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The Lake Dillon Theatre Company has opened registration for the Spring 2011 Youth Theatre Workshop and this season’s production of “The Ugly Ducking.” For nine weeks, your young actor will rehearse and perform in a new exciting play. In a dedicated environment at the Lake Dillon Theatre, your student will work with professionals to prepare for the show. While the focus will be on the production of “The Ugly Ducking,” your actor will also be exposed to proper audition techniques, warm-up exercises and performance preparation.This session’s instructors include: Ben Whitmore, Debbie Swartz and Chamonix Adams Porter. Whitmore is a director, actor and musician. This marks his eighth YTW production and his fourth non-summer workshop. Swartz is returning for her second YTW since spending several years in Hawaii studying theater and dance and performing on the big island. She is a Summit County native. Porter is an assistant counselor with the YTW and is a senior at Summit High School. Porter designs costumes and helps with stage management in YTW and the regular LDTC season.Camp dates: Feb. 8, 15 and 22 and March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29; show on April 5. Cost: $225. Deadline to register: Feb. 4. Contact (970) 513-9386.

Backstage Theatre presents a special KidsPlay for ages 7-14: Roald Dahl’s “Matilda.” Rehearsals begin at 4:15 p.m. Feb. 3 and continue most Thursdays through May 5. The show is May 6 and 7, and the workshop costs $150. Deadline to register is Feb. 1. For more information, call (970) 453-0199.

Breckenridge Convention and Visitor’s Bureau (BCVB) director of sales Donna Horii was recently named 2010’s Peak Performer by Destination Colorado, the official trade association for the state of Colorado’s destinations, facilities and services available for use by professional meeting groups, conferences and events.”Destination Colorado wouldn’t be nearly as effective without the teamwork from all our fine members and (Donna Horii), in particular, exemplifies both teamwork and a great attitude,” said Cindy Harder, president of Destination Colorado. “She has done an excellent job promoting not only her individual companies, but the entire state of Colorado as well.”The Peak Performer Award recognizes hard work, commitment and passion in marketing Colorado as an amazing destination to host meetings and conventions to a national audience of professional meeting planners. Donna Horii has been involved in the hospitality industry for over 25 years, working for hotels, tour operators, resorts and other CVB’s such as Greater Fort Lauderdale, Denver and Grand Junction. Her biggest passions being skiing, biking, golf and family, Horii enjoys leading the Breckenridge CVB, as it allows her to share her vast experience and love of the mountains.”I am honored to be recognized by my industry peers, for all of whom I have great admiration,” she said. “They are so dedicated to this great state and amazing lifestyle we are so fortunate to have.”Destination Colorado is a statewide association of more than 100 companies targeting meeting planners and incentive buyers to bring their meetings and events to the state of Colorado.The Breckenridge Convention and Visitor’s Bureau works with the local community to provide destination marketing services and materials (including welcome booths and discount booklets), assist in itinerary development, obtain lodging rates and recommend restaurants, attractions and venues that will work for any group. The BCVB’s connection with the community brings the best possible resources to make any meeting or event a success.

The National Repertory Orchestra’s artistic director, Carl Topilow, is pleased to announce the collaboration with the Pikes Peak Young Composers (PPYC) organization for 2011. The National Repertory Orchestra will perform the top three selected orchestral overtures submitted into an additional PPYC Senior (ages 16-18) Orchestral Category at a public concert in Breckenridge on Saturday July 9. These three compositions will be judged by National Repertory Orchestra performers, Maestro Topilow and members of the audience. The winning piece will be announced at the concert. For full details and application form, please visit the Pikes Peak Young Composers website at You may also contact Leonard Rhodes, artistic director, PPYC, (970) 485-3356 or Julie Chandler, director of development, at the National Repertory Orchestra (970) 453-5825 or For a full National Repertory Orchestra Festival schedule visit or call (970) 453-5825.

Tricia Bass of Golden and Amy Evans of Breckenridge will feature their original oils in a two-woman exhibition at The Alpine Arts Center in Edwards, Colo., Feb. 7-28. The show, titled “Different Views,” will showcase original oils by these two award-winning, nationally recognized professionals. The show opens on Saturday, Feb. 12 at noon with a gallery talk by Bass and Evans on “The Joys Of Original Art,” followed by a demonstration by both artists until 4 p.m. The public is invited. The art center is located at 210 Edwards Village Blvd, Unit A105 in Edwards. For more information, visit

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