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Press for Jesus Christ Superstar

"There is a reverent awe with this never-better production" review in Colorado Theatre Reviews

"Sometimes you just need to return to a classic to truly appreciate the art of theater" review in Metropolitan

"A moving portrayal of The Passion of Christ" review in Colorado Grandparent

"Inspired moments grace the stage" - review in Huffington Post

"It whets our appetites for the truth." - review in

​"What makes Jesus Christ Superstar special is the raw life it gives to something mythical" - review in BroadwayWorld Denver

"The Arvada Center does the show justice" - review in Boulder Weekly

Press for The Drowning Girls

"Exactly the kind of risk a black-box theater should undertake" review in Westword 

"Outstanding and accomplished actresses" - review in

"Eerie and (dare we say “ethical”?) beauty" - review in Denver Post

"Enough heart, life and plenty of water to satisfy any audience." - review in Metropolitan

Press for Bus Stop

"A triumph of design, direction, and execution." - review on

"Very good comedy, with excellent serious insights." - review in Colorado Theatre Reviews

"What makes Bus Stop captivating is its character work" - review in BroadwayWorld Denver

"A really rewarding night at the theater" - review in Westminster Window

Press for the 2017 Black Box Repertory Company

"The repertory ensemble cast shines" overview in North Denver Tribune

This approach does provide challengers.... it also offers an opportunity for diversity" in Golden Transcript

Press for Double Exposure and Stop/Look/See

"With such a strong start to the Month of Photography, March should come in with a roar." - review in Westword

"'Stop/Look/See' demonstrates how adeptly Parson balances the center’s program of contemporary art with historically foundational shows." - review in One Good Eye

Press for I'll Be Home for Christmas

"I'll Be Home For Christmas will be produced year after year." review in

"It is the perfect venue to nurture new works" interview in In Focus Magazine

"Familiar Christmas tunes – excellent dancing" review in Colorado Theatre Reviews

"There's no place like home for the holidays, and the Arvada Center is making sure of that this holiday season." - review in BroadwayWorld

"Audiences will soak up the holiday cheer." - review in Centenniel Citizen

"Must-see theatre!" - review in Wheatridge Transcript

Press for Tartuffe

"Gut-achingly funny… it’s impossible not to enjoy yourself” review in Westword 

"Delights the ear and tickles the funny bone." review in Marlowe's Musings

"A great beginning for the Arvada Center Black Box Repertory Company" review in North Denver Tribune. 

"Laugh-out-load moments abound" review in Colorado Theatre Reviews.

"Every word is a delight. Every gesture a revelation" review in

"Tartuffe is timeless, very timely" review in Centennial Citizen

Press for Looking Back/Moving Forward

"Looking Back reveals so much about what’s happened in Colorado’s art scene" review in Westword 

"After Forty Years, the Arvada Center is Moving Forwardreview in Westword

"This show... demonstrates that the Arvada Center has played a key role in the development of contemporary scene in our region" review in Westword

Press for Sister Act

"'It's about how music transcends all boundaries and brings people together'" preview in Arvada Press

"Sisterly bonding. Shadowy characters. Show-stopping musical numbers" preview in Broadway World

"Arvada Center’s production of “Sister Act” is the most entertaining evening of theatre onstage this Fall" review in Marlowe's Musings

"Rod A. Lansberry has hit yet another “home run.”' review in Colorado Theatre Reviews

"When the group (of nuns) comes together, angels literally sing" review in Broadway World

Press for Death Takes A Holiday

“Everything about this production is perfection”  review in Colorado Theater Reviews

“Humor and pathos, delivered with impressively strong vocals”  review in Denver Post

“Melodious and often breathtaking” review in Marlowe's Musings

“Commanding vocals bring a powerful sprit”  review in Broadway World

“The voices assembled by director Rod A. Lansberry are superb” review in Westword

Press for The Mountaintop

"The Mountaintop is where we all need to be" review in Denver Examiner

"'The Mountaintop considers MLK, the man, the myth" review in Denver Post 

"'The Mountaintop is an inspiring, inventive play" review in Colorado Drama

Press for Mrs. Mannerly 

Manners from the missus” - Arvada Press and Colorado Community Media affiliates

“’Mrs. Mannerly’ is great fun at Arvada Center” review in

“’Mrs. Mannerly’ will teach you manners and make you laugh” review in Denver

"Leslie O’Carroll is superb in her role of Mrs. Mannerly” review in Marlowe’s Musings

Mrs. Mannerly’ is a timely reminder of the values we should aspire to” review in 

Mrs. Mannerly’ is a timely reminder of the values we should aspire to” review in

“’Mrs. Mannerly’ never leaves audiences with a dull moment” review in Broadway World Denver  

Press about the Arvada Center

2016 Marlowe Awards recognize Tartuffe, Sister Act

Arvada Center actors and designers receive 6 True West Awards in 2016

Arvada Center receives two 2015 "Best of Westword Awards on March 26, 2015

Arvada Center receives four 2014 "Best of Westword" Awards on March 27, 2014

Arvada Center Sets the Stage for Henry Awards 2013 with 15 nominations

2013 Henry Awards - Colorado Theater Guild


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