Arts & Entertainment

Durango, meet Africa

When President Barack Obama and his family visited Ghana, they were entertained by the Saakumu Dance Troupe. And, tonight, Durango will get a taste of the presidential treatment when the West...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

The next 10 minutes

Will you share your life with me?” Jamie Wellerstein said Cathy Hyatt. The moment occurs in the middle of the marvelous contemporary musical “The Last Five Years.” Jamie’s proposal leads directly...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Odds improve for opera showings

If all goes well, Durango’s opera lovers will be watching when The Met: Live in HD season opens Oct. 13. “It is realistic. I can’t put a percentage on it, but there’s a very strong possibility that...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2012 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Ouray to stage Eliot classic

The Wright Opera House is enjoying a renaissance this summer with a full slate of concerts, movies and special events. But Friday’s offering is something unique is this corner of the world.The...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2012 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Murder, mystery and mayhem at Santa Fe Opera

A diva, a goddess and a poor-little-rich-girl. This summer, the heroines of “Tosca,” “The Pearl Fishers,” and “Arabella” at Santa Fe Opera have plenty of obstacles to overcome. The diva: Everyone...

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

Potty-mouth tour of ‘The Book of Mormon’ heads out

NEW YORK – “The Book of Mormon” arrived on Broadway like a bawdy toddler, cursing and making poo jokes, but winning hearts anyway. Now, it’s ready for a road trip.The nine-time Tony Award-winning...

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

Cyclists can get laughs out of ‘The Bicycle Men’

I bring you this review with an important caveat: I have not seen “The Bicycle Men.”Nevertheless, I am as confident in my recommendation as one can be after watching a few YouTube clips and...

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

Back to the ‘Hive

During intermission of the Durango Arts Center’s production of “Beehive: The ’60s Musical,” more than one theatergoer announced “I had no idea I knew the words to these songs!” From The Chiffons to...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2012 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Santa Fe Opera has 2 masterworks

When King Roger makes his first entrance in the modern opera named after him, it’s a troubling sight of personal defeat and depression. In Rossini’s “Maometto II,” the Turkish potentate bursts...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2012 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Cabin fever

Henry is a man who thinks before he speaks. In the opening scene of Cindy Lou Johnson’s “Brilliant Traces,” that simple trait becomes a Herculean task.Put yourself in Henry’s shoes, which for...

DATE: July 26, 2012 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Creede troupe goes for funny bone

When he doesn’t understand something, 10-year-old Jeffrey Hatcher bluntly asks “What?” His new etiquette teacher promptly fines him a quarter. “Don’t say ‘What?’ Say, ‘I beg your pardon,’” she...

DATE: July 19, 2012 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

‘Fiddler’ is on top of it

Golde shakes her distraught husband out of an apparent nightmare and insists he tell her everything: “Tell me what you dreamed, Tevye, and I’ll tell you what it meant.” This little marital moment...

DATE: July 16, 2012 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

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