Position: Special to the Herald

Email: judithlreynolds@yahoo.com

About: Judith Reynolds is an arts journalist and member of the American Theater Critics Association.

Music in the Mountains reinvents itself

Music in the Mountains, Durango’s signature summer festival, has a different shape and contour in 2018. On Saturday, MiTM will launch its 32nd season with an array of classical and world music...

DATE: July 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

Music in the Mountains will play on as scheduled

Plan A is on. Plan B is in the wings. When Purgatory Resort closed down as a result of the 416 Fire, Music in the Mountains seemed in jeopardy. After the June 1 fire persisted, organizers of our...

DATE: July 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

Santa Fe Opera offers ‘best of all possible worlds’

This summer, the Santa Fe Opera will join the 2018 Leonard Bernstein Centennial in a big way. On Friday, SFO will open its 62nd season with a full production of “Candide,” Bernstein’s Broadway...

DATE: June 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

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

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

Durango Choral Society prepares for Carnegie Hall performance

Practice, practice, practice goes the old Carnegie Hall joke about how to get to New York’s premiere concert venue. The Durango Choral Society has taken that advice to heart. Under the spirited...

DATE: May 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

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

Review: ‘The Wall’ art installation challenges viewers

The Durango Arts Center ’s latest adventure in collaborative installation, “The Wall,” is simultaneously inviting, off-putting and puzzling. The north wall alone has never looked so menacing. ...

DATE: May 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Visual 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

St. Mark’s Recital Series’ ‘The Birds and the B’s’ a musical aviary

If you’re following the rolling celebration of Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday year, consider attending the final recital in the St. Mark’s Recital Series. It will take place Friday at the...

DATE: May 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music