Wendy Whelan and Brian Brooks perform “First Fall” in London.
—Photo by Tristram Kenton
Damian Woetzel isn’t the first Easterner to have discovered his wilder side here in Colorado. As the Vail International Dance Festival’s (VIDF) artistic director since 2006, Woetzel—who spent more than two decades as the star of the conservative New York City Ballet—has helped create some of...
There's something special about listening to Shakespeare in the great outdoors.
—Photo courtesy of Westcliffe Performing Arts
Two-and-a-half hours south of Denver sits the small town of Westcliffe (population: 568). Unless you've been searching for a perfect Milky Way viewing vantage point—Westcliffe and neighboring Silver Cliff have an official International Dark Sky Community designation—the hamlet likely hasn...
June 9 2016, 11:12 AM
—Courtesy of Joan Marcus and the DCPA
When Once became the surprise indie film hit of 2007, it did it ever so quietly. The low-budget romance was always a musical, though not at all in the classical sense of performers singing their lines or spontaneously breaking into grand ensemble numbers. The songs themselves were less...
May 25 2016, 11:30 AM
Lia Bonfilio and Ryan Wuestewald in rehearsal for "Sweet & Lucky"
—Photo by Adams Visual Communications
It’s rare for theatergoers to be able to experience performances up close, but if you’ve been lucky enough to score prime seats to a show or two, you know that there’s something special about being able to see every wrinkle of a brow and every small movement performed on stage.
May 16 2016, 11:35 AM
A previous Square Product Theatre production (photo courtesy of Michael Ensminger)
If my life experience so far is anything to go by, your late twenties are a time of uncertainty. There seems to be an undercurrent of constantly questioning where you are and what you're doing around this age. Are we in the right jobs? Is Denver where we want to call home? Are we making any sort of...
April 26 2016, 9:00 AM
Lost & Found Productions' debuted a fresh take on Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew, set in the 1960s.
—Photo by Christine Fisk
“Lost productions in found spaces” is the mission of Lost & Found Productions, a new Denver theater company that’s bringing unknown or forgotten works to local audiences. “One thing I noticed when I moved here is a lot of plays are repeated in the same area and same theater,” says Kevin...
April 19 2016, 3:11 PM
Elliot's journey as a soldier mirrors that of his father decades earlier. —Photo courtesy of Michael Ensminger
Three generations of men are spread across the sparse stage. Grandpop, a Korean War veteran, reads a letter from his son, serving in Vietnam, who speaks the words aloud in the other corner. In the present, at the front of the stage, Elliot Ortiz, the youngest, lies on the ground of his base in Iraq...
March 17 2016, 2:24 PM
—Image courtesy of Brian Colonna and Miriam Suzanne
If you’ve ever shared a bathroom, you may have experienced the tortuously uncomfortable feeling of stepping over someone just to get to your toothbrush. That’s just a fraction of the discomfort felt by the six people who share one bathroom in Buntport Theater’s newest production. And they have...
March 4 2016, 12:35 PM