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Colorado’s hidden gem is just a Johnstown away

Colorado’s hidden gem is just a Johnstown away

Up north in Johnstown, Colorado there are two distinct theater cornerstones. The first is the Candlelight Dinner Playhouse. This unique theater has brought joy and entertainment for almost 10 years to the Colorado theater community. The second is the fierce and talented skill of Beth Beyer inside the playhouse. Beyer grew up in Colorado Springs […]

‘The Nance’ at the Edge

‘The Nance’ at the Edge

  There are only a small handful of pieces of art and literature that are able to impact someone on such an emotional and profound level. That is why when those pieces are discovered you must cherish and hold onto them. ‘The Nance’ is certainly one of those pieces.   This Tony award winning play […]

MSU Denver Theatre Tackles the Mattress

MSU Denver Theatre Tackles the Mattress

  MSU Denver Theatre Department’s latest production of ‘Once Upon a Mattress’ opened last weekend in the Eugenia Rawls Courtyard Theater and provided a fun night at the theatre.   ‘Once Upon a Mattress’ is a musical rendition of the Princess and the Pea with music and lyrics by Mary Rodgers and Marshall Barer. The […]

Dance and conflict collide in ‘Billy Elliot’

Dance and conflict collide in ‘Billy Elliot’

  Reviewing theatre can be an interesting job. Of course there are always the hits and amazing productions from the big guys like the DCPA. Also the long standing and reliable theatres such as the BDT Stage. Smaller theatres are where things can become interesting. You have some of the saddest productions or some of […]

Dungeons and Dragons, Comics and Comedy

Dungeons and Dragons, Comics and Comedy

Whether in a book, a song, a poem or any other form, fantasy is always a tale. With fantasy, anything is possible. The only limits are the boundaries of an individual’s imagination. In most cases, there is planning involved and a set path for the formulated plot. In rare cases, the story comes spontaneously. The […]

A world without Shakespeare

A world without Shakespeare

We live in an age where our world is constantly changing. Our technology is advancing at an unprecedented pace. Our societal and cultural mores are evolving, and we are in the middle of a transition of power with our country’s leadership. Although change and evolution are a natural and healthy part of life, it is […]

Met Review: Hidden Figures

Met Review: Hidden Figures

Much like its source material, “Hidden Figures” tells a historic story that is well worth knowing.  Set during the 1960s space race between the U.S. and Russia, the film follows Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe), three African American women who held vital roles at NASA. Despite […]

‘Rocky Horror’ unites outcasts

‘Rocky Horror’ unites outcasts

Two hundred thirty people waited outside the Esquire Theatre Saturday night for the midnight showing of “Rocky Horror Picture Show.” 23-year long participant and current stage director Tom Finch said “We do the show live while the movie’s playing on the screen. I play Dr. Scott. Down here you don’t have to be PC.” Originally […]

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