An opera star for the ages, funny family dynamics and Shakespeare -- as well as stage innovations, from unusual venues to free admission -- are all part of this weekend's theater openings. Keep reading to learn more. See also: Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play
A wise poet from the streets of Chicago once said, "It's the freakin' weekend baby, I'm about to have me some fun." Well the weekend is here, and there is plenty of that fun to be had. We're buying handmade soap and petting pigs. Live improv, Shakespeare and music will also complete your time over t ... More >>
This week, Shakespeare goes to the ballet and the classic tales of Edgar Allen Poe go for a hike in Boulder, while Aurora's Vintage Theatre brings back a poignant musical about married life. Continue reading for all the details. See also: Running Amok: The Denver Center Theatre Company presents Lor ... More >>
It's wonderful to discuss Shakespeare with someone as intelligent, insightful and, above all, passionate as Tina Packer, who brings her Women of Will: The Overview to the Colorado Shakespeare Festival this weekend. Packer, who led Shakespeare & Company in Massachusetts for three decades, talks about ... More >>
Boulder's experimental, "collaboratory" Band of Toughs isn't out of the woods. In fact, the theater troupe's production of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, part of the Boulder Fringe Festival, will place the play smack in the woods, in the mischievous fairy-forest the playwright envi ... More >>
Jose Antonio Mercado is a man with a big, big dream -- to renovate the Historic Elitch Theatre, a dilapidated Denver landmark with a rich history, and refurbish both the building and its legacy. And Mercado, an actor, director and teacher made famous on the local level for his work with at-risk stud ... More >>
The cast works hard, but the result's not much.
Sublimely silly, but satisfying.
Remember when you could watch free plays in Civic Center Park during the summer? That was awesome. All you needed for a great night out was a blanket, a cooler full of snacks and drinks and a few friends. In my opinion, nothing beats free outdoor theater. Which is why I was so sad when, after sixtee ... More >>
Making a bright silk purse out of a Shakespearean sow's ear.
Every once in a while, asking a stupid question pays off. As evidence, consider the following Q&A with guitarist Simon Taylor-Davies of Klaxons, a buzzy British band profiled in Westword’s October 4 edition. In about half of the pieces about this particular STD and cohorts James Righton and Jamie ... More >>
These six one-acts have a lot to say.
There's little magic to the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's Tempest.
Rack 'em up
This Measure for Measure is beyond measure.
Shakespeare's words are a casualty in the inventive Henry 5 From Times Square.
Love's Labor's Lost
Buntport's version of Shakespeare's forgotten yarn strikes a bloody good note.
An all-female Twelfth Night is a near miss.
Henry V and The Tempest storm through Boulder.
Colorado Shakespeare Festival's Twelfth Night fails to entertain.
This young Hamlet is one for the ages.
Bug Theatre's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream is a collision of styles.
The play's the thing with the historical drama The African Company Presents Richard III.
Shakespeare's R&J puts a new twist on a familiar story, yet remains faithful in spirit.