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A selection of writing about The MAT and its various shows! Articles, stories, reviews and more!

Patron Praise

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Patron Praise

January 1, 2017 – 5 Star Cannot say enough about The Millibo!!! Live, local, and everyone welcomes you as if they have known you all your life-priceless!! Great family environment, fun for all ages❤ Facebook: Valeryan Holley November 13, 2016 – 5 Star I’ve been going to performances at the MAT for over 5 years and I have thoroughly enjoyed every performance. Jim and Brigitte are phenomenal! The chemistry between the two of them is amazing and I always look forward to seeing what the two of them will do. They are very...

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Theatre Review: Babette’s Knock Out Opera

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Theatre Review: Babette’s Knock Out Opera

“The MAT, in fact, consistently creates an audience experience that is not only inclusive but deeply freeing – and so often surprising.” – The Gazette Find this review here.             Opera isn’t for everyone. Bugs Bunny didn’t cotton to it. Even Mark Twain, who did rhapsodize on the power of the aria, described the no man’s land between those dramatic interludes as “incoherent noise which always so reminds me of the time the orphan asylum burned down.”...

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Millibo Art Theatre Keeps People Smiling

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Millibo Art Theatre Keeps People Smiling

Colorado Springs Business Journal By Marija Vader – June 8, 2015 Millibo Art Theatre keeps people smiling Youngsters learn how to buy a ticket for the theater. It is the first day of the summer camps for children at the Millibo Art Theatre, and Executive Clown and Director Jim Jackson asks the instructor, “How’s it going?” “Really messy!” “Great!” said Jackson with his ever-present smile. In their course titled Messy Fun Camp, children aged 7 to 9 file outside behind the instructor, with their own smiles to match Jackson’s, because...

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Patron Praise

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Patron Praise

“This theater makes you feel that they are there to simply make sure you have a wonderful experience.” Millibo’s value Bravo Indy (and Alissa Smith) for broadcasting kudos to our local Millibo Art Theatre (“Setting the stage,” cover story, Sept. 7)! Many years ago I met Birgitta DePree at a festival. She did a fabulous job of convincing me that I needed to bring my very young children (both barely walking at the time) to their theater. We have become some of their most loyal groupies. This theater and its...

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Theatre Review: Robert Dubac’s “The Book of Moron”

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Theatre Review: Robert Dubac’s “The Book of Moron”

“MAT is one local theater that has no fear of taking chances on new work and edgy theater. ” – Bill Wheeler Find this review here. The Book of Moron Playwright:  Robert Dubac   Company:  Millibo Art Theatre Venue:  Millibo Theater, 1626 S. Tejon Street, Colorado Springs, Colorado. Running time:  1 hour, 30 minutes (no intermission). Date of Performance:  Saturday, September 10, 2016. Mr. Dubac’s show is called The Book of Moron, and that’s also the first joke you will hear. It’s actually in the prerecorded...

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Millibo Art Theatre on the Cover of CS Independent

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Millibo Art Theatre on the Cover of CS Independent

CS Independent Cover Story! Sept 7, 2016 – Written by Alissa Smith...

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Theater review: Comedic character overload in ‘A Tuna Christmas’ at Millabo Art Theatre

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Theater review: Comedic character overload in ‘A Tuna Christmas’ at Millabo Art Theatre

By Tracy Mobley-Martinez Published in The Gazette: Dec. 18, 2015 See it online by clicking here In Tuna, the third smallest city in Texas, living is far from easy – even in the 24 hours before Christmas. Bertha Bumiller decorates the tree by herself, again – her kids and philandering husband who knows where. Director Joe Bob Lipsey’s “A Christmas Carol” may never see opening night if Tuna Electricity turns off their lights for missed payments. R.R. Snavely sees aliens. The Smut Snatchers of the New Order are...

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Theater Colorado Review- A Tuna Christmas

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Theater Colorado Review- A Tuna Christmas

By Bill Wheeler, published on Theater Colorado Blog Dec. 16, 2015 READ IT HERE Playwrights:  Jason Williams, Joe Sears, Ed Howard Company:  Millibo Art Theatre (MAT) Venue:  Millibo Art Theatre, 1626 S. Tejon St. Colorado Springs, CO 80905 Date of Performance:  Sunday, December 13, 2015 If you’re looking for a hilarious, non-stop, high energy Christmas comedy, look no further.  A Tuna Christmas at the Millibo Art Theatre (MAT) is exactly what you’re looking for. Tuna Texas is the setting; it’s small town rural red neck Texas at it’s...

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Not kidding: Millibo aims to please theater-goers of all ages

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Not kidding: Millibo aims to please theater-goers of all ages

By Vanessa Martinez Published in the Colorado Springs Independent, Dec. 9, 2015 Read it HERE Whatever comes to mind with the words “children’s theatre,” it’s likely something Jim Jackson would like an opportunity to defy. Unless, perhaps, your performance is informed by time spent onstage in Canadian children’s theatres, as Jackson has. Maybe Europe’s, or Australia’s? Yeah, he did that, too. “Children’s theatre often has a bad reputation in the States,” says Jackson, one of Millibo...

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No heartwarming holiday cheer in “A Tuna Christmas” at the Millibo Art Theatre

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No heartwarming holiday cheer in “A Tuna Christmas” at the Millibo Art Theatre

By Jen Mulson Published in The Gazette, Dec. 4, 2015 Read it HERE By Millibo Art Theatre, opens Thursday, runs 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays through Dec. 27, Millibo Art Theatre, 1626 S. Tejon St., $16-$18 Thursdays, $22-$25 Fridays-Sundays; 465-6321, themat.org. Once you’ve had your fill of “It’s a Wonderful Life,” please direct your attention to the folks in “A Tuna Christmas.” The antics of these 22 not so politically correct citizens could fill a year of episodes for “The Jerry Springer Show.”...

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