A&E briefs: Applause! presents High Tea and Fashion Show, Summit Style
Applause! presents High Tea and Fashion Show, Summit Style
Applause!, the fundraising arm of the Breckenridge Music Festival (BMF), will host the High Tea and Fashion Show on Saturday, Feb. 13. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. and the Tea and Fashion Show will begin at 1:30 p.m. There will be beautiful table settings, mimosas, exotic teas, and sweets and savories. Come early and shop the mini-boutiques which will offer a variety of treasures. Also purchase tickets for the gift baskets. Tickets are one for $1 or 15 for $10. There will be door prizes and a prize for “Best Hat.” Hats are, of course, optional. Fashions will be presented from several Summit County boutiques and shops including: Cornflower, Arrabella, Caamano’s, The Flying Crane, Rivers, Stork and the Bear, Beloved Boutique, Slopeside Cowboy and Calisco. The benefit will be held at the Community and Senior Center in Frisco, and tickets are $45. Tickets can be purchased online at breckenridgemusicfestival.com or by calling (970) 453-9142.
Applause! hosts a variety of year-round parties and functions to support the BMF. Through these events, Applause! strives to reach out to the Summit County community and raise a substantial portion of the annual BMF contributed revenue budget at the same time.
The Breckenridge Backstage Theatre, winner of the 2010 Outstanding Regional Theatre Award by the Colorado Theatre Guild, presents the one-man show, Clarence Darrow, premiering Feb. 11.
Breckenridge Backstage Theatre presents David Casiano as Clarence Darrow
The Breckenridge Backstage Theatre presents the one-man show, “Clarence Darrow,” premiering Feb. 11. This history of one man’s fight for justice against all odds, based on a biography by Irving Stone, is a reminiscence of the unpopular cases in which the famous attorney was involved, the events of his personal life, and his opinions about contemporary events.
Darrow’s work in the courtroom impacted the social, political and cultural fabric of the early part of the 20th century. Fighting for labor reform, racial equality, the teaching of evolution in our public schools and challenging the death penalty were the hallmarks of a brilliant legal career.
David Casiano portrays the famous attorney in a performance he is repeating from previous productions, most recently a 2015 tour in Parker and Aurora. Casiano founded the Cafe La Papa Experimental Theater Company in New York, producing and acting in the “Zoo Story,” “Waiting for Godot,” and “Clarence Darrow.” Robert Michael Sanders (Avenue Theatre’s “Tell Me On A Sunday”) directs the production.
In this adaptation, David Rintels has captured the humanity and unswerving commitment of one of the greatest litigators of our time. Here is the famous attorney reminiscing over his long and renowned career, touching on many of his famous trials including the Scopes Monkey Trial and the sensational Leopold/Loeb case. Darrow reviews much of America’s legal history with salty humor, courtroom gusto and human relish. Henry Fonda famously starred on Broadway and in the national tour, and this production was Kevin Spacey’s final performance as artistic director at the Old Vic in London.
“Clarence Darrow” opens Feb. 11 and plays until Feb. 27. Full performance schedule is Feb. 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 26 and 27 at 7:30 p.m. All shows will be held at the Old County Courthouse, 3rd Floor, 208 E. Lincoln, Breckenridge. Ticket prices are $25 plus $2 processing fee via online order. There is a group discount (10+) of $2 per ticket. Tickets purchased at the box office or via phone are $27 plus $2 processing fee. To order tickets, visit the BBT website at http://www.backstagetheatre.org or call (970) 453-0199.
Next Page hosts author Fritz Sperry
Backcountry ski and ride guru Fritz Sperry will be at the Next Page Books & Nosh in Frisco with his books “Making Turns,” volumes I and II on Friday, Feb. 12 from 5–7 p.m. The bookstore has sold dozens of copies of these guide books for the Summit County area. He is going to speak about some of his favorite spots, and will be doing a photo presentation as well of the terrain that he has covered. Next Page is located at 409 Main, Frisco. Call (970) 668-9291 for more information.
—Compiled by Heather Jarvis
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