2014 True West Awards: 'Annapurna,' 'Spring Awakening'

No. 29: Our choices for outstanding achievement by a play and musical: Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company’s ‘Annnapurna,’ and Town Hall Arts Center’s ‘Spring Awakening.’

Photos: Bittersweet opening for 'Benediction' rehearsals

The start of ‘Benediction’ rehearsals was bittersweet for cast and crew, coming so soon after the Nov. 29 death of novelist Kent Haruf.

2014 True West Award: Ludlow, 1914

No. 28: “Ludlow, 1914” explored the deadliest strike in U.S. history. It was developed by The LIDA Project and Colorado Springs TheatreWorks, and it was…

2014 True West Award: Shannan Steele

No. 27: Skipping “Tarzan” at the Arvada Center would have meant missing Shannan Steele as you have never seen her before: As a jungle boy’s…

2014 True West Award: Matthew D. Peters

No. 25: Choreographer and the Boulder native Matthew D. Peters made it plain this year he has also become a director to be reckoned with.

Paul and Jenna: Our Christmas Eve Proposal

Assistant Stage Manager Paul Behrhorst surprised his longtime girlfriend with a marriage proposal following the Christmas Eve performance of “A Christmas Carol.”

2014 True West Award: Kristen Samu and Denver Actors Fund volunteers

No. 25: Actor Kristen Samu volunteered to chair what has turned out to be the Denver Actors Fund’s busiest team: Meal preparation and delivery.

2014 True West Award: J. Michael Finley

No. 24: J. Michael Finley played two desperate men on opposite ends of the blue-collar color scale in “Les Miserables” and “Hands on a Hardbody”…

2014 True West Award: Wendy Ishii

No. 23: Wendy Ishii learned the hard way in 2014 what Joan Didion discovered during her “Year of Magical Thinking”: “Life changes in an instant.…

Meet the cast video series: Allen Dorsey

Video: Allen Dorsey, The Ghost of Christmas Future in “A Christmas Carol,” talks about talks about “Gypsy,” Rob Lowe … and how hard it is…