In each piece of theater she creates, Betsy Tobin tries to find an unusual way to present her work. For her newest show, METAPHOR, she delves into the complicated realm of relationships using circus arts, puppetry, video projects and more to portray the tangled webs woven by human interaction. In a ... More >>
Alice Cooper is a shock rock pioneer that's influenced countless artists with his on stage horror movie imagery and antics, which included hangings and beheadings by guillotine. Theatrics aside, Cooper (aka Vincent Furnier) is also a talented songwriter. Hits like "I'm Eighteen," "School's Out" and ... More >>
It's not often that a performer lands a star role, yet no one recognizes that performer's face -- or, more accurately, three faces. But that's the case with Joey, the title character of War Horse, now playing at the Buell. Joey is a life-sized puppet created by the Handspring Puppet Company, which b ... More >>
The work of Everything is Terrible! is hard to describe.The easy way out is to note that it's video collage, but that doesn't begin to convey what this crew does with video. The videos themselves are dense, context-busting pastiches of pop culture and pure insanity. But as if that weren't enough, th ... More >>
Wayne White might be the most prolific and virtually unknown contributor to popular culture of the last four decades. But the illustrator, painter, sculptor and puppet-maker from Chattanooga is getting some much deserved exposure with the release of Beauty Is Embarrassing, a documentary about White' ... More >>
Three-day weekends rule, and this one is certain to be a hit. The city is bursting with stuff to do, and you don't have to spend an arm and a leg to do it. Watch Footloose, see a Tim and Eric Awesome Show puppeteer, and more, all for under $10. Enjoy staying out late on Sunday night and experiencing ... 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.
It's only episode three of Project Runway All Stars, and already they're jumping the shark by having the client for this week's challenge be a fictional character. Not just a fictional character, but a fictional animal character. A fictional Muppet character. That's right, the designers are making ... More >>
The Muppet Movie is doing boffo box office; the puppets alone are enough to draw the crowds. But during their lengthy career, the Muppets have also cozied up to many celebrities -- including the quintet profiled in our "Five most memorable Muppet movie cameos" post. DustyD One of them was from 1999 ... More >>
Denver's Vintage Theatre took on a major project when its members decided to take on Avenue Q: The Tony Triple Crown-winning adult musical featuring Muppet-like puppets, made from scratch with big, flappin' dirty mouths, isn't cheap to to stage, nor is it your everyday song-and-dance.
If you do shop this weekend, make sure it's for cool Japanese accessories. This weekend is all about one thing: spending. But we have a crazy idea: Don't. We dare you. Those holiday gifts will all be there waiting at the stores after Black Friday and Saturday and Sunday. Promise. So instead o ... More >>
Sesame Street, the show that has taught several generations of suburban white kids how to ask where the potty is in Spanish, is introducing a new Muppet this Sunday in a special episode about hunger, sponsored by Wal-Mart. Lily, the "food-insecure" Muppet, is seven years old, pink-faced, dressed in ... More >>
Photo by Chris GoldenSarah Tallman, Sean Watson, Julie King, Jason Franklin, Damien Patterson & Elizabeth Towles in Rarities & Oddities rehearsal.Ballet Nouveau Colorado's innovative season draws to a close this weekend with a program of four brand-spankin'-new pieces, one by BNC artistic dir ... More >>
The 53rd ceremony to determine the absolute best music! It's Grammy time, people, when we all leap off our couches to buy that Lady Gaga album from 2009 once we all realize it's the best album of 2010. But seriously: the only people paying attention to who wins are people betting on it. What ... More >>
On Saturday night, YesPleaseMore, an organization that spreads the love for Colorado artistic endeavors through pop-up retail stores and events, descended on the Denver Pavilions for "Test Market," a collaborative production featuring a bevy of creative projects from around Denver, including ... More >>
After months of construction and permitting work, Zook's Coffee and Ice Cream is finally open in the Denver Puppet Theater, the bright-yellow institution at 3156 West 38th Avenue. And just like the puppets that have long called the theater home, Zook's is colorful, fun and designed for kids o ... More >>
Unless you're a troglodyte who lives under a rock and hates freedom, you've seen A Christmas Carol. The play, the cartoon, the movie, the movie adapted from the play that is also a cartoon based on a true story -- you know the storyline like the underside of your house-rock, and you've seen i ... More >>
Titus Andronicus is frightfully serious about punk rock. The group of well-read, New Jersey-bred twenty-somethings recently released The Monitor, a concept album about the Civil War that contains spoken-word, era-appropriate interludes, male-female call-and-response, and three track punk su ... More >>
Puppets and caffeine? Now that's a combination we can get behind. A cafe called Zook's is slated to open in the Denver Puppet Theater, the bright yellow landmark at 3156 West 38th Avenue, by the end of July. "We wanted to use the space more," says theater owner Annie Zook. "We don't do puppet ... More >>
Having released three albums in four years, Six Months to Live has been one of the most prolific of poppy rock and roll bands out of Denver. Formed by former members Mr. Tree and the Wingnuts, Six Months' membership has included Mendel Rabinovitch of Cabaret Diosa and Zack Littlefield of Sonnenbl ... More >>
They Might Be Giants, Guggenheim Grotto Thursday, November 5 Gothic Theater Better than: Seeing an expertly executed live show that didn't include sock puppets. They Might Be Giants couldn't stick to one sound during their appearance at the Gothic on Thursday night. The band's show, which nearly ... More >>
Teatro Jaguar Luna pulls strings at the Boulder Fringe Festival.
Catch a folk tale for modern times at the Fringe Fest.
Your appreciation of today's clip is likely to be wholly dependent on your affection (or lack thereof) for foul-mouthed puppets rapping about old-school video games. If you read that and said 'Holy shit, I can die happy now," you will be thrilled -- otherwise, this may not be quite your thing. Thank ... More >>
Avenue Q arrives at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House.
Monday, July 28, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
DAVAs latest production features giant puppets in space.
Thursday, November 15, Marquis Theater, 1-866-468-7621.
Sunday, November 11, Glenn Miller Ballroom, University of Colorado, Boulder, 303-492-7704.
Saturday, July 28, 3 Kings Tavern, 303-777-7352.
A cult favorite screens at Starz.
The DCTC offers theater fit for the season.
Denver Puppet Theater