Hey, did you know that 30 years ago today the world was introduced, for the first time, to a wise-cracking space smuggler, his big, hairy sidekick, and a few more soon-to-be icons of popular culture? That's right. Star Wars opened in theatres on May 25, 1977 and eventually broke current box-office records. Two sequels, three prequels, and one of cinema's most retrospectively creepy romances would follow.
Okay, in keeping with my "new rules," here are some shows around town that I haven't seen yet, but I am willing to call "safe bets" for quality theatrical entertainment. Follow the links for more info.
Firehouse Theatre Company's Red Herring closes this weekend (featuring the sparkling Corwin Christie.) It looks like a lot of fun. (The link is to the Colorado Theatre Guild's info on the show.)
Empire Lyric Player's presents one of my favorites from Gilbert and Sullivan, The Mikado, through June 10th at the Schwayder Theatre.
Lobby Hero, directed by Terry Dodd and featuring Jude Moran (last seen in Jonson Kuhn's Denver) is currently playing at Miner's Alley Playhouse through June 17th.
David Ambroson has once again stepped into Henry Higgins's slippers in Town Hall Arts Center's My Fair Lady. The inimitable Chris Boeckx is there, too, as Freddy. (Through June 24th.)
Last, but not least, Dog Sees God, runs at the Avenue Theatre through June 9th, directed by Nick Sugar and featuring two very talented actresses I've known since before I moved to Denver, L. Jennifer (Elgin) Kelley and Melissa (Missy) Moore.
Once again, I invite any of you reading this blog to add any positive info you would like to about these shows or others in Denver or wherever you are.
Support quality local theatre, and may the force be with you.