Oh, Henry!

Named for theater impresario Henry Lowenstein, the Henry Awards honor the best work of the year: They are Denver’s version of the Tonys. The Colorado Theatre Guild organizes the voting process, while actors Jim Hunt and Josh Hartwell put the evening together, including the musical interludes -- this year will see numbers from several nominated companies, including the big tap opening from the Boulder’s Dinner Theatre production of 42nd Street and a closing medley from the Town Hall Arts Center’s exuberant Hair.

The Arvada Center is this year’s venue, and artistic director Rod Lansberry is “making everything available to us: his sound and tech people, his stage manager,” Hunt says. “We just feel so welcome and supported.” Brian Mallgrave’s set for Curtains serves as the background: “It’s perfect. It looks like a vaudeville stage.”

There are always some disappointments, but “I think of it as an excuse for a big party,” says Hunt. “Being nominated is really cool, but this is about all of us.”

Location Info


Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities

6901 Wadsworth Blvd.
Arvada, CO 80003

Category: Art Galleries

Region: Northwest Denver Suburbs

Cocktails and a silent auction begin at 6 p.m., while the awards ceremony takes place at 7 at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Boulevard, in Arvada. Tickets are $25 or $50; call 720-898-7200 or visit coloradotheatreguild.org for more information.
Mon., July 22, 6 p.m., 2013

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