Arts & Entertainment

Durango Arts Center presents musical for our fractured time

“Next to Normal,” the bracing American musical about how one family member’s mental illness impacts everyone in the group, won the Pulitzer Prize for drama in 2010. At the time, the nation’s top...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Durango PlayFest is newest addition to region’s staged-reading circuit

Staged readings of new plays are popping up all over the country – again. What started half a century ago at Connecticut’s O’Neill Theater Center and Kentucky’s Humana Festival of New American...

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

Two nights of comedy at the Sunflower benefit Crow Canyon

Some of the top comedians in the Southwest will be at Cortez’s historic Sunflower Theatre this weekend for two full nights of laughs – all to benefit the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center. “Two...

DATE: July 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Theater company stages a relevant ‘West Side Story’

In Thingamajig Theatre’s smart, high-energy production of “West Side Story,” the Sharks and the Jets threaten, scheme and finally engage in open warfare. In their turf battle over a crumbling New...

DATE: July 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Merely Players mounts riotous, athletic ‘Dream’

There are a multitude of reasons to see the Merely Players production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” I’ll list only 10. It’s one way to heap praise on this witty, rambunctious comedy. 1....

DATE: June 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Creede Rep opens 53rd season with comedy and song

Creede Repertory Theatre has opened its 53rd season with a quicksilver production of a Neil Simon classic. Paired with a beloved American musical, CRT’s full summer will roll out two more plays,...

DATE: June 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Merely Players launches a midsummer comedy

For the cast of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” summer started in a costume trunk. On June 4, the summer company of Merely Players arrived from all over the country. Recruited by Director Mona...

DATE: June 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Durango Shimmy Mob belly dances for a cause

It’s been two weeks since the 416 Fire broke out north of town, and we could all use some entertainment – and help support our community. That’s where the 2018 Durango Hafla & Fundraiser Belly...

DATE: June 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

416 Fire prompts Merely Players to move production

Because of the 416 Fire north of Durango, Merely Players’ production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” has been moved from James Ranch to the Fort Lewis College Mainstage Theatre. “While we are...

DATE: June 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Paula Poundstone: ‘There is a thing about shared laughter that’s amazing’

A phone interview with award-winning comedian Paula Poundstone is something everyone should get to do: By the end, the call has ceased to feel official, becoming more of a chat with someone you’ve...

DATE: June 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Silverton launches innovative new play festival

The latest chapter in the history of American theater is being written right now in Silverton. The Silverton Theatre Mine is a nonprofit organization that will host its first full festival of new...

DATE: June 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

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

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