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Press for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
"Joseph is back and brighter than ever" - Avery Anderson, Metropolitan
"Joseph's Dreamcoat a perfect fit for Arvada Center" - Juliet Wittman, Westword
"The best present that the Center could provide to audiences this season." - Colorado Theatre Reviews
"It's hard to overstate just how good a job the Arvada Center's crew did" - Alex Miller, Vail Daily
"A colorful blast of creativity" - Emilee Hatfield, Denver Theatre Perspectives
Press for The Foreigner
"The Foreigner brings laughs but with a reminder" - Sonya Ellingboe, Colorado Community News
"The Foreigner creates gales of laughter and some insights” Juliet Wittman, Westword
'The Foreigner laughs its way to a hit' - Avery Anderson, Metropolitan
"...masterful performances by the entire cast." - Emilee Hatfield, Riley Reels
"...through the goofiness of it all, there are genuine laughs and a true reflection." - Joanne Ostrow, Denver Post
"The ultimate result is one of inspiration and hope..." - Tom Jones, Colorado Theatre Reviews
"The Foreigner brings laughs but with a reminder" - Sonya Ellingboe, Colorado Community News
"It’s impossible not to smile and even laugh out loud throughout the evening."- Harriet Ford, Arvada Press
"The Foreigner is like a master class in how to get everything exactly right." - Patrick Dorn, PatrickDorn.com
Press for Art & Conflict
"Everything is not only worth seeing, but worth thinking about, too." - Michael Paglia, Westword
Press for A Chorus Line
"A strong, well-designed production of an American favorite" - Sonya Ellingboe, Colorado Community Media
'Arvada Center goes beautifully spare with emotional “A Chorus Line” - Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
"A two-hour display of brilliant talent" - Tom Jones, Colorado Theatre Reviews
"The Arvada Center’s production of A Chorus Line is “one singular sensation'" - Out Front Colorado
"I don’t believe I could praise this cast any more when I say they were Broadway quality." - Emilee Hatfield, Denver Theatre Perspectives
"A tight and high quality version of this dance filled show" - Avery Anderson, Metropolitan
Press for Summer Gallery Exhibitions
"How To Create Art at a Snail's Pace" in Westword
"The art and possibility of paper" in Lakewood Sentinel
"Working at a snail's pace helps Denver artist create masterpieces" - feature on artist Lauri Lynnxe Murphy on 9News Storytellers
Press for Waiting for Godot
"Theatre of the absurd," exemplified by Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot" review in ColoradoDrama.com
"Watching these masters at work was a thrilling experience..." review in Patrick Dorn.com
"Inventive and evocative" review in Westword
"The production packs a wallop." review in Denver Post
"If you want to see the show done justice then this production is your chance." - review in Metropolitan
"It's hard to imagine two Denver actors better suited to pull this off." - Alex Miller, Vail Daily
"Highlights the versatility of the company." - Craig Williamson, North Denver Tribune
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 PatrickDorn.com
"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 PatrickDorn.com
"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 PatrickDorn.com
"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
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
Press for I'll Be Home for Christmas
"I'll Be Home For Christmas will be produced year after year." review in PatrickDorne.com
"It is the perfect venue to nurture new works" interview in In Focus Magazine
"Familiar Christmas tunes – excellent dancing" review in Colorado Theatre Reviews
"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 PatrickDorn.com
"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
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 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
Follow our blog for weekly posts of what's happening at the Arvada Center
- The Arvada Center Presents the Regional Premiere of "The Electric Baby" The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities continues the 2017 – 2018 Black Box Season with the regional premiere of The Electric Baby, directed by Rick Barbour on Friday, February 9, 2018.
- Arvada Center’s Winter Gallery Exhibitions Center on Chairs This January, the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities hosts in SITu, three gallery exhibitions that explore the artistic potential of chairs opening January 18.
The Arvada Center Hosts Events Commemorating the First World War
This January, the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities continues Where Do We Go From Here? - America in the First World War, a multifaceted statewide event marking the 100th anniversary of World War I.
Jeffrey Siegel’s Season Continues at the Arvada Center This January
The 30th Season of Jeffrey Siegels Keyboard Conversations and Coffee Concerts continues with two performances The Classic Moderns and Three Great Romantics both on January 17, 2018.
The Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra Returns to the Arvada Center on January 20
The Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestras concert series continues at the Arvada Center with New York Jazz. The concert will be held in the Main Stage Theatre at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 20, 2018.
- 31st Annual Fine Art Market and 10th Annual ACES Show & Sale Return to the Arvada Center The popular Fine Art Market Show Sale is back at the Arvada Center this holiday, now in its 31year! The market features all original works in a wide range of media, size, and price by more than 90 artists throughout Colorado.
- The 42nd Theatre Season Continues With Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities continues its 42nd theatre season with the Broadway musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat.
- The Arvada Center Announces Auditions for Its Children’s Theatre Production of Seussical The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities will hold auditions for the musical, Seussical on Monday, November 13, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities Hosts a Grand Opening Celebration for its New Digital Creative Arts Lab The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities is hosting an open house for the Digital Creative Arts Lab (DCAL) on Saturday, October 21 between Noon and 3 p.m.
- The Children’s Musical “A Year With Frog and Toad” Returns to the Arvada Center The children's theatre production A Year With Frog and Toad returns to the Arvada Center this fall, running October 13 December 29, 2017.