<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Stage]]> <![CDATA[Sight, sound, mind and mirth]]> With all the horrors that surround us daily, what a gift is laughter? The folks at the Theater Company of Lafayette (TCL) seem to know that it’s the best medicine, for they have brought forth the eighth iteration of their much-beloved tribute to one of the staples of TV’s bygone years with "Return to the Twilight Zone, A Parody."]]> <![CDATA[Adeste fideles for this materfamilias]]> Evincing a commitment to novel, homegrown theatre, the Edge Theatre Company held a new play festival called On The Edge. One of the entrants, Denver native Ellen K. Graham, was later commissioned to write a play for the company, and the result is the Christmas comedy, The Familiars,.]]> <![CDATA[Central City Opera presents a study in contrasts]]> Central City Opera (CCO), one of the jewels of the summer season in Colorado, is offering two productions in the historic Central City Opera House this year.]]> <![CDATA[listen]]> As part of an ongoing commitment to the cultivation of new theatrical work, The Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company will be presenting a staged reading of Boston playwright David Valdes Greenwood’s Full Code, the story of a woman whose husband is critically injured in a tragic accident, and who then finds another woman at his bedside as he is comatose.]]> <![CDATA[Theater | Week of June 26, 2014]]> The Denver Center for the Performing Arts is putting on Second City’s American Mixtape.]]> <![CDATA[All the way]]> Historically, the terms “Rated R” and “dinner theater” have rarely been used in the same sentence. Dinner theater is something you dress up for, not a place to see, for example, men strip down to their skivvies (and then some).]]> <![CDATA[Flying]]> What do you get when you mix Frequent Flyers with Christmas? An aerial-dance performance of A Christmas Carol, one of the holiday’s most storied theatrical productions.]]> <![CDATA[Fringe benefits: Boulder's festival continues]]> The Boulder International Fringe Festival, an annual event since 2005, ties Boulder’s exceptional arts and performance community to a network that allows for an uncensored, non-juried journey into the pools of creativity and expression.]]> <![CDATA[A mannered manor]]> It`s not often that I reach for the Bible when trying to wrap my mind around a theatrical experience. Sports metaphors? Sure. Pop culture references? Naturally. But the Bible, not so much. Yet after taking in the opening night performance of the Upstart Crow Theatre Company%uFFFDs Ring Round The Moon,.]]> <![CDATA[Theater | Week of Dec. 18, 2014]]> St., Denver, 303-447-5977. Through Dec. 20..]]> <![CDATA[Sonata]]> Exotic Yugoslavian dances and “virtuoso tango” will be performed to the piano playing of Mina Gajic and electric violin of Zachary Carrettin. Gajic and Carrettin are a virtuosic duo, known for their dynamic performances and unconventional takes on the genre at hand.]]> <![CDATA[Solstice]]> Every year, the Rocky Mountain Revels combine professional musicians, artists and dancers with local amateurs to put on a holiday production dedicated to the appreciation of traditional music, dance and theatre. This year’s production tells a story of Irish emigrants from 1907 celebrating the winter solstice with authentic music, costumes and dance.]]> <![CDATA[Theatre | Week of Oct. 23, 2014]]> Longmont Theatre Company is putting on “The Rocky Horror Show” through October 25..]]> <![CDATA[Me-wow]]> That's right; Boulder's Dinner Theatre is enjoying its 34th season, which means that BDT has bested the one and only Lord Jesus Christ in terms of corporeal longevity on this big, blue, mostly-water-covered rock we call Earth.]]> <![CDATA[The other 1 percent]]> A February 2013 report from the Department of Veteran’s Affairs found that at least 22 veterans commit suicide daily. Most are older, further removed from service, but the number is still shockingly high, and climbing. Rates increased 44 percent just since 2009.]]> <![CDATA[I love Shrew-cy]]> If Front Range theatre were baseball, the Denver Center Theatre Company would be the Major League. Walking into the Stage Theatre is like walking into a pro ballpark. The energy crackles in a way that it simply doesn’t in many smaller venues, and audience expectations are understandably higher than they would be at a “minor league” performance. ]]> <![CDATA[Christmas keeper]]> The world has turned all red and green. Every kid is on his or her best behavior. Christmas tree lots are springing up like mushrooms after a hard rain and lights are twinkling on houses and businesses all over town. Love it or loathe it, the holidays are officially here.]]> <![CDATA[Nobody puts Falstaff in a corner]]> Now in its 57th season, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival is enjoying a wellearned renaissance. The 2014 CSF is full of interesting, high-quality offerings, chief of which is the uproarious The Merry Wives of Windsor. During the 12 years I have had the privilege of reviewing the festival, I can recall only a few other examples of productions this entertaining.]]> <![CDATA[Opposites attract]]> Given the myriad ways in which other directors have put their stamp on this ageless tale — from turning Felix and Oscar into women to utilizing the Kabuki form — director Robert Kramer’s decision to stage this Miners Alley Playhouse production in the play’s original 1965 New York City setting is inspired and heightens both the many similarities and striking juxtapositions between then and now.]]> <![CDATA[Theater | Week of July 31, 2014]]> Stories on Stage: An Evening of Stories from the LIghthouse Writers..]]>