Front Range players present Steinbeck classic

Posted 3/3/11

“Of Mice and Men,” based on John Steinbeck’s classic, will be presented by Front Range Players through March 27 at the new Imagine Center for …

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Front Range players present Steinbeck classic


“Of Mice and Men,” based on John Steinbeck’s classic, will be presented by Front Range Players through March 27 at the new Imagine Center for the Visual and Performing Arts, 960 E. Frontage Road, Castle Rock. Wes Whatley directs. Michael A. Parker plays George and John Lech is Lennie. Performances: 7 p.m. March 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26 and 3 p.m. March 12, 19, 26. Tickets: $15/$12. 1-866-879-7373,

“Blink! Light, Sound and the Moving Image” opens March 13 at the Denver Art Museum, its first large-scale exhibition devoted entirely to electronic and time-based media, technology-based art of the past 30 years. It will run through May 1 in the Hamilton Building. Artist Charles Sandison will speak at 7 p.m. March 16. His installation, “Chamber” was a popular segment of the 2009 exhibit “Embrace” and has been acquired by the museum. Its flashing lights that form words and figures that travel across walls will be exhibited in “Blink!” The DAM is on 13th Avenue between Broadway and Bannock Streets. 720-865-5000.

“Immortal, Beloved Beethoven — Mass in C Minor” and the composer’s “Eligischer Gesang” for four voices and a string quartet are the Littleton Chorale’s program for a 7:30 p.m. March 11 concert at St. James Presbyterian Church, 3601 W. Belleview Ave., Littleton. The Colorado Chamber Orchestra will perform with the chorale and four soloists will be featured: Maureen Sorensson, soprano; Katrina Zook, mezzo-soprano; Joseph Mikolaj, tenor; Steven Taylor, bass. Tickets: $15, $10. Free 12 and under. 303-973-9593,

Sculptor Shohini Ghosh of Highlands Ranch will be the featured artist through March 25 at Hilliard Moore’s Great Western Art Gallery, 1455 Curtis St., Denver. A meet the artist reception is planned from 6 to 9 p.m. on March 4. Ghosh is an ongoing gallery artist. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays to Fridays; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. 303-396-2787.

The life of the late poet and disabled rights activist Laura Hershey will be celebrated at 2 p.m. March 20 at Hampden Hall, Englewood Civic Center, 1000 Englewood Parkway. Hershey, who died Nov. 26, grew up in Littleton, graduated from Colorado College and lived in Englewood most recently with her partner and adopted daughter. Doors will open at 1:30.

“The Composer’s View of America” is the Arapahoe Philharmonic’s theme for its 7:30 p.m. March 11 concert at South Suburban Christian Church, 7275 S. Broadway, Littleton. The Collegiate Concerto winner will be featured. Box office, 720-362-1164.

Anne Byrne, The Cake Mix Doctor, whose cookbooks have been national best sellers, will be at the Highlands Ranch Tattered Cover from 7:30 to 9 p.m. March 10 for conversation, treats and signing of her new “Cake Mix Doctor Bakes Gluten-Free.” Byrne says in her introduction that many with celiac disease must also avoid dairy, she worked within that limitation. There are now a number of gluten free cake mixes on the market, so one can create chocolate, applesauce, carrot cakes and more, as well as cookies, brownies and bars. Tattered Cover Highlands Ranch is at 9315 Dorchester. The large paperback costs $14.95.

Englewood Arts will present a string ensemble on March 19 at 2 p.m., performing Schubert’s ”String Quintet in C major” and other works in Hampden Hall at Englewood Civic Center, 1000 Englewood Parkway. Tickets: $15, $12, $5, 303-806-8196,

The Heritage Fine Arts Guild of Arapahoe County announced winners of the Ramona Darling Memorial Scholarships for 2011: The scholarships are available to art students who reside in and attend school in Arapahoe County. Each submitted three pieces of artwork. Ariana Horton, Grandview High School, won $1,500; Matt Lay, Arapahoe High School, $1,000; Scott Murphy and Kimberly Chanthavong of Eaglecrest High School each won $750.

“Disney’s Jungle Book Kids,” a musical version, will be presented by Inspire Creative at 6 p.m. March 10; 5 p.m. March 11; 4 and 5 p.m. March 12 at Parker Mainstreet Center, 19650 E. Mainstreet, Parker. Tickets: $8, 303-790-0875,

Cherokee Ranch and Castle will host two St. Patrick’s Day celebrations — with two different liquid offerings. At 6:30 March 16, “A Taste of the Emerald Isle Single Malt Whiskey Celebration” will offer sips of whiskey with Celtic entertainer Scott Beach, accompanied by an Irish Supper Buffet: Corn Beef and Cabbage, meat pies and more. $ 65. St. Patty’s Day Mid-Afternoon Tea at 2 to 4 p.m. March 17 will offer scones with clotted cream, sandwiches, sweets and more. and a tour of the castle. $45. 3030688-4600 for reservations.

Magician Paul Gertner will appear at 7:30 p.m. March 18 and 19 at Theatre of Dreamz, 735 Park St., Castle Rock. Tickets: $20, 303-660-6799.

The HeART of Africa,” 20 paintings from the collection that depict African animals will be featured starting March 5 at the Wildlife Experience, with a related free lecture planned at 6 p.m. May 17: “ African Wildlife — Preserving Local Economies.” The Wildlife Experience is located at 10035 S. Peoria St., Parker (at Lincoln). 5 To reserve a lecture seat, 720-488-3344.

New Age pianist Lisa Downing of Littleton will be joined by prominent pianist Peter Kater in a concert of piano solos at 7 p.m. March 12 at Hope United Methodist Church, 5101 S. Dayton St., Greenwood Village. Ticket; $15 advance, $20 at the door,

“Magic Moments” 2011 musical production is called “Death of a Star” and is about a diva who is murdered during the final rehearsal of “Star Wars and Peace,” the worst musical ever written. A band of expert detectives set out to learn “whodunit.” The Anschutz Family Theater at Kent Denver School, 4000 E. Quincy, Englewood is the venue this year. Magic Moments Inc. is an organization that integrates physically and developmentally disabled actors into its annual production and donates proceeds to support organizations. Tickets cost $18 and $25 and are on sale now. 303-607-7555,

Reminder: The Littleton Garden Club, which serves Arapahoe, Douglas and Jefferson Counties, will again award several grants to service and educational organizations in the Littleton area to promote gardening. Beautification of public gardens and educational horticultural programs are eligible for grants ranging from $50 to $500. The deadline for application is March 31 and winners will be announced at the club’s April 6 meeting at Prince of Peace Church in Littleton. To receive an application, contact Tranga, 303-979-8669, or Jan, 303-978-9000, (The club meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month during the school year at Prince of Peace Church and welcomes visitors.)


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