Arts & Entertainment

Fort Lewis College’s ‘The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui’ a dark, cunning satire

“Ladies and gents, we bring you tonight – The great historical gangster show!” Delivered vaudevillian style by a darkly cheerful Announcer (the wonderful Hallie Denman), those are the opening lines...

DATE: April 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

San Juan Symphony to celebrate Leonard Bernstein Centennial

The final San Juan Symphony concert of the year will open with Leonard Bernstein’s jaunty “Overture to Candide.” It’s a perfect way to mark the 100th anniversary of the great musician’s birth, his...

DATE: March 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Fort Lewis College stages timely Brecht play

“The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui” is a darkly comic allegory about Hitler and the Nazi takeover of Germany in the 1930s. But in the Fort Lewis College production opening March 29, you won’t see...

DATE: March 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Sexual politics spark Coney Island in new production of Mozart opera

The Metropolitan Opera’s ambitious new production of “Così fan tutte” transports Mozart’s 18th century parlor intrigue to a neon-lit amusement park circa 1950. That’s time traveling on a spool of...

DATE: March 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

From River City to Pine River: ‘Music Man’ opens Friday

Ready for some fast talking, romantic singing and a sweet love story set in a small town? “The Music Man” is just the ticket. “A fast talking con-man pretends to know something about music, poses...

DATE: March 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Durango High School actors explore American hysteria

Young Mary Warren trembles with fear when she must choose between lying or telling the truth. As portrayed by an electrifying Isabelle Herringer in the Durango High School production of “The...

DATE: March 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Durango Arts Center to stage edgy ’90s comedy

“I don’t understand why any woman would love to wear the same dress to anything.” Kristin Skye Hoffmann, the new artistic director at the Durango Arts Center Theatre, bluntly admits that her first...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

The MET stages Puccini’s great tragic opera

For good reason, the Metropolitan Opera has staged Puccini’s “La Bohème” more than any other opera. Fans all over the world care about Mimi and Rodolfo as if they were family – or earlier versions...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

In 1600s Salem, no one’s safe

What’s immediately striking about Durango High School Troupe 1096 ’s production of Arthur Miller’s play “The Crucible” is what you see and hear. The set is sparse – bare tree branches and...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

‘The Vagina Monologues’ hits the stage

The annual production of “The Vagina Monologues” in Durango this weekend will dovetail with the first #MeToo March and Rally, and both events will come with messages that women’s voices and...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Durango, Cortez students have stories to tell

Cortez high schooler Alexandra York had to pause a few times to compose herself. York, a sophomore at Southwest Open School, stood on an empty stage Tuesday at the Sunflower Theatre in Cortez. She...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Snowdown Follies’ old-timers show the upstarts how it’s done

What happened? The guys formerly known as The Danglers (2012) or The Laptops (2013) have morphed into a barbershop quintet. Smartly dressed in striped blazers and straw boaters, The Clip ’N Dales...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts