Arts & Entertainment

Met goes to the movies with ‘Marnie’

Packed into the new opera “Marnie,” Freud, Jung, the #MeToo Movement and the conventions of psychological thrillers are all traveling companions. Co-commissioned by the Metropolitan and English...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Why local production of ‘Rocky Horror’ never gets old

The “Rocky Horror Picture Show” cult classic hasn’t gotten tired on screen or on stage after more than 40 years. Not even for Jenny Fitts-Reynolds, who has been the director of the Strater...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Puccini mines U.S. Gold Rush in latest Met Live in HD

Giacomo Puccini’s “La Fanciulla del West” (“The Girl of the Golden West”) is a spaghetti opera filled with more clichés than a horse has flies. Based on a popular melodrama by American playwright...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

What a way to make a living: Durango High School Troupe 1096 to stage ‘9 to 5’

Durango High School Troupe 1096 will be staging a battle of the sexes royale with its fall musical “9 to 5” starting next week, and it’s not a show you want to miss. Based on the 1980 hit movie...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Changes announced for MET Live in HD shows

On Oct. 13, the MET Live in HD officially began at Fort Lewis College. It was a so-called “encore” performance, not the originally scheduled live stream on Oct. 6, as schedule by the Met itself....

DATE: Oct. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Durango, are you ready to get roasted?

The monthly comedy show at the Henry Strater Theatre will be a little different Saturday night. More than 10 regional comics will lampoon the town at Roast of Durango. No dog, Subie or dreadlock...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

10-Minute Play Festival stages best of the best

For the eighth year, Durango Arts Center will stage its 10-Minute Play Festival, the final stage of a multi-tiered competition. The contest starts with playwrights submitting their plays. This...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Cowboy poet Sam Noble takes the stage again

Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering is celebrating three decades of entertaining this weekend, and Sam Noble has been with it the entire time. “When they first put the Cowboy Poetry Gathering together...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Review: Merely Players celebrate Jane Austen in historic library

No doubt about it, “Sense and Sensibility” is a sacred text for Jane Austen fans. Published anonymously in 1811, the story of the Dashwood family has enjoyed innumerable iterations and fierce...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

‘Space speaks’: Merely Players to perform at Old Fort Lewis

“When we saw the library at the Old Historic Fort site, we knew it would be perfect for our production of ‘Sense and Sensibility,’” said Mona Wood-Patterson. “Space speaks. There’s a high ceiling...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

‘Dancing With the Stars’ cast: Mary Lou Retton, Bobby Bones, Tinashe, Joe from ‘The Bachelorette’ and more

ABC officially announced the Season 27 cast of “Dancing With the Stars” on Wednesday morning, and it had the regular assortment you might expect: actors, singers, former Olympic athletes, an NFL...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

DHS theater director helps students find their vein of gold

It’s difficult to tell whether the small Tupperware bowl full of spaghetti on the edge of the Durango High School stage is a prop or someone’s lunch. Ben Mattson, director of DHS Troupe 1096,...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

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