Larry Cahn – Much More To This Scrooge Than The “Bah Humbug” Meany Of Productions Past.
Reviewed by Tom Jones November 23, 2019
Arvada Center’s early-holiday gift to the community is a rare treasure.
Everyone knows the story. Everyone knows how it is going to end. But getting there this time around is ingenious entertainment. Director Gavin Mayer and Choreographer Kitty Skillman Hilsabeck and the entire artistic team have put together a “Carol” version of rare excitement. There is so much going on all the time that it was a delightful challenge to know where to look.
Neil Simon Comedy Arrives At Arvada Center’s Black Box Theatre
Reviewed by Tom Jones
October 13, 2019
Neil Simon’s “Plaza Suite” takes place in Number 719 of the famed Plaza Hotel in New York City. Three different couples inhabit the rooms during the course of a couple of hours in Simon’s clever comedy now on stage in Arvada through November 10.
The couples, each played by the same actors, have nothing in common except being guests (at different times) in the same suite in the Plaza. The audience, however, gets to know all three couples with varying degrees of bemusement during the three-act production.
Award Winning Musical Is Set In The Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina
Reviewed by Tom Jones September 7, 2019
Near the end of the
show Merideth Kaye Clark takes central stage as Alice Murphy, providing the
audience with one of the most thrilling and poignant moments in local stage
history. Her character’s life has just
taken a turn for the better and everyone is in awe. “Star” isn’t just “bright.” It is dazzling.
Arvada Center Provides Zany Tale Of Life In The Bleakness
Of The Yorkshire Countryside.
Reviewed by Tom Jones February 27, 2019
Regina Fernandez is naively cheerful as Emilie, the young English woman who arrives at a home in the Yorkshire Moors as the family’s newly hired governess. Although she knows no one in the family, she was impressed with the kindness and love she felt in letters she received during the application process. She is eager to be of service to the family.