The central character in Theresa Rebeck’s satirical comedy of wordplay, Seminar, is Leonard, an above-it-all literary figure so revered from beneath his cloud nine that he can’t be brought down for anyone or anything. Four hopeful writers, each of whom has paid $5,000 for the opportunity, sit at his feet for a private instruction session and what turns out to be an unforgiving barrage of biting words and put-on shoulder-shrugging that
Most area actors have day jobs. John Ashton’s happens to be as communications officer with FEMA, the federal disaster response team. His first assignment was Hurricane Katrina back in 2006. Since then, he has been sent to fires, floods and tornadoes across the country to help organize the dissemination of critical public information both to victims and the media. From the moment heavy rain started on Sept. 9, triggering catastrophic
The bad news: Summer’s coming to a close. The good news: Autumn offers a bountiful harvest of arts and entertainment. Great theater, music, dance, visual art and more. You’ll find our critics’ picks for the best theater of the season in the article below. You’ll find our critics picks for dance, visual art, classical music and those hard-to-categorize arts by following the links here. Critics’ picks: Dance Critics’ picks: Visual Arts Critics’ picks:
Whether your taste runs to campy Broadway satire or drama on the “fringe,” you have plenty of theatrical choices in Boulder County and elsewhere on the Front Range this fall. More than 30 stage productions are scheduled to open between this weekend and the end of October. There are re-imaginings of familiar works — “Peter and the Starcatcher” takes us into the world of Peter Pan before he became the
We’re splashing out! Join BETC on Saturday, March 19th, 5:30-8:30pm, at the St. Julien Hotel, for a celebration of BETC’s first decade and our Season 11 Announcement, which will be our biggest and best season yet. In true luxurious St. Julien style, enjoy hearty hors d’ouerves, a delicious Mediterranean food station, a decadent dessert spread, a jazz trio, and tons of surprises! Price: $35* Get Your Tickets! *Includes two drink
Boulder’s Dinner Theatre and the Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company have done the town proud in nominations for the 2012-13 Henry Awards. BDT and BETC each received nine nominations from the Colorado Theatre Guild. The eighth annual Henry Awards banquet is Monday, July 22, at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., in Arvada. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. with cocktails and a silent auction. The awards ceremony begins at 7 and will be followed by an after-party.
The Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company has just announced its upcoming season, the eighth for this troupe, and it’s an intriguing one that includes three regional premieres and one significant capture: And the Sun Stood Still, a play about Copernicus and his struggle to publish On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres, will have its world premiere in Boulder next spring, from March 27 through April 19, 2014. This is the first and
Perhaps the Weitzes should have a baby every year. Stephen Weitz, who founded the Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company in 2006 with his wife, Rebecca Remaly, performed in five plays in 2012, directed three others and oversaw the Denver Center Theatre Company’s high-profile, community-wide staged reading of Dustin Lance Black’s “8.” That was a re-enactment of the federal trial that overturned California’s controversial Proposition 8, which had banned same-sex marriage. Rebecca