Arts & Entertainment

Comedy Showcase Durango turns 3

Comedy Showcase Durango turns 3 this year, and it has no plans of slowing down, said founder Wes Stein. In fact, he said, the Showcase is only getting bigger. In addition to the weekly open mics...

DATE: April 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Cortez Middle School to perform ‘The Miracle Worker’

Communication themes take center stage at Cortez Middle School, as theater students tackle the 1957 drama “The Miracle Worker.” The play tells the story of Helen Keller, the famous deaf-blind child...

DATE: April 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Durango Arts Center presents ‘Lion King Jr.’

Lions and tigers and buzzards, zebras, giraffes, gazelles, elephants, wildebeests, macaws, tree frogs, field mice and fireflies. That’s a selection of the animals, birds and insects you’ll see in...

DATE: April 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Fort Lewis College stages a rousing New York musical

“Bigger than a Buick.” That’s a line from “My Favorite Year,” the Dougherty-Flaherty-Ahrens musical running through this weekend at Fort Lewis College. It’s repeated more than once and gets a...

DATE: March 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Fort Lewis stages feel-good musical comedy

For Benjy Stone, 1954 was “My Favorite Year.” As he makes clear, “not the best year, but my favorite.” For the 1992 Broadway musical of the same title, the distinction between best and interesting...

DATE: March 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

‘The Music Man’ coming to Cortez in high school production

Trombones, conniving salesmen and a barbershop quartet are marching in to Montezuma-Cortez High School next week, for the high school theater department’s opening weekend of “The Music Man.” The...

DATE: March 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

The MET to time-travel to World War I with ‘Daughter of the Regiment’

There are four reasons to see Saturday’s MET Live in HD performance of Donizetti’s “Daughter of the Regiment” – (and one not to). Donizetti’s 1840 comedic opera, “The Daughter of the Regiment” is...

DATE: March 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Durango High School Troupe 1096 to stage magical ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’

By the time members of Durango High School Troupe 1096 got on stage Wednesday to run through their newest production, “Peter and the Starcatcher,” they had not practiced for a week because of the...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Sunflower Theatre will host multimedia ‘Martian Chronicles’

Ray Bradbury’s novel “The Martian Chronicles” is coming to the Sunflower Theatre in multimedia form. As opposed to more contemporary works that might focus on the scientific aspects of Martian...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

‘The Vagina Monologues’ will include reading by men

This weekend, men will be taking the stage for the annual performance of “The Vagina Monologues.” Matthew Gomez, one of four men who will perform the reading “Man Prayer” during Friday and...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Merely Players brings ‘Doubt’ to Second Avenue

“Doubt: A Parable” will open Friday at Durango Arts Center . It will run only two weekends and will close with a matinee performance Feb. 24. Chances are you’ve seen the 2008 movie starring Meryl...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Carmen: The book, the opera, the sizzling seductress

The opera about a seductive gypsy who tempts an upright soldier then deserts him for a sexy bullfighter is not exactly family fare. But it is very French. In the 1870s, upcoming composer Georges...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

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