Dear Colorado Symphony Orchestra (and Denver)

Dear Mr. Litton, Congratulations on becoming the new Artistic Director of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. The 2013 season is off to a great start! Denver’s a casual place, so may I call you Andrew? Thanks.   As lovers of the CSO since back when it was the Denver Symphony Orchestra, we’ve seen the progress and sometimes…

It’s a Blue, Blue World By Thea Tagower

Having just come off of the seriously proper “Sense and Sensibility the Musical,” I can’t tell you how different that play is from “Blue Man Group,” playing through April 21. One is sedate and one is raucous. However both carry a message about societal and human relationships. The big message? Be kind and accepting to…

Sense & Sensibility the Musical By Thea Tagower

Sense & Sensibility the Musical is like a plate of petit fours – dainty, pretty, proper, confined, tidy and sweet – just as it should be. It’s a fun escape into a world that has a slower pace and is elegant and refined and yet which has many similarities today, namely in the delight people…

Interview “A Late Quartet’s” Mark Ivanir By Lotta Budduh

Mark Ivanir’s intelligent and intense looks may be familiar from his roles in Schindler’s List, The Good Shepard, Big Miracle and Terminal. But In “A Late Quartet,” which opens Nov. 16, Ivanir pulls at the heart strings while bowing violin strings. Along with Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener and Christopher Walken, Ivanir is a member of the…

Oh, STOMP it! By Thea Tagower

Those raucous STOMP-ers are back in town with another stretch of amazing shows running only through this Sunday. I will never again think the same way about work boots…matchboxes…push brooms…sand…trash cans…dust pans…folding chairs…and, literally, the kitchen sink. Photo by Junichi Takahashi. I’d been lucky enough to see STOMP the first time it came to Denver and…

Weekend in Winter Park

On a spur of the moment road trip, I hit the motherload of festival towns. Winter Park loves its festivals and has been having them just about every weekend this summer and there’s still plenty left. This weekend’s big events include an Arts & Crafts Festival, the Winter Park Beer Festival, and a Rodeo. An…