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Intriguing new play goes in uncharted directions

One walks through the edge of Adam and Greg’s simple living room on the way to a seat for Benchmark Theatre’s world premiere production of “What You Will” by local playwright Jeffrey Neuman. … more

Tackling the tough questions with ‘What You Will’

When we really love someone, it can be difficult to be completely honest with him or her. We’re concerned about their opinion of us and don’t want to change anything in the relationship. But … more

Finding hope on a flat Earth

You can’t debunk Flat Earth. You might think you can. You might think it would be easy to shoot down a theory that says Earth is a flat, immobile disc covered by a dome. That space doesn’t exist. … more

Colorado Ballet dancer talks about love of classical movement

Magic happens every December at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House as toys come to life and glittering snow falls on stage during Colorado Ballet’s performances of the “The Nutcracker.” But for … more

Red Rocks theater students chosen for regional festival

Theater arts and dance students at Red Rocks Community College have been chosen to participate in the regional Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Feb. 18-22 at the University of Oregon … more

‘Twist Your Dickens,’ ‘Elf’ at opposite ends of holiday fare

The past week led us to two of many local theatrical holiday celebrations — one for families and the other clearly for grownups—and the metro area theaters offer a range of holiday entertainments … more

Gingerbread houses make memories

Probably every little kid dreams of living in a house made of candy, said Coletta Smith of Castle Rock, one of the coordinators for the Colorado Christmas Adventure event. “Gingerbread houses … more

House of Dior gets display in Denver

Fashion fans need wait no longer for the Denver Art Museum’s latest showcase of high fashion and its place in the art world. “Dior: From Paris to the World” opened Nov. 19 and runs through … more

Drive-through light show opens at Water World

The parking lot Hyland Hills Water World will be lit up for the holiday season with a mile-long drive-through light and music display. The display features millions of LED lights synchronized to … more

It’s the most ‘Nutcracker’ time of the year

“The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” was written in 1816 by E.T.A. Hoffmann as a holiday tale for children, and in 1892, Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky wrote the familiar music we hear each holiday … more

Arvada Center celebrates holidays with musical

A musical based off the popular 2003 film starring Will Ferrell helps kick off the holiday season at Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities. “Elf, The Musical” follows Buddy the Elf on his … more

‘The Humans’ mines rich ore of family life

“This is the second holiday show in 21 years,” said Chip Walton, Curious Theatre’s artistic director, as he welcomed the Nov. 3 opening-night audience to a performance of “The Humans” by … more

New esports arena set to open up in Lakewood

The esports, or competitive video gaming industry is starting to blow up all across the world. Celebrities like Drake and Michael Jordan have invested in the industry, and even owners of professional … more

Timely tome tells travel tales

Patricia Ann Paul’s recently published memoir title: “Curse of Interesting Times: A Vietnam Era Memoir,” is based on a reputed Chinese curse, “May you live in interesting times,” which has … more

Telling stories on a digital stage

It will surprise no one to hear that there are many, many differences between life in New York City and Denver. But comedian and podcaster Crystal Beth has come across one that may not be immediately … more

Navigating dating in dense Denver metro area

Along with traffic and housing costs, the population boom in the Denver metro area can affect a less obvious part of residents’ lives: navigating the dating world. “While that doesn’t make us … more

Tricks, treats and food

Families from across the Denver area got a few treats Oct. 20 at events around the MetroNorth Region. In Thornton, nearly 5,000 came to Carpenter Park for the annual Trunk or Treat celebration, with … more

Día de los Muertos events coming up

Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, isn’t anything like Halloween, despite skulls being involved with the holiday. It’s a three-day celebration that originated in central and southern Mexico … more

Worlds collide in endearing production

Surrounded by a large, polished wooden desk, cases filled with books, comfortable chairs and a window looking out on a campus lawn, all enhanced by subdued lighting, Frank (John Hutton), a professor … more

Primate habitat is where it’s at

Michelle Valois says a typical day at the Denver Zoo is a lot of fun and a lot of work. Valois, a primate zookeeper, has been at the Denver Zoo for 17 years. Her job is to take care of the orangutans … more
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