Arts & Entertainment

Comedian Andy Dick reports attack in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS – Comedian Andy Dick said he was assaulted outside a New Orleans nightclub after performing in the French Quarter. Dick tells The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate he was...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Durango playfest takes stage for second year

“I’m excited that we’re having a robust second year. I’m excited that we’re attracting so much nationally recognized talent to our community.” Terry Bacon, co-chairman of Durango PlayFest, can...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

A Grand Imperial melodrama

Fifty years ago, Gary Watkins was just a college kid looking for a summer job. Little did he know, 50 years later, he would be putting together a show to celebrate his past employment at the Grand...

DATE: July 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Let’s put on a S-H-O-W

If you love Broadway musicals and hated middle school, chances are you’ll relish “The 25th Annual Putman County Spelling Bee.” A tight, ebullient production will open Thursday at Fort Lewis College...

DATE: July 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

20MOONS picks up where ‘What is True?’ left off

For 36 hours last November, Durango’s 20MOONS Dance Theatre held its “What is True?” at Durango Arts Center. For 36 consecutive hours, participants were invited into the gallery to write, dance,...

DATE: June 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Merely Players seeks a few good actors

Merely Players will hold open auditions for “Macbeth” by William Shakespeare. One of the most powerful plays of all time will come to the Merely Players stage in winter 2020. Auditions are open to...

DATE: June 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Dennis Elkins will bring mesmerizing solo show to Durango Arts Center

Dennis Elkins, the popular Fort Lewis College professor and former chairman of the Drama Department, is coming back to town with his solo show: ‘box.” Autobiographical in nature, “box.” has been...

DATE: May 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

MET Opera based on true story from French Revolution to be screened

Paris, July, 1794: “Today, 40 individuals had their heads cut off, including 16 Carmélite nuns from Compiègne.” That brief, contemporaneous note about a mass execution during the Reign of Terror...

DATE: May 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Merely Players conjures super dreamtime with ‘Mama Mia!’

For its dreamy production of “Mamma Mia!,’ Merely Players has created an Aegean illusion. A cozy tourist hotel on a tiny Greek island features a friendly bar, a warm beach and one comfy room. What...

DATE: May 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Aerial arts, acrobatics showcase takes form of high school circus

Cirque de Lycée, a joint show put on by Durango Aerial Arts & Acrobatics and The Durango Circus, not only depicts high school life – the name of the show means “high school circus” in French – but...

DATE: May 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Weekend performances of ‘Les Miserables’ a student-run production

When actors take the stage Sunday at the Henry Strater Theatre for two performances of “Les Miserables,” it will be the result of all their own work. The show is a completely student-run...

DATE: May 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Troupe 1096 to stage imaginative ‘She Kills Monsters’

When members of Durango High School Troupe 1096 take the stage next week for their latest performance, it will be a show that will stick with audiences long after the curtain goes down. Set in...

DATE: April 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

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