Quandary dabbles in the theater scene
When do the theaters close for the summer season?
Much like our outdoor sports change with the weather, so do the opportunities for arts and entertainment. Sadly, there won’t be any more Fridays jamming out under the stars at the Dillon Amphitheatre, but before long the lake will freeze over and you can watch the kite-boarders put on a whole different kind of performance.
If you haven’t made it over for a show in Dillon yet this summer (sorry, you missed Queen Nation), there is one last golden opportunity. Who’s Bad, a Michael Jackson tribute band, will be putting on the final performance of the season this Saturday, Sept. 12. So grab a glove and have fun moon-walking in the moonlight for one last summer celebration.
Sorry to say, you have already missed the end of the season for the Breckenridge Backstage Theatre. Their final performance was an adaptation of “The Jungle Book” with the last show held on Labor Day. Don’t worry though, you won’t have to wait too long for more shows in Breck as the group usually starts up again in November. Again, like getting ready for ski season, maybe this would be a good time to do a little theater training, start out with some light Arthur Miller, but if by Halloween you’re not sure you can make it, hit the hard stuff: A few Shakespeare histories should get you through the shoulder season.
If reading lines doesn’t seem like a good enough fix, check with the Lake Dillon Theatre Company. The summer shows will end midway through this month, shortening your shoulder season by at least a couple weeks. Performance will then pick up on Nov. 20 when Sherlock Holmes takes up residency here in the High Country in “Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure.” Between the two companies, this means you should only have one month, or so, of making your cat act out scenes from “Our Town.”
Luckily, there are still plenty of musical opportunities, even in October, if Mr. Fluffypants gets a little too demanding for his performances. The Summit Concert Band will put on their fall concert Oct. 28, at the Lord of the Mountains Church as a tribute to Veteran’s Day. The AlpenGlow Chamber Music Festival will also have performances going later into September, though at this point, they are not advertising any shows into October.
Aside from the Summit Concert Band, the group that comes closest to bridging the gap between summer and winter is the Summit Music and Arts Concert Series. They will have performances as late as Sept. 25 and as early as Nov. 8.
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