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It’s a hard-knock life in rags-to-riches musical

Imagine 50 orphans asleep on the Durango Arts Center stage. Amid pillows and blankets, the youngsters dream of better days. Then they awaken to the reality of the Municipal Girls Orphanage under...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Ice baths and M&Ms: Secrets of the Rockettes revealed

NEW YORK – One of the biggest draws in New York this time of year is the “Christmas Spectacular” featuring the iconic Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall. Everyone knows about their high kicks, but...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Merely Players casts another spell with ‘Wrinkle in Time’

We should be so lucky to have three life guides like Mrs. Whatsit (Mandy Gardner), Mrs. Who (Sarah Choszczyk) and Mrs. Which (Helen Jauregui). In Madeleine L’Engle’s sci-fi fantasy A Wrinkle in...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

The Met Live in HD’s ‘The Exterminating Angel’ to be screened at Fort Lewis College

“The Exterminating Angel” is a scary new opera based on a scarier old movie. Rough, dark and depressing, the opera, by British composer Thomas Adès and his co-librettist Tom Cairns, will make its...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Durango High School’s “Grease” and FLC’s “Urinetown: The Musical” explore American life

“Grease” and “Urinetown.” The titles sound yucky, but there’s more to musical revivals than titles tell. Two productions of award-winning musicals are running parallel to each other and shouldn’t...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Durango’s 20Moons collaborates with local, regional dancers for latest show

Think you have a pretty good idea about what to expect at a contemporary dance show? Think again. This weekend, local dance company 20Moons will be taking over the Powerhouse Science Center with...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Fort Lewis College stages dystopian musical

Name it, and “Urinetown: The Musical” satirizes it. Corporate greed, populism, city politics and environmental disaster. Throw in the near sacred traditions of modern musical theater, and you have...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

‘Grease’ is the word as Durango High School Troupe 1096 opens theater season

When I was little, the movie “Grease” was one of my favorites. What I didn’t know back then was that the movie about 1950s high-schoolers exploring relationships, rebellion and all of the ups and...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

The world in 10 minutes

“Adorable,” Claude (an attentive and flirtatious Mike Largent) says to Janet (a cheerful Rebecca Gilbert) at the opening of “Bondservant.” William Orem’s short play about the American dating scene...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College celebrates 20 years

For the past 20 years, the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College has been bringing eclectic lineups to Durango – everything from the annual Nutcracker shows at Christmas to offering local...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Durango Arts Center hosts seventh annual 10-Minute Play Festival

This weekend, Durango Arts Center will mount its seventh annual festival dedicated to an increasingly popular, concentrated dramatic form – the 10-minute play. Dubbed the Haiku of the American...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Garrison Keillor ‘Just Passing Through’ Durango

Iconic storyteller and humorist Garrison Keillor will be bringing his show “Just Passing Through” to Whalen Gymnasium at Fort Lewis College on Tuesday night. Keillor , perhaps best known as the...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts