Not Your Mamma’s Musical – No Wait, Yes It Is! By Thea Tagower

MAMMA MIA! is your mamma’s musical and probably your grandma’s and certainly yours – that’s the brilliance of the show built around the songs of the popular group ABBA. Spanning multiple decades of popularity, the music is the big draw, blending sometimes poignant, sometimes silly lyrics with catchy, ear worm-inducing tunes. The show has been around so…

Hey Girl! “Girls Only” is Back In Town By Thea Tagower

The wonderfully funny women of “Girls Only: the Secret Comedy of Women” are back, so gather your female friends and family and head to the Garner Galleria Theatre to laugh yourselves silly. With sweetness, spot-on, universal observations and humor, you’ll be laughing with recognition over all that it is to be the fairer sex. “Girls Only” has returned…

The Legend of Georgia McBride By Phil Noir

Looking for a good night out of great music, laughs, sweet tenderness – and lots of glitz? Brighten up these long wintry nights with a ticket to The Legend of Georgia McBride, now playing at Denver Center Ricketson Theater. This world premiere just might be the start of an entire franchise of film, tv shows and an…

Evita, the Truth Is I Didn’t Like You By Phil Noir

What do you want out of a Broadway show? How do you want to spend a night in a room full of strangers? Where do you want the experience to take you? These questions coursed through my mind as I contemplated Denver’s opening night performance of Evita. This revival, originally staged in 1978, is being hailed as a…

2013 Reviews in Review

You see them everywhere – those year-end wrap ups. Top news events, top celebrity baby bump sitings, top ridiculous quotes from politicians – you name it, somebody’s going to compile it to help wrap up the year with a tidy, numbered bow. Love ’em or hate ’em, we’re joining the bandwagon again this year. With…

Cirque Dreams Holidaze By Thea Tagower

Looking for an amazing night of entertainment that will please every member of the family, from fidgety five-year-olds to eighty-five year-old granny? Cirque Dreams Holidaze is the answer! Full of surprises, holiday wonderment and genuine passion, this show had the entire audience enraptured in child-like wonderment. The cacophony of clever costumes is eye-candy fun and…

A Christmas Carol By Thea Tagower

It really says something about a cast, director and producers when a play people have seen repeatedly, still brings them to tears and standing ovations. Even those who have only read Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol know the story well – the grabber opening lines of “Marley was dead to begin with,” and the uplifting ending…

The SantaLand Diaries By Thea Tagower

People seem to fall into one of two camps over Christmas – they love it (can’t wait for it to arrive and are sad when it’s over) or they hate it (dread its arrival and are happy when it’s over). The SantaLand Diaries, though, manages to make everyone happy. The one-elf show, playing at the Garner…

Theater Taboos, a Commentary By Phil Noir

Hot on the heels of the announcement that “Book of Mormon” is returning to Denver August 11-September 13, 2015, after an amazingly successful run here, we offer  this commentary about the responsibility of all such show creators to follow through responsibly when they bring up real life issues of human suffering.  Dwarf tossing! Female genital…