Tonight starting at 7:30 p.m. at Crossroads Theater, 2590 Washington Street, Live At the Rossonian takes you back to these innocent bygone days minus the cigarette smoke. "It's set up in the style of an old-time '50s variety show," says director Sheryl Renee. Local actors, vocalists and comedians impersonate icons such as Ella Fitzgerald, Pearl Bailey, Billie Holiday, Redd Foxx, Doris Day, Frank Sinatra, Josephine Baker and Tony Bennett, while a comedian/host keeps the show rolling with jokes and live, politically incorrect commercials from back in the day. "Ultimately, we want to honor the entertainers who paved the way for us while giving a nod to the talent that's based here in Denver today," says Renee.
Tickets are $24.95, or $19.95 per person for a group of ten or more; the show runs through July 30. For more information, call 303-296-5559 or go to www.denvercrossroads.com.
May 25-July 30, 7:30 p.m., 2008