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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

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

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