To get in the mood for Halloween, you can head up to Colorado Springs for a campy combination of '60s slasher and beach movies, or hear spooky stories come alive onstage in Denver; meanwhile, dance aficionados can get their fix at an intergenerational mashup in Boulder. Keep reading for details. Se ... More >>
#50: Mara Wiles Mara Wiles broke into comedy doing improv with Denver's Impulse Theater, but soon made the shift to standup, becoming an integral member of the comedy scene and a regular attraction at local clubs and comedy nights. As a testament to her collaborative spark and likability, you'd be ... More >>
#52: Taylor GondaWhen it comes to popular culture, Taylor Gonda talks a great game. As co-host of the local podcast These Things Matter, she chats about music, movies and other obsessions with celebrities both local and sometimes national. But there's more to Gonda than These Things Matter: A regula ... More >>
"Once upon a time," "heroes," "villains" and "happily ever after" aren't good enough for Shana Cordon, the Boulder-based solo performer and co-writer of Dancing With Demons, a play about a writer held hostage, a demon gone wild and a narrative structure that vanishes that she bills as a "fractured f ... More >>
When the members of Buntport Theater Company are at the top of their form, wonderful things happen. And with Naughty Bits, they're at their peak both in terms of performance and -- since this company creates all its plays collaboratively -- in terms of the humor, flow and inventiveness of the script ... More >>
"You don't have to tell me about masochism, I'm in the theater," says Vanda von Dunayev, one of the characters in Curious Theater's current production, Venus in Fur, by David Ives, which tells the story of a playwright-director attempting to adapt Leopold von Sacher-Masoch's novel Venus in Fur into ... More >>
#86: Laura Ann Samuelson Laura Ann Samuelson is much more than a dancer and choreographer: She's an interdisciplinary collaborator in performance who also directs her own company, Hoarded Stuff, when she isn't working with others. On her horizon? As she discusses below as part of her 100CC questio ... More >>
#49: John Moore There is no greater friend of Denver theater than John Moore, a self-described storyteller given to telling its stories in great -- and loving -- detail. On his CultureWest.org website, the former Denver Post critic has laboriously followed the work of his friends in theater, of whic ... 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 >>
Tomorrow night, Buntport Theater will open a new show, inspired by a true event, called Tommy Lee Jones Goes to Opera Alone. But the title belies the community effort it took for Buntport to produce and animate a nearly life-size puppet of the solitary actor.
Buntport Theater's Kafka on Ice -- created by the company in 2004 -- combines events from the author's life with incidents in his famous novella Metamorphosis (you know, the one that begins, "As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic ... More >>
The big news at the Henrys on Monday, July 7, was that John Ashton, known for rambling jokes about each winner and routine insults to the critic-voters, wasn’t hosting. Instead, the Buntporters -- Erin Rollman, Erik Edborg and Brian Colonna -- were there to, as they explained, "hip things up," whi ... More >>
Capsule reviews of current shows.
Buntport brushes up on the Bard.
Buntport presents a whale of a tale.
Buntport makes magic with Something Is Rotten.
Brief reviews of current shows
Buntport's Realism: The Mythical Brontosaurus teases out the truth.
Buntport's Macblank, while funny, feels like an extended skit.
Buntport's Kafka on Ice slices up the melancholy author's life.
Denver's theater scene struggles to reach critical mass.
Politics enters the ring with Stories on Stage
The Producers belt it out
The Earth's Sharp Edge finds imaginative and joyous ways to cross borders.