Spotlight Theatre’s TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD to Run 10/10-11/7

It’s 1935, and racial tensions are high in Maycomb, Alabama. Nonetheless, young Jean Louise Finch — or Scout, as she is fondly called — manages to live a rather carefree, privileged existence, insulated from issues of race. All that changes when Scout watches her father, Atticus Finch, defend an innocent man, Tom Robinson, against a potential death sentence, […]

Review: The Diary of Anne Frank a Triumphant Tearjerker at Arvada Center

Almost everyone knows the story of Anne Frank, the young Jewish girl who hid from the Nazis with her family in the secret annex of a building on an ordinary street in Amsterdam, and the diary that kept her soul — and her story — alive. Anne and her parents, Otto and Edith Frank, and her […]

Arvada’ Center’s ‘White Christmas’ a wonderful production

Harriet Hunter Ford “Irving Berlin’s White Christmas” is “must-see” theater at The Arvada Center. Directed by Gavin Mayer, the musical plays through Dec. 2 in the Main Stage Theatre. Several extra performances have been added to accommodate expected crowds. Based on the full house on the evening my daughter, son-in-law and I saw it, that […]

Teen performers raise $13,000 for Denver Actors Fund

Young people under 18 have now raised $35,000 for the grassroots nonprofit that serves local artists Watch the announcement as it happened on Facebook Live What do most kids do when they want to raise money for charity? Set up a lemonade stand, or organize a car wash? A group of 13 young, Denver-based performers […]

Denver Actors Fund in Action: Regina Fernandez: $2,440

‘THIS MEANS MORE TO ME THAN YOU COULD POSSIBLY KNOW’ Aid recipient: Actor Regina Fernandez is a company member for the Arvada Center’s 2019 black-box season, meaning she is currently appearing in “The Diary of Anne Frank,” “The Moors” and “Sin Street Social Club” – all at the same time. In 2017, she appeared in the […]

“WHITE CHRISTMAS” IS MELODIC LOOK AT HOLIDAYS GONE BY!

Even an unhappy Scrooge could not say “Bah Humbug” to the “White Christmas” Charmer in Arvada Ben Michael and Cody Williams take center stage early in Arvada Center’s “Irving Berlin’s White Christmas.” The scene is an army entertainment show for servicemen at Christmastime of 1944. Michael is Captain Bob Wallace, and Williams is Private Phil […]

Get to know Darrow Klein…

Cast as Esther Jane in A Christmas Story, the Musical LETS GET TO KNOW YOU… Name: Darrow Klein Dob: 11/03/02 Hometown:Washington, DC Education: 8th grade at Horizons K-8 Day job: Learning the depths of knowledge in school WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE… Holiday: Halloween Season: Autumn Movie: The Harry Potter series Musical: Finding Neverland (currently. It changes […]

Irving Berlin’s WHITE CHRISTMAS Opens Tonight at The Arvada Center

The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities will open Irving Berlin‘s White Christmas directed by Gavin Mayer tonight, November 24 at 7:30 p.m. The musical will run through December 23 in the Main Stage Theatre. Previews are November 20 – 22 at 7:30 p.m. nightly. Performances are Tuesday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday at 1:00 p.m., […]

Photos: My night at Boulder’s Dinner Theatre’s ‘The Wizard of Oz’

Opening No. 71: Boulder’s Dinner Theatre’s “The Wizard of Oz”: This is the classic re-telling of Dorothy’s odyssey with her pals the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion and Toto, too, to the imaginary land of Oz. In their search for their heart’s desires, they encounter Munchkins, flying monkeys, a few witches, and learn there’s […]

Denver Actors Fund Lineup for Miscast 2016

“Miscast” is an opportunity for some of the local theatre community’s top performers to sing songs and act out scenes they would never … ever! … get cast to perform on a legitimate stage. This popular tradition returns for one night only at 7 p.m. on Monday, September 26, as a benefit for the Denver Actors Fund […]