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Bonfils Theatre (Denver, Colo.)


Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Bonfils Theatre, 1980-2007

Identifier: B333.09.0013.0025
Scope and Contents

Notes and correspondence on plays performed at the Bonfils Theater.

Dates: 1980-2007

Bonfils Theatre Records

Identifier: M113
Abstract Helen Bonfils built the Bonfils Theatre, on East Colfax Avenue at Elizabeth Street, Denver, Colorado, in 1953. The theatre was built to try to preserve live theater in a time when Hollywood Films were taking over the entertainment industry. In 1985 the theatre was renamed the Lowenstein Theatre and was then closed in 1986 by its umbrella organization, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. The collection consists of two copies of the Bonfils Memorial Theatre dedication program...
Dates: 1953-1973; Majority of material found in 1953, 1973

Box 1: Playbills, Programs, 1953-1972

 File — Box M113.0001: [Barcode: U186022650180]
Identifier: M113.0001

This box contains programs from the Bonfils Theatre including: two copies of dedication program (1953); program for "A Holiday Evening with Buddy Greene and Frank Brenner" (1972).

Dates: 1953-1972

Civilizing the West: Early Colorado Jews in the Arts, 2011

Identifier: B230.03.0023.00010

Brief biographies of Jewish artists, musicians, composers, and conductors in Colorado. Jewish influence on arts in Colorado.

Dates: 2011

Container 11, 1967

 File — Frame B333.09.0011: Series B333.09 [Barcode: U186023261340]
Identifier: B333.09.0011

Framed set panel for "Sound of Music," which was performed at Cheesman Park. Scene is when the family is perfoming "Edelweiss" in concert near the end of the play.

Dates: 1967

Container 22: Festival Caravan Exhibit Panels, 2017

 File — Object D001.0022: Series D001.08 [Barcode: U186023288708]
Identifier: D001.08.0022

This wrapped object contains (5) exhibit panels from the Festival Caravan exhibit. The panels are: Buddy Butler headshot, Cleo Parker Robinson headshot, Dia de los Muertos dancers, and (2) panels of the Festival Caravan set up.

Dates: 2017

The Denver Clarion, vol. 76, issue 68, 1972 April 5

Identifier: clarion_v076i68_19720405

Research group soliciting ideas. Bonfils-DU Repertory Company opens with “Taming of the Shrew”. South African poet to speak at University.

Dates: 1972 April 5

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Archival Object 6
Collection 1
Plays (performing arts compositions) 2
Theaters 2
Art 1
Aspen (Colo.) 1
Central City (Colo.) 1