Arts & Entertainment

Fort Lewis College stages dystopian musical

Name it, and “Urinetown: The Musical” satirizes it. Corporate greed, populism, city politics and environmental disaster. Throw in the near sacred traditions of modern musical theater, and you have...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

‘Grease’ is the word as Durango High School Troupe 1096 opens theater season

When I was little, the movie “Grease” was one of my favorites. What I didn’t know back then was that the movie about 1950s high-schoolers exploring relationships, rebellion and all of the ups and...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

The world in 10 minutes

“Adorable,” Claude (an attentive and flirtatious Mike Largent) says to Janet (a cheerful Rebecca Gilbert) at the opening of “Bondservant.” William Orem’s short play about the American dating scene...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College celebrates 20 years

For the past 20 years, the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College has been bringing eclectic lineups to Durango – everything from the annual Nutcracker shows at Christmas to offering local...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Durango Arts Center hosts seventh annual 10-Minute Play Festival

This weekend, Durango Arts Center will mount its seventh annual festival dedicated to an increasingly popular, concentrated dramatic form – the 10-minute play. Dubbed the Haiku of the American...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Garrison Keillor ‘Just Passing Through’ Durango

Iconic storyteller and humorist Garrison Keillor will be bringing his show “Just Passing Through” to Whalen Gymnasium at Fort Lewis College on Tuesday night. Keillor , perhaps best known as the...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Bruce Springsteen: Born to run on Broadway?

NEW YORK - What would Walter Kerr think? It’s a safe bet that Kerr’s name will mean nothing to many of the Bruce Springsteen fans who, starting Tuesday, will be filling the 975 seats of the...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Theater season starts with games, mystery

When you live in a small town and two drama groups open fall productions on the same weekend, it’s not a conflict of interest. It’s a theater festival. The Fort Lewis College Department of Theatre...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

London theater lands on College Drive

“Love is a trap,” Roy M. Cohn sardonically warns Prior Walter in “Angels in America.” “Responsibility is a trap, too.” Cohn’s sardonic lines appear in Tony Kushner’s kaleidoscopic, award-winning...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

From Durango to attending a Broadway opening

I’ve been heavily involved in the theatre community since meeting my college roommate in 2012. I attended Point Park University, a liberal arts school in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The college is...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Get your tickets now for Merely Players’ season

Merely Players is now selling tickets for its 2017-18 season. The show lineup includes three found-space productions: the comedy “Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery,” which will be presented in...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Fort Lewis College Theatre Department announces auditions

Fort Lewis College Theatre Department will be holding its fall 2017 auditions from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 30 and 31 at the MainStage in Theatre Hall. All callbacks will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 1....

DATE: Aug. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts