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Breckenridge Backstage Theatre seeks actors for new production ‘The 10th’

Daily News staff reports

Backstage Theatre seeks actors for ‘The 10th’

The Breckenridge Backstage Theatre is now accepting resumes and headshots for its upcoming production of “The 10th,” a play written and directed by Backstage artistic director Christopher Willard.

“The 10th” follows two recruits who join the 85th Regiment at Camp Hale in the Pando Valley to become alpine soldiers. Thrown into a battalion already reeling from a disastrous mission in the Aleutian Islands, the new recruits must deal with a splintered division populated by an overly educated army force, oversize egos, cantankerous mule skinners and the looming six-week mission in the dead of winter known as “D Series.” Fortitude, faith and fighting spirit combine to create a brotherhood of soldiers never seen before — or since.

The Backstage Theatre is looking for men and women ages 18 to 40 to play a variety of characters in the show, including lead and supporting roles. Rehearsals are scheduled to begin Monday, Jan. 20, and the performance schedule is Friday, Feb. 7 thru Saturday, March 1. Rehearsal stipend and performance pay will be provided ($800 guarantee).

To apply, send a resume and headshot to A one-minute dramatic monologue video or similar reel also would be accepted. Deadline for submissions is Friday, Dec. 27. For a full list of roles to be cast and more information, visit

Joanne Hanson, oil painter, at Arts Alive

Joanne Hanson is the featured artist for December at Arts Alive Gallery. An avid hiker and skier, Joanne loves to paint the Colorado landscape and refers to life in Summit County as “living in a postcard.” She often goes back to New Zealand, where she was born, and also enjoys painting the people and scenery there.

Hanson’s Summit County paintings were selected for the “Bach, Beethoven and Breckenridge” posters for the Breckenridge Music Festival in 2010 and 2013. She has brought in some new pieces, hot off the easel, for this show. Hanson is a member of the Women Artists of the West and the Plein Air Artists of Colorado.

Arts Alive Gallery is located in the center of La Cima Mall in Breckenridge, 501 Main St., and is open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and until 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. Arts Alive Gallery is a local artists’ co-op sponsored by the nonprofit Summit County Art Council. Its mission is to promote visual arts and enhance the cultural life of Summit County. For more information, visit

Free books by Leadville authors

A trio of Leadville writers are offering a free book giveaway in celebration of the Winter Solstice on Saturday, Dec. 21. The participating authors are Laurel McHargue, Carol Bellhouse and Amy Frykholm.

“Miss?,” by McHargue, is a contemporary novel exposing the failure of our current educational system. Get a free download on all day on Saturday. McHargue will be donating the proceeds from any sales between now and April to a scholarship for local high school students.

Bellhouse will have six books available, including the new release of a novel series, “Fire Drifter,” set in Leadville; three poetry books and a biography of a famous Las Vegas cowboy, all free for downloading on on Saturday. Books can be located by typing in Bellhouse’s name on the website.

Frykholm’s book “Julian of Norwich” is a groundbreaking biography about a 14th-century female mystic. Free signed print books are available to the first 25 readers contacting Frykholm on Saturday by email at

— Daily News staff reports

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