Denver Post: Colorado’s Melissa Benoist joins “Glee”

  Today, I am back in the pages of The Denver Post for a day, contributing a story on Colorado’s Melissa Benoist joining the cast of “Glee.” Benoist’s life has changed forever: The Littleton native has been cast on “Glee” — and she already has been Slushied. That’s when a bully throws a Slurpee-like frozen […]

Video: Three minutes with … George Hamilton

Video: Three minutes with … George Hamilton

In this new web series, journalist John Moore interviews prominent visitors to Denver. George Hamilton, star of the national touring production of “La Cage Aux Folles,” talks along with co-star Christopher Sieber. Episode 2. “La Cage Aux Folles” plays through Sept. 16 at the Buell Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex. For tickets, call […]

Photos: Theater at Rock Ledge Ranch

By John Moore One of the quintessential Colorado summertime experiences is attending TheatreWorks’ annual Shakespeare offering at the historic and picturesque Rock Ledge Ranch, located at the entrance to the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs. Here are a few photos I’ve snapped over the past two summers at the ranch. The “Love’s Labor’s […]

Denver cinema closed Tuesday after Aurora copycat threat

Denver cinema closed Tuesday after Aurora copycat threat

By John Moore www.CultureWest.org Denver police are on the lookout for a man whose threatening call to the Esquire Theatre prompted the sudden closure of the cinema Tuesday night. “This is an open and active investigation, and we’re looking into it,” Denver Police Department spokesman Sonny Jackson told www.CultureWest.org. The Esquire was closed as a […]

Video: Three minutes with … Pam Grier

Video: Three minutes with … Pam Grier

In this new web series, journalist John Moore interviews prominent visitors to Denver. Pam Grier, graduate of Denver East High School and star of such films as Quentin Tarantino’s “Jackie Brown,” talks about her roots, women’s rights, Vietnam, working at the Denver Center Theatre Company, the work of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force […]

Video podcast: Creede Rep Says Goodbye to Maurice LaMee

Video podcast: Creede Rep Says Goodbye to Maurice LaMee

The Creede Repertory Theatre said goodbye to Maurice LaMee on July 29, 2012, after 12 years as executive and artistic director. Video by John Moore. Interviews include Trary Maddalone, Christy Brandt, Steven Cole Hughes, Jeff Carey, Adam Bartley, Cat Auger, Tosin Morohunfola, B.J. Myers, Brian Kusic and John Gary Brown.

“Book of Mormon” scalpers: Score one for live theater

“The Book of Mormon” Broadway cast, 2011. Photo by Joan Marcus.   By John Moore With the sold-out Denver launch of the first “Book of Mormon” tour just a week away, an uncommon spotlight is shining on our often-ignored local theater community. Everyone, it seems, wants in. And buyers are being asked by scalpers to […]