Review: The Diary of Anne Frank a Triumphant Tearjerker at Arvada Center

Almost everyone knows the story of Anne Frank, the young Jewish girl who hid from the Nazis with her family in the secret annex of a building on an ordinary street in Amsterdam, and the diary that kept her soul — and her story — alive. Anne and her parents, Otto and Edith Frank, and her […]

Arvada’ Center’s ‘White Christmas’ a wonderful production

Harriet Hunter Ford “Irving Berlin’s White Christmas” is “must-see” theater at The Arvada Center. Directed by Gavin Mayer, the musical plays through Dec. 2 in the Main Stage Theatre. Several extra performances have been added to accommodate expected crowds. Based on the full house on the evening my daughter, son-in-law and I saw it, that […]


Even an unhappy Scrooge could not say “Bah Humbug” to the “White Christmas” Charmer in Arvada Ben Michael and Cody Williams take center stage early in Arvada Center’s “Irving Berlin’s White Christmas.” The scene is an army entertainment show for servicemen at Christmastime of 1944. Michael is Captain Bob Wallace, and Williams is Private Phil […]

Get to know Darrow Klein…

Cast as Esther Jane in A Christmas Story, the Musical LETS GET TO KNOW YOU… Name: Darrow Klein Dob: 11/03/02 Hometown:Washington, DC Education: 8th grade at Horizons K-8 Day job: Learning the depths of knowledge in school WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE… Holiday: Halloween Season: Autumn Movie: The Harry Potter series Musical: Finding Neverland (currently. It changes […]

Irving Berlin’s WHITE CHRISTMAS Opens Tonight at The Arvada Center

The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities will open Irving Berlin‘s White Christmas directed by Gavin Mayer tonight, November 24 at 7:30 p.m. The musical will run through December 23 in the Main Stage Theatre. Previews are November 20 – 22 at 7:30 p.m. nightly. Performances are Tuesday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday at 1:00 p.m., […]

Photos: My night at Boulder’s Dinner Theatre’s ‘The Wizard of Oz’

Opening No. 71: Boulder’s Dinner Theatre’s “The Wizard of Oz”: This is the classic re-telling of Dorothy’s odyssey with her pals the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion and Toto, too, to the imaginary land of Oz. In their search for their heart’s desires, they encounter Munchkins, flying monkeys, a few witches, and learn there’s […]

Darrow Klein: Grace of the park, gone

Not too long ago, on Aug. 29 a defendant was convicted of a crime. But not only did she not commit the crime, she had no previous charges against her, and she could not speak to tell her side of the story. Her name was Grace, the Iris park bear. On the sunny day of […]

Photo Flash: Vintage Theatre presents the Regional Premiere of BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL

Vintage Theatre presents the Regional Premiere of “Billy Elliot the Musical” on February 3 and plays Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2:30 p.m. through March 19 at the Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora 80010. Tickets are $28 – $34 and available online at or by calling 303-856-7830. Set in a northern English mining […]

Get ‘Disenchanted’ in Boulder and ‘Lost in Yonkers’ in Golden

Column by Harriet Ford BDT Stage (formerly Boulder’s Dinner Theatre) only the name has changed. Still the same quality performances and great food … served by the stars of the shows. The first time I saw “Disenchanted,” I wasn’t fond of it; however, this time, I absolutely loved it, as did my guest. “Disenchanted,” runs […]

Arvada Center Reviews – The Diary of Anne Frank

The reality of our world is hard to swallow. Some more than others and in those moments as we reflect on certain events, we look upon them with glassy eyes and pain in our chests. Our own humility wanting to reach out to aid in those long lost. Yet even in those dark times such […]