Stage and Comedy

REVIEW: "Georgia McBride" Offers Legendary Mix of Flash, Depth

REVIEW: “Georgia McBride” Offers Legendary Mix of Flash, Depth

There’s a lot more to “The Legend of Georgia McBride” than the glitzy costumes, lip-synced pop songs, acrobatic dance moves and fabulous drag routines. Then again, those elements don’t hurt in making the show genuinely funny, memorable and endearing. Playwright …

Philip Seymour Hoffman leaves extraordinary legacy

Philip Seymour Hoffman leaves extraordinary legacy

Fearless in his choices, encyclopedic in his preparation, he was a Shakespearean performer in modern dress, bringing depth and variety to charlatans, slackers, curmudgeons and loners.

The color of Kahlo

The color of Kahlo

“It just sucked me in. I couldn’t stop thinking about her,” McCall said years after seeing that image for the first time. “It was the portrait itself. I couldn’t look away from it.”

Aurora troupe tackles Mel Brooks classic with impressive results

Aurora troupe tackles Mel Brooks classic with impressive results

The Vintage production may work on a smaller scale, but it’s lost none of the show’s bawdy spirit and incisive wit in the translation to the 150-seat Nickelson Auditorium. Director Deb Flomberg and a huge cast get to the heart of this demanding show based on the classic 1974 Mel Brooks film, and they pull it off with some dazzling effects of their own.

Mile-high Colorado a laboratory for play development

Mile-high Colorado a laboratory for play development

“Sometimes you can get in your New York and L.A. mindset of, ‘We are the only ones who know how to do theater,’” Lopez said. “It’s just simply not true. The Denver Center and Denver is proving that that’s not true.”

Sign from the times: Ignite's Aida production gets a boost from the past

Sign from the times: Ignite’s Aida production gets a boost from the past

“I thought having actual artifacts will help people get engaged before they even get into the theater,” said director Keith Rabin Jr. “It helps pull the museum element on to the stage.”

Culture snobs can have plenty of fun east of Denver.

Culture snobs can have plenty of fun east of Denver.

Aurora theater companies dominated this year with a mix of powerful drama, insightful biography and gut-busting comedy.

ONSTAGE REVIEW: ‘Guys on Ice’ an earnest look at simple life on the ice

ONSTAGE REVIEW: ‘Guys on Ice’ an earnest look at simple life on the ice

For Marvin and Lloyd, the show’s two lead characters, the ice offers the sanctuary of a church and the escape of a neighborhood bar. It’s a place where life’s most critical questions find resolution in the simplest ways.

Curtains up on new stage at Vintage

The added space will offer designers, directors and actors more freedom when it comes to staging large-scale productions like the musical “Young Frankenstein,” set to premiere Dec. 20.

ONSTAGE REVIEW: "Christmas Spirit" a darkly charming alternative to standard holiday fare

ONSTAGE REVIEW: “Christmas Spirit” a darkly charming alternative to standard holiday fare

The plot may be a very transparent take on the “Death Takes a Holiday” motif, but Stroppel’s approach to the idea of Death taking human form is plenty original