Arts & Entertainment

Seasonal shows to get spruced up

If you’ve been too busy, too hot, too indifferent or otherwise just putting it off, this is a great week to get out and catch some local entertainment.Granted, institutions like the Bar D...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

On the move

DATE: Aug. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Stage set for grad’s next act

It’s a good thing Dallas Padoven is used to being in the spotlight, because chances are it will be shining brightly in the next few years.The Durango High School graduate has a been a fixture in...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Santa Fe: Where Paris meets Rajaputana

SANTA FEKitty Scattergood is no Mimi. Abdul, heaven bless him, is no Rodolfo. Santa Fe Opera has set several unlikely pairs of lovers on stage this season. The most delightful arrive in Gian Carlo...

DATE: July 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Academic pursuits

For their first post-Durango High School production, the husband-and-wife team of Mona Wood-Patterson and Charles Ford, founders of the local theater group Merely Players, selected Neil LaBute’s...

DATE: July 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Dog days are a good thing for Pagosa theater co.

When it was produced in 1995, A.R. Gurney’s play about a dog, the couple who adopts her and the drama that results, was called critic-proof by The New York Times’ Vincent Canby: “At least for...

DATE: July 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

‘Greater Tuna’ spawns smiles

Aunt Pearl, the Rev. Spikes, Petey Fisk, Bertha Bumiller and her troubled teenage twins. We know these people. And we know where they live – right here in small-town America.Along with 14 other...

DATE: July 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Creede succeeds

In Act II of “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” J.P. Finch visits the men’s washroom and sings “I Believe in You.” He’s looking into a mirror, of course. It’s a satirical...

DATE: June 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

A desert dream

“And in the east the dawn was breaking,” sings the Biblical Joseph. It’s a poetic beginning for Farmington’s outdoor production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice musical “Joseph and the Amazing...

DATE: June 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Back by popular demand

DATE: June 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Local poets read, shout, sing

Things could’ve gone one of two ways for William O’Neal when he completed his treatment at Hilltop House last year – better or worse. Fortunately for him and many kindred spirits, things got...

DATE: June 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Theplay’s the thing

With a winning cast and a laugh-out-loud vaudeville, “The Pursuit of Happiness” opened last weekend at Durango Melodrama. The inimitable Daryl Kuntz has returned as music director, multitasking at...

DATE: June 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

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