Friday, October 8, 2010

Further Afield Theater Reviews -- "Bram Stoker's Dracula" at the Denver Center

"Bram Stoker's Dracula"
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

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

ASO Youth Concerto applications being accepted until Dec. 31

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.