Arts & Entertainment

Santa’s rep takes a hit in irreverent monologues

Turns out Santa’s reindeer are toting a lot more baggage than a sleigh full of toys.It’s been a few years since director Theresa Carson put Jeff Goode’s “The Eight: Reindeer Monologues” on a local...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

The Devil wears white in ‘Faust’

Women beware. On Saturday morning, the handsome bass-baritone René Pape will sing the role of Méphistophélès. He’s witty, cynical and oh so charming. Second warning: The beguiling tenor Jonas...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

It’s not easy being an angel

Imagine the pressure of playing party planner for the birth of Jesus Christ.That’s essentially what young, wannabe angel Neville is faced with in the Durango Lively Arts Company’s holiday...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Met’s opera ‘Rodelinda’ pure dysfunction, Baroque filigree

And you thought your family was dysfunctional.At the beginning of G.F. Handel’s opera “Rodelinda,” the put-upon queen of an 18th-century Italian kingdom, is in a pile of trouble. Loosely based on a...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Audiences roar at ‘Lion in Winter’

So you think your family is dysfunctional during the holidays? I can almost guarantee they’ve got nothing on the Plantagenets.The family gathered in 1183 at a castle in the English-ruled French...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

See Gandhi, King through a Glass kaleidoscope

Chances are you’ve heard more music composed by Philip Glass at the movies than at the opera. This Saturday, you have a chance to do both. Glass’ mesmerizing opera about Mahatma Gandhi,...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Aiming for higher education

No matter what Professor Laurie Jameson does, people and events interfere. No matter how hard this smart, successful, Harvard-educated academic tries to advance her feminist agenda, the world is...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Dancing Earth raises bar – and jumps it

Few venues in the Four Corners attract such a vibrant mix of treats for the eyes and ears as the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. Tonight’s guests, Dancing Earth, are a sight to...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Siegfried is Siegfried in Met’s latest

Last week, when the big American tenor Gary Lehman called in sick, the Metropolitan Opera didn’t panic. The company had another big-voice in the wings.Enter Jay Hunter Morris, understudy. Son of...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Tarot comes to life at Mancos Opera House

If Miss Cleo prophesying your fate in a fake Jamaican accent isn’t your idea of a good fortune, “The Living Tarot Oracle” might have the answer (and perhaps a few more.) Last year’s interactive...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Mozart’s masterpiece ‘Don Giovanni’ turns 224

What delicious irony that The Met: Live in HD performance of “Don Giovanni” will be held Saturday. The premiere in Prague, with Mozart conducting, took place exactly 224 years ago on Oct. 29, 1787....

DATE: Oct. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Denver’s Buell Theatre to host revival of ‘West Side Story’

The Broadway revival tour of “West Side Story” will rumble into in Denver for a holiday run at the Buell Theatre. Performances will be held Dec. 13 through Jan. 1.The new Broadway production began...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

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