Arts & Entertainment

‘Greater Tuna’ spawns smiles

Aunt Pearl, the Rev. Spikes, Petey Fisk, Bertha Bumiller and her troubled teenage twins. We know these people. And we know where they live – right here in small-town America.Along with 14 other...

DATE: July 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Creede succeeds

In Act II of “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” J.P. Finch visits the men’s washroom and sings “I Believe in You.” He’s looking into a mirror, of course. It’s a satirical...

DATE: June 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

A desert dream

“And in the east the dawn was breaking,” sings the Biblical Joseph. It’s a poetic beginning for Farmington’s outdoor production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice musical “Joseph and the Amazing...

DATE: June 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Back by popular demand

DATE: June 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Local poets read, shout, sing

Things could’ve gone one of two ways for William O’Neal when he completed his treatment at Hilltop House last year – better or worse. Fortunately for him and many kindred spirits, things got...

DATE: June 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Theplay’s the thing

With a winning cast and a laugh-out-loud vaudeville, “The Pursuit of Happiness” opened last weekend at Durango Melodrama. The inimitable Daryl Kuntz has returned as music director, multitasking at...

DATE: June 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Melodrama to stage two plays for 2011 season

The Durango Melodrama will add a second production for its 2011 season, which begins Friday at the Henry Strater Theatre.In its return to the Strater Hotel’s house theater after a failed experiment...

DATE: June 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Summer school

DATE: June 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Life imitating art

It’s not often that I can watch a story that’s nearly 150 years old and be kept in suspense as to how it ends.But I know I’m not the only man in town who has never read Little Women, and so I won’t...

DATE: June 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Thingamajig stars in Pagosa

The program for Thingamajig Theatre Company’s production of “Brilliant Traces” is hooked inside the hardbound cover of a former book with two-ring binders. The scene, we are told, is a remote cabin...

DATE: May 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Fun never stops in Salt Fire’s latest

The Salt Fire Circus is down to just two acts.Fortunately, for audiences accustomed to the cast’s barrage of song, dance and feats of amazement, those acts last about two hours.“The Elixir” is the...

DATE: May 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Opera series to close with Wagner classic

The good news is that contracts have been signed for next year’s “The Met: Live in HD” series. Yes, the Saturday morning telecasts of Metropolitan Opera performances will continue to be seen at the...

DATE: May 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

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