Of the shows opening this weekend, these are the ones we want to see. These could be the best shows of the year or these shows could end up being terrible. As always we encourage you to chime in with your thoughts on our list and what shows you are seeing this weekend.
HIS CHOICE: A Christmas Carol at Colorado Shakespeare OR at Denver Center Theatre Company
As a huge fan of Christmas time, I am one of those people who doesn’t mind seeing A Christmas Carol every year. It is such an amazing story that there is wonder why it has become the definitive holiday production. Furthermore, in the world of “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday”, it is nice to be reminded of the true meaning of this season – that we’ll find all the joy we need by embracing those in our lives with warmth and kindness. After seeing a somewhat bouncy pleasant musical version of A Christmas Carol last week (CRITIQUE HERE), I am excited to see a more traditional staging of the story this week. Colorado Shakes opens their production on Friday, and if you don’t want to make the drive up to Boulder, the Denver Center Theatre Company opens their version this week as well.
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HER CHOICE: The SantaLand Diaries at Boulder Ensemble Theatre OR To Colorado on a Christmas Night at Su Teatro
If you’re not in the mood for another production of A Christmas Carol, then I have got a few other holiday choices for you. The SantaLand Diaries is a comic gem of a holiday show, adapted from a David Sedaris story into a one-man show that details the real-life adventures of Sedaris when he worked as an elf for a department-store Santa. Su Teatro’s Christmas offering is a re-mount of their original production of To Colorado on a Christmas Night, adapted by Anthony J. Garcia with music by Tish Hinojosa. This story takes us from Black Friday through Christmas, with a fun and touching Chicano representation of Christmas traditions.
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