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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

Pilobolus was worth the wait

We use the word dance to describe movement that’s fluid, rhapsodic, lyrical, impassioned – motion with a certain flow of tension and release. On Tuesday night at the Community Concert Hall at Fort...

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

Strong efforts save weak script

The ice-struck lakes of Wisconsin where bearded fishermen with ridiculous accents drill “wishing holes” may seem as foreign as a Packers fan in Pagosa Springs (especially this week). But “Guys On...

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

‘Book of Mormon’ play heads for Denver

“The Book of Mormon” is coming home.Tickets for the nine-time Tony Award-winning musical will go on sale Jan. 22 for a limited showing Aug. 14 through Sept. 2 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House in...

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

Pagosa actors tackle Sedaris’ cheeky script

Robin Hebert is a bit tall to play an elf, but he has the energy, mischievousness, facial expressions and weird vocal ability to pull off Crumpet. He’s the star elf working at Macy’s Herald Square...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Vanishing act

DATE: Dec. 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Wood-Patterson ready for Act 3

Mona Wood-Patterson has a simple bit of advice for anyone embarking on a career in theater.“If you find a good tech director, you should marry that person,” she told a crowd Dec. 10 at the Denver...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

‘Cricket’ is Dickens’ other holiday classic

We all know Ebenezer Scrooge. But who today is familiar with the nasty merchant Tackleton? Cut from the same curmudgeonly cloth, Scrooge and Tackleton came from the pen of Charles Dickens. In the...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Broadway’s best to be in Denver

Tickets are on sale for all shows in the Denver Center Attractions 2012 season, which will feature an A-list of recent Broadway hits on tour.Highlights for the coming year include 2010 Best Musical...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Santa’s rep takes a hit in irreverent monologues

Turns out Santa’s reindeer are toting a lot more baggage than a sleigh full of toys.It’s been a few years since director Theresa Carson put Jeff Goode’s “The Eight: Reindeer Monologues” on a local...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

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