Make way: it’s Mary Louise Lee’s turn | John Moore | Culture & Leisure

Longtime Denver performer Mary Louise Lee is one of the first black actors to have the opportunity to play Rose in the classic musical “Gypsy.” RDG Photography Vintage Theater Artistic Director Bernie Cardell had no intention of making a statement when he cast Mary Louise Lee as one of the first black actors to play … Read more

‘Drag Queen Story Time’ brings out the monsters | John Moore | Culture & Leisure

Miss Shirley doesn’t like reading monster stories to children. Like the one about the 31 monsters who recently gathered in a small army in Idaho with the intention of inciting a riot at a nearby Pride event. It’s a true story that comes with the disturbing message that sometimes monsters are just human. But men … Read more

Artistic News | For local theater group, company of three | Culture & Leisure

Left to right: Nick Chase, Pesha Rudnick and Betty Hart form the new management trio of Boulder’s Local Theater Company Michael Ensminger Boulder’s Local Theater Company, which was founded in 2011 but has really found its footing during the pandemic shutdown, has announced an unusual leadership transition from a single artistic director to a triumvirate. … Read more

🏋️Get your kids in shape with family workouts to build stamina, balance and flexibility!

SAN ANTONIO – Hello children! Are you officially enjoying being outside for the summer? How about that summer heat? And are the parents, these little ones and these teenagers already becoming exuberant? Have you found something to do to occupy the time, something that is not just in front of screens? Well, don’t worry! KSAT … Read more

Artistic news | To be Black in Boulder: Doc screens in Ontario | Culture & Leisure

“‘The happiest place in America is Boulder, Colorado’ – no black man ever said.” This is the entry point to a hard-hitting new documentary titled “This is [Not] Who We Are”, which will be presented on Saturday May 28 at the Hamilton Black Film Festival in Ontario. It’s a biting commentary on Boulder being named … Read more

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

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

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