Arts & Entertainment

Tony Award nominations might have a British accent

NEW YORK – Two stories born in Britain are vying for America’s biggest theater prize. “Kinky Boots” and “Matilda” are each a virtual lock to get a Tony Award nomination today for best musical, and...

DATE: April 29, 2013 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Cleopatra’s happy ending closes MET season

In Handel’s most popular opera, “Giulio Cesare,” there’s a little history and a lot of showbiz. At the beginning, Julius Caesar, presumably about 54, arrives in Egypt and is greeted with some...

DATE: April 25, 2013 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Arts Center to stage Ephron sisters’ play

Janet Davidson always assumed that her professional debut in Durango would be on the big screen, not the stage.The film director and co-owner of For Giving Productions has been invited to Durango...

DATE: April 11, 2013 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

A roaring good time

I’m a sucker for the classics, so I found the news that Fort Lewis College was staging “Thoroughly Modern Millie” for its spring production a refreshing addition to the calendar.Visiting theater...

DATE: March 21, 2013 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

MET delivers doomed romance

Nothing good can happen in a family with a name like Malatesta. Who would be foolish enough to marry into such a hornet’s nest?The answer is Francesca da Rimini, the heroine of the next The MET:...

DATE: March 14, 2013 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Family feud

For the inaugural theater season at Durango Arts Center, Theresa Carson is leading by example.The center’s new theatrical director heads up the first play of the season, Lee Blessing’s family drama...

DATE: March 14, 2013 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

How Phish’s Trey Anastasio wooed Doug Wright

NEW YORK – To get his latest gig, Phish founder Trey Anastasio successfully wooed Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Doug Wright over a plate of enchiladas. The two men – joined by their mutual...

DATE: March 14, 2013 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

20-something singers top Met opera auditions

NEW YORK – From a starting field of nearly 1,500 aspiring opera singers across the country, it came down to 10 – three sopranos, one tenor and six deep male voices – on the stage of the...

DATE: March 11, 2013 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Wagner’s ‘Parsifal’: A survival guide

1. Richard Wagner’s gargantuan opera runs five hours and 40 minutes. If you attend The MET: Live in HD performance Saturday at Fort Lewis College, remember, it starts at 10 a.m. Bring a pillow,...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2013 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Can planet Earth be saved?

It is always a challenge to describe something by comparison where no comparison exists.That’s the case with “The Intergalactic Nemesis, Book One: Target Earth.” There just aren’t any other...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2013 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Arts center hones theater mission

This year, some space at the Durango Arts Center will be used in a new way – theater.This will be the center’s first designated theater season, and Theater Director Theresa Carson has been charged...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2013 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

The MET gambles on Las Vegas

Don Juan’s back, and he will be holding court in Las Vegas on Saturday.That’s the way the Metropolitan Opera sees it in a new production of “Rigoletto,” conceived by the sinister imagination of...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2013 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

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