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Dixie Does Denver, Part 13: Dixie visits Biker Jim’s Gourmet Dogs

In this ongoing video series (for adults only!), our own intrepid John Moore follows America’s randiest Tupperware Lady, Dixie Longate, on her latest visit to her adopted city of Denver. Episode 13: Dixie visits the Biker Jim’s Gourmet Dogs cart on the 16th Street Mall, and … well, of course, she puts one in her mouth. Make sure you watch till the end, when Dixie reveals a little-known secret about Disney princesses.

Dixie debuts the world premiere of her new show, “Dixie’s Never Wear a Tube Top While Riding a Mechanical Bull and 16 Other Things I Learned While I was Drinking Last Thursday,” THIS Thursday (April 24) through May 11 at the Garner Galleria Theatre. Call 303-893-4100 or go to www.denvercenter.org.

Check back here for a new “Dixie” video most every day through May 11.

'Once': Going from the big screen to the Broadway stage

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The national touring production of ‘once,’ the love story of two young musicians, comes to Denver starting May 6. Photo by Joan Marcus.

In 2007, the seductive, off-beat Irish film once opened to glowing reviews and quickly developed a fervent following. This lyrical musical tells the story of two down-on-their-luck musicians: an angst-ridden Dublin street singer/songwriter who works as a vacuum cleaner repairman, and a Czech immigrant who sells flowers to support herself and her family.

Girl (as she is known) initiates a friendship with Guy (as he is known), and in the course of a week they make music together, fall in love and part, but not before changing each other’s lives. The movie’s stars—Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova—also wrote much of the score and received an Oscar for their beautiful ballad, “Falling Slowly.”

Dixie Does Denver, Parts 11 and 12: Why Dixie won’t be performing on Easter

In this ongoing new video series (for adults only!), our own intrepid John Moore follows America’s randiest Tupperware Lady, Dixie Longate, on her latest visit to her adopted city of Denver. Episode 12 (above): Today is Easter Sunday, so Dixie will not be performing her hit comedy, “Dixie’s Tupperware Party.” Why? “This is the day that Jesus rises to hide all the eggs,” Dixie says. So shouldn’t you be spending it at home, drinking with family? Episode 11 (below): Dixie invades a lobbyist’s office, and explains the benefits of having a stapler by your bedside.

Dixie debuts the world premiere of her new show, “Dixie’s Never Wear a Tube Top While Riding a Mechanical Bull and 16 Other Things I Learned While I was Drinking Last Thursday,” Wednesday through May 11 at the Garner Galleria Theatre. Call 303-893-4100 or go to www.denvercenter.org. Check back here for a new “Dixie” video most every day through May 11.

'Rock of Ages': Let Your (Big) Hair Down … Gentlemen

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The cast of the national touring production of “Rock of Ages.” Photo by Scott Suchman

By John Moore

 Three things you need to know about the Denver-bound, national touring production of Rock of Ages:

  •  It’s not the movie. (That’s a good thing.)
  • It’s safe to bring your man. Or men.
  • It’s only performing in Denver for three days, so plan accordingly.

The New York Times recently reported that more men are steering clear of Broadway musicals than ever before. Only 32 percent of audience members last year were men, or 3.7 million; compared with 42 percent (or 4.2 million) in 1980.

Dixie Does Denver, Part 10: Dixie Meets a Random Mall Make-Up Salesman

In this ongoing new video series (for adults only!), our own intrepid John Moore follows America’s randiest Tupperware Lady, Dixie Longate, on her latest visit to her adopted city of Denver. Episode 10: Dixie meets a random Mall Make-Up Salesman and concludes, “You can’t read a book with a cover on it.”

Dixie performs her hit comedy “Dixie’s Tupperware Party” through April 20 before debuting the world premiere of her new show, “Dixie’s Never Wear a Tube Top While Riding a Mechanical Bull and 16 Other Things I Learned While I was Drinking Last Thursday,” at the Garner Galleria Theatre through May 11. Call 303-893-4100 or go to www.denvercenter.org. Check back here for a new “Dixie” video most every day through May 11.

