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Arts and Entertainment

  • 'Best Christmas Pageant Ever' really is

    Sometimes it seems the yule season is all about ugly holiday sweaters and who makes the best eggnog. “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” presented by StageDoor Theatre’s Junior Company, offers a message of acceptance, forgiveness and recapturing the true meaning of Christmas, even if it’s delivered by the most unlikely messengers — ones who probably where ugly holiday sweaters themselves.

  • Center for the Arts Evergreen finds new home

    The historic Bergen Park Church building will be the new home of the Center for the Arts Evergreen — after an extended search, the arts group's capital campaign committee purchased the property on Friday for $500,000.

    “We’re very excited about this space,” said Steve Sumner, CAE's executive director.

    The new location has four times the space of the Miller House, where CAE has been operating for the past 10 years, Sumner said. And its location is ideal, he added.

  • Jeffco teachers exhibit work at Center for the Arts Evergreen

    A premiere exhibit at the Center for the Arts Evergreen showcases the creative talents of four area high school teachers.

    Steve Sumner, CAE director, is excited about this first-time opportunity to display the exemplary work of teachers who find time to be artists in addition to their responsibilