Position: Special to the Herald

Email: judithlreynolds@yahoo.com

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

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

A musical prelude from out of the 416 Fire’s ashes

Composer David Sterrett’s prelude, “Brighter Than the Flames,” opened the 2018 Music in the Mountains festival as a tribute to the men and women who battled the 416 Fire. That was July 13, when...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

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

Final Music in the Mountains weekend blazes

Violinist Philippe Quint, 44, will wrap up the 32nd season of Music in the Mountains with a performance of a concerto you may not have heard: William Bolcom’s Violin Concerto in D. This year marks...

DATE: July 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

Music in the Mountains offers two preludes, Mozart and Mussorgsky

“Right now, I couldn’t be happier,” Dallas composer David Sterrett said during intermission on opening night, July 13, at Music in the Mountains. His new composition, “Brighter Than the Flames,”...

DATE: July 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

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

Angie’s List: The art of the festival

For two years, Angie Beach says she practically begged Lori Preusch to create artwork for Music in the Mountains. Beach is executive director of MiTM, the classical music festival running now...

DATE: July 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

It’s fantasy and tragic realism at Santa Fe Opera

When baritone Kevin Burdette strolls on stage in Santa Fe Opera’s dazzling new production of “Candide,” he enters as the famous 18th-century writer Voltaire. Dressed in period costume – wig,...

DATE: July 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

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

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