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Arts and Entertainment

  • EPiC troupe set to trot out more laughs in summer show

    When the Evergreen Players founded EPiC — Evergreen Players Improv Comedy — in 2010, no one could have predicted how popular the troupe’s improvisational comedy shows would become. This weekend, EPiC presents its 12th improv show, and the laughs are guaranteed to be even bigger and more original than before.

  • ARTS CALENDAR

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    PERFORMANCES

    StageDoor Theatre, 25797 Conifer Road, will perform “Escanaba in Da Moonlight,” a comic homage to hunting in upstate Michigan, at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 27, 28 and 29. Pre-show live music will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 to $15. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.stagedoortheatre.org

  • ‘Escanaba’ bags some big laughs

    If you’ve ever known a hunter or a fisherman, you know their tales can be as long-winded as a hot-air balloon with a slow leak. StageDoor Theatre’s upcoming production of “Escanaba in Da Moonlight” is a hilarious laugh fest that presents a hunting story to beat all hunting stories. If you’re looking for a hysterically funny glimpse into traditional male rites of passage (both hunting and tall-tale telling), all roads lead to Escanaba.

  • Renowned local artist brings unique works to Mirada

    Mirada Fine Art represents an array of talented artists from around the world. This month, Mirada highlights a local artist better known in art markets such as Los Angeles, New Orleans and New York, rather than in his own hometown of Evergreen. Andrew Baird is a former art teacher from Evergreen High School who has become a national phenomenon for his unique artwork. Baird’s first exhibition in Colorado in more than three years, “Beautiful Chaos,” opens Friday at Mirada Fine Art in Indian Hills.

  • Sculpted to perfection

    Sculptor Dan Toone stood in front of his piece as it was being installed in downtown Evergreen.

    While Toone, from Taylorsville, Utah, said he didn’t worry that something might go wrong during the installation, his crossed arms and hand over his mouth belied something a bit different.

    The 300-pound, 11-foot metal sculpture called "Austere" now stands in front of Evergreen Crafters as part of the yearly Sculpture Walk sponsored by Sculpture Evergreen, formerly Art for the Mountain Community.

  • Chorale plans swinging fund-raiser at Lake House

    On Friday night, the Evergreen Lake House will get into the swing at the Evergreen Chorale’s Swing Into Spring event. This special evening of 1940s music and swing dancing is a fund-raiser for the chorale and for Center/Stage Theatre, and will include a group swing dance lesson, dinner, drinks, and a live auction.

  • Evening of short plays is provocative, poignant

    Many dictionaries define “reality check” as “an assessment to determine if one’s circumstances or expectations conform to reality.” In the Evergreen Players’ latest evening of short plays, “Reality Check,” the actors and audience members alike will find themselves transported to four distinct and wonderfully warped worlds, each of which makes us question what reality truly is.

  • Glass artists’ partnership a successful fusion

    The partnership of artists David and Danna Cuin goes beyond a love of glass. The couple, both of whom have professional backgrounds in technical specialties, jumped into the world of art in 1998 and have never looked back. This month, the Cuins are approaching retirement from their second careers, as artists. After showing their work in galleries throughout the world, the Cuins will bring their entire collection of glass pieces home to the Evergreen Gallery.

  • Evergreen Jazz Festival to feature four new groups

    The Felonius Smith Trio is among four musical groups making their debut at the Evergreen Jazz Festival in July. Bassist Scott Johnson and harmonica player Nic Clark will perform a blend of country, folk and delta blues with Jeff Smith, who has mastered a finger-picking style on his slide guitar. 

    The trio will showcase tunes from its recently released CD, “Before That Rooster Crows,” at the Jazz Festival, which runs July 24-26 at venues in Evergreen.

  • Verdict: EHS production of ‘Legally Blonde’ a hit

    Wrapped in a wardrobe of hot pink and carrying her dog, Bruiser, the brainy and beautiful Elle Woods brings a sparkle to Evergreen High School’s production of “Legally Blonde: The Musical,” which opens this weekend.

    “Legally Blonde” is based on the original novel by Amanda Brown and the 2001 film starring Reese Witherspoon. With a book by Heather Hach and music and lyrics by Nell Benjamin and Laurence O’Keefe, the musical premiered on Broadway in 2007, running for 595 performances and garnering multiple Tony and Drama Desk nominations.