, artistic director for Boulder’s square product theatre, saw University of Denver professor Selah Saterstrom read an excerpt of her novel-in-progress, SLAB, at a Naropa University writing workshop. Harrison found the themes intriguing.]]> <![CDATA[Life is a melancholic matter]]> The boy is Colin (Romain Duris), 30-something, single and independently wealthy. He lives in a fantastic apartment, practically pulsating with life. He lives with Nicholas (Omar Sy), his confidant and cook — who concocts nothing but elaborate and intricate meals — and a mouse that stays busy keeping the place clean.]]> <![CDATA[Christopher Titus is a loser]]> Plenty of comics know that tragedy can make for some great comedy, but few have mastered it the way Christopher Titus has. After all, he’s got plenty of great material to work with: a dead, crazy mom; a dead, alcoholic dad; a dead marriage; and a dead television show, all which have shaped him into one of the darkest comics around.]]> <![CDATA[Barking pirates, Barbies and a parasol]]> Written in Victorian times, Gilbert and Sullivan’s shows kept their massive popularity for decades. Through most of the 20th century, there were Gilbert and Sullivan (G&S) companies, professional and amateur, all across the U.S.]]> <![CDATA[Heavens to BETC]]> The Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company - aka BETC, which is pronounced 'Betsy' for those of you still puzzling out the headline above - concludes its fifth season with the regional premiere of Michael Hollinger's An Empty Plate in the Café du Grand Boeuf.]]> <![CDATA[Comedy]]> Comedy so often falls into the woefully over-walked territory of bro-tastic, one-dimensional dick jokes, so the Dairy Comedy’s all LGBT season-opening show should be a breath of fresh air. Or, at least, air of a different scent.]]> <![CDATA[Things looking up for Colorado Shakespeare Festival]]> For the first time since 2000, the festival turned a profit in the 2013 season, generating 17 percent more revenue than in 2012.]]> <![CDATA[Theater]]> When a wrongfully exiled barber, Benjamin Barker, returns to 19th century London to seek revenge on the judge who framed him, his thirst for blood grows to include some of his unfortunate customers. His partner, Mrs. Lovett, who owns the pie shop downstairs, resourcefully assists Barker and has people flocking to her store to try the new mysterious meat pie. This frightening tale of Sweeney Todd comes alive in an eerie musical.]]> <![CDATA[Theatre | Week of Nov. 6, 2014]]> Jester’s Dinner Theatre, 224 Main St., Longmont, 303-682- 9980. Through Nov. 30..]]> <![CDATA[Where the rubber meets the stage]]> It´s human nature to want to be first. From something as simple as two friends on a morning jog to the space race between the United States and the Soviet Union, people are driven to outstrip the next guy. It’s hardwired. It’s why both joggers push a wee bit harder with each passing mile until they’re sprinting the final block home.]]> <![CDATA[He came, he saw, he kvetched]]> Originally produced in 1939 and since adapted for radio, television and the big screen, The Man Who Came to Dinner has proven itself deserving of the label “classic.” Yet, until now, I have never seen it live on stage, so I want to give a great, big “Thank you!” to the Longmont Theatre Company for bringing George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart’s comic crucible to Boulder County.]]> <![CDATA[Twirling, twirling, twirling toward freedom!]]> Les 7 doigts de la main translates as 'The seven fingers of the hand' and is a play on an old French idiom about disparate parts coming together to work toward a common goal. Either that, or it's really the punch line to a filthy French joke on par with The Aristocrats.]]> <![CDATA[Creative co-operation]]> What do you get when you mix Marxists, socialists and communists? A cooperative housing unit in the heart of Boulder known as Chrysalis. And what happens at coops after the collective gardening and cooking and cleaning gets done? Pure, enchanted creativity.]]> <![CDATA[It has a wealthy dowager in it]]> In a world brimming with so much cynicism, now more than ever people occasionally need the kind of charming, guileless sentimentality offered up by shows like The Drowsy Chaperone. Though it first hit Broadway in 2006, aside from its meta-structure The Drowsy Chaperone feels like it could easily be a product of the Jazz Age.]]> <![CDATA[In age of new technologies, theater still endures]]> For 35 years, Philip Sneed has been hearing that the theater is dying as quickly as its gray-haired audience. ]]> <![CDATA[Theatre | Week of Sept 11, 2014]]> A Second Helping: The Church Basement Ladies Sequel..]]> <![CDATA[Theatre | Week of Oct. 30, 2014]]> Playback Theatre West Night of Improvisational Theater,.]]> <![CDATA[Dancing on air]]> I spent my childhood climbing trees and swinging on swings and spinning ‘til I got dizzy and fell down. And then I discovered dance,” says Nancy Smith. “And then many, many years later I saw people combining climbing, hanging, spinning, with dance. And that was the beginning.]]> <![CDATA[Dave]]> Though there isn’t technically any sort of official contest to determine the funniest man alive, but if there were, Dave Chapelle would be on the short list. His standup performances, movie roles and sketch show, Chapelle’s Show, are all comedic powerhouses, infusing the mannerisms of a genuine oddball into wholly relatable everyman sensibilities.]]>