Bob Bows

Theater Review
12:44 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Theater Review: Boulder Dinner Theater's Shrek

Credit Glenn Ross

At Boulder's Dinner Theatre we find that while ogres seem different than the rest of us—they're large, green, and uncouth—underneath it all, they're sensitive to the same things that we are, evidenced by Shrek (Seth Caikowski), who has been belittled and rejected once too often. As a result, he's ready to build a wall around his swamp and let the world go its separate way.

Hear the review above or read the entire review at www.ColoradoDrama.com.

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Theatre Review
3:16 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Denver Center Theatre: Animal Crackers

Jim Ferris as Captain Jeffrey T. Spaulding (Groucho)
Credit Jennifer M. Koskinen / www.ColoradoDrama.com

Let's go back to the public stage in the late '20's and early '30's, during the transition between Vaudeville and musical theatre, when a variety of great acts were woven together with a comedic premise, providing evenings of great hilarity, virtuosity, and social commentary.  No one had more fun with this form than the Marx brothers—Groucho, Harpo, Chico, and Zeppo—on stage and then on film.  In the Denver Center Theatre Company's current production of Animal Crackers—a 1928 stage musical and 1930 film—we have the pleasure of experiencing the charm and zaniness that made this bunch of goof

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Theatre Review
1:20 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

A happiness that morning is: Bows drama review

Credit www.coloradodrama.com

This month, KUVO drama critic Bob Bows reviews The Catamounts production of There is a Happiness that Morning Is at The Dairy Center for the Arts in Boulder.  The final production is Sunday, March 30.

From Bob's review: "In this regional premiere, the playwright, Mickle Maher, wows us with his own erudite and clever poesy, as well as an eyebrow-raising story that takes Blake at his word, conjuring up circumstances and a backstory that leaves us breathless."

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Arts and Culture
12:52 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Tomorrow in the Battle: Bows review

"Tomorrow in the Battle" is set in London, and KUVO drama critic Bob Bows calls the Kieron Barry play "a riveting mix of compelling drama and sublime lyricism."

The production stars Rachel Fowler, Bill Hahn and Gabra Zackman, through March 7 at the Grant-Humphries Mansion, an extremely intimate setting.  Proceeds benefit History Colorado.  

Read Bob's full review of this play and other productions at his website, www.ColoradoDrama.com.

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Arts and Culture
12:00 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

Modern drag, and slavery retold: playwright Lopez premieres 2 plays on "freedom"

The January 2013 theater review from KUVO's longtime theatre critic Bob Bows highlights not one, but two Denver premieres from the same young playwright, Matthew Lopez. At the Denver Center, "The Legend of Georgia McBride," and at the Curious Theatre Company, "The Whipping Man." Bob Bows reviews also appear at www.ColoradoDrama.com.

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