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A selection of writing about The MAT and its various shows! Articles, stories, reviews and more!
March 19, 2017 – 5 Star Quality theatre in an intimate venue which provides for a great personal experience. Facebook: David Corder March 19, 2017 – 5 Star I’ve seen two shows so far and I’m very impressed! The acting and set design is great, and I will definitely be coming back. Facebook: Tesa Koffy March 17, 2017 – 5 Star The Millibo Art Theatre is the best small theater venue in Colo. Spgs. bar none. I have performed there several times. Jim Jackson and Birgitta Dupre couldn’t be more warm, welcoming...read more
“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.”...read more
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...read more
A gianormous Thank You to all the folks who put the Indy Give! together and to our donors and supporters that raised over $21,000 for the Millibo in this year’s...read more
“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...read more
“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...read more
CS Independent Cover Story! Sept 7, 2016 – Written by Alissa Smith...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more