Playbill: This week's dance and drama picks

Categories: Dance, Theater

I Hate Hamlet, Colorado Shakespeare Festival.
The curtains never really go down on Denver's stages, even in the summer, when some companies take a break -- but others launch special festivals. Here are a few ways to be transported by music, dance, comedy and drama this week.

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Leopoldstadt 22
Lemon Sponge Cake Contemporary Ballet
7 p.m. June 11 and 12
Mizel Museum

Boulder's Lemon Sponge Cake ballet company, under the direction of choreographer Robert Sher-Maccherndl, will journey down to Denver today and tomorrow to perform this Holocaust-related work. Sher-Maccherndl grew up in the Leopoldstadt district of Vienna, once a thriving Jewish community before World War II. Decades later, the Jewish presence has been re-established. "Today, grassroots efforts exist attracting Jewish people to return, and now businesses, schools and homes have been successfully established," he explains. "Leopoldstadt is now one of the few places in the world, outside of Brooklyn and Tel Aviv, where bohemians stroll alongside Orthodox Jews." A discussion will follow the performances.

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Location Info


Mizel Museum

400 S. Kearney St., Denver, CO

Category: General

University Theatre Building

CU-Boulder campus, Boulder, CO

Category: General

Crossroads Theater at Five Points

2590 Washington St., Denver, CO

Category: General

Su Teatro at the Denver Civic Theatre

721 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO

Category: General

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