Tag Archive for: Buell Theatre

Genie points to the audience surrounded by a group of colorfully dressed dancers. The dancers show off desserts from beneath golden cloches

Bringing Aladdin to the Stage

This article originally ran in Disney twenty-three, a publication of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club. Early in the evolution of Aladdin, composer Alan Menken, book writer and lyricist Chad Beguelin and director/choreographer Casey Nicholaw got together to write a brand new song for the stage musical – a unique collaboration that could only happen […]

Les Misérables: Beyond Our Dreams

Alain Boublil (Book & Original French text) and Claude-Michel Schönberg (Book & Music) share their insights on Les Misérables. A few years after the huge success of the original Les Misérables in Paris, we met Cameron Mackintosh to discuss an English version. He told us excitedly, “You do not realise what you have written.” Neither […]

Les Mis is Reborn

If I was to say what had happened to Les Misérables is the dream I dreamed, it would not be true – Les Mis has been a success beyond my wildest dreams. The show in 1985 that few people had booked in advance to see was coolly, if not hostilely, reviewed by the early critics. […]

Anya stands center stage with her music box. Dancers are lifted in the air around her as Anya remembers the palace ballroom.

First Look: Anastasia

The romantic and adventure-filled new musical Anastasia is at home in Denver at last! This dazzling show will transport you from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out on a journey to discover the mystery of her past. Take a look […]

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Bread Worth Stealing in Denver

For those who have not seen Les Misérables yet, we don’t want to spoil anything, but let’s just say that a loaf of bread is crucial to the entire story. Is there bread in Denver worth risking it all for? Maybe just bread getting up early for or waiting in line for or trying again […]

A yellow diamond pendant hangs from a diamond chain made to look like delicate leaves

Anastasia: 6 Famous Jewels and Family Heirlooms

Anastasia keeps audiences hooked from beginning to end in numerous ways, including the music, the characters, and the story of love, loss, and family reconnection. Family jewels also play a key role in the Broadway show because a jeweled music box and necklace prove Anastasia’s ancestry in the Romanoff family tree during a time before […]

The Les Mis Quiz

CATEGORY 1: SHOW TRIVIA The title of this musical is correctly pronounced: Lay Miz-Ah-Rob Less Miserabels Lace Miserah-blays Jean Valjean attempts to elude Inspector Javert by disappearing: Across the lake below the Paris Opera Into the sewers of Paris Into the tavern run by the Thénardiers What is the significance of the number 24601? It […]

Riverdance: The thrill that never stops

Twenty-two years later, the worldwide phenomenon of Riverdance continues to play to enthusiastic audiences across the globe.

A painting of a church outlined against a starry blue sky. The church is dark with a cross featured prominently on a tower. White brushstrokes cover the bottom of the scene like fog.

Redesigning Les Misérables & Rediscovering Victor Hugo — The Artist

This article is reprinted with permission from Les Misérables. Written by Set & Image Designer Matt Kinley. I had already worked on several original productions of Les Misérables for John Napier when I was asked by producer Cameron Mackintosh to start looking at other ideas for a tour of Les Misérables. Having been involved in […]