Theatre Writing & Podcasts

Most weekends I'm out reviewing theatre in the Denver area for my website OnStage Colorado. Here are just a few of my articles:

Theatre ticket prices, pop-up standup with Don’t Tell Comedy and more

In this episode of the OnStage Colorado Podcast, Alex Miller and Toni Tresca go over the very busy October theatre scene around the state. There are plenty of Halloween shows in the lineup and many other plays and musicals to choose from.

Alex and Toni also take on the topic of empty theatre sites. Are ticket prices too high? Where are the under-40 patrons? How should theatres adjust their marketing efforts to reach a large audience segment that may not have any experience with live theatre?


Burning down the house: ‘The Minutes’ dives deep into American privilege

Tracy Letts’ play The Minutes unfolds in two distinct chapters. One is a very funny situational comedy about the members of a city council wrangling over seemingly nonsensical items like creating a fundraiser by having a mixed-martial artist dressed as Abraham Lincoln taking on all comers. Or more serious things like whether to make a proposed fountain ADA accessible and why attendance at the town’s annual festival is declining.

Trying to make sense of it all is new councilmember Mr. Peel (Josh

‘Beetlejuice’ slays ’em at the Denver Center

The world’s most obnoxious dead guy rolls into town for a musical version of the hit Tim Burton film

When Tim Burton’s dark comedy Beetlejuice came out in 1988, one of its many delights was just how inexplicably odd it was. Sure, he was the guy who’d directed the almost equally odd Pee-wee’s Big Adventure, but that was mostly based on the world created by Paul Reubens.

Beetlejuice was something else, the film that set the tone for much of what was to come in the Burton lineup of stories based

Zombies on the trail, a big fall theatre preview and 5 years of

Alex Miller and Toni Tresca run down the latest in theatre — plus an interview with Matt Davis and Mary Schaugh from Arts in the Open

In this episode of the OnStage Colorado podcast, Alex Miller is once again joined by Toni Tresca for a big rundown of all the fall shows coming up around the state. Plus, an interview with Matt Davis and Mary Schaugh from Boulder’s Arts in the Open. This is a theatre company that does all of its shows on the hiking trails based out of Boulder’s Chautauqua Park, a

In ‘Reptile Logic,’ a faceless corporation challenges workers' humanity

The script for Colorado playwright Matt Wexler’s dark comedy Reptile Logic: A Corporate Dismemberment has racked up a number of awards over the past few years, but it wasn’t until it opened as a special engagement at Aurora’s Vintage Theatre this weekend that audiences got a first look at it.

With its focus on the politics of unionization, it’s a timely topic to be sure, and Wexler zeroes in on it with just three characters: Mike, a spineless warehouse manager (Colin Martin); his office assista
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