Frank’s Chophouse: Making a Name for Itself

After stops and starts, Frank’s Chophouse now has firm footing on the Boulder restaurant scene. By Emma Polachek   The iconic location of 921 Walnut St. in Boulder has a long history—a Ford dealership in the ’40s, Irish pub and music venue J.J McCabe’s in the ’80s, and up until last year, the Boulder Chophouse. […]

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Theater Review: White Christmas

by Beki Pineda WHITE CHRISTMAS – Music by Irving Berlin; Book by David Ives and Paul Blake; Directed by Alicia K. Meyers. Produced by BDT Stage (5501 Arapahoe, Boulder) through January 8. Tickets available at 303-449-6000 or bdtstage.com. The 1956 movie WHITE CHRISTMAS is on every “Best Christmas Movie” list ever devised. While some first time […]

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Theater Review: This Random World

by Beki Pineda THIS RANDOM WORLD – Written by Steven Dietz; Directed by Kirsten Jorgensen-Smith. Produced by Coal Creek Theatre Company (Presented at the Louisville Center for the Arts, 802 Grant Street, Louisville) through November 13. Tickets available at 303-665-0955 or cctlouisville.org. Definition of Random:  Happening without method or conscious decision; unspecified. Years ago I saw […]

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Theater Review: Eddie & Dave

by Beki Pineda EDDIE AND DAVE – Written by Amy Staats; Directed by Amanda Berg Wilson. Produced by The Catamounts (Presented at the People’s Building, 9995 East Colfax, Aurora) through November 28. Tickets available at 720-468-0487 or thecatamounts.org. I have to start with a little story of my own. Once when visiting a friend in Augusta, […]

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Theater Review: Jest A Second

by Beki Pineda JEST A SECOND – Written by James Sherman; Directed by M. Curtis Grittner. Produced by Cherry Creek Theatre (Presented at the Pluss Theatre, Mizel Arts and Culture Center, 350 South Dahlia, Denver) through November 21. Tickets available at Cherrycreektheatre.org or 303-800-6578. Everybody loves sequels, don’t they? Look at the success of movie sequels […]

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Theater Review: Murder On The Orient Express

by Beki Pineda MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS – Written by Ken Ludwig; Directed by Bruce I. Firestone. Produced by OpenStage Theatre (Presented at the Lincoln Center, 417 West Magnolia St, Fort Collins) through November 27. Tickets available at 970-221-6730 or at openstage.com. Every season it seems there is a script that catches the imagination […]

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Theater Review: Kaidan – Something Strange and Spectral

by Beki Pineda KAIDAN – SOMETHING STRANGE AND SPECTRAL – Traditional Ghost Stories adapted for the stage by Heather Kelley, Cecelia J. Pang, and Kevin Rich; Directed by Cecelia J. Pang. Produced by CU Presents (University Theatre, CU campus, Boulder) through November 6. Tickets available at 303-492-8008 and cupresents.org. The student actors at CU have come […]

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Theater Review: Clue The Musical

by Beki Pineda CLUE The Musical – Music by Galen Blum, Wayne Barker and Vinnie Martucci; Lyrics by Tom Chiodo; Book by PeterDePietro; Directed by Tanner Kelly. Produced by Inspire Theatre Company through Parker Arts ( presented at Schoolhouse Theatre, 19650 Main Street, Parker) through November 21. Tickets available at 303-805-6800 or parkerarts.org. You’re familiar with […]

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Theater Review: The Crucible

by Beki Pineda THE CRUCIBLE – Written by Arthur Miller; Directed by Len Matheo. Produced by Miners Alley Playhouse (1224 Washington Ave., Golden) through November 7. Tickets available at 303-935-3044 or minersalley.com. How is it possible that a play written in 1953 about events that happened in 1692 could feel so relevant and modern? The raging […]

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Theater Review: Sisters In Law

by Beki Pineda SISTERS IN LAW – Written by Jonathan Shapiro; directed by Amy Feinberg. Produced by Theatre Or (presented at the John Hand Theatre, 7653 East 1st Place, Denver) through October 31. Tickets available at 303-801-5122 or theatreor@mindspring.com. I’m writing this knowing that this production is sold out for all remaining performances, but wanted to share […]

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