Hell Night By Matt Kincade –Vampire hunter makes a detour, takes a bite out of zombie territory. Matt Kincade, whose debut novel The Devil’s Mouth introduced a rockabilly-lovin’, desert-dwelling vampire hunter, takes a sharp left turn into The Walking Dead territory with his second novel in the Alex Rains series, Hell Night. After a brief encounter with a vampire thug in Las Vegas, Alex packs up his vintage .45 and his preternatural…

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Colorado Gold By Douglas Hirt –Agatha Christie meets the Wild West in this western novel of intrigue, mystery…and murder. While Douglas Hirt has written all across the western genre, his niche seems to be settings involving rivers of the frontier and wild west, and life around riverboats and keel boats. A Pinkerton man goes undercover to investigate a theft and finds himself in the unbearable heat, humidity, and mosquitoes of …

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BDT Stage, formerly Boulder’s Dinner Theatre just opened Disenchanted!, the funniest and most tuneful all-women musical revue since the Nunsense franchise. A gaggle of Disney-style princesses, having mostly let themselves go since marrying their charming princes, stage an empowerment party so they can kvetch about the myth of “living happily ever after” and support one another as they slide into middle age. The musical runs through May 6.…

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Kung Fu Kitty With Jacob Dorn –Everybody is kung fu fighting—like cats and dogs—in this hilarious, action-packed, slapstick comedy. Fur (and puns) fly when feisty kitten Princess escapes the clutches of the sinister, catnapping Ting Tang and his hysterical henchcats. Princess finds refuge with a mongrel martial arts master and his clumsy canine companions. With the help of the punchy pooches, and after a rousing training montage, Pr…

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Lakewood Cultural Center and Performance Now Theatre Company present… Hello, Dolly! March 24-April 9 Lyrics and Music by Jerry Herman, Book by Michael Stewart Directed by Bernie Cardell Choreographed by Kelly Van Oosbree  Music Direction by Ken Goodwin Lakewood Cultural Center and Performance Now Theatre Company present the hit musical Hello, Dolly! March 24 – April 9 at the Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway. Pe…

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The Arvada Center presents the Regional Premiere of… The Drowning Girls March 17-May 21 The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities will continue the 2016 – 2017 Black Box Repertory season with the regional premiere of The Drowning Girls, directed by Lynne Collins, opening Friday, March 17, 2017. The Drowning Girls is written by Beth Graham, Charlie Tomlinson, and Daniela Vlaskalic. Dark, lyrical and poignant, The Drowning Girls b…

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Denver Children’s Theatre has offered professionally-staged children’s theatre programs to school children and the general public for twenty years. The current production of The Jungle Book, directed by DCT’s artistic director Steve Wilson, is as polished, poetic, wonderful, and whimsical as anyone, young or old, could ever wish. Freely adapted from the Rudyard Kipling classic by Greg Banks, the play begins with the ensemble (Rachel Graha…

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Equinox Theatre Company Presents… Stage Kiss By Sarah Ruhl Directed by Deb Flomberg March 24-April 15 Equinox Theatre Company is thrilled to present the second show of their 9th season: Stage Kiss. Performances will be March 24 through April 15 with performances on Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 PM. There will also be one pay-what-you-can industry night on Thursday, April 6, 2017. Tickets are $20 in advance/$25 at the door/$17…

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Miners Alley presents… A Skull in Connemara By Martin McDonagh Directed by Billie McBride March 24 – April 30, 2017 Miners Alley Playhouse presents A Skull in Connemara March 24 through April 30 in Golden. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m; Sundays at 1:00 p.m.; Sundays April 2, 9, 16 & 23 at 6 p.m. Tickets are $17 – $27 and available by calling 303-935-3044 or online at www.minersalley.com.  Miners …

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42nd Street by Michael Stewart with music and lyrics Harry Warren and Al Dubin March 23 – June 4, 2017 Peggy Sawyer, a chorus girl from Allentown, PA, steps into the starring role to save the show when its star breaks her leg, in this stage adaptation of the classic 1933 film.  42nd Street features huge song and dance numbers that are as brassy and bold as Broadway itself. 42nd Street is a song and dance fable of Broadway with an American…

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Vintage Theatre presents ‘The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow’ March 31-May 21 in Aurora
Theatre Promos / March 24, 2017

Vintage Theatre presents… The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow by Rolin Jones Directed by Mark Pergola March 31 – May 21, 2017 Vintage Theatre presents The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow March 31 through May 21. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays and Monday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2:30 p.m. at the Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora 80010. No Performance on Sunday, April 16. Tickets are $24 R…

Patrick’s WAY Most Favorite Book (this week)…
Book Review , Featured Item / March 21, 2017

