On Sunday, CultureWest named Shelly Bordas Colorado’s 2013 Theatre Person of the Year. Here is the third and latest installment in veteran journalist John Moore’s ongoing video documentary series chronicling Bordas’ story since the Denver actor and mother was diagnosed – for a second time – with end-stage breast cancer that has now spread to… Continue reading Video: The Shelly Bordas Story, Part 3: A Community Responds
By John Moore Dec. 29, 2013 The Curious Theatre Company, a whopping seven-time winner of the prestigious “best year by a company” Ovation/True West Award, wasn’t even a finalist in that category this year. That’s largely because Denver’s most vital artery to the pulse of the New York theater got mired in a redundant pattern… Continue reading Here are your 2013 True West Award Winners: Spread out … or spread thin?
Here is the new Part 3 of John Moore’s ongoing video documentary series on Shelly Bordas, By John Moore Dec. 29, 2013 There’s a ship that comes for Shelly Bordas each night in her dreams. But she’s not getting on board just yet. Bordas began her year with the modest goal of making her first… Continue reading 2013 True West Theater Person of the Year Shelly Bordas: “Love Rules Out”
By John Moore Dec. 22, 2013 A prolific and creatively surprising year in Colorado theater is reflected in the 2013 True West Award nominations released today. The True West Awards, which began as the Denver Post Ovation Awards in 2001, are the longest-running continuously administered awards program in Colorado theater. And for just the… Continue reading 2013 True West Award nominations: Town Hall leads balanced field with 14 nods
You don’t have to answer every question. Use the internal scroller to move down the survey. Voting is open through 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28. Read the full story on the 2013 True West Award Nominations. Winners will be announced next Sunday, Dec. 29.
This sight can mean only one thing: The 2011 True West Award nominations are just hours away … By John Moore The 2013 True West Awards, which began as the Denver Post Ovation Awards in 2001, are the continuation of the longest-running awards program in Colorado theater. The 2013 True West nominations have been… Continue reading 2013 True West Award nominations: List of eligible productions
Bas Bleu Theatre artistic director Wendy Ishii, left, and production manager Tricia Navarre hold up the Fort Collins company’s booty from the 2013 Colorado Theatre Festival in Denver, including outstanding actress (Ishii) and play (“The Year of Magical Thinking”). By John Moore Aug. 11, 2013 The Colorado Community Theatre Coalition has announced the winners from… Continue reading Bas Bleu’s “Magical Thinking” wins top festival prize
By John Moore July 27, 2013 My photos from the 2013 Colorado Theatre Guild Henry Awards. To see caption information for any photo above, or to see the gallery if watching on a mobile phone, click here. (The information is posted on the lower-left corner of each photo.) Or just click the “show info” option… Continue reading Photos: My night at the 2013 Henry Awards
By John Moore July 23, 2013 My video tribute to Ray Angel, Diane Beckoff, Harry Cruzan, Shana Dowdeswell, Diane Gadomski, Robert Garner, Angela Johnson, David Kristin, Will Marshall, Brook Millard, Adam Perkes and Linda Rae Wheeler. This served as the “memoriam” section of the 2013 Henry Awards celebration held July 22 at the Arvada Center.… Continue reading Video: My Memoriam Film for the 2013 Henry Awards
By John Moore July 18, 2013 Members of the local theater community give their shout-outs to this year’s field of 2013 Colorado Theatre Guild Henry Award nominees. One comes all the way from Poland. The ceremony is July 22 at the Arvada Center. Video by John Moore for www.CultureWest.Org. Running time: 7 minutes. Shouters and… Continue reading Video: Shout-outs to 2013 Henry Award nominees
By John Moore June 24, 2013 Aspen Stage has won four awards at the American Association of Community Theatre’s national festival in Carmel, Ind. Director Wendy Moore’s production of “Unmarried in America” was honored for Best Ensemble, Best Supporting Actress (Missy Moore), Best Supporting Actor (Kevin Derkash) and Best Actor in a Featured… Continue reading Aspen Stage wins four national awards for ‘Unmarried in America’
By John Moore June 19, 2013 The following shows presented by Colorado Theatre Guild member companies are fully eligible for 2013 Henry Award nominations. To qualify, a show must have opened between June 1, 2012, and May 31, 2013, and been seen by at least six judges. In all, 59 Guild member companies were… Continue reading The list of shows eligible for 2013 Henry Awards consideration
Ashlie-Amber Harris, left, is nominated for her supporting work in both the Aurora Fox’s The Color Purple,” above, and the Town Hall Arts Center’s “Hair.” SuCh, also pictured above, is a nominee for outstanding actress in a musical. By John Moore June 19, 2013 The Town Hall Arts Center leads all companies with 17 nominations… Continue reading Town Hall Arts Center leads balanced field of 2013 Henry Award nominees
Chaparral High School wins the first-ever Bobby G Award for outstanding musical, “Les Misérables.” See the slideshow below for more shots. Just push the “play” button. By John Moore June 2, 2013 The 2013 Bobby G Awards, named after late Denver producer Robert Garner, honor the best in Colorado high-school musical theater. They are part… Continue reading Photos: 2013 Bobby G Awards honoring Colorado high-school theater
By John Moore May 31, 2013 Watch as Chaparral High School’s “Les Misérables” wins best musical at the inaugural Bobby G Awards on May 30 at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. Senior Chris Maclean also won best actor for his portrayal of Jean Valjean. The Bobby G Awards honor Denver metro high-school thespians,… Continue reading Video: Watch Chaparral High School win the Bobby G for Best Musical
By John Moore Dec. 23, 2012 A diverse year on Colorado stages is reflected in the winners of CultureWest.Org’s 2012 True West Awards, with Curious’ red-hot art drama “Red,” the Arvada Center’s irresistible “Legally Blonde” and the Colorado Shakespeare Festival’s precision farce “Noises Off” winning for best drama, musical and comedy. And the more… Continue reading Here are your 2012 True West Award Winners
By John Moore Dec. 22, 2012 Perhaps the Weitzes should have a baby every year. Stephen Weitz, who founded the Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company in 2006 with his wife, Rebecca Remaly, performed in five plays in 2012, directed three others and oversaw the Denver Center Theatre Company’s high-profile, community-wide staged reading of Dustin Lance Black’s… Continue reading Stephen Weitz: 2012 True West Theater Person of the Year
By John Moore Dec. 16, 2012 One of the hardest things about leaving The Denver Post was leaving behind the Ovation Awards, which for 12 years was my annual salute to what we perceived to be the best in Colorado theater for any given year. Then I thought, “Why not?” I can only… Continue reading Here are your 2012 CultureWest.Org “True West” Award nominations
Phamaly Theatre Company actor and writer Jeremy Palmer accepts the Denver Foundation’s Minoru Yasui Volunteer Award, and Denver mayor Michael Hancock’s proclamation making Nov. 15, 2012, “Jeremy Palmer Day” in Denver. Video by John Moore of culturewest.org. Run time: 7 minutes.
By John Moore The Henry Awards painted the town “Red” on Monday night, giving the Curious Theatre Company’s must-see staging seven awards among its eight nominations. The haul included best play, best director (Christy Montour-Larson), supporting actor (Benjamin Bonenfant) and even best ensemble, even though that play is an ensemble of two (Bonenfant and Larry… Continue reading 2012 Henry Awards paint the town “Red”