Friday, February 27, 2015

Colfax History: Gene Reed

Denver wrestling promoter Gene Reed also owned the Riviera Motel out on East Colfax and that motel is where the wrestlers stayed when in town. There is also an ad on this page for KLZ's Channel 7 All Star Wrestling tv show on Saturday afternoons. T
he Denver Eye

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Aurora Fox Theatre Company announces 31st Season (2015 – 2016)

Aurora, Co – The Aurora Fox is pleased to announce their 31st 

September 18 – October 11, 2015
Jekyll and Hyde – the musical

Conceived for the Stage by STEVE CUDEN and FRANK WILDHORN
Book and Lyrics by LESLIE BRICUSSE

Based on the classic story by Robert Louis Stevenson and featuring a thrilling score of pop rock hits from multi-Grammy and TONY nominated Frank Wildhorn & double Oscar and Grammy-winning Leslie Bricusse, Jekyll and Hyde is about the epic struggle between good and evil. A devoted man of science, Dr. Henry Jekyll is driven to find a chemical breakthrough that can solve some of mankind's most challenging medical dilemmas. Rebuffed by the powers that be, he decides to make himself the subject of his own experi-mental treatments, accidentally unleashing his inner demons along with the man the world would come to know as Mr. Hyde.
November 27 – December 27, 2015
Little Women – the musical   (REGIONAL PREMIERE)

Music by KIM OLER

This all-new musical, based upon Louisa May Alcott's beloved 19th century novel, vividly brings to life the March family of Concord, Massachusetts. In a time of war and sacrifice, Jo, Meg, Amy, and Beth, guided by their mother Marmee, grow from girls into women, through romance and courtship, illness and loss, loving and letting go. Kim Oler and Alison Hubbard's moving Richard Rodgers Award-winning score, by turns funny and touching, is seamlessly matched by Sean Hartley's wise and witty book. This is Little Women like you’ve never seen before.

January 8 – February 14, 2016 
The Arabian Nights – a play (in the Studio Theatre) 


Scheherazade's cliffhanger stories prevent her husband, the cruel Shahryar, from taking her life. After 1,001 nights Shahryar is cured of his madness and Scheherazade is allowed to return to her family. This adaptation offers a wonderful blend of the lesser-known tales from Arabian Nights with the recurring theme of how the magic of storytelling holds the power to change people.

March 18 – April 10, 2016
Black Elk Speaks
Based on the book by JOHN G. NEIHARDT. Adapted by CHRISTOPHER SERGEL

Lakota visionary and healer, Nicholas Black Elk, grew up during the closing decades of the 19th century when white settlers were invading the homeland of the Lakota Sioux, decimating buffalo herds and threatening to extinguish the tribe’s way of life. As presented onstage, Black Elk recounts the history of his people to his government-educated grandson, Hoksila, as members of the ensemble play Indian Warriors and American Generals re-enacting many fierce battles leading up to the massacre at Wounded Knee.

April 22 – May 15, 2016
Catch Me If You Can


Based on the hit DreamWorks film and the incredible true story that inspired it, Catch Me If You Can is a high-flying musical adventure about Frank W. Abagnale, Jr., a teenager who runs away from home in search of the glamorous life. With nothing more than his boyish charm, a big imagination and millions of dollars in forged checks, Frank successfully poses as a pilot, a doctor and a lawyer - living the high life and winning the girl of his dreams. But Frank's lies catch the attention of FBI agent Carl Hanratty who chases Frank to the end...and finds something he never expected.

* Season Subscribers also receive FREE admission to PHAMALY Theatre Company’s production of Fuddy Meers (February 6 – February 21, 2016) – Aurora Fox Mainstage

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Colfax History: The Islander

Does anybody remember The Islander on E. Colfax Ave and Bellaire Street? The bar was
part owned by the leader of one of Denver's BEST bands, the Glass Menagerie.........Jim Passel later unfortunately killed in a car accident around I-25 and Lincoln Ave.

Does anyone have pictures of The Islander or Glass Menagerie I can post on this site?

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Casa Bonita to be named a Lakewood Historical Society Landmark

Join in celebrating the naming of Casa Bonita Denver as a Lakewood Historical Society Landmark on March 20th at 10:30a.m. The Society will present a bronze historical marker to the General Manager followed by story sharing, lunch and a tour of Black Bart's cave. Call Anne More for more information: 303-233-1206.