Stage and Comedy

Billy Joel, 4 others receive Kennedy Center Honors

Billy Joel, 4 others receive Kennedy Center Honors

"The diverse group of extraordinary individuals we honor today haven't just proven themselves to be the best of the best," Obama said. "Despite all their success, all their fame, they've remained true to themselves — and inspired the rest of us to do the same."

Phamaly tackles ‘Wonderful Life’ with larger purpose in mind

Phamaly tackles ‘Wonderful Life’ with larger purpose in mind

“It’s a story about the value of life. We have people whose lives are often questioned,” said Bryce Alexander, a manager with the company. “It’s such an applicable message (for) Phamaly. What it’s really about is the individual impact every single person has on each other in spite of their disabilities.

ONSTAGE REVIEW: ‘Snow’ a deep standout; ‘Jackie’ a curious telling of Robinson tale

ONSTAGE REVIEW: ‘Snow’ a deep standout; ‘Jackie’ a curious telling of Robinson tale

“Snow Falling on Cedars” It’s tough not to feel at least a little invested in the Vintage Theatre’s production of “Snow Falling on Cedars.” That has a lot to do with atmosphere. Director Sam Wood stages the murder-mystery/courtroom-drama in the …

AURORA HOLLY DAZE: Theaters come alive with the same shows, but in classics come seasonal comfort

AURORA HOLLY DAZE: Theaters come alive with the same shows, but in classics come seasonal comfort

“It’s tough. There’s aren’t a lot of good holiday shows out there,” said Bryce Alexander, an Aurora native and vet of the local theater scene. “Even when you’re doing your best to be as diverse as you can, there are six or seven holiday shows out there.

Bono optimistic about 'Spider-Man' musical future

Bono optimistic about ‘Spider-Man’ musical future

"Three hugely successful years, and then it's off to Germany, it's off to Las Vegas," Bono said Monday night on the red carpet for "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom."

No nonsense chief paying off for reinvigorated Colorado Symphony Orchestra

No nonsense chief paying off for reinvigorated Colorado Symphony Orchestra

“We have 80 full-time professionals. That’s how you build something,” Kern said. “You don’t build a football team with a quarterback and a couple of linemen and fill in the rest of the team on the weekend.”

ONSTAGE: For show’s writers, tale weaves timeless Jackie Robinson tale with own personal baseball history

ONSTAGE: For show’s writers, tale weaves timeless Jackie Robinson tale with own personal baseball history

Though the play is geared toward young audiences, the drama doesn’t shy away from the most difficult parts of Robinson’s story.

ONSTAGE REVIEW: Risky ‘Sylvia’ fetches genuine respect thanks to cast in Lone Tree run

ONSTAGE REVIEW: Risky ‘Sylvia’ fetches genuine respect thanks to cast in Lone Tree run

Sylvia becomes a stand-in for all of the things that are missing in his life. As his wife Kate (Kim Staunton) quickly remarks, the dog takes on the role of the other woman.

ONSTAGE REVIEW: ‘Shadowlands’ pulses with emotion showing how CS Lewis stumbled living by the sword

ONSTAGE REVIEW: ‘Shadowlands’ pulses with emotion showing how CS Lewis stumbled living by the sword

The crux of the drama here is a challenge to convictions. When Davidman is diagnosed with terminal cancer, Lewis’ theories about human suffering begin to unravel.

ONSTAGE REVIEW: The root of the problem grows strong in “99 Histories”

ONSTAGE REVIEW: The root of the problem grows strong in “99 Histories”

The specific diagnosis of the lead character, Eunice, isn’t what’s important in Julia Cho’s work about family, crisis and identity. What matters in this show are larger themes about what we inherit from our forebears.