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Elf the Musical Jr.

ELF THE MUSICAl JR. Book by Thomas Mechan and Bob Martin; Music by Matthew Sklar; Lyrics by Chad Beguelin; Based on the New Line Cinema film written by David Berenbaum December 9–10 &16–17, 7pm December 10 & 17, 1pm $12 DAC Members & ages 12 and under / $15 Non-Members Join the children of [...]

10-Minute Play Festival

6TH ANNUAL 10-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL October 7–8, 7:30pm October 9, 2pm $10 DAC Members / $12 Non-Members The culminating event in DAC’s 10-Minute Play Celebration, this festival has become one of Durango’s favorite theatre events. Featuring winners and finalists of the DAC 10-minute Play Contest, this fast-paced theatre evening offers a grab-bag of comedy [...]

Fool for Love

FOOL FOR LOVE by Sam Shepard August 26–27, September 8–10, 7:30pm August 28 & September 11, 2pm $16 DAC Members / $20 Non-Members Surreal, searing and sexually charged, Fool for Love, is an explosive tale of love, hate and the dying myths of the Old West. Set in a stark motel room in the [...]

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN Book, Music and Lyrics by Clark Gesner July 1–3, 15–16, 21–23, 29–30, 7:30pm July 17 & 31, 2pm $18 DAC Members / $20 Non-Members / $15 ages 15 and under Based on the comic strip Peanuts by Charles M. Schultz, this family musical reminds us that the little [...]

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Written by Christopher Durang Collaboration with Merely Players February 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, 7:30pm February 28, 2pm  $18 DAC Members / $20 Non-Members / $15 ages 15 and under  Master of comedy Christopher Durang blends middle-age despair, dashed dreams, and squandered hopes into a hilarious farcical comedy. Vanya and his adopted sister Sonia live [...]

2014

2014 Winning Plays Grand Prize Winner:  The Spider in the Room, Wendy Ludgewait –  Durango, CO Maddie is a modern, independent woman who doesn’t have time for men. Sam is a beleaguered Rent-a-Dude who isn’t much of a fan of women. When Maddie rents Sam to rid her house of a renegade spider, [...]

Always… Patsy Cline!

The musical Always… Patsy Cline Written by Ted Swindley June 18-20, 25-27 at 7:30 p.m. June 20-21, 27-28 at 2 p.m. $24 general / $21 DAC members Alpine Bank presents the 5th anniversary revival production of Always... Patsy Cline starring the original cast – professional actress Traci Lyn Thomas and local favorite [...]

10-Minute Play Celebration

READ THE CONTEST GUIDELINES The Durango Arts Center invites emerging and professional playwrights to submit original plays to the 10-Minute Play Contest.  Judges will select the a Grand Prize Winner, and audience members will select the People’s Choice Award at staged readings held each spring.  The Grand Prize and People’s Choice Awards will be [...]

RENT

DAC Theatre presents the play RENT! Based on Puccini’s La Boheme, Rent is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. Hovering in the shadow of poverty, addiction and AIDS, Rent tells the vigorous tale of one year in the life of friends living the Bohemian life in modern-day East Village, New [...]

The Music Man

The Music Man Book, Music & Lyrics by Meredith Willson; Story by Willson and Franklin Lacey December 11–12, 18–19, 7pm December 12 & 19, 1pm $12 DAC members, Ages 13+ $10 ages 12 and under $15 Non-Member 40+ children (ages 5–16) and adult actors will perform this family favorite! Don’t miss this classic [...]