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Balance. I’ve been contemplating balance lately. Moving to Boulder was to bring about a sense of balance. No longer living the faster paced life of a larger city, there are seemingly many desirable facets to being in a smaller town. No longer does it take me 45 minutes to get from one end of the city to the other. No longer do I see garbage flying around when it gets windy. No longer do I hear my husband tell me for the one millionth time that he longs to see mountains on a daily basis. Now, we have balance, or so it would appear. We hike, we bike, we enjoy seeing the abundance of wildlife (as opposed to rats in the alley) and our daughter loves it here. The other side of the coin, for me at least, is the performing arts scene. You see, Boulder and Denver has a plethora of talented artists, dance companies, choreographers, theatre troupes, actors, directors, musicians and songwriters. What we don’t have, unfortunately, is a huge support system. It is my deep belief that our front range could be a world class performing arts destination! The daytime hours are filled with some of the most desirable areas to hike, rock climb and bike. And now, to balance it all out, here is my plea to check out ALL that Boulder and Denver has to offer. Nearly every weekend there is a new or ongoing performance taking place. Many companies offer up several nights, if not several weekends to come out and take in the culture contributions. As someone who creates and as someone who writes about those who create I urge you to step into a theatre and witness. To witness someone’s creation is to also bestow validation and appreciation. And, if you bear witness, you just might find yourself all the better for it. Okay, stepping down from soapbox. Well, not really, but I will step up and help you find what you need in the theatre.

So, without further ado….Coming up this weekend!

Written by TJ Dawe & Rita Bozi
Performed by Gemma Wilcox & Sam Elmore
Directed by Elizabeth Baron
Friday, February 7 8pm
Saturday, February 8 8pm
(show runs 80 mins. without intermission)
Wesley Chapel Theatre, 1290 Folsom St., Boulder, Colorado 80302
Tickets $25 (reserved seating), General Seating $20 (LIMITED SEATING SO BUY EARLY!)

Sharon Glassman’s Lazy Person’s Book Club at Shine Gathering Space
2027 13th Street, Boulder CO 80302
3pm, Sundays Feb 9, March 2, April 6, 2014
$5 Cover. Happy Hour Food and Drink Specials Available. Tel: (303) 449-0120

Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company
a regional premiere
by Sharr White
directed by Rebecca Remaly
Thursday, January 30, 2014 to Sunday, February 16, 2014
Dairy Center for the Arts - Carsen Theatre - Directions and Parking
Run-Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Intermission: None

Balance is good. Being physically fit, enjoying the beauty of the outdoors and breathing in all that nature offers is so good. But seeing physical theatre and dance, enjoying the beauty of exquisitely written words and exciting, athletic choreography, all while breathing in the depth of art is so good too. Find the balance.

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