Have a snicker: Here’s the full series to date:

Dixie Does Denver, Part 9: Dixie’s ‘Evita’ Moment

In this ongoing new video series (for adults only!), our own intrepid John Moore follows America’s randiest Tupperware Lady, Dixie Longate, on her latest visit to her adopted city of Denver. Part 9: Dixie expresses her love for “Evita,” which she thinks is the story of Madonna … in her early years … in Mexico.

Dixie performs her hit comedy “Dixie’s Tupperware Party” through April 20 before debuting the world premiere of her new show, “Dixie’s Never Wear a Tube Top While Riding a Mechanical Bull and 16 Other Things I Learned While I was Drinking Last Thursday,” at the Garner Galleria Theatre through May 11. Call 303-893-4100 or go to www.denvercenter.org. Check back here for a new “Dixie” video most every day through May 11.

Have a snicker: Here’s the full series to date:

Dixie Does Denver, Part 8: Lannie Garrett is (Not) Dead

In this ongoing new video series (for adults only!), our own intrepid John Moore follows America’s randiest Tupperware Lady, Dixie Longate, on her latest visit to her adopted city of Denver. Part 8: Dixie pays a daytime (closed) visit to the great (but not late) cabaret icon Lannie Garrett at her Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret in the D&F Tower. You’ll also learn about a chillingly repressive Texas law that goes into effect each night at 9:30.

Dixie performs her hit comedy “Dixie’s Tupperware Party” through April 20 before debuting the world premiere of her new show, “Dixie’s Never Wear a Tube Top While Riding a Mechanical Bull and 16 Other Things I Learned While I was Drinking Last Thursday,” at the Garner Galleria Theatre through May 11. Call 303-893-4100 or go to www.denvercenter.org. Check back here for a new “Dixie” video most every day through May 11.

Have a snicker: Here’s the full series to date:

Video: Dixie Does Denver, Part 6: Hey, don’t rap a ho!

In this ongoing new video series (for adults only!), our own intrepid John Moore follows America’s randiest Tupperware Lady, Dixie Longate, on her latest visit to her adopted city of Denver. Part 6: Dixie takes a stroll down Arapahoe Street and Hot Pun Corner.

Dixie performs her hit comedy Dixie’s Tupperware Party through April 20 before debuting the world premiere of her new show, Dixie’s Never Wear a Tube Top While Riding a Mechanical Bull and 16 Other Things I Learned While I was Drinking Last Thursday, at the Garner Galleria Theatre through May 11. Call 303-893-4100 or go to www.denvercenter.org. Check back here for a new “Dixie” video most every day through May 11.

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Video: Dixie Does Denver, Part 5: Hot Buns

In this ongoing new video series (for adults only!), our own intrepid John Moore follows America’s randiest Tupperware Lady, Dixie Longate, on her latest visit to her adopted city of Denver. Part 5: Dixie discovers Hot Buns and admits, “I can’t do fractions.”

Dixie performs her hit comedy Dixie’s Tupperware Party through April 20 before debuting the world premiere of her new show, Dixie’s Never Wear a Tube Top While Riding a Mechanical Bull and 16 Other Things I Learned While I was Drinking Last Thursday, at the Garner Galleria Theatre through May 11. Call 303-893-4100 or go to www.denvercenter.org. Check back here for a new “Dixie” video most every day through May 11.

Previous episodes:

Video: Dixie Does Denver, Part 4: Why Dixie loves Easter

In this ongoing new video series (for adults only!), our own intrepid John Moore follows America’s randiest Tupperware Lady, Dixie Longate, on her latest visit to her adopted city of Denver. Part 4: Dixie discovers a jump rope filled with egg tarts, and explains why she loves Easter.

Dixie performs her hit comedy Dixie’s Tupperware Party through April 20 before debuting the world premiere of her new show, Dixie’s Never Wear a Tube Top While Riding a Mechanical Bull and 16 Other Things I Learned While I was Drinking Last Thursday, at the Garner Galleria Theatre through May 11. Call 303-893-4100 or go to www.denvercenter.org. Check back here for a new “Dixie” video most every day through May 11.

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Dixie Does Denver, Part 3: Visiting Walgreens

In this ongoing new video series (for adults only!), our own intrepid John Moore follows America’s randiest Tupperware Lady, Dixie Longate, on her latest visit to her adopted city of Denver. Part 3: Dixie takes a stroll through Walgreens. Whatever will she find?

