This week’s pics for what’s HOT and what’s NOT!
Musical of the week:
THE DROWSY CHAPERONE
The Drowsy Chaperone at Boulder’s Dinner Theatre provides Broadway musical talent non pareil. Brian Norber is outstanding as Man in Chair. Seth Caikowski is a hoot as Adolpho. Ali Dunfee is magnificent doing a sort of choreographed semaphore as the titular Chaperone. For production values of the first magnitude don’t miss this one! Superb live orchestra led by Neal Dunfee. Rapturous escapism! This is the perfect way to dump the stress of the week!
Drama of the week:
Miners Alley Playhouse has an outstanding production of “Master Class” now on view starring real life opera star Marcia Ragonetti. This artist astounds with her acting and her voice. Also onstage is superb actor/singer Boni McIntyre as a student who bolsters her courage enough to stand up to the embittered Callas who is taking her rage at having been dumped by love and life out on her students. Fine direction by Rob Kramer.
What to miss:
“Coronado” at John Hand Theatre is the missable entry of the week. Dennis Lehane’s first play is of the truly skipable variety. Lehane later went on to grow into a superb screenwriter with Mystic River and Gone Baby Gone. However… there is nothing to recommend about this evening of theatre.
See it if you must.