Arts & Entertainment

‘The Vagina Monologues’ hits the stage

The annual production of “The Vagina Monologues” in Durango this weekend will dovetail with the first #MeToo March and Rally, and both events will come with messages that women’s voices and...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Durango, Cortez students have stories to tell

Cortez high schooler Alexandra York had to pause a few times to compose herself. York, a sophomore at Southwest Open School, stood on an empty stage Tuesday at the Sunflower Theatre in Cortez. She...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Snowdown Follies’ old-timers show the upstarts how it’s done

What happened? The guys formerly known as The Danglers (2012) or The Laptops (2013) have morphed into a barbershop quintet. Smartly dressed in striped blazers and straw boaters, The Clip ’N Dales...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

The MET Live in HD explores sexual harassment

As the #MeToo movement surges, let me propose Tosca as its poster child. Floria Tosca is the fictional heroine in the tragic opera named after her. She’s a beautiful diva stalked and sexually...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

The phenomenon of PostSecret travels to Durango

“My secret is …” are the words that begin what has become an international phenomenon. PostSecret is a community mail-art project that officially launched Jan. 1, 2005. Created by Frank Warren, a...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

St. Columba middle-schoolers take on challenging ‘Into the Woods’

This weekend, middler-schoolers in St. Columba School’s Arts Elective Program will be taking on some pretty challenging roles – on stage, behind the scenes and in the orchestra pit. The students...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Bolshoi to premiere previously canceled Nureyev ballet

MOSCOW – Russia’s history Bolshoi Theater is getting ready to premiere a ballet about dancer Rudolf Nureyev after the original opening was postponed and its director arrested. The production’s...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

It’s a hard-knock life in rags-to-riches musical

Imagine 50 orphans asleep on the Durango Arts Center stage. Amid pillows and blankets, the youngsters dream of better days. Then they awaken to the reality of the Municipal Girls Orphanage under...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Ice baths and M&Ms: Secrets of the Rockettes revealed

NEW YORK – One of the biggest draws in New York this time of year is the “Christmas Spectacular” featuring the iconic Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall. Everyone knows about their high kicks, but...

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

Merely Players casts another spell with ‘Wrinkle in Time’

We should be so lucky to have three life guides like Mrs. Whatsit (Mandy Gardner), Mrs. Who (Sarah Choszczyk) and Mrs. Which (Helen Jauregui). In Madeleine L’Engle’s sci-fi fantasy A Wrinkle in...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

The Met Live in HD’s ‘The Exterminating Angel’ to be screened at Fort Lewis College

“The Exterminating Angel” is a scary new opera based on a scarier old movie. Rough, dark and depressing, the opera, by British composer Thomas Adès and his co-librettist Tom Cairns, will make its...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Durango High School’s “Grease” and FLC’s “Urinetown: The Musical” explore American life

“Grease” and “Urinetown.” The titles sound yucky, but there’s more to musical revivals than titles tell. Two productions of award-winning musicals are running parallel to each other and shouldn’t...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

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