Arts & Entertainment

Durango Shimmy Mob belly dances for a cause

It’s been two weeks since the 416 Fire broke out north of town, and we could all use some entertainment – and help support our community. That’s where the 2018 Durango Hafla & Fundraiser Belly...

DATE: June 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

416 Fire prompts Merely Players to move production

Because of the 416 Fire north of Durango, Merely Players’ production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” has been moved from James Ranch to the Fort Lewis College Mainstage Theatre. “While we are...

DATE: June 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Paula Poundstone: ‘There is a thing about shared laughter that’s amazing’

A phone interview with award-winning comedian Paula Poundstone is something everyone should get to do: By the end, the call has ceased to feel official, becoming more of a chat with someone you’ve...

DATE: June 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Silverton launches innovative new play festival

The latest chapter in the history of American theater is being written right now in Silverton. The Silverton Theatre Mine is a nonprofit organization that will host its first full festival of new...

DATE: June 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Ignacio High School rubs lantern, hopes to let theater out of the bottle

The genie will be let out of the lamp when Ignacio High School presents “Aladdin” on Saturday and Monday. The production is a step in what hopefully will be a growing theater program in Ignacio,...

DATE: May 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Circus classes teach kids confidence, life lessons

A handful of girls, in full costume and stage makeup, took over the Secret Garden at the Rochester Hotel on Wednesday night to practice for the show they are putting on this weekend. The kids were...

DATE: May 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Merely Players brings ‘Man of La Mancha’ to vivid life

When Don Quixote and Sancho Panza set forth on horseback, they travel “Wherever the road leads us.” That spirit of adventure permeates Merely Players ’ production of “Man of La Mancha,” playing...

DATE: May 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

20MOONS Dance Theatre interprets exhibit

20MOONS Dance Theatre is about to bring art alive with its new show, “Inside Looking Out.” Starting May 11, dancers in the ensemble will bring their own stories to Durango Arts Center’s current...

DATE: May 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Comedians battle it out in summerlong series

Durango’s summer just got a little funnier with the addition of Next Best Comedy Showcase at the Henry Strater Theatre. Presented by Comedy Showcase Durango and DGO magazine, the shows will start...

DATE: May 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Merely Players presents grand musical quest in ‘Man of La Mancha’

When Miquel de Cervantes first conceived of a character called Don Quixote, he probably never dreamed the old man would live for centuries. Elderly, and most likely suffering from dementia,...

DATE: May 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

On Saturday morning, the Met will spin a satirical tale

At two hours and 47 minutes running time, the French Cinderella will not be late to the ball. By any measure, the Metropolitan Opera’s smart, tart production of “Cendrillon” is short. You can see...

DATE: April 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Durango High School theater troupe sees the light in ‘Godspell’

For its final production of the school year, Durango High School Troupe 1096 is singing to the rafters with “Godspell.” First debuted on Broadway in 1971, the rock opera is based on the Gospel of...

DATE: April 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts