Stage and Comedy

REVIEW: Arvada Center's 'Gatsby' an excess in story but not in staging

REVIEW: Arvada Center’s ‘Gatsby’ an excess in story but not in staging

The result is an intimate take on Fitzgerald’s story that depends heavily on the skill and perseverance of the principal cast

Here's WHAT'S HAPPENING this weekend: Your guide to 5 cool things to do

Here’s WHAT’S HAPPENING this weekend: Your guide to 5 cool things to do

GREY GARDENS The Vintage Theatre showed guts and dramatic glory with its 2011 production of “Grey Gardens.” Starring the luminescent Megan Van de Hey and the charming Aurora native Deb Persoff, the show popped with endearing life and impressive stage presence

Staging a Comeback: Aurora betting arts district is on its way in

Staging a Comeback: Aurora betting arts district is on its way in

“This is definitely a new dynamic,” said Robards, who moved her studio from Denver to Aurora last year. She relocated after landlords in an up-and-coming neighborhood decided they could make more money from a different tenant and kicked her out. “Art organizations go in when nobody wants to be there, and then the arts get kicked out when everyone wants to be there”

'A Gentleman's Guide' leads Tony nominations

‘A Gentleman’s Guide’ leads Tony nominations

Danny Burstein got one of the two nods “Cabaret” received and though it was his fifth nomination, he said he was sad that co-star Williams missed out on one in her Broadway debut as Sally Bowles.

REVIEW: Fox's 'Spamalot' takes silly seriously and succeeds

REVIEW: Fox’s ‘Spamalot’ takes silly seriously and succeeds

It all results in a show that faithfully masters material that would be ever-so-easy to screw up. The production offers a keen eye to detail that’s bound to satisfy even the most rabid Monty Python fan.

This is WHAT'S HAPPENING this weekend

This is WHAT’S HAPPENING this weekend

Your personal guide to cool stuff to do on Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Shakespeare's Globe taking 'Hamlet' to 200 nations

Shakespeare’s Globe taking ‘Hamlet’ to 200 nations

“It feels like I’ve won the lottery,” said Nigeria-born Emeruwa, who trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.

This is WHAT'S HAPPENING this weekend

This is WHAT’S HAPPENING this weekend

We understand why you might do a double take. An Aurora-based theater festival would have been a fantasy ten years ago. But times have changed in the city’s arts district

‘Frozen’ at Equinox a mesmerizing view of a cold-blooded killer thanks to a talented cast

‘Frozen’ at Equinox a mesmerizing view of a cold-blooded killer thanks to a talented cast

By the end of the Equinox production, these perspectives coalesce in a surprising result. There’s a note of hope that emerges at the end of a long road to forgiveness. For all of the inexplicable evil that forms a good part of the central conflict, there’s also a tone of resilience and understanding

Dreyfuss loves acting, but his passion is politics

Dreyfuss loves acting, but his passion is politics

“I’m going to send you a copy of the preamble to the Constitution,” he said. “If there’s anything in it that you don’t agree with, don’t sign it; just send me back an explanation. You will agree with everything, because it’s beautifully crafted and it’s meant for all.