Next to Normal


Yesterday Brenda & I trekked down to Denver to see "Next to Normal" at the Denver Center. It's been a while since we've seen something there, and even longer since I've seen a musical anywhere. It was great. I know, I'm generally known for liking hardcore punk rock, grunge and anything on the far side of commercial. But you know something folks? Along with professional baseball games, sunsets, and airshows, a big loud musical performed by pros and bolstered by lights and sets -- all under a towering opera house roof -- is simply magical. These are all live events that involve power and emotion and skill, and you just gotta see one once in a while. And so on…

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Our House


Brenda & I went to see a play last night at the Denver Center. I'm embarrassed to admit this, but this is the first straight play I've seen since moving to Boulder; it was worth the wait. Our friends Deirdre and Evan bought us tickets for Christmas, and it was the foundation of a great evening. The play was "Our House", a world premiere commentary on the ever-more blurred line between network news, so-called reality television, and entertainment. Presented in the round in the Space Theatre, it was a great evening that had us laughing and thinking. I miss the thriving theatre scene back east, but then again we could never afford to go to the theatre very often anyway.…

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