Music

Colorado Renaissance Festival

With knights and ladies, sword fights and duals, turkey legs and sausage on a stick, jesters and wandering musicians, the Colorado Renaissance Festival has more fodder for a writer than most events. This festival is partly responsible for the creation of HeidiTown as it is today because it inspired my first festival review back in 2009; prior to this blog becoming exclusively dedicated to writes ups about events, festivals and

Rock of Ages

Guest post by Christian Toto www.WhatWouldTotoWatch.com   Matt Weaver spent years trying to convince the world his idea for a “guys” musical featuring hair metal hits from the “˜80s would rock the Great White Way. Now, Weaver is huddling with Tom Cruise on bringing “Rock of Ages” to the big screen next year. It seems every day there’s a new star attached to the big screen “Ages,” which Weaver is

Where to find free live music in Northern Colorado

One of my favorite summer activities is listening to live music while laying in the green grass and watching the clouds roll by. When I researched summer outdoor music options in Northern Colorado, I was overwhelmed. If you were so inclined, you could spend every evening of the week listening to live music somewhere in Colorado, and I think that’s pretty awesome. I’ve mentioned several of these events before, but

Foote Lagoon Concert Series is just around the corner!

This is one of my favorite events of the summer and because it’s on a Thursday night it doesn’t interfere with my crazy weekend festival schedule. I like lots of things about this festival – the proximity to downtown Loveland, the beautiful setting and the floating stage. The 2011 musical lineup for Loveland’s Foote Lagoon Concert Series has been announced and I’m very excited to see fiddle players on the

Courtesy photo of The King & I at Candlelight Dinner Playhouse in 2011

“The King & I” is a movie I have cherished since childhood, and after my first experience at the Candlelight watching their production of “Clue,” I was a little concerned. Could they put on such a well-known and well-liked classic? While I was a little let down by “Clue,” I can happily report that my concerns about their current show vanished as soon as the first scene began to unfold.

"Smokey Joe's Cafe" at Carousel Dinner Theater

My husband and I finally had the opportunity to check out Carousel Dinner Theater thanks to a great deal they ran on Facebook. Carousel has been in Fort Collins, Colorado since 2002, and they recently moved to The Midtown Art Center at 3750 South Mason. The new location is classy and houses a foyer, bar area, a theater and a ballroom for conferences, parties and weddings. I  never saw the

Top 5 Christmas Gifts

1. The gift of dinner & theater. This is the gift of an entire evening of fun, including dinner and a show. We are lucky to have several excellent dinner theaters nearby, including my favorite, Boulder’s Dinner Theater. You can read my past review of one of their shows by clicking here. If you live in Northern Colorado check out Carousel Dinner Theatre in Fort Collins (www.adinnertheatre.com), Union Colony Dinner

Boulder's Dinner Theater: "Singin' in the Rain," literally

by, Heidi Kerr-Schlaefer   What is better than dinner out followed by theater? Never having to leave your seat. Only 26 miles form Berthoud, the Boulder’s Dinner Theater is a short drive away, and if you’ve never been, you are truly missing a memorable experience. Boulder’s Dinner Theater was established in 1977, and their actors and actresses have long and impressive resumes. Many have performed in New York, Chicago, on

"Clue" by Candlight

Being a true fan of dinner theater, I’ve been anxious to visit this relatively new playhouse located just off I25 near the famous Johnson’s Corner in Johnstown, Colorado. I’d heard the 6 million dollar facility is fantastic inside and I was not disappointed; the place is outstanding. I felt like I’d just walked out of Northern Colorado and into a Broadway playhouse.   Dinner seating begins at 6 p.m. and