Abortion news summons the spirit of Ann Richards in a local play | Culture & Leisure

For actress Martha Harmon Pardee, news from the Supreme Court this week has summoned her ire, as well as that of the late Ann Richards. Olga Lopez for the Cherry Creek Theater Sometimes when you just don’t know what to do with all of your unhealthy energy…you can go to a play for a purge … Read more

Rita Moreno, 90 years old and bound for Denver: “It’s time” | Culture & Leisure

Rita Moreno took on the new role of Doc’s widow in the 2021 remake of “West Side Story.” Courtesy of Sean Katz No matter what Rita Moreno talks about… she knows what she’s talking about. Sexual abuse. Relentless racism. The subjugation of women and Latinos in Hollywood. The perniciousness of suicide. She knows this because … Read more

Artistic News: OpenStage’s Denise Freestone honored in Fort Collins | Culture & Leisure

Denise Freestone is surrounded by well-wishers at her induction ceremony into the inaugural class of “Living Her Legacy” Sunday in Fort Collins. JOHN MOORE Denise Freestone, who co-founded OpenStage Theater & Company nearly 50 years ago, was officially inducted Sunday into the inaugural class of “Living Her Legacy: Women of Fort Collins.” It is essentially … Read more

The most powerful moments in live theater happen in the audience | John Moore | Arts & Entertainment

The most powerful moments in live theater happen in the audience |  John Moore |  Arts & Entertainment

The cast of ‘Kinky Boots’ is bringing a message of tolerance and joy to the Arvada Center. Matt Gale Photography Anyone who goes to the theater lives for those special moments on a stage that take your breath away. I live for those moments that take place off-stage … in the audience. I’ve attended close … Read more

DCPA Theater Company to stage ‘The Color Purple’ | Arts & Entertainment

DCPA Theater Company to stage 'The Color Purple' |  Arts & Entertainment

A touring production of the Broadway musical ‘The Color Purple’ came through Denver in 2009. Now it will be locally staged by the DCPA Theater Company. Photo courtesy. The Denver Center for the Performing Arts has announced part of its 2022-23 lineup of theater offerings – the seven homegrown plays and musicals that will be … Read more

The most powerful moments in live theater happen in the audience | Arts & Entertainment

The most powerful moments in live theater happen in the audience |  Arts & Entertainment

The cast of ‘Kinky Boots’ is bringing a message of tolerance and joy to the Arvada Center. Matt Gale Photography Anyone who goes to the theater lives for those special moments on a stage that take your breath away. I live for those moments that take place off-stage … in the audience. I’ve attended close … Read more

Denver gives local nonprofits a break at its venues | Arts & Entertainment

Denver gives local nonprofits a break at its venues |  Arts & Entertainment

Denver Arts and Venues has announced the availability of $1 million to make it more affordable for pandemic-recovering nonprofits to produce arts and culture events at city-owned venues over the next year. When a promoter rents a Denver-owned facility such as the Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Denver Coliseum, Boettcher Concert Hall, Ellie Caulkins Opera House, Buell … Read more

Equinox Theater promises to come back changed for the better | Arts & Entertainment

Equinox Theater promises to come back changed for the better |  Arts & Entertainment

Emily Ebertz, Derek Helsing and Chelsea O’Grady in Equinox Theatre’s ‘Evil Dead, the Musical’ in 2019. The company will be back next month after a controversy over its handling of a sexual-misconduct allegation. Courtesy Equinox Theater One of the uglier chapters in Colorado theater history may be coming to a sort of redemptive ending with … Read more

Itzhak Perlman and Bernadette Peters highlight Colorado Symphony season | Arts & Entertainment

Itzhak Perlman and Bernadette Peters highlight Colorado Symphony season |  Arts & Entertainment

Itzhak Perlman and Bernadette Peters will perform with the Colorado Symphony. Courtesy Itzhak Perlman and Bernadette Peters web sites. The Colorado Symphony’s first full season with Peter Oundjian as Principal Conductor will include the return of legendary violinist Itzhak Perlman on Sept. 10 and a concert by Broadway legend Bernadette Peters on Nov. 12 at … Read more

Buntport Theater: Denver’s one and only | Local News

Buntport Theater: Denver's one and only |  Local News

The Buntport Theater ensemble, from left: Erik Edborg, Brian Colonna, Hannah Duggan, Samantha Schmitz and Erin Rollman. The company opens its 50th original play on Friday, titled, “❤️ Richard.” Photo by John Moore Here’s the thing about the Buntport Theater collective: There’s nobody like them. Not in Denver. Not in Colorado. Not in the United … Read more