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Summit County Arts & Entertainment Briefs

Daily News staff reports

The Backstage Theatre in Breckenridge is soliciting headshots and resumes for its summer 2013 shows, “Avenue Q,” “Charlotte’s Web” and “The 39 Steps.” All positions are paid. Performances take place at the Breckenridge Theatre and rehearsals are conducted in Denver. Lodging is available for cast members traveling outside of Summit County. Send headshots and resumes to Video auditions also will be accepted. Some roles in “Avenue Q” are already cast, but all other roles are open. Call (970) 453-0199 for more info, or visit

There’s still time to get in on Dillon’s third annual holiday decorating contest, which runs through Jan. 6. Residential winners receive prize packages; the total value of last year’s prizes was $1,100 split between the top three winners. Business winners get to display a trophy and take home a cash prize. New this year, all participants need to register their residences or businesses for the competition by emailing (it is okay to register another person’s house) and voting is online at Voters can cast one vote per day until the end of the contest. All properties must be within Dillon town limits to participate.

Frisco’s Winter Vacation Sensation takes place during Summit School District’s breaks. The program features field trips, art projects, games and outdoor play. Upcoming dates are Jan. 2-4; Jan. 7; Feb. 25 to March 1 and April 15-19. It’s $40/day for Frisco residents, ages 5-12, and $45 per day for nonresidents. The camp runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with drop-off from 8-8:45 a.m. and pick-up from 4:30-5 p.m. at the community center on 3rd Avenue in downtown Frisco. There is no early drop-off or late pick-up option. Register at or in person at the Frisco Day Lodge. This is a state-licensed program. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

Time is running out to see “Becoming Van Gogh,” an in-depth exploration of Vincent Van Gogh’s unconventional path to becoming a world-renowned artist. The exhibit, which examines critical steps in the largely self-taught artist’s evolution, includes more than 70 paintings and drawings by Van Gogh and is on view at the Denver Art Museum through Jan. 20. Timed and dated tickets are required; go to or call (720) 865-5120. Extended holiday hours are until 9 p.m. most nights, New Year’s Eve and Day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and until midnight January 18-20.

The Summit Reads planning committee chose the “The Blue Revolution,” by Cynthia Barnett, for this spring’s Summit Reads community project. The book exposes truths about the U.S. water crisis – how Americans use more water than any other culture in the world and how our daily habits and attitudes jeopardize the world’s water supply – and is particularly relevant in light of the dwindling Dillon Reservoir. The first step is to read the book, which will be available at Summit County Libraries and The Next Page Bookstore in Frisco. Those interested in hosting an event or leading a discussion on the book this spring should contact Jen Miller at

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