Dixie performs her hit comedy Dixie’s Tupperware Party through April 20 before debuting the world premiere of her new show, Dixie’s Never Wear a Tube Top While Riding a Mechanical Bull and 16 Other Things I Learned While I was Drinking Last Thursday, at the Garner Galleria Theatre through May 11. Call 303-893-4100 or go to www.denvercenter.org. Check back here for a new “Dixie” video most every day through May 11.

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Dixie Does Denver, Part 2: The 16th Street Mall Bus

In this ongoing new video series (for adults only!), our own intrepid John Moore follows America’s randiest Tupperware Lady, Dixie Longate, on her latest visit to her adopted city of Denver. Part 2: While riding the free 16th Street Mall Bus, Dixie is asked what class she might teach at her local community college.

Dixie performs her hit comedy Dixie’s Tupperware Party through April 20 before debuting the world premiere of her new show, Dixie’s Never Wear a Tube Top While Riding a Mechanical Bull and 16 Other Things I Learned While I was Drinking Last Thursday, at the Garner Galleria Theatre through May 11. Call 303-893-4100 or go to www.denvercenter.org. Check back here for a new “Dixie” video most every day through May 11.

Previous episodes:

We took the one and only Miss Dixie Longate for a stroll on the 16th Street Mall today, and look at the first person we ran across! Check back soon for more photos and a video account of Dixie doing Denver from our own John Moore. Dixie is back in town to perform her hit comedy, Dixie’s Tupperware Party, through April 20 at the Garner Galleria Theatre. Dixie, the fast-talking Tupperware Lady, packed up her catalogs, left her children in an Alabama trailer park and now travels the country throwing good ol’ fashioned Tupperware parties filled with outrageously funny tales, heartfelt accounts, free giveaways and the most fabulous assortment of Tupperware ever sold on a theater stage. Dixie’s new play, Dixie’s Never Wear a Tube Top While Riding a Mechanical Bull… follows from April 24-May 11 in the Garner Galleria Theatre. Call 303-893-4100 or go to www.denvercenter.org

We took the one and only Miss Dixie Longate for a stroll on the 16th Street Mall today, and look at the first person we ran across! Check back soon for more photos and a video account of Dixie doing Denver from our own John Moore. Dixie is back in town to perform her hit comedy, Dixie’s Tupperware Party, through April 20 at the Garner Galleria Theatre. Dixie, the fast-talking Tupperware Lady, packed up her catalogs, left her children in an Alabama trailer park and now travels the country throwing good ol’ fashioned Tupperware parties filled with outrageously funny tales, heartfelt accounts, free giveaways and the most fabulous assortment of Tupperware ever sold on a theater stage. Dixie’s new play, Dixie’s Never Wear a Tube Top While Riding a Mechanical Bull… follows from April 24-May 11 in the Garner Galleria Theatre. Call 303-893-4100 or go to www.denvercenter.org

'Chicago' star Bianca Marroquín to students at Denver's La Academia: 'It can happen to you'

Bianca Marroquín, star of the national touring production of ‘Chicago,’ visits Denver’s La Academia School, telling inner-city students how she became the first Mexican to land a starring role on Broadway. Filmed on March 18, 2014. Video by David Lenk and John Moore.

By John Moore

Bianca Marroquín was an admittedly sensitive, insecure teenager who would cry at the drop of any finger against any ivory piano key. She also has the distinction of being the first actor born in Mexico ever to land a starring role in a Broadway musical. It’s a story worthy of … Broadway.

Interview: Father John O’Hurley has found a Hart of gold in ‘Chicago’

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John O’Hurley has played Billy Flynn in three different Broadway runs, and is now headlining the current national tour.

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By John Moore

John O’Hurley is known by some as the award-winning actor who not only immortalized real-life clothing entrepreneur J Peterman on Seinfeld — he bought his company in 2001. O’Hurley calls it “one of the greatest acts of identity theft of all time.” 

Others know him as a best-selling author. Or as the host of the annual National Dog Show. Or as the former host of The Family Feud. Or as a champion contestant on Dancing with the Stars. John O’Hurley also has played win-at-any-cost lawyer Billy Flynn three different times in Broadway runs of Chicago, and he is now headlining the current national touring production that stops in Denver from March 18-23.