Stage and Comedy

REVIEW: 'Rent' delivers on familiar, through its own voice

REVIEW: ‘Rent’ delivers on familiar, through its own voice

Any off-Broadway incarnation of “Rent” is an ambitious undertaking that inevitably comes with atmospheric expectations. Ignite Theatre’s production at the Aurora Fox this August is no exception, and fortunately for metro-area Rent-heads, the show, by and large, delivers

REVIEW: Thoughtlessly executed, thoughtfully portrayed — “Who Will Sing For Lena?”

REVIEW: Thoughtlessly executed, thoughtfully portrayed — “Who Will Sing For Lena?”

On top of single-handedly tackling an array of characters, Martin-Fullwood asks for and receives plenty of aid from the audience of about 70, an almost inevitable occurrence in a theater where even those in the worst seats are no more than 30 feet from the stage

The Aurora Fox Theater comes up big at Henry Awards

“We know, and our audience knows, about the great stuff we’re doing and the high quality of our productions,” said Charlie Packard, the Fox’s executive producer and individual award recipient for Outstanding Scenic Design in Metamorphoses. “It’s nice to know that the Henry judges recognize that as well.”

REVIEW: Learning to love to hate with CSF's Henry IV

REVIEW: Learning to love to hate with CSF’s Henry IV

That classic, Falstaffian enigma of rallying for the greasy scalawag comes through in spades in Winters’ performance. It answers the question why Americans can’t get enough of that damned Jack Sparrow.

REVIEW: Vintage Theater’s ‘Book of Moron’ a hysterical and wise ride

REVIEW: Vintage Theater’s ‘Book of Moron’ a hysterical and wise ride

With the ease and charm of a seasoned philosophy prof, Dubac knits his waking dream with a lightning fast observations about a world built on perceptions and cliches

Here's WHAT'S HAPPENING this weekend in the Aurora area: 5 cool things to do

Here’s WHAT’S HAPPENING this weekend in the Aurora area: 5 cool things to do

Your guide to the some best bets in music, theater, markets and events in the Aurora metro area through Sunday night

David Byrne readies 'Here Lies Love' in London

David Byrne readies ‘Here Lies Love’ in London

“We think we might have some important slots filled, but we won’t know which they are until we see the London actors in the next few days,” Byrne wrote Wednesday in an email from the airport in Dubai en route to London.

An arts draw, now the city looks to the Aurora Cultural Arts District as a commercial draw too

An arts draw, now the city looks to the Aurora Cultural Arts District as a commercial draw too

“Food and art and wine and beer, they kind of all go together,” says Tracy Weil, CEO of the Aurora arts district

REVIEW: Merry Wives of Windsor a winning package for 2014 Shakespeare fest

REVIEW: Merry Wives of Windsor a winning package for 2014 Shakespeare fest

Any part of the show is a marvel, the retro costumes, the slapstick moves, the outdoor theater vibe, the “cuckold” clan dance, but as a package, the show is a memorable winner

On the move: Coming season for Colfax Arts District promises plenty in way of arts, culture

On the move: Coming season for Colfax Arts District promises plenty in way of arts, culture

The final weeks of August and first weeks of September are more than the end of summer vacation for schoolchildren and a relief from 90-degree days