Arts & Entertainment

A ‘mimsy’ farewell

They could have taken the easy route. They could have chosen a classic American play, a beloved comedy of manners or a Shakespearean drama. They could have polished any number of existing scripts...

DATE: May 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Verdi opera ‘Il Trovatore’ is music to melt by

Wildly popular when it was first performed in 1853, “Il Trovatore” continues to drive opera lovers crazy.Verdi’s big Spanish tragedy stirred audiences all over Europe and still moves people to...

DATE: April 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Broadway hits the big screen with ‘Memphis’

First it was opera, and now the best of Broadway. The Durango Stadium 9 is becoming much more than just another movie theater.The local cinema, in conjunction with Fathom Events – they’re the ones...

DATE: April 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

‘Quetzalli’ de Veracruz is real deal

Only a few shows remain in the winter/spring season at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College, but there’s no drop-off in quality as the end nears.Thursday’s offering is a perfect warm-up...

DATE: April 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

What’s more important? Music or words?

It’s 1920, and we’re in a chateau outside Paris. A poet and composer have arrived for the birthday of a gorgeous, young widow, Countess Madeleine. Unfortunately, the two men discover they are...

DATE: April 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Fort Lewis College to stage seniors’ original plays

Seniors from the Department of Theatre at Fort Lewis College will stage three free productions as part of their Senior Seminar Projects.“Heel, Achilles!” is an original play based on Homer’s...

DATE: April 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

A comic Don Juan comes to Durango in opera simulcast

Count Ory is Gioachino Rossini’s lightweight version of Don Juan. Like the legend of the great womanizer, Ory is young, handsome and entitled. In the Rossini opera that bears his name, “Le Comte...

DATE: April 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Young musicians ready to strut

The Four Corners’ most promising young musicians will forever change the image of the youth talent show Saturday night at the fourth annual “Strut Your Stuff” musical showcase.Presented by Music in...

DATE: March 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Back to a storied future

After Cinderella marries Prince Charming, he explains why he cheats on her: “I was raised to be charming, not sincere. I am not perfect. I am only human.” Oh, yeah.The Prince’s explanation for his...

DATE: March 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

‘... And all shall be well’

Shakespeare’s greatest comedy with a modern twist, the world’s best Queen cover band and Newfoundland folk-rock. It’s another of those “what will they think of next?” kind of weeks at the Community...

DATE: March 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Sit on it!

The young actors and actresses of the Durango Performing Arts Company will step into their parents’ (and grandparents’?) shoes for the next few weekends as the budding thespians stage “Happy Days –...

DATE: March 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Donizetti’s ‘Lucia’ next up in Met simulcast lineup

If you want to dive into Romantic opera, I’ll see you this Saturday. Late morning, specifically 11 a.m., an unlikely witching hour for a plunge into the recesses of madness, Donizetti’s “Lucia di...

DATE: March 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

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