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Xana-who? Xanadu…FOOL!

The title doesn’t ring a bell? Let me refresh your memory. You probably remember how Olivia Newton-John, the pert, wholesome pop thrush, rocketed to film stardom opposite John Travolta in the Hollywood version...
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Missing American Idiot would be Idiotic

American Idiot has something its taboo-baiting predecessors didn’t: an already-smash soundtrack courtesy of Green Day, the Bay Area band largely responsible for taking punk rock from the snarling, safety-pinned...
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An “Earnest” You Can’t Live Without…

Oscar Wilde's 1895 comedy The Importance of Being Earnest, now playing at the Arvada Center, is a delicious piece of writing -- a verbal playground you wouldn't want to add a single word to or subtract a single...
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DCTC’s “The Whale” is well…HEAVY

Imagine if you woke up to suddenly find, you are nearly 500 lbs. That's basically what happens to Charlie in the Denver Center Theatre Company production of The Whale. Sure it doesn't happen overnight but after...
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A funny thing about “A Funny Thing…”

All roads led to Rome on Saturday for a night of "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" at Town Hall Theatre. The Littleton  production of this classic musical comedy is here in for a limited engage...
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Ross Lekites: A Jet Side Story

Boys meets girl, they fall in love and have a life full of happiness, it's simple. Wrong. If you're name is Tony and you're a part of the Jets, this is certainly not the case. You are bound to face trials, trib...
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Michelle Aravena: A Shark Side Story

Before she was high-kicking as a Sharkette, listing the possibilities in America and warning poor Maria to "stick to her own kind", Michelle Aravena was just a regular girl like everyone else. She still is ju...
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Stage Door: Blind Date

Mythology describes muses as women who inspire creativity. So who knows when Thalia, the muse of comedy, set forth to inspire Rebecca Northan. Blind Date is so seemingly simple but so brilliant when you take ...
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Stage Door: Hair

Hair is back and more relevant than ever, much to director Diane Paulus' simple yet inspired direction that doesn't take the musical on any ironic, modern angle, but lays it bare as a look back in history to th...