Arts & Entertainment

Your homework: Make ’em laugh

Can you imagine Will Ferrell playing one character his entire career? If this was commedia dell’arte of the 16th century, you could very well say that Buddy the Elf, Ricky Bobby and Ron Burgundy...

DATE: March 19, 2012 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

‘Cinderella’ charms

When Cinderella and her prince realize they love each other, a blue-white spot isolates them at the top of a palace staircase. Below, revelers at the royal ball have stopped dancing. It’s a highly...

DATE: March 19, 2012 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

‘Escanada’ an outlandish comedy

The Thingamajig Theatre Company continues its fascination with the Yooper accent with its spring production of Jeff Daniels’ “Escanaba in da Moonlight.” Set on the opening night of deer season...

DATE: March 19, 2012 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Met opera has 3 men going gaga over 1 woman

In Giuseppe Verdi’s early opera “Ernani,” three men have a serious case of love-lust for one woman. You know what that means.When two or more men fight over a woman, it’s never about the woman. It...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2012 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

The Art of the Drum

TAO, called “rock stars” in the world of Taiko traditional Japanese drumming, will perform “The Art of the Drum” at 7 p.m. Monday at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. The show...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2012 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Who’s responsible for this?

For anyone with a conscience, it should be next to impossible to sit back and enjoy the Fort Lewis College Theatre Department’s production of “Radium Girls.”But that’s not from any shortcoming of...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2012 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Date night

The enduring lament, “Always a Bridesmaid,” gets a new twist in a wonderful production of “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change,” now playing at the Durango Arts Center.Running through our...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2012 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

... Don’t tell me, it’s Paula Poundstone

Paula Poundstone is one of those people who you’d much rather have as a friend than a foe.When wit, knowledge and impeccable timing meet, as they do in Poundstone’s case, the usual result is a...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2012 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

True love takes work

DATE: Feb. 9, 2012 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

The curse of The Ring ends the Wagner cycle

Magic potions, blood oaths, betrayals and a flaming conclusion. What more could you ask for in grand opera? Ah, yes, a magic ring, an evil dwarf, a handsome but careless hero and a heroine who...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2012 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Snowdown comes alive

When Tinker Bell wears a plus-size leotard and has hairy legs, you know you're at the Follies. When the Queen of Hearts has a drinking problem, you know you're in Durango. When Jeff Rea sings a...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Met’s latest offering has a little of everything

Here’s an opera recipe for Saturday’s world premiere at Durango’s Storyteller Theatre:Take two lovers from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and toss them onto the island of Shakespeare’s “Tempest.”...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2012 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

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