Author: Beki Pineda

EMMA

EMMA – Written by Kate Hamill (Based on the novel by Jane Austen); Directed by Meredith McDonough. Produced by the Denver Center Theatre Company (14th and Champa, Denver) through May 5. Tickets available at 303-894-4100 or DenverCenter.org.  When I think of this delightful production, the words “spritely” and “whimsical” come to mind. There is such […]

The Mousetrap

E MOUSETRAP – Written by Agatha Christie; Directed by Sam Gregory. Produced by Lone Tree Arts Center (10075 Commons Street, Lone Tree) through April 21. Tickets available at 720-509-1000 or LoneTreeArtsCenter.org.  “Written by Agatha Christie.”  Quite often, that’s all it takes to get someone to walk through the door of a theatre.  The devious twists and […]

THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF AMERICA (ABRIDGED)

THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF AMERICA (ABRIDGED) – Written by Adam Long, Austin Tichenor, and Reed Martin; Directed by Mellisa Taylor.  Produced by the Wheat Ridge Theatre Company (5455 West 38th Avenue, Wheat Ridge) through April 21st.  Tickets available at 720/244-5204 or WheatRidgeTheatre.com.  Three insanely talented and quick-witted guys got together in college and decided to […]

BIG FISH

BIG FISH – Book by John August; Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa: Directed and Choreographed by Noah Racey; Music Direction by Victor Walters. Produced by OpenStage Theatre and Company (presented at the Lincoln Center, 417 West Magnolia Street, Fort Collins) through April 20. Tickets available at 970-221-6733 or lctix.com.  It’s a bit of a […]

THE MUSIC MAN

THE MUSIC MAN – Book, Music and Lyrics by Meredith Willson; Story by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey; Directed and Choreographed by Kelly Van Oosbree; Music Direction by Andrew Fischer. Produced by Performance Now Theatre Company (Presented at the Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 South Allison Parkway, Lakewood) through April 7. Tickets available at 303-987-7845 or […]

NOISES OFF

NOISES OFF – Written by Michael Frayn; Directed by Geoffrey Kent.  Produced by the Arvada Center (6901 Wadsworth, Arvada) through May 5.  Tickets available at 720-898-7200 or arvadacenter.org.  NOISES OFF was the first show I remember literally falling out of my chair laughing.  It was a touring production and I think I was sitting in […]

CUARENTA 7 OCHO

CUARENTA 7 OCHO (48) – Written and Directed by Anthony J. Garcia.  Produced by Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center (721 Santa Fe Drive, Denver) through March 23.  Tickets available at 303-296-0219 or suteatro.org.  As a piece of nearly forgotten history, Tony Garcia’s script sheds light on those events without providing answers, as he […]

ELEANOR

ELEANOR – Written by Mark St. Germain ; Directed by Christine Kahane. Produced by Vintage Theatre (1468 Dayton St, Aurora) through March 27. Tickets available at 303-856-7830 or vintagetheatre.org.  I have the deepest, most profound admiration for women (or men) like Jessica Robblee, Betty Hart, Billie McBride, Adrienne Martin-Fullwood and others who have the moxie […]

A JUKEBOX FOR THE ALGONQUIN

A JUKEBOX FOR THE ALGONQUIN – Written by Paul Stroili; Directed by Len Matheo.  Produced by Miners Alley Performing Arts Center (1100 Miners Alley, Golden) through April 7.  Tickets available at 303-935-3044 or minersalley.com.  When you are called upon to write about theatre in Denver, you soon run out of superlatives.  We are having such […]