Denver loves The Book of Mormon, and the feeling is really mutual: Though the laugh-out-loud funny, touring Broadway musical from Colorado's own boy geniuses, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, is in the last week of its second run at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver Center Attractions announced ... More >>
With seventy of this state's movers and shakers headed to Japan this week for an economic mission that includes a side trip to Denver's sister city of Takayama, there should be lots of sibling revelry. But up in Boulder, the sister-city program founded by President Dwight Eisenhower more than fifty ... More >>
While last week's snow and this week's predicted rains have made forecasts of drought seem all wet in metro Denver, the threat is still very real to farmers in southern and eastern Colorado. Last week, they planted more than 550 acres of Rocky Ford cantaloupe -- almost a 40 percent increase over las ... 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 >>
Like gay marriage, marijuana use and tattoos, public perception of female sex toys is not what it used to be. While male sex toys still weigh heavy on the shame scale, a female pleasure device is mostly seen as a cute novelty. Encountering one while snooping is comparable to finding a rutabaga in th ... 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 >>
I have an adult niece in San Francisco who's into theater on the fringe; she's been a stage manager and a world traveler to various festivals, writes about theater for a Bay area newspaper, and every so often, hosts lives theatrical performances in her living room, sort of like a house concer ... More >>
Tom Borillo and in Michelle Moore in A Streetcar Named Desire.A Streetcar Named Desire opened this past weekend at Germinal Stage Denver. Juliet Wittman's complete review will run in our November 17 issue; in the meantime, here's a capsule critique:
After a summer of travels, Laura Shunk revealed the five restaurant concepts she'd love to see in Denver, ranging from a Burmese restaurant to a Czech restaurant and beer hall. Which had commenters wondering: What about Sobo 151?
Imagine this blueAt night, as you drive north along Speer Boulevard through downtown, you catch sight of an eerie glow to the right -- and no, it's not the soon-to-be-extinguished Qwest sign.The Helen Bonfils Theatre Complex, that massive building at the edge of the Denver Performing Arts Com ... More >>
Kris Andersson is Dixie Longate.Theater critic Juliet Wittman writes in her review of Dixie's Tupperware Party: "This show is dirty. Seriously dirty." Right away, that should make you want to go see it. Luckily for you, we're giving away four pairs of tickets.
This is part two of Juliet Wittman's Q&A with Kelly Liken, chef/owner of Restaurant Kelly Liken. To read part one of that interview, click here. Kelly Liken Restaurant Kelly Liken 12 Vail Road, Vail 970-479-0175 Do you turn to food books or cookbooks? I read Barbara Kingsolver's Animal, V ... More >>
When Penzeys Spices, a Wisconsin-based gourmet spice company with shops in cities around the country, announced it would open on the Pearl Street Mall in Boulder, it caused a flurry of controversy. That was because the new location is just around the corner from an outpost of Savory Spice Sho ... More >>
Boulder has some terrific restaurants, including Arugula, the site of a recent Slow Food dinner that fed the mind, body and soul of Juliet Wittman. But Arugula isn't the only Boulder restaurant that feeds us. Here are five more of our favorites: Frasca Food & Wine, 1738 Pearl Street, 303-442 ... More >>
The angelic Jason Sheehan "You should have filled Jason's spot before letting him go to Seattle," one disgruntled reader wrote in the comments section after "Pot Luck," William Breathes's piece on 8 Rivers. "This review was not worth reading. What a disappointment." First things first: Like ... More >>
From the week of January 31
Capsule reviews of shows
Brief reviews of current shows
I went to see the Denver Center Theatre Company's 1001 last weekend; it was my belated birthday, and I was ready for a night on the town. I love the theater, but a production has to be really good to catch my cast-iron mistrust by surprise. So I'm a picker and chooser: I've never gone to a play I ... More >>
Wicked arrives with a bang.
Theatre Night In is a pu-pu platter of Colorado stagecraft.
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October 22 - 28. 1998