Christi Esterle is a Colorado native, geek, and a theater fan ever since she saw her older cousin performing in a high school production of "Oklahoma!" She lives with her husband, two sons, two cats, countless books and one temperamental iPod.
BWW Reviews: Fine Arts Center's THE DROWSY CHAPERONE - A Celebration of Musicals and Those Who Love Them
May 11, 2013
'I hate the theater; it's so disappointing,' may be the most ironic opening line in recent memory. The Drowsy Chaperone, is nothing less than a celebration of musical comedy in all its beautiful and frequently absurd glory, and the Fine Arts Center's production of it is as entertaining an experience as you can find in the region right now.
BWW Interviews: Scott RC Levy, Max Ferguson and Cory Moosman Discuss Fine Arts Center's THE DROWSY CHAPERONE
May 9, 2013
Starting today, the Fine Arts Center is delivering a love letter to musical comedy with The Drowsy Chaperone, a show the New York Times praised as 'a revved-up spoof of a 1920s song-and-dance frolic.' At a recent dress rehearsal I was able to sit down with several members of the cast and crew, beginning with Scott RC Levy, director of the Fine Arts Center who is making his Colorado acting debut as Man in Chair, the character guides the audience through the cast recording of the titular Jazz Age musical.
BWW Reviews: Theatreworks' THE WILD DUCK Proves Truth is Not Always Beauty
April 26, 2013
In his director's notes for The Wild Duck, Murray Ross suggests Henrik Ibsen's play isn't produced often in America because of its bleak cynicism, resolving in a 'stunning black hole' of despair. He's probably right.
BWW Reviews: Fine Arts Center's KNUFFLE BUNNY: A CAUTIONARY MUSICAL Regales Families With a Tale of Love and Loss
March 22, 2013
A father goes on an errand to the laundromat, with his pre-verbal daughter in tow. The laundry gets put into the machine but alas, so does the daughter's beloved stuffed bunny. Unable to communicate the loss, the child throws a tantrum, frustrating her father until they get home and mom identifies the crisis. The family races back to the laundromat and fish bunny from the suds. Dad is relieved, the little girl says her first words, and everybody's happy.
BWW Reviews: Theatreworks' EVERYMAN ON THE BUS Goes on the Ride of a Lifetime
February 25, 2013
The stage may be unconventional-and uncomfortable-but Theatreworks' new interpretation of Everyman is worth the trip.
BWW Reviews: PRELUDE TO A KISS - A Romantic Getaway in Colorado Springs
February 6, 2013
But as the romance between solid, nondescript Peter and nervous insomniac Rita blossoms and takes its extraordinary detours, the production develops into a charming parable on the nature of life and love that's engaging and unexpectedly moving