Arts & Entertainment

‘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

Merely Players to hold youth theater class auditions

Merely Players will hold auditions for its youth theater class, which will culminate in a production of “Our Town,” from 4-5 p.m. Sept. 17 and 18 at Animas High School, 271 twin Buttes Ave. ...

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

Raven Narratives shows canceled by 416 Fire to be staged

The 416 Fire took over the area this summer, resulting in the cancellation of all sorts of activities and events – including the Raven Narratives storytelling event scheduled for June in Silverton....

DATE: Aug. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Photo: ‘Next to Normal’ opens at Durango Arts Center

“Next to Normal,” opened Thursday at Durango Arts Center and will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Thursday, Aug. 31, Sept. 6, 7 and 8. There will be a 2 p.m. matinee Sept. 9. The play...

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

Merely Players tickets available

Merely Players is now selling tickets for its 2018-19 season. The show lineup includes a found-space production of “Sense and Sensibility,” which will be presented in the Old Fort Library building...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Durango Arts Center presents musical for our fractured time

“Next to Normal,” the bracing American musical about how one family member’s mental illness impacts everyone in the group, won the Pulitzer Prize for drama in 2010. At the time, the nation’s top...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Durango PlayFest is newest addition to region’s staged-reading circuit

Staged readings of new plays are popping up all over the country – again. What started half a century ago at Connecticut’s O’Neill Theater Center and Kentucky’s Humana Festival of New American...

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

Two nights of comedy at the Sunflower benefit Crow Canyon

Some of the top comedians in the Southwest will be at Cortez’s historic Sunflower Theatre this weekend for two full nights of laughs – all to benefit the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center. “Two...

DATE: July 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Theater company stages a relevant ‘West Side Story’

In Thingamajig Theatre’s smart, high-energy production of “West Side Story,” the Sharks and the Jets threaten, scheme and finally engage in open warfare. In their turf battle over a crumbling New...

DATE: July 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Merely Players mounts riotous, athletic ‘Dream’

There are a multitude of reasons to see the Merely Players production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” I’ll list only 10. It’s one way to heap praise on this witty, rambunctious comedy. 1....

DATE: June 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

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