Man of La Mancha, based on Miquel de Cervantes's seventeenth-century masterpiece Don Quixote, was an award-gobbling sensation when it was first staged in 1965. The musical has less impact now that it's been through decades of professional and community productions. Still, the Arvada Center has mount ... More >>
Michael Paglia visits the Arvada Center in this week's review, "Home Team," taking in a massive juried effort, Art of the State, featuring 160 artists. The show mainly focuses on abstract work, displaying pieces ranging from paintings to three-dimensional art. Continue reading for photos from all th ... More >>
Philip Sneed is leaving his position as artistic director for the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, a position he's held since 2006, at the end of the month. He will become executive director of the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, replacing Gene Sobczak, who had left a marketing position at ... More >>
Sitting beside me at the Henrys last night was the woman who makes it all happen: Gloria Shanstrom, general manager of the Colorado Theatre Guild. It is Shanstrom who makes this glittering event -- this huge coming together of elegantly dressed, excitedly-gesticulating actors, directors, tech people ... More >>
The Colorado Theatre Guild's seventh annual Henry Awards will be presented tonight at the L2 Arts & Culture Center, 1477 Columbine Street. The festivities start at 6 p.m. with cocktails and a silent auction, followed by the official awards ceremony at 7 p.m.; an after-party will move the fun to the ... More >>
The Arvada Center gallery's current Faces, Places & Spaces three-show summer extravaganza features a bevy -- actually, a real beauty pageant -- of artists from Colorado or with Colorado ties, and the result is a refreshing look at this state. The best way to get a feel for many of these artists is ... More >>
The Arvada Center galleries will greet the summer with a cheerful set of shows, Faces, Places & Spaces, which open in unison tonight with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. and remain on view through August 26. Two artist nights, each with a panel discussion and meet-and-greet, are also scheduled on June ... More >>
Did you miss Chess at the Arvada Center? Now you have a second chance to see the production, which has moved to the Lone Tree Arts Center's Main Stage Theater, where it opens tonight. In the meantime, here's a reprise of Juliet Wittman's review:
The semi-operatic Chess doesn't have a lot of dialog ... More >>
Tons of new shows this week: Dispatchis playing a two-night stand at 1STBANK in September, Joe Cocker and Huey Lewis and the News are headlining this year's KOOL Concert, Thievery Corporation and Beats Antique are due at Red Rocks and Esperanza Spalding is slated for shows at the Boulder Theater and ... More >>
Chess comes with almost as many stereotypes (the nerd, the genius, the poorly adjusted savant) and cliches (the pawn, checkmate, knights and chivalry) as it does pieces. But director Rod Lansberry isn't interested in any of them.
Tomorrow, he and the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities will ... More >>
P. Switzer"Ragtime," Arvada Center.
Denver's fall theater season is already off to a hot and heavy start with offerings of every stripe, from classically funny (The Liar and Unnecessary Farce) to explosive (Justin Bieber Meets Al Qaeda) to thought-provoking (Clybourne Park) to just plain sill ... More >>
When the Arvada Center's new production of Hairspray officially opens tomorrow night, Everyone, but everyone, will be checking out the costumes. That's because Denver hero Mondo Guerra designed them, putting his way with fresh and professional looks to the test. And besides, if Mondo wasn't m ... More >>