AURORA | Officials from the investment company that manages the Shadow Theatre Company building on Dayton Street say they'd like to see the troupe vacate by Jan. 5.
Cornerstone Equity LLC Partner Michael Rasser said a final agreement with the company on the specific terms of the exit would be finalized by Friday, but he added that he would like to see the property vacated by Wednesday, Jan. 5.
Thursday, December 30, 2010
AURORA | Cornerstone Equity Partners met with Shadow Theatre board members Wednesday to discuss the terms of the theater’s looming eviction from their current building on Dayton Street.
The meeting included Cornerstone partners Doug Adams and Michael Rasser, as well as Shadow Board President Herman Malone and board members Michael Hancock, Peter Cukale and Jim Wheeler. The meeting came two days after the investment company formally announced they were beginning eviction proceedings for the theater located at 1468 Dayton St., after their continued failure to pay the $7,500 monthly rent on the building.
“I would say the meeting went well,” Rasser said. “Both parties discussed how we can move forward and we are striving by the end of Friday to have an agreement between us signed, sealed and delivered which would work for everyone.”
Rasser added that there was no discussion of the Shadow Theatre trying to stay in its current space.
Monday, December 27, 2010
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Stacey D'Angelo, far right, director of theater at the Community College of Aurora, joined cast members from the school's production of "Romeo and Juliet" during a preview performance on Nov. 12. In CCA's staging, the Montagues were played by hearing actors and the Capulets were played by deaf actors.
The Community College of Aurora drew attention from around the metro area last month for its new twist on an old tragedy.
CCA theater director Stacey D'Angelo reimagined the feud underlying William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" as a conflict between the deaf and the hearing. Juliet and her Capulet brethren were played by deaf actors, while Romeo and the Montagues were all hearing.
The show drew sold-out audiences for its two-week run in November, and according to Performing Arts and Humanities Chair Ruthanne Oriheula, the popularity could result in a revival.
Friday, November 19, 2010
"Shrek The Musical"
Until Nov. 28 at the Buell Theater
1101 13th St., Denver
Tickets start at $15
For more information, log on to www.denvercenter.org
Two and a half stars out of four
An admirable message underlies the pageantry and special effects in "Shrek: The Musical."
Dig deeper than the puppets, the costumes and the stream expensive scenery, and the main theme of the film remains intact. At its heart, the show is about self-confidence and self-acceptance. It's about embracing one's inner freak and eschewing judgements based on appearances.
The message is simple enough, but it tends to get lost in a dense score and high production values in the Broadway take on the original story.
The opening of "An Evening With Nina" this weekend represents a kind of do-over for the Shadow Theatre Company.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Thursday, November 4, 2010
The Aurora Symphony Orchestra is kicking off its new season with a tribute to tubas.
The orchestra's first masterworks concert, titled "Sweet and Low," will kick off at 7:30 on Nov. 6 at the Simchat Torah Beit Midrash at 19697 E. Smoky Hill Road.
Full info follows after the jump.
photo by Gabriel Christus
The Gravity Defied Theatre company's take on the creative process behind theater will hit the Fox studio theater this weekend. Jeff Bowen and Hunter Bell's "[title of show]," a comedy-within-a-comedy, turns the dramatic lens on itself, detailing the sometimes torturous, sometimes inspiring journey behind writing a show.
A feature about the comedy, which opens at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 5 follows after the jump.
Our four-part series about "Beauty and the Beast," the fall musical at Grandview High School kicked off this week. Take a look at www.aurorasentinel.com for the full story. In the meantime, here are some photos by Gabriel Christus from the first days auditions back in August:
Friday, October 8, 2010
Until Oct. 31 at the Stage Theater
Denver Center for The Performing Arts
Tickets start at $18
For more information call 303 893 4100, or log on to denvercenter.org
Three stars out of four
For any actor trying to fill the shoes — and the cape — of Count Dracula, the comparisons are inevitable.
Playing one of popular fiction’s best-known baddies automatically opens up the floodgates for association: Was the performance as creepy as Gary Oldman’s? Did the actor pull off the Transyvanian accent as well as Béla Lugosi? Did their sheer presence match Christopher Lee’s?
Considering the decades worth of dramatic precedents, the Denver Center Theatre Company’s production of “Bram Stoker’s Dracula” offers a surprisingly original take on the iconic horror story.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Do you have the chops needed to be a Classical music star?
The Aurora Symphony Orchestra is accepting applications through Dec. 31 for its 9th Annual Youth Concerto Competition. The contest is open to applicants aged 12 to 21, and includes cash prizes and a chance to perform with the ASO.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
The Aurora Symphony Orchestra's fall season will include selections from Camille Saint Saens, Vaughan Williams, Maurice Ravel and ... John Denver.
The orchestra's 2010-11 season offers an ambitious mix of artists and works, a mix that jumps from French Impressionism to American pop. Englebert Humperdinck and John Denver compositions find a place alongside Ravel and Saint Saens.
One of the orchestra's most ambitious projects of the season will be its spring masterworks concert, an event that will feature multiple choirs in a performance of "Carmina Burana."
Tickets for the upcoming season will be discounted until Oct. 15, when the prices will jump by as much as $10. For the next few weeks, adults can get season tickets for $40 and seniors and students can pick them up for $30. Individual tickets are $15 adults or $12 students and seniors.
Check out the full schedule after the jump.
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
AURORA | It starts with a few offhand remarks, racially charged comments that hint at a deeper current of intolerance.
One asks for coffee with cream, instructing “make it the color of Lena Horne.” Another declares while doling out a check, “If there’s anything a Jew likes, it’s loot.”
It only gets worse from there.
Friday, September 24, 2010
On Oct. 1, the Aurora Fox's will kick off its regional premiere of "Something Wicked This Way Comes," a drama based on Ray Bradbury's novel about a creepy carnival that visits a small town. The Sentinel recently caught up with Bradbury to get some background about his seminal work, as well as some input about the advent of e-reader technology.