Arts & Entertainment

An abundance of theater in Durango

Unexpectedly, a spring theater festival is upon us. On Thursday, Durango High School Thespian Troupe 1096 opened “A Streetcar Named Desire.” Tonight (Friday), it runs directly opposite “The Secret...

DATE: May 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Tickets on sale now for ‘The Secret Garden’

Tickets are now on sale for Merely Players ’ production of “The Secret Garden,” a musical that won Best Book of a Musical and Outstanding Musical in the 1991 Tony Awards. The show, which is...

DATE: April 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Buy a flower to help Merely Players

Merely Players has launched an “Unlock the Garden” campaign to assist them in their continued ability to keep quality theater in Durango. The financial assistance will help with set, costumes,...

DATE: April 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

DAC Applause! presents ‘The Grunch’

Picture a cast running around backstage, rehearsing their lines from wrinkled, highlighted scripts while adjusting their costumes. The air smells of hairspray and makeup. It’s all for “The...

DATE: April 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Don Rickles, king of insult comedy, dies at 90

LOS ANGELES – Don Rickles, the big-mouthed, bald-headed comedian whose verbal assaults endeared him to audiences and peers and made him the acknowledged grandmaster of insult comedy, died Thursday....

DATE: April 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Fort Lewis stages jaunty Gilbert & Sullivan

Ah yes, words matter. Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Pirates of Penzance” is a zany operetta about duty, love, promises and what we say to each other. At every turn, there’s comic confusion because of...

DATE: March 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Durango High School Troupe 1096 opens ‘Drop Dead’

Rare is the time I get to leave the office in the middle of the afternoon to go see something that is almost certain to make me laugh, but that’s exactly what happened Tuesday. Durango High...

DATE: March 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Harry Potter play gets 11 Olivier Awards nominations

LONDON – Magical adventure “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” leads the race for British theater’s Olivier Awards , with nominations in 11 categories including best new play. Jamie Parker, who...

DATE: March 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Ježibaba and the art of the deal

Early in Act I of “Rusalka,” the witch Ježibaba mixes a lethal potion. Her client, Rusalka, is a dreamy adolescent mermaid who yearns to become human. She’s smitten with a daft prince wearing a...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

The Met presents ‘Roméo et Juliette’ at FLC

What to do Saturday morning is complicated this year. At 11 a.m., you can participate in the big downtown Durango march and make a personal statement about the incoming administration. Or, you can...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

‘Aladdin’ star James Monroe Iglehart switches to ‘Hamilton’

NEW YORK – Tony Award-winner James Monroe Iglehart is trading in his genie bottle for a place in American history onstage. Iglehart, the star of “Aladdin” on Broadway, will join “Hamilton” in the...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Durango DOT Comedy to take the DAC stage

Improv comedy troupe Durango DOT Comedy will be putting on a show this weekend at the Durango Arts Center theater. Audience participation is a big part of the night: Spectators are given the...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

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