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LGBTQ community aims to challenge social norms through storytelling at Durango Arts Center

Founder of Let It Out Productions performance company, Kristi Dean, was in a relationship training workshop where the instructor asked the class to separate into masculine and feminine groups. A...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

The MET Live to screen encore performance of ‘Samson et Dalila’

Heads up. The MET Live in HD will present an encore performance of Camille Saint-Saëns’ “Samson et Dalila” on Saturday at Fort Lewis College. “Encore” means a filmed version of a live performance...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Bayfield High School theater tackles the Bard

Theater students at Bayfield High School will wrap up their run of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” tonight. Director Sarah Ripley said about 25 students have been working since September to bring the...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

20MOONs dance company program explores truth

Contemporary dance theater company 20MOONS has multiple performances throughout the year, but co-artistic director Jessica Perino said the Nov. 16–18 event “What is True?” is different than what...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

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

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