Music

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Greeley never ceases to surprise me. It’s an unassuming city, better known for beef than almost anything else, but then there’s the music. From the city’s inception, it has embraced music. The last time I visited the Greeley History Museum, I learned that the city is home to one of the nation’s longest running orchestras. The University of Northern Colorado is also well-known for an outstanding School of Music, so

Is Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest the best music festival in Colorado?

My parents met while singing in a traveling church band in the 70s, and on many childhood nights I fell asleep listening to my dad strumming his guitar downstairs. My mom, who is an accomplished pianist, laughingly used to accuse my dad of hugging his guitar more than her. Obviously, I was born into a musical family, and I have an honest appreciation of musicians and live music. Unfortunately, I

Tracy & Link Hairspray

Fort Collins, Colorado is a long way from Baltimore, Maryland and the race wars of the sixties, so will audiences connect with Midtown Arts Center’s current production? I believe they will because the themes of “Hairspray” are timeless, the music is catchy, and the cast is unforgettable. Midtown Arts Center, located in Fort Collins, Colorado, has a well-appointed, 236 seat dinner theater, as well as a banquet room where they

Cinderella in ball gown

Boulder’s Dinner Theatre (BDT) will always have a special place in my heart because it is the place where I was first introduced to dinner theater. Every show I’ve seen at this venue has been well-done and I’ll never forget their first production of “Chicago.” It will go down in history as my all-time favorite dinner theater experience. BDT is a gem of a venue. The intimate size means that

Oklahoma cartwheel candlelight

It’s time for another dinner theater review and this time I went back to Candlelight Dinner Playhouse  in Johnstown, Colorado for “Oklahoma!” I’ve been going to theater since I was just a little girl, but I had never seen a production of this famous play until last week. Today, “Oklahoma!” is considered a wholesome family musical and is often performed at high schools and even middle schools, so it’s difficult

Sound of Music MAC logo

The hills of Northern Colorado are alive with music this spring, because Midtown Art Center has “The Sound of Music” on their main stage. Colorado is lucky to have a collection of fine dinner theaters, and MAC is the only one located in Fort Collins. As a reminder, your ticket at this establishment includes dinner plus the show, and this all-in-one evening of entertainment is why dinner theater is a

Anything Goes at Candlelight 1

You don’t have to travel to New York City’s Broadway to see this Tony Award winning musical because it’s now playing at the Candlelight in Johnstown, Colorado. You know it’s got to be a great musical when it’s still being produced 78-years after it was written, and Cole Porter’s “Anything Goes” is just that. We started our evening by ordering the baked Brie. Served with a side of chutney, almonds

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Two very different Christmas shows are now playing in Northern Colorado, and I have had the chance to see them.   Read my reviews and decide which one is right for your family this season. The two musicals are strikingly different, and each has strong points, so you may decide to see both. “Scrooge! The Musical” While the entire cast is talented, Brian Burron, as Scrooge, is the heart of

Tony n' Tina tie the knot at MidTown Arts Center in Fort Collins, Colorado - an interactive theater review

As the summer festival season slows and we get closer to the holidays, you’ll start seeing new theater reviews here at HeidiTown.com. I truly believe theater – especially dinner theater – is an event and while theater is available year round in Colorado, I start getting back into the scene during the fall and winter. Last week I was a guest at Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding, held at the Midtown

Big River, the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Huck Finn has made his way to the Candlelight Dinner Playhouse and has been welcomed with open arms. “Big River, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” originally performed on Broadway in the late 1980s, opened at Candlelight on Father’s Day. When I came to the Candlelight for “The King & I,” the actors had a lot to live up to – and they did -but I had no such expectations for