—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
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