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Arts and Entertainment

  • Director has special connection to ‘Memoirs’

    Many of playwright Neil Simon’s award-winning plays were autobiographical in nature. The acclaimed 1983 hit “Brighton Beach Memoirs” was no exception. In the case of the upcoming Evergreen Players production, the show is semi-autobiographical not only for the playwright but for the director as well.

  • Evergreen Gallery embarks on a new era

  • ‘Parallel Lives’ continues to win acclaim

    2011 has been a banner year for the Evergreen Players, who are garnering national recognition for the play “Parallel Lives.” In March, the Players won the regional American Association of Community Theatres festival. Three months later, the cast and crew took the show to the national competition in Rochester, N.Y. While attending the national festival, the show sparked international interest, and the Players were invited to perform “Parallel Lives” at the One Act Play Festival in Heidelberg, Germany, on Oct. 9.

  • Artists’ ideas keep new gallery vibrant

    Most art galleries are vibrant by nature — the walls packed with colorful or inspiring art that grabs the visitor’s attention. But not all galleries have a vibrant atmosphere in addition to eye-catching art. The Main Street Fine Art Gallery, the latest endeavor of the Evergreen Artists Association, is a lively gallery whose art as well as atmosphere change frequently thanks to a dedicated group of artists.

  • ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ will make your heart race

    Each year as the community prepares for Halloween, store shelves are lined with sinister costumes, and our world dresses itself in a bit of the macabre. This annual tradition proves that we find a bit of pleasure in scaring ourselves silly. The latest production of “Arsenic and Old Lace” at StageDoor Theatre is much more silly than scary, but the black comedy is still dotted with the all of the spine-tingling macabre that makes this time of year so much fun.

  • Evergreen studios about to open their doors

    September is a time to celebrate the beauty of our mountain community. The first touches of gold appear on the aspen, and the hay meadows have changed from green to shades of copper. It is also a time to celebrate the artistic community in the greater Evergreen area by visiting the studios of our working artists. The 10th annual Open Door Studios of Evergreen offers a backstage look at the time, talent and techniques involved in the creation of the beautiful works of art that best capture the changing seasons of Evergreen and the world beyond.

  • ‘Evita’ brings Argentina to Center/Stage

    The Evergreen Chorale kicks off its 2011-12 season with “Evita,” a show-stopper that will fill Center/Stage Theater with the sights and sounds of Argentina in the early 20th century. This rock-opera story of the rise and fall of Argentina’s beloved first lady, Eva Peron, reopens on Broadway in 2012, but why fly to New York when you can enjoy the charms and ambitions of “Evita” right here in Evergreen?

  • It’s season-ticket season on the Evergreen arts scene

  • Exhibit at Evergreen Fine Art benefits school art programs

    The owners of Evergreen Fine Art, Barb Hadley and Phil Shanley, along with the rest of the gallery staff, have become known for their keen eyes for beautiful art and their charitable giving to their community. The latest show at the gallery, Weekend in the West, combines the best of these traits, promising to be a weekend of highly sought-after art and charitable support for our mountain schools’ arts programs.

  • Stoneheart exhibit a good sign

    Have you ever fallen prey to (or perhaps used) the age-old pick-up line, “What’s your sign?” The signs of the zodiac have been used to predict the future of people’s lives for years. In the case of Evergreen citizens and visitors, these astrological symbols can predict the future of your Friday night — a trip to the hottest art auction in town at Stoneheart Gallery on Main Street in Evergreen. You’ll leave feeling happier than a hippie that you finally paid attention when someone asked, “What’s your sign?”