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3rd Law Dance/Theater’s “ROOF Over Our Heads”

A review by Gwen Gray I suspect that it takes a certain amount of restraint for the ever-forward-thinking 3rd Law Dance/Theater to pause and take a look back through their 13-year repertoire, as they did on the evening of June 14 in Boulder. Nevertheless, the retrospective — which paid tribute to The Dairy Center for […]

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A Song for Coretta at Vintage Theatre

By Lisa Bornstein Playwright Pearl Cleage has the rare talent of writing historical plays that still feel personally relevant, with vivid fictional characters. Hers was a familiar name over the years at Shadow Theatre Company, so it’s fitting that Vintage Theatre is continuing the tradition by presenting her work in the space both companies have […]

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Northglenn Youth Theatre is All Grown Up

Narnia Northglenn production 2014

By Mare Trevathan Raise your hand if you did theater as a kid. That’s a lot of hands. Most of us loved the attention, sure. And the camaraderie. Plus our imaginations were nimble and our sense of propriety virtually non-existent. Kids are natural actors. The Northglenn Youth Theatre (NYT) is no longer a kid itself, but has […]

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A Superb and Exciting Program by Kantorei

A Review by Robin McNeil Friday evening, December 13, I attended a performance given by the choral group Kantorei at St. John’s Cathedral in Denver. Kantorei was formed in 1997 by Richard Larson, and it has rapidly developed into a choir of great merit that has gone on European tours. Richard Larson, after sixteen years […]

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3rd Law Dance/Theater’s “Mammals That Lay Eggs”

A review by Gwen Gray “People always want to know about the title,” says 3rd Law Dance/Theater’s artistic director and choreographer Katie Elliott, with a smile. The platypus, it turns out, is invoked in 3rd Law’s latest performance — an installation at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art — as a metaphor representing the in-between […]

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Get to Know Art from Ashes

by Robin McNeil “Empowering youth through creative expression and personal transformation.” “Poetry saves lives. Art from Ashes is run by people who know this, and it serves people who need to know it. This is one of the best uses of poetry that I have ever seen, and it’s right here in our own community. […]

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Have a Wonderful Life (A Phamaly Production)

A Preview by Mare Trevathan Every time a bell rings, what happens? Yes, of course you know. Now 67 years since “It’s a Wonderful Life” premiered, reliving the metamorphosis of George Bailey (and the getting of his guardian angel’s wings) is an American holiday tradition. Even if an annual screening of Frank Capra’s 1946 film isn’t […]

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When in Doubt, Go Local

A review of “Because I Said So” by Lisa Bornstein When in doubt, go local. It works for restaurants, it works for shopping, and it certainly works in casting. The most recent iteration of “Stories on Stage” featured four Colorado actors to stunning effect, allowing audiences to see new shades of them (and in some […]

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Fall/Winter Round-Up: Theatre and Dance

By Marc Shulgold Well, the leaves have finally turned, which means that fall is finally upon us, bringing a bevy of performing arts events. Here’s a sampling of programs that proudly embrace the unusual, the unexpected, the uncompromising. In other words, typical Tier III stuff. PHAMALy Theatre Company I hear the same reaction from audience members all the time,” […]

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Fall/Winter Preview: Instrumental and Vocal Music in Denver and Boulder

By Robin McNeil In this Fall/Winter music preview, writer Robin McNeil walks you through some of the best offerings of instrumental and vocal music in the Denver/Boulder metro area. This preview includes Friends of Chamber Music, the Colorado Chamber Players, Ars Nova Singers, the Denver Philharmonic Orchestra, St. Martin’s Chamber Choir, Colorado Pro Musica Chamber Orchestra, […]

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