Theater

You Need to See The World of WearableArt™ Colorado Springs. HeidiTown (8)

Here’s a little story about me that you probably won’t believe but it is true. Today, I sport torn jeans and old t-shirts but there was a time when I filled binders with fashion drawings. That’s right, as a teenager, I designed dresses fit for queens of the runway. I never had plans of becoming a fashion designer, I knew my limitations, but I loved fashion.  Fast forward to this

Church Basement Ladies at BDT serves up laughs & life lessons

“The Church Basement Ladies” is back on stage at Boulder’s Dinner Theatre. The show was so popular last fall that BDT director, Michael J. Duran, decided to produce the sequel this fall. There are five Church Basement Ladies sequels, and listening to the crowd’s response to this one, I have a feeling Colorado will eventually be treated to them all. Boulder’s Dinner Theater has repackaged their venue as the BDT

Colorado Dinner Theater: Peter Pan flies into Candlelight

For six years, Candlelight Dinner Playhouse in Johnstown has been the place for top-notch dinner theater in Northern Colorado. I enjoy the venue because inside this expansive and luxurious space I am transported to another place and time. Sometimes I’m transported to Bangkok (The King & I) or a steam liner (Anything Goes) or the mighty Mississippi (Big River, the Adventure of Huck Finn). In their newest production, the audience

Sister of Swing at BDT - HeidiTown 2

“Sisters of Swing” at Boulder’s Dinner Theater Most people are familiar with Andrew Sisters’ impersonators, but the actresses on stage at Boulder’s Dinner Theater become more than simple caricatures of the famous trio. The musical, “Sisters of Swing,” gives the audience a glimpse beyond the makeup and stockings and into the lives of three, real women, who lived, laughed, loved and endured heartbreak, just like the rest of us. The

9 to 5 press picture Candlelight Dinner Playhouse

Who could forget Dolly Parton, Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda in the 1980 woman empowerment movie, “Nine to Five,” the memorable film about three fed-up coworkers who kidnap their chauvinistic boss and turn around the office in his absence? We saw the stage play at Candlelight Dinner Playhouse last week, and while they have big shoes, and in one case, a big bra to fill, the three lead actresses in

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Monty Python has always been part of my life, and not just the famous Holy Grail movie. My dad was a true fan, and loved “Monty Python’s Flying Circus,” the television show that aired from 1969-1974. Of course, we watched the shows on videos that we rented from the library during the 80s. After seeing them as an adult, I am surprised that my parents, who wouldn’t let us watch

SheLovesMe-press photo

The folks at the Candlelight Dinner Playhouse have outdone themselves. Their new production, “She Loves Me,” is cute, funny and smart, and it will go down in my mind as one of my favorite Candlelight shows. I attended a Sunday matinee with my friend and her fiancé’s 12-year-old daughter. It was their first time at the venue and they were amazed at the beauty of the place. As a reminder,

Full Monty at Boulders Dinner Theater

If you enjoy laughing so hard that your face hurts the next day, then this is the show for you. If you are a prude, stay home. “The Full Monty” is rated R for language and nudity, but it gets an A+ for humor. Before we get down to the nitty-gritty, let’s talk about food. For those of you who aren’t familiar with dinner theater, your ticket comes with a

The Wizard comes to Boulder's Dinner Theater

When Ryan and I heard that “The Wizard of Oz” was coming to Boulder’s Dinner Theater this summer, we had to see it. We had never seen the stage show, and we knew BDT would be the place to see it done well. Our evening started out as expected with delicious bread and crispy salad. The menu has changed a bit since our visit last fall and I opted for

Avenue Q Kate & Christmas Eve

Dinner theaters often produce shows that will appeal to a mass audience, and old Broadway musicals are the norm. So when I go to dinner theater, I’m usually familiar with the production. Last weekend was the exception to that rule, and it was refreshing to have no preconceived notions about the show I was about to see at Boulder’s Dinner Theater. In the spring, we saw “Cinderella” at BDT, and