Disney’s Aladdin at The Denver Center – A Wish Granted 0

It shouldn’t surprise many to hear me say I LOVE most things Disney. Movies, Theme Parks, and Musicals.  The special wonder of my childhood is given freedom to squeal, giggle, and dream. If you share that affection for the big, splashy, earnest shows Disney is known for then you wont want to miss Disney’s ALADDIN while the tour is bringing Agrabah to life at the Buell.

For me the three wishes granted in this tour are Michael – James – Scott. (Well, also the costumes…and the sets…and the music…and the company…okay, they granted several of my wishes.) Michael James Scott (he plays the Genie) is a Megawatt Showman.

 

Denver Center_Disney's Aladdin_Photos by Deen van Meer

Michael James Scott Photo By Deen van Meer

About Aladdin

Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, the show features music by Tony Award and eight-time Oscar® winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Newsies, Sister Act), lyrics by two-time Oscar winner Howard Ashman (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid), three-time Tony Award and three-time Oscar winner Tim Rice (Evita, Aida) and four-time Tony Award nominee Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer), with a book by Beguelin, and is directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon) 

Aladdin, adapted from the Academy Award®-winning animated Disney film and centuries-old folktales including “One Thousand and One Nights,” is brought to fresh theatrical life in this bold new musical.  Aladdin’s journey sweeps audiences into an exotic world of daring adventure, classic comedy and timeless romance.  This new production features a full score, including the five cherished songs from the Academy Award-winning soundtrack and more written especially for the stage

Denver Center_Disney's Aladdin_Photos by Deen van Meer

Arabian Nights Women. Disney's Aladdin Original Broadway Company. ©Disney. Photo by Deen van Meer.

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Please be advised that the Denver Center for the Performing Arts – denvercenter.org – is the ONLY authorized ticket provider for Disney’s Aladdin in Denver. Ticket buyers who purchase tickets from a ticket broker, or any third party, run the risk of overpaying or potentially buying illegitimate tickets. If they do, they should be aware that the DCPA is unable to reprint or replace lost or stolen tickets and are unable to contact patrons with information regarding time changes or other pertinent updates regarding the performance. Patrons found in violation of the DCPA Ticket Purchase and Sale Terms and Policies  may have ALL of their tickets cancelled.
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Eden Lane is a freelance journalist based in Denver Colorado

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Miners Alley presents Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps 0

This weekend Miners Alley Playhouse opened a new production directed by Josh Hartwell. Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps starring Casey Andree (Richard Hannay), Alaina Beth Reel (Annabella Schmidt/Margaret/Pamela), John Wittbrodt (Clown One) and Sean Michael Cummings (Clown Two) is filled with energy and charm.

Photo Credit: Sarah Roshan

Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps,” a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! This 2-time Tony® and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a ridiculously talented cast of 4), an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers and some good old-fashioned romance!

Creative problem solving is required for any production of “The 39 Step” no matter how big the space or budget. It’s clearly impressive when a small company with a unique and intimate space like the team at Miners Alley Playhouse calls home can do so with design, wit, and a wink.  The opening night audiecne was delighted.

 

 

March 23 through April 29 in Golden. Performances are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30p.m; Sundays at 2:00p.m. Tickets are $15 – $38

Box Office 303-935-3044 or online at minersalley.com.

Miners Alley Playhouse is located at 1224 Washington Avenue. Golden, CO 80401.

 

 

 

“Waiting For Obama” Encore 0

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A Special encore of Waiting For Obama by John Moore will be presented by Bas Bleu Theatre Company and Wild Blindness Productions on Saturday, March 24.

On the Facebook Event Page they state:

We’re back, for one night only. March 24. Heeding the call to action put out by students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida.

While the cast for this evening will vary from the NY Fringe Festival company (this encore cast features  Laurence Curry, Chris Kendall, Leslie O’Carroll, Drew Horwitz, Maggy Stacy, John Hauser and Jenna Moll Reyes) it was a perfect opportunity to look back at our interview from season 9 of In Focus.

In August of 2016 a play by former Denver Post theater critic John Moore, Waiting for Obama, premiered at the New York Fringe Festival. John Moore and Director Brian Freehand assembled a Colorado cast and production team.
We opened our 9th season with some of that cast to discuss the experience in the playwright’s living room.

Waiting For Obama – IFTV S9 Encore from Eden Lane on Vimeo.

Space is limited. Reservations are strongly encouraged by calling 970-498-8949 or emailing basbleu@basbleu.org

Bas Bleu Theatre Company​, 401 Pine St., Fort Collins, CO 80524
Free ($20 suggested donation to Denver Actors Fund)