Reviews

  Review by Craig Williamson, North Denver Tribune: Vintage Theatre has grown into a prolific company since moving in 2012 from their uptown location on 17th Avenue to their current home in the Aurora Arts District, offering a season of eleven productions this year.  I was impressed by the company’s work in their old space, but had not yet made the trek to Aurora for a show. Ken Ludwig’s farce Lend Me A Tenor has long been on my list of shows to see, so I used that as an excuse to travel eastward.  I found that Vintage delivers a tight production of this clever farce, featuring several strong performances. CLICK HERE to continue reading the review...

Meet "The Lyons" - secrets and lies, fangs, claws and all (review) * * * stars (out of 4) | Dark comedy By Lisa Kennedy Denver Post Theater Critic "I think of myself as a fighter," playwright Nicky Silver said in an interview with Sarah Stern, co-artistic director of New York's Vineyard Theatre, which has mounted a number of Silver's works, starting with his 1993 breakthrough "Pterodactyls." "I experience life as an endless slugfest," he added. No kidding, you may respond, after seeing his combative comedy "The Lyons" on stage at the Vintage Theatre, through March 9. Ben Lyons is dying. When he reminds wife Rita of this sorry fact, lying in a nondescript hospital room, she replies tartly, barely looking up from the home décor magazine she thumbs a little too furiously, "I know, but try to be positive."...

The Lyons Review by David Marlowe Vintage Theatre: 2/7 – 3/9 Nicky Silver’s “The Lyons” is dark serious drama with a decidedly comic edge that will set you free! It’s a no-holds-barred black comedy of the devastatingly funny variety!! If you think you’ve seen button pushing controlling parents and siblings, wait til you meet the Lyons. CLICK HERE for the full review....

BWW Reviews: Vintage Theatre Has a Monstrous, Hilarious Hit with YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, The Musical! Review by: Michael Mulhern, Broadwayworld.com Let's face it, a show can contain humor, but the side-splitting comedy is all in the timing and that's exactly what these talented actors demonstrated in this hilarious production of Young Frankenstein. With Deb Flomberg at the helm, this cast hit every comedic mark, every musical note, and every naughty sexual suggestion that make this genius work by Mel Brooks so great and the ultimate cult classic. From the very start with the acapella barbershop announcements (that I wish would have been performed live rather than recorded) to the first big energetic and humorous musical number (Happiest Town in Town), the audience knew that they were in for a good time. It was also the perfect casting of the lead roles that truly made this show great and the fact that they made each of their characters quirky, unique and hilarious. If I had one critique, it would be that when I go to a musical, I like to have a listing of the musical numbers in my program. Not only do I like to follow along (and mark those outstanding songs, but this also helps to alleviate antsy audience members in an elongated first act. There are way too many memorable moments to name, so I will just insist that you witness this comedic gem for yourself! Some of the outstanding musical numbers include - The Happiest Town in Town, Please Don't Touch Me, Together Again (for the First Time), Roll in the Hay, He Vas My Boyfriend, Transylvania Mania, He's Loose, Listen to Your Heart, Surprise, Man About Town, Puttin' on the Ritz, and Deep Love. CLICK HERE to continue reading the review...