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Seedy side of Windy City

When Billy Flynn croons “All I Care about is Love,” he’s suave, swell and all smiles. You know he’s putting you on. Billy is the kingpin of the dark musical “Chicago,” the John Kander and Fred Ebb...

DATE: July 16, 2012 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

For Cumming’s Macbeth, a mad, mad world, indeed

NEW YORK – In these days where celebrity divorce is in the headlines, you’ve gotta tip your hat to the enduring and iconic marriage of Macbeth and his Lady. He’s got the ambition, she’s got the...

DATE: July 9, 2012 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

He’s a ‘good man’

Good grief! Charlie Brown is in Pagosa Springs and he still can’t fly a kite, hit a baseball or win the little red-haired girl. In its revival of the 1967 Broadway classic, “You’re a Good Man,...

DATE: June 25, 2012 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

‘Les Miz’ brings legacy to Utah

The world’s most beloved and popular musical, “Les Misérables,” will finally appear on the Utah Shakespeare Festival stage. Having been produced in 42 countries, collected hundreds of awards and...

DATE: June 25, 2012 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Melodrama marks rebirth of Ouray opera house

What’s that they say about history repeating itself? In the late 1880s, Ed Wright and his well-meaning wife, Letitia, sought to shine a light of culture into the smelter haze of Ouray by building...

DATE: June 21, 2012 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Durango Melodrama back again

You know it’s summer in Durango when the echoes of “gunshots” ricochet down Main Avenue and the villains, heroines and hesitant heroes of the Henry Strater Theatre elicit boos, yays and hisses from...

DATE: June 18, 2012 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

’60s pop queens rule the ‘Beehive’

The ‘60s are back.That fascinating decade, which we somehow survived, will bob up every summer weekend at the Durango Arts Center. “Beehive: The ’60s Musical,” created by the late Larry Gallagher,...

DATE: June 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Santa Fe offers fresh produce for opera season

For the first time in a long time, all five productions at the Santa Fe Opera this summer will be new – as in design, concept and casting. The operas certainly have been around, some for as long as...

DATE: June 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

The parody’s the thing

When Beatrice Stockwell, a fictional Grande Dame of the stage, belts out “As We Stumble Along,” it’s meant to be inspirational. She’s the title character in the witty parody of 1920s musicals, “The...

DATE: June 4, 2012 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Pagosa troupe erases doubt in latest effort

“Doubt: A Parable” is a 2004 play by John Patrick Shanley that won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and a Tony Award for Best Play. Shanley also directed a movie version in 2008 featuring Meryl...

DATE: May 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

10-minute plays make long stories shorter

When St. Peter greets Lilly at the Pearly Gates, she appears to be a shoe-in. You’d think she’d be happy to have someone smile and say, “Welcome to the Kingdom of Heaven.” But there’s a condition,...

DATE: May 21, 2012 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Asner tells FDR’s side of the story

Edward Asner was born in 1929 just weeks after Black Tuesday pitched the U.S. into the depths of the Great Depression. When he was a sophomore in high school 16 years later, the only president he’d...

DATE: May 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

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