Stage and Comedy

This theater image released by Boneau/Bryan-Brown shows Terrence Mann, left, and Matthew James Thomas during a performance of "Pippin," at Broadway's Music Box Theatre in New York. Matthew James Thomas, who originated the role in the Tony Award-winning revival on Broadway, will team up with John Rubinstein, who was the first Broadway Pippin in 1972, and now plays Pippin’s father. (AP Photo/Boneau/Bryan-Brown, Joan Marcus)

“There’s a whole new dimension here. It’s like being in some crazy dream. I’m just the luckiest kid on earth,” Thomas said by phone from Denver. Rubinstein agreed in a separate call: “To me, the idea of the old Pippin and the new Pippin being on the same stage — I love that.”

Mack and Mabel runs Fri., Sat. & Sun. through Sept. 14.
Curtains at 7:45 p.m. on Fri. and Sat., 2:45 p.m. on Sun. 
Tickets start at $26 in advance, $31 at the door. More information at 303-856-7830 or vintagetheatre.com

Despite all of the stellar aspects, the show belongs entirely to Rachelle Wood as Mabel Normand. Wood dazzles as “Nelly, the kid from the deli,” striking the often clandestine middle ground between naïve temptress who doesn’t know her own potential and flirty superstar

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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

“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.”

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