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Adam Goldstein

Reporter for the Aurora Sentinel, Muse-ings

“The orchestra was in transition with the music director search,” Gamboa said, referring to the two-year search process to replace former director Richard Niezen. “Many of the ongoing projects had to be put on hold for a while … Now that I’m in place, next year I will have the time and the team will have the time to structure it in a way so that the word gets out.”

The Denver Center Theater Company’s 2014/15 season will kick off in September with The Unsinkable Molly Brown,  a new adaptation of Meredith Willson’s musical that premiered during the 2009 Colorado New Play Summit. The show details the life of Titanic survivor and Denver aristocrat Molly Brown, who earned her fortune in the heady days of […]

Roll out the red carpet. The best and brightest in Colorado’s theater scene are streaming in to the Arvada Center to honor their own for the Eighth Annual Henry Awards, a ceremony that recognizes the very top in local culture. There are plenty of Aurora artists, actors, directors and crew members up for honors tonight. […]


The Aurora Fox theater’s twenty-ninth season will feature a spin on classical Greek mythology, a horror story about a headless horseman and a look at the life of painter Frida Kahlo. Aurora Fox Executive Producer Charles Packard led the theater’s annual season announcement ceremony on Feb.12, revealing a lineup for 2013-14 that only includes four […]

Magdalena Lesniak plays the violin during rehearsal for an upcoming holiday concert Nov. 28 at Gateway High School. Guest conductor Geoffrey Pope will lead the concert on Dec. 15 and 16, and the program will include works by Bizet, Humperdinck and other composers, as well as the debut of a new orchestral piece. Pope is one of five candidates for the ASO music director position; the ASO board will choose the new director in May.  (Marla R. Keown/Aurora Sentinel)

The brass from the Aurora Symphony Orchestra is devoting plenty of time and care to the selection of its next director. Last year, longtime ASO conductor and music director Richard Niezen announced his departure, and officials kicked off a national search for a replacement. ASO officials narrowed down the first group of applicants to five […]

The Vintage Theatre has extended the run of “RFK,” a production that’s earned across-the-board praise from critics (including myself). The drama will run through Feb. 24 at the Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St. in Aurora. The one-man show starring James O’Hagan Murphy and directed by Terry Dodd explores the life and legacy of Robert F. […]

It’s coming. Christmas is two weeks away, and stages across the metro area are celebrating with a wide range of shows. From British farces to musical versions of classics, theater companies are ringing in the season. Time is running out for many of these shows, so we’ve assembled a guide to some of the best […]