The Durango Arts Center is excited to present its 2018 Theatre Season featuring a variety of genres including a comedy, a dramatic rock musical, inspired new works and a beloved family show!

For more info contact:

Doug Gonzalez
Box Office Manager
(970) 259-2606, Ext 13

2018 Shows


By Alan Ball
March 2 & 3, 8-10 at 7:30pm 17-18 and 23, 24 & 25 at 7:30pm
March 11 at 2:00pm
$20 DAC Members / $24 General

This play is wickedly funny, irreverent and a touching celebration of the women’s spirit.

From the creator and writer of TV’s hits True Blood and Six Feet Under and Oscar-winning film American Beauty, comes a hilarious comedy about five very different bridesmaids who find themselves hiding together in an upstairs bedroom while escaping the wedding reception. Not only do they come to realize that none of them really like the bride, but they joyously discover a common bond as they talk, laugh, argue and cry together. Alan Ball teaches us that we can find true communion with fellow human beings in the most unlikeliest of situations.

…chosen as “one of the year’s ten best shows” by critics around the country, including The New York Times, The Los Angeles TimesThe Washington Post, and Rolling Stone.

Special Fundraising Performance: DAC is teaming up with Women’s Resource Center for a special viewing of Five Women….to benefit WRC and supply scholarships for adults for visual and performing arts classes at DAC! Dress up in your favorite bridesmaid dress, celebrate with a glass of champagne and piece of wedding cake and enjoy the show. $40 all inclusive. March 7 at 7:30; Doors open at 7pm.

Books and Lyrics by Brian Yorkey and Music by Tom Kitt
August 23-25, 30, 31 and September 6-8, 7:30pm
September 9, 2pm
$22 DAC Members / $25 General

This musical takes audiences into the minds and hearts of each character, presenting their family’s story with love, heart, and humor.

This powerful rock musical digs in to the lives of a fragmented family grappling with crisis and loss. This musical’s graceful, brutally honest, yet humorous handling of grief, mental illness, and ethics in modern psychiatry has expanded the scope of subject matter and transformed the possibilities of direction of the American musical.

Next to Normal was nominated for 11 Tony Awards, winning three Tony Awards, as well as the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

October 12-13, 7:30pm
October 14, 2pm
$14 General / $10 DAC Members, Ages 12 & Under

“Every secret of a writer’s soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind, is written large in his works.”

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, come to DAC Theatre to support original works and celebrate new, emerging and professional voices in the American theatre! This fast-paced theatre evening offering a grab-bag of comedy and drama is not to be missed!

By Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty Meehan, based on the books of Dr. Suess

December 6-8, 14-15, 7pm
December 8 & 15, 1pm
$16 General / $12 DAC Members and Ages 12 & Under

Fun for the whole family, Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza!

The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant, who discovers a speck of dust on a clove that contains the Whos who live on it. Horton faces a double challenge; not only must he protect the Whos from a world of danger, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left in his care by the irresponsible Mayze La Bird. Meanwhile, smitten Gertrude McFuzz tries to catch the attention of the kind and compassionate Horton.  Through adventures and mishaps, Seuss’s beautifully creative characters find what they seek and the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community emerge triumphant!

Your Benefits as a Season Subscriber:

  • Personalized, advance notice to reserve your show dates
  • Priority seating at all DAC performances
  • A beverage and popcorn punch pass.

3 Ways to Subscribe:

  1. Purchase your season package online
  2. Call the Box Office: (970) 259-2606, Ext 13
  3. Drop in and see us at 802 E 2nd Avenue, downtown Durango

* If purchasing as a gift, please contact the Box Office to alter Season Subscriber info

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