Arts & Entertainment

Ignacio High School rubs lantern, hopes to let theater out of the bottle

The genie will be let out of the lamp when Ignacio High School presents “Aladdin” on Saturday and Monday. The production is a step in what hopefully will be a growing theater program in Ignacio,...

DATE: May 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Circus classes teach kids confidence, life lessons

A handful of girls, in full costume and stage makeup, took over the Secret Garden at the Rochester Hotel on Wednesday night to practice for the show they are putting on this weekend. The kids were...

DATE: May 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Merely Players brings ‘Man of La Mancha’ to vivid life

When Don Quixote and Sancho Panza set forth on horseback, they travel “Wherever the road leads us.” That spirit of adventure permeates Merely Players ’ production of “Man of La Mancha,” playing...

DATE: May 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

20MOONS Dance Theatre interprets exhibit

20MOONS Dance Theatre is about to bring art alive with its new show, “Inside Looking Out.” Starting May 11, dancers in the ensemble will bring their own stories to Durango Arts Center’s current...

DATE: May 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Comedians battle it out in summerlong series

Durango’s summer just got a little funnier with the addition of Next Best Comedy Showcase at the Henry Strater Theatre. Presented by Comedy Showcase Durango and DGO magazine, the shows will start...

DATE: May 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Merely Players presents grand musical quest in ‘Man of La Mancha’

When Miquel de Cervantes first conceived of a character called Don Quixote, he probably never dreamed the old man would live for centuries. Elderly, and most likely suffering from dementia,...

DATE: May 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

On Saturday morning, the Met will spin a satirical tale

At two hours and 47 minutes running time, the French Cinderella will not be late to the ball. By any measure, the Metropolitan Opera’s smart, tart production of “Cendrillon” is short. You can see...

DATE: April 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Durango High School theater troupe sees the light in ‘Godspell’

For its final production of the school year, Durango High School Troupe 1096 is singing to the rafters with “Godspell.” First debuted on Broadway in 1971, the rock opera is based on the Gospel of...

DATE: April 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Mountain Middle School students tackle Shakespeare

For its first theatrical production, Mountain Middle School has set the bar for future shows pretty high with its staging of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth.” “Macbeth,” the classic tragedy of what happens...

DATE: April 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Fort Lewis College’s ‘The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui’ a dark, cunning satire

“Ladies and gents, we bring you tonight – The great historical gangster show!” Delivered vaudevillian style by a darkly cheerful Announcer (the wonderful Hallie Denman), those are the opening lines...

DATE: April 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

San Juan Symphony to celebrate Leonard Bernstein Centennial

The final San Juan Symphony concert of the year will open with Leonard Bernstein’s jaunty “Overture to Candide.” It’s a perfect way to mark the 100th anniversary of the great musician’s birth, his...

DATE: March 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Fort Lewis College stages timely Brecht play

“The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui” is a darkly comic allegory about Hitler and the Nazi takeover of Germany in the 1930s. But in the Fort Lewis College production opening March 29, you won’t see...

DATE: March 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

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