See the famous tire-changing scene and other iconic moments from "A Christmas Story" performed on stage at Town Hall Arts Center's musical adaption of the quirky classic. Photo courtesy of Becky Toma
Some holiday traditions have gone staler than old fruit cake. Change it up this season with one of these six alternatives to the Ghost of Christmas Past.
A Christmas Story, the Musical
Now through December 30
The cheesiness factor has been dialed up considerably in this exuberant,...
November 22 2016, 2:45 PM
A moment of calm in "The Firestorm." Photo courtesy of Local Theater Company
Politics are always personal in some way, but for Gaby and Patrick, the couple at the center of The Firestorm, which kicks off Local Theater Company's fifth season, the personal becomes political. When a scandal from Patrick's college days surfaces during his gubernatorial campaign, he...
November 3 2016, 12:50 PM
—Photo by Melanie Watson
As you can probably surmise from its name, Boulder’s Lemon Sponge Cake Contemporary Ballet doesn’t dabble in the conventional. Choreographer Robert Sher-Machherndl eschews traditional storytelling (such as the will-they, won’t-they romance in Swan Lake) for avant-garde movements designed to...
Benvolio (left), played by Bethany Richardson, and Mercutio (right), played by Andrew Norman, joke and complain about Romeo during the Wit's recent production of Romeo and Brewliet at Fermaentra.
Good ol’ Will Shakespeare was certainly no stranger to a refreshing ale—in his time, it was cleaner and easier to preserve than water, which means he probably drank a lot of it. Denver’s the Wit Theatre Company is paying tribute to the buzzed bard with ShakesBeer, a collection of free...
July 8 2016, 9:00 AM
Dean Strang (left) and Jerry Buting (right) worked as the defense lawyers in Steven Avery's murder trial.
—Photo courtesy of Daniel Andera
Ever since the now-famous podcast Serial first hit airwaves in October 2014, the country has been on a true crime kick. From documentaries like The Jinx to the dramatic trial reenactment of The People vs. O.J. Simpson, the macabre real-life mystery stories are popping up...
July 7 2016, 9:00 AM
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