Bob Bows http://kuvo.org en Theater Review: Boulder Dinner Theater's Shrek http://kuvo.org/post/theater-review-boulder-dinner-theaters-shrek <p><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: medium; line-height: normal;">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.</span></p><p></p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 18:44:04 +0000 SChavis 8181 at http://kuvo.org Theater Review: Boulder Dinner Theater's Shrek Denver Center Theatre: Animal Crackers http://kuvo.org/post/denver-center-theatre-animal-crackers <div>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.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">No one had more fun with this form than the Marx brothers—</span>Groucho<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, </span>Harpo<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, </span>Chico<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and </span>Zeppo<span style="line-height: 1. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 21:16:19 +0000 Bob Bows 5338 at http://kuvo.org Denver Center Theatre: Animal Crackers A happiness that morning is: Bows drama review http://kuvo.org/post/happiness-morning-bows-drama-review <p>This month, KUVO drama critic Bob Bows reviews The Catamounts production of <em>There is a Happiness that Morning Is</em> at The Dairy Center for the Arts in Boulder. &nbsp;The final production is Sunday, March 30.</p><p></p><p>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."</p><p></p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 19:20:39 +0000 Bob Bows 4291 at http://kuvo.org A happiness that morning is: Bows drama review Tomorrow in the Battle: Bows review http://kuvo.org/post/tomorrow-battle-bows-review <p>"Tomorrow in the Battle" is set in London, and KUVO&nbsp;drama critic Bob Bows calls the <span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: medium; line-height: normal;">Kieron Barry play "a riveting mix of compelling drama and sublime lyricism."</span></p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 19:52:44 +0000 Bob Bows 3223 at http://kuvo.org Tomorrow in the Battle: Bows review Modern drag, and slavery retold: playwright Lopez premieres 2 plays on "freedom" http://kuvo.org/post/modern-drag-and-slavery-retold-playwright-lopez-premieres-2-plays-freedom <div>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.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>At the Denver Center, "The Legend of Georgia McBride," and at the Curious Theatre Company, "The Whipping Man."</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Bob Bows reviews also appear at <a href="http://www.coloradodrama.com">www.ColoradoDrama.com</a>.</div> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 19:00:11 +0000 Steve Chavis 2395 at http://kuvo.org Modern drag, and slavery retold: playwright Lopez premieres 2 plays on "freedom"