Hell Night By Matt Kincade –Vampire hunter makes a detour, takes a bite out of zombie territory. Matt Kincade, whose debut novel The Devil’s Mouth introduced a rockabilly-lovin’, desert-dwelling vampire hunter, takes a sharp left turn into The Walking Dead territory with his second novel in the Alex Rains series, Hell Night. After a brief encounter with a vampire thug in Las Vegas, Alex packs up his vintage .45 and his pre…

Promo: Cherry Creek Theatre presents ‘The Baby Dance’ March 30-April 23 at the MACC
Theatre Promos / March 20, 2017

Cherry Creek Theatre Company presents… The Baby Dance by Jane Anderson Directed by Gavin Mayer March 30 – April 23, 2017 Cherry Creek Theatre presents The Baby Dance March 30 through April 23 in their new home as resident theatre company at the Mizel Arts and Culture Center (MACC), 350 S. Dahlia St., Denver, CO 80246. Performances are Thursdays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m.; Sunday, April 16 &am…

Patrick’s WAY Most Favorite Book (this week)…
Book Review , Featured Item / March 20, 2017

Colorado Gold By Douglas Hirt –Agatha Christie meets the Wild West in this western novel of intrigue, mystery…and murder. While Douglas Hirt has written all across the western genre, his niche seems to be settings involving rivers of the frontier and wild west, and life around riverboats and keel boats. A Pinkerton man goes undercover to investigate a theft and finds himself in the unbearable heat, humidity, and mosq…

Promo: Evergreen Players presents ‘Enchanted April’ March 24-April 15
Theatre Promos / March 17, 2017

Evergreen Players presents… Enchanted April By Matthew Barber Directed by Paul Newman March 24 – April 15, 2017 Based on the 1922 best-selling novel by Elizabeth Von Arnim, Barber fashions a romantic comedy that begins in the gloomy days of post-WWI London. From there, four ladies embark on a month-long holiday at an Italian villa in order to escape their humdrum lives. Through an ad, Rose and Lotty elicit the compan…

REVIEW: BDT Stage’s satirical music revue ‘Disenchanted!’ pokes fun at, yet empowers everyone’s inner princess, through May 6
Featured Item , Theatre Reviews / March 16, 2017

BDT Stage, formerly Boulder’s Dinner Theatre just opened Disenchanted!, the funniest and most tuneful all-women musical revue since the Nunsense franchise. A gaggle of Disney-style princesses, having mostly let themselves go since marrying their charming princes, stage an empowerment party so they can kvetch about the myth of “living happily ever after” and support one another as they slide into middle age. The musical runs thro…

Featured Play by Patrick Rainville Dorn…
Featured Item , Plays and Musicals / March 15, 2017

Kung Fu Kitty With Jacob Dorn –Everybody is kung fu fighting—like cats and dogs—in this hilarious, action-packed, slapstick comedy. Fur (and puns) fly when feisty kitten Princess escapes the clutches of the sinister, catnapping Ting Tang and his hysterical henchcats. Princess finds refuge with a mongrel martial arts master and his clumsy canine companions. With the help of the punchy pooches, and after a rousing training m…

Promo: Performance Now presents ‘Hello, Dolly!’ March 24-April 9 at the Lakewood Cultural Center
Featured Item , Theatre Promos / March 14, 2017

Lakewood Cultural Center and Performance Now Theatre Company present… Hello, Dolly! March 24-April 9 Lyrics and Music by Jerry Herman, Book by Michael Stewart Directed by Bernie Cardell Choreographed by Kelly Van Oosbree  Music Direction by Ken Goodwin Lakewood Cultural Center and Performance Now Theatre Company present the hit musical Hello, Dolly! March 24 – April 9 at the Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison P…

Promo: Arvada Center presents surreal crime drama ‘The Drowning Girls’ March 17-May 21
Featured Item , Theatre Promos / March 14, 2017

The Arvada Center presents the Regional Premiere of… The Drowning Girls March 17-May 21 The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities will continue the 2016 – 2017 Black Box Repertory season with the regional premiere of The Drowning Girls, directed by Lynne Collins, opening Friday, March 17, 2017. The Drowning Girls is written by Beth Graham, Charlie Tomlinson, and Daniela Vlaskalic. Dark, lyrical and poignant, The Drowni…

Patrick’s WAY Most Favorite Book (This Week)…
Book Review / March 13, 2017

McKendree by Douglas Hirt –Prolific western author Douglas Hirt brings a wholesome angle to a classic revenge story. Frontiersman Josiah McKendree runs afoul of a neighboring trapper and suffers a horrific loss. He now must put aside the plow, pick up his long rifle, and seek revenge with determination and regret. By the end, though, it becomes more about rescue than exacting judgment. There’s plenty of action in thi…