Thursday, June 28, 2018

BDT STAGE: June 1 – Sepmber 8

L-R: Lillian Buonacore and Cole LaFonte

BDT Stage’s production of DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID is sheer theatre magic from curtain to curtain. The magician who created this evening of delight is director/choreographer Matthew Peters. His casting is phenomenal, and his team of techies unbeatable.
     Lillian Buonocore, who plays Ariel, enchants us! 
     Cole Lafonte’s performance in the role of Prince Eric is unforgettable. Both actors come to us from the theatre arts department at CSU. Their onstage chemistry will make you smile.
     Alicia K. Meyers is hilariously wicked as Ursula, the Sea Witch. 
     Chas Lederer is smashing as Flounder!    
    Bob Hoppe’s Scuttle, the sea gull is sensational.          Anthony P. McGlaun (Sebastian) gets to delight us, singing "Under the Sea" and "Kiss the Girl!" 
    Scott Beyette’s performance in the role of Chef Louis is a dazzler.  
     Add to this list stellar performances by Scott Severtson as King Triton and Brian Burron as Grimsby! 
      Both the kingdom beneath the sea and the one on land perfectly mirror the animated Disney film.      
       Amy Campion’s scenic design is a breath
taking stunner. 
      Linda Morken makes her costumes shimmer, sparkle and flash. This artist’s costume design, creating the illusion of scales, fins and their requisite stage movement, is genius!
   Karl Hermanson’s puppets for Flounder,Scuttle and Sebastian delight us in a way that brings up memories of Julie Taymor’s “The Lion King.”
     The music by eight-time Academy Award winner, Alan Menken sounds better than ever under the baton of musical director Neal Dunfee. 
     I could say more about this glorious production, but absolutely refuse to add spoilers. 

     You, and your entire family – and the rest of the neighborhood - need to experience this for yourself!
It’s the hottest ticket in town this summer! Run, swim or fly to get tickets now!!!Marlowe's Musings

BDT Stage 
5501 Arapahoe Ave
Boulder, CO 80303 United States
(303) 449-6000 Website:

Saturday, June 23, 2018


     L-R: Megan Van De Hey and Andy Sievers

Can an Italian war bride living in Madison County, find happiness with a photographer from National Geographic while her husband and kids are away at the state fair? This is the question asked by playwright, Marsha Norman. One assumes this is the question Robert James Waller asks as author of the best-selling book, and that Richard Le Gravenese asks as screen writer for the 1995 movie, in which Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood starred. (Eastwood also directed the film.)
      Andy Sievers is a believable Robert. The chemistry between Ms. Van De Hey and Mr. Sievers is poignant.
     If one looks at this evening as a concert by the mega-talented Megan Van De Hey, I can recommend it. If not, I can’t. Other than Ms. Van De Hey’s beautiful and powerful vocals, only the comic moments provided by Abby Apple Boes as a prying, nosey neighbor named Marge, delight.Marlowe's Musings

Vintage Theatre presents the Regional Premiere of
“The Bridges of Madison County” 
A four-day love affair has lifelong repercussions.
June 22-Aug. 5
Fri/Sat and Mon., July 9, Thurs., Aug. 2 at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays and Sat., Aug. 4 at 2:30 p.m.
Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora 80010.
2hrs. 30mins; 1 intermission.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

                                                          Kevin Clay 

With a firm grip on the funny bone, this evening of theatre has a little something to offend everyone.
       Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the creators of South Park, joined forces with Robert Lopez of AVENUE Q fame in 2011, to create the Broadway phenomenon, THE BOOK OF MORMON.
       Nominated for 14 Tony Awards, the show won 9, including Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical and Best Score.
        Like Rabelais and Swift, Parker and Stone are masters of the art of satire. Unsavory and in extremely bad taste, the bald Truth gets told with relish, and hypocrisy gleefully eviscerated. 
      The cast, led by Kevin Clay (Elder Price) and  Conner Peirson (Elder Cunningham), is all exuberant talent, and yes, poignantly heart-opening warmth. (Need your heart opened? These kids have just the right crow bar!!!)
     Heavenly Father won’t mind if you pee your pants laughing at this universally acclaimed masterpiece. THE BOOK OF MORMON will leave you helpless with laughter.

      p.s. It’s even better the second time around.

For tickets call  303-893-4100 or go online at DENVERCENTER.ORGMarlowe's Musings

Saturday, June 2, 2018


                                               Haley Johnson(above) and Mariel Goffredi

Thought-provoking and disturbing, Vintage Theatre’s compelling production of AGNES OF GOD is not to be missed.
     John Pielmeier was inspired to write this play when he came upon a newspaper article about an event that took place in a convent in Brighton, New York.
    After a successful run on Broadway, Norman Jewison directed a film adaptation of the play, starring Meg Tilly, Anne Bancroft and Jane Fonda.
     In Vintage Theatre’s production Haley Johnson portrays Dr. Martha Livingstone, a psychiatrist who is brought to the convent to determine the sanity of a young novice, who’s accused of killing her new-born child. 
     A radiant Mariel Goffredi performs the role of  Sister Agnes. 
     Emma Messenger portrays Mother Superior. 
     All three women deliver the requisite bravura acting.
    Ms. Goffredi’s performance is a tour de force. 
     Pillars flank the playing space, and swirling bolts of pure white tuele surround the set pieces, giving an otherworldly look to Cheryl Brodzinski’s scenic design. 
     Steve Tangedal's lighting design enhances the production exponentially.
      Taking us from the mundane to the sublime and back again, Craig Bond directs with a touch of the poet.Marlowe's Musings


Vintage Theatre presents
“Agnes of God”
May 30-July 8*
Opening Wednesday, May 30 at 7:30 p.m.
Fri/Sat and Mon., June 11, Thurs., May 31 & July 5 at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays and Sat., July 7 2:30 p.m.
$16 - $32 or 303-856-7830. 
Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora 80010.
1 hr. 45 min. with 1 intermission.
* Please Note Opening night date change.