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Review by Joanne Ostrow, Denver Post Theatre Critic Depending how you feel about slapstick, farce, British music hall comedy, cases of mistaken identity and high-speed alliteration, "One Man, Two Guvnors" by Richard Bean may be just your cup of not-so-high tea. * * ½ Stars | Comedy Then again, even if you have a great tolerance for silliness, you may balk once you know the show involves a bit of audience participation. A hit on Broadway (with James Corden in the central role), "Two Guvnors" is based on the 18th-century Italian comedy "The Servant of Two Masters" by Carlo Goldoni, transposed to 1963 Brighton, England, and rife with head-knocking goofiness. The collaboration by Vintage Theatre and Spotlight Theatre is a mostly polished production....

Review by Dave Perry, Aurora Sentinel After more than a generation of sound sleep, regional theaters across the country are bringing the musical story of American comedy icon Fanny Brice back to life. And the life of one of the country’s most endearing, albeit not enduring, comediennes is filling up almost all the boards of Aurora’s Vintage Theatre. Few people these days know much about Brice, although almost everyone alive in the 1960s can sing practically every word of at least two of the classic songs from the musical about Brice’s amazing life. “People” (who need people) and “Don’t Rain on My Parade” are foundations of the American musical lexicon. Far fewer recall or ever heard of Baby Snooks, a radio comedy show once as prominent as “Everybody Loves Raymond,” and faded for most of America, just about as fast. For most of us, the now-obscure play is all about Barbara Streisand as Brice in the movie version of “Funny Girl.” And that’s how the Vintage “Funny Girl” comes off. Continue Reading...

Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small time East End hood, now in Brighton to collect £6,000 from the dad of his fiancee. But Roscoe is really his sister Rachel posing as her own dead brother, who has been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers. Holed up at The Cricketers Arms, the permanently ravenous Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a second job with one Stanley Stubbers, who is hiding from the police and waiting to be reunited with Rachel. To prevent discovery, Francis must keep his two guvnors apart. Simple. Based on the classic Italian comedy The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, in this new English version by prizewinning playwright Richard Bean, with songs and music by Grant Olding, sex, food and money are high on the agenda. One Man, Two Guvnors opened at the National Theatre 17th May 2011 to critical acclaim, before transferring to the West End and embarking on a successful UK tour. It is also shortlisted for the 2011 Evening Standard Theatre Best New Play and the Best Night Out Awards. February 5 through March 27, 2016 Click Here for Tickets ...

Winner! 2011 Tony® Award - Best Revival of a Play Winner! 2011 Drama Desk Award - Outstanding Revival of a Play Winner! 2011 Drama League Award - Distinguished Revival of a Play Winner! 2011 Outer Critic's Circle Award - Outstanding Revival A searing drama about public and private indifference to the AIDS plague and one man's lonely fight to awaken the world to the crisis. Produced to acclaim in New York, London and Los Angeles, The Normal Heart follows Ned Weeks, a gay activist enraged at the indifference of public officials and the gay community. While trying to save the world from itself, he confronts the personal toll of AIDS when his lover dies of the disease. January 15 through February 21, 2016 Click Here for tickets....