Arts & Entertainment

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

Sexual politics spark Coney Island in new production of Mozart opera

The Metropolitan Opera’s ambitious new production of “Così fan tutte” transports Mozart’s 18th century parlor intrigue to a neon-lit amusement park circa 1950. That’s time traveling on a spool of...

DATE: March 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

From River City to Pine River: ‘Music Man’ opens Friday

Ready for some fast talking, romantic singing and a sweet love story set in a small town? “The Music Man” is just the ticket. “A fast talking con-man pretends to know something about music, poses...

DATE: March 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Durango High School actors explore American hysteria

Young Mary Warren trembles with fear when she must choose between lying or telling the truth. As portrayed by an electrifying Isabelle Herringer in the Durango High School production of “The...

DATE: March 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Durango Arts Center to stage edgy ’90s comedy

“I don’t understand why any woman would love to wear the same dress to anything.” Kristin Skye Hoffmann, the new artistic director at the Durango Arts Center Theatre, bluntly admits that her first...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

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