Photos: My night at “Red” and “Prelude to a Kiss” in Colorado Springs

IMG_4996“Prelude to a Kiss” stars Kyle Dean Steffan and Cynthia Pohlson take a second to relax on the SaGaJi Theatre stage before the audience is let in for Friday’s performance.


IMG_4981Every actor has been where Sol Chavez stands: Waiting in the wings for his entrance at a pre-performance brush-up rehearsal.


IMG_4999Some of the opening-night audience enjoys a pre-play meal at Café 36, located right across the hallway from the the SaGaJi Theatre in the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center.


IMG_5001The box office in the elegant lobby of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center.

To see the the full photo series, “It’s Opening Night in Colorado Theatre,” featuring one intimate, iconic snapshot from 22 Colorado opening nights (and counting), click here.

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By John Moore

Award-winning arts journalist John Moore was named one of the 12 most influential theater critics in the United States by American Theatre Magazine during has 12 years at The Denver Post. Hen then created a groundbreaking new media outlet covering Colorado arts an culture as an in-house, multimedia journalist for the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. He also founded The Denver Actors Fund, a nonprofit that has raised more than $600,000 for theatre artists in medical need. He is now a journalist for hire as the founder of Moore Media Colorado. You can find samples of his work at MooreJohn.Com. Contact him at