Arts & Entertainment

Merely Players brings ‘A Christmas Carol’ to the stage

A holiday mainstay, Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is a story we’re all familiar with: King of the grouchy misers Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future and...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Durango High School releases the beast within

The monster in the Durango High School production of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is so grotesque, a dozen horns sprout from his back. Deformed and angry, the Beast snarls like a desperate...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Playwrights invited to submit plays to DAC

The Durango Arts Center invites emerging and established playwrights to submit original plays to the 10-Minute Play Contest. Annually, DAC receives more than 100 submissions from around the...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Sarah Vowell to perform Thursday at concert hall

Next Thursday at the Fort Lewis Community Concert Hall, New York Times bestselling author, “This American Life” editor and commentator and frequent “Daily Show” guest Sarah Vowell will be making...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Durango High School Troupe 1096 to open ‘Beauty and the Beast’

When the curtains go up, Durango High School Troupe 1096 will be ready. The troupe’s production of “Beauty and the Beast” will open tonight, and as they were putting the finishing touches on the...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

‘Ash pit’ redefined when cremains scattered at the Met

Only rarely in its history has the Metropolitan Opera canceled a performance partway through, and the reason is always death. In 1960, Leonard Warren finished his aria “Morir! Tremenda cosa” (To...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Fort Lewis College Hawkapellas hit the right note

On Tuesday afternoon, Roshong Recital Hall at Fort Lewis College was filled with energy as college students streamed in for the hourlong, twice-a-week Hawkapella rehearsal. And no one was...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Tip a glass to O. Henry

‘Tipping a Glass to O Henry’ presented Tuesday at FLC “Tipping a Glass to O. Henry” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Durango Arts Center. The performance highlights the author’s...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

FLC presents Pulitzer Prize-winning play

In Act I, when Avery arrives late for work at a run-down movie theater known as The Flick, he can’t stop apologizing. Later, in Act II of Annie Baker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, “The Flick,” you...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Comedian Hasan Minhaj bringing ‘Homecoming King’ to Durango

Chances are you’ve seen actor and comedian Hasan Minhaj on “The Daily Show,” where he’s a correspondent. And now, you can see him in person when he comes to the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Gary Busey to star in off-Broadway’s ‘Perfect Crime’

NEW YORK – Gary Busey will make his New York stage debut next month in the off-Broadway show “Perfect Crime,” playing a serial killer in the cast of the longest-running play in city history. Busey,...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

“Pantsuit Power” flashmob video for Hillary Clinton: Two women, 170 dancers and no police

It came together in about a week. First, the idea for a punchy, uplifting dance video that would tell a story about diversity, difference and communal support. Then, 170 dancers, a few hours of...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts