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By Claudia Carbonne Less than two weeks after the opera Madame Butterfly closed at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House in Denver, a similar story, Miss Saigon, opened to a sellout crowd at the Vintage Theatre in Aurora, Colorado. The tragic tale of an Asian woman loved and left by an American soldier is now etched in our minds after both performances. In the Vintage Theatre’s production, the company does an admirable job in bringing the big, bold Vietnam War love story to its small stage of the Jeffrey Nickelson Auditorium. The desperate searching for love, the sleazy nightclubs, the cruelty of war, the heartbreak, the parades, the ultimate sacrifice of a mother for her child. . .it’s all there. A video of half-American children, “living reminders” who were “born in strife, conceived in hell” added a poignant touch to the already emotionally charged story based on true events in which theatergoers in the small theatre can’t help becoming intimately engaged. Click here for the full review....

By Nancy A. Murphy In its production of Miss Saigon Vintage Theatre takes an ambitious leap by paring down this sprawling, gigantic musical to fit their more modest stage. Thanks to a great deal of talent and a lot of hard work they have managed to pull it off with good success. Based on the story of Madame Butterfly, but set in Viet Nam at the end of the war, it is the old story of the American military man who loves and then deserts a local girl. This musical is far grittier than Puccini’s opera and the music could never be compared to the unparalleled score of Butterfly. Nevertheless, it is entertaining and thought-provoking, reminding us at a deep level that war causes great casualties in addition to those suffered by military personnel. Click here to read the full review...

By David Marlowe Under the astute direction of Rebecca Joseph “Miss Saigon” explodes across the stage at Vintage Theatre with powerful performances! The musical by Claude-Michel Schonberg, Alain Boublil and Richard Maltby based upon Puccini’s opera, “Madame Butterfly” tells the tragic love story of a Vietnamese woman and an American GI. Regina Fernandez Steffen stuns with her passionately acted and sung portrayal of Kim. Click here to read the full review....

By Quincy Snowdow at the Aurora Sentinel Mack is back, baby. The aptly titled Vintage Theater has dusted off the oft-forgotten musical relic Mack & Mabel and uncovered a show teeming with character. The Vintage breathes new life into the play’s larger-than-life personalities that have been begging to revisit the glitter of the stage after being shooed off Broadway some 40 years ago. Click Here for the full review...