Arts & Entertainment

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

DAC to present 10-minute play finalists

When Rochelle Mann put out a call for submissions for the Durango Arts Center’s first 10-Minute Play Contest, she never expected to receive 92 scripts in return.That made her job, and that of DAC...

DATE: May 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

‘Les Miz’ not perfect, but entertaining

The Pagosa Springs High School production of “Les Misérables” is a testament of the importance of arts education. “Les Miz” is a world-famous, complicated and difficult production. It’s sung...

DATE: May 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Sideshow Emporium to host evening of awful writing

Never assume that getting published makes a writer a good writer.As evidence, sample this gem from The Ghost Downstairs, a novel by author Molly Ringle, inexplicably selected for publication by The...

DATE: May 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

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

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