Position: Special to the Herald

Email: judithlreynolds@yahoo.com

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

The MET Live in HD explores sexual harassment

As the #MeToo movement surges, let me propose Tosca as its poster child. Floria Tosca is the fictional heroine in the tragic opera named after her. She’s a beautiful diva stalked and sexually...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

The phenomenon of PostSecret travels to Durango

“My secret is …” are the words that begin what has become an international phenomenon. PostSecret is a community mail-art project that officially launched Jan. 1, 2005. Created by Frank Warren, a...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Quadrivium ensemble continues outreach with the best in vocal music

Quadrivium may be young in years, but it’s making good on its promise of high-quality musical performances, education and outreach. Organized in 2016 for the joy of singing and to present...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

Music in the Mountains recalibrates education components

As Music in the Mountains enters its 32nd year, the organization is taking a long winter look at its various components. From a modest, and somewhat informal, beginning with 11 musicians three...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

It’s a hard-knock life in rags-to-riches musical

Imagine 50 orphans asleep on the Durango Arts Center stage. Amid pillows and blankets, the youngsters dream of better days. Then they awaken to the reality of the Municipal Girls Orphanage under...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Merely Players casts another spell with ‘Wrinkle in Time’

We should be so lucky to have three life guides like Mrs. Whatsit (Mandy Gardner), Mrs. Who (Sarah Choszczyk) and Mrs. Which (Helen Jauregui). In Madeleine L’Engle’s sci-fi fantasy A Wrinkle in...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

The Met Live in HD’s ‘The Exterminating Angel’ to be screened at Fort Lewis College

“The Exterminating Angel” is a scary new opera based on a scarier old movie. Rough, dark and depressing, the opera, by British composer Thomas Adès and his co-librettist Tom Cairns, will make its...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Durango High School’s “Grease” and FLC’s “Urinetown: The Musical” explore American life

“Grease” and “Urinetown.” The titles sound yucky, but there’s more to musical revivals than titles tell. Two productions of award-winning musicals are running parallel to each other and shouldn’t...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

San Juan Symphony navigates the new world

At the heart of the next San Juan Symphony concert is a serenade that may have been a marriage proposal. Howard Hanson’s “Serenade for Flute, Harp and Strings” was composed in 1945, the year he...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

Fort Lewis College stages dystopian musical

Name it, and “Urinetown: The Musical” satirizes it. Corporate greed, populism, city politics and environmental disaster. Throw in the near sacred traditions of modern musical theater, and you have...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Durango Chamber Singers to present varied program Sunday

What the world needs now is music and more music. On Sunday afternoon, “Heartstrings,” the newest iteration from the innovative Durango Chamber Singers , will take place. At 3 p.m. in St. Mark’s...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

The world in 10 minutes

“Adorable,” Claude (an attentive and flirtatious Mike Largent) says to Janet (a cheerful Rebecca Gilbert) at the opening of “Bondservant.” William Orem’s short play about the American dating scene...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

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