Position: Special to the Herald

Email: judithlreynolds@yahoo.com

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

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

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

Fort Lewis College hosts provocative senior art show

When George Bangs superimposed a flat, black-and-white rectangle in the middle of his large still life painting, “Creature No Comfort,” it was an act of subversion. He undercut a long tradition of...

DATE: April 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Visual 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

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