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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...

By Patrick Dorn Tom Mula’s masterful, magical, metaphysical take on Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is rich in language, ideas, emotion, and hope for the redeemable human spirit. It’s too bad Ebenezer Scrooge’s wretched and equally greedy partner has to die to realize it. ...

By David Marlowe, Marlowe's Musings A few months ago a dear friend who has produced countless musicals told me it was utterly ridiculous to think that anyone could successfully produce “Funny Girl.” He had tried and failed. His contention was that Barbra Streisand had made such an indelible mark with her characterization of Fanny Brice that no actress could ever approach the role and no director could ever create a successful production. Director Robert Michael Sanders' casting of Lauren Cora Marsh proves him wrong! ...