Jim Lillie

 

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  • 19 years ago | Theater

    When the Central City Opera revived Douglas Moore's The Ballad of Baby Doe a few seasons back, thunderous applause and full-voiced cheers filled the tiny theater for a full five minutes as a steady barrage of flower bouquets, many hurled from the ...

  • 19 years ago | Theater

    The plot of Shakespeare's As You Like It resembles that of a summer romance movie. Unfortunately, the Disneyfied version being presented by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival cheapens the play's gentle beauty and robs the dialogue of its richness. ...

  • 19 years ago | Theater

    Shakespearean companies have tried various approaches to producing the three parts of Henry VI, plays that are believed to have been written with the help of at least one collaborator. In 1963, Tantalus co-creators John Barton and Peter Hall combi...

  • 19 years ago | Theater

    What a difference no-nonsense direction makes. Elizabeth Huddle heeds the clues in Shakespeare's text instead of making her own mystery of them -- as have many Colorado Shakespeare Festival directors before her -- and the performers in her version...

  • 19 years ago | Theater

    Looking for a Broadway musical that lets the brainwaves relax and the funnybone roam? Have a thing for exuberant dance numbers, exquisite costumes and an old-fashioned love story? Don't mind overamplified voices, stand-and-sing ballads and a stead...

  • 19 years ago | Theater

    Forsooth, here we go again. The Colorado Shakespeare Festival opened last weekend with The Two Gentlemen of Verona, one of the Bard's earliest, and more problematic, comedies. Like most of the CSF's efforts over the last five seasons, the play qui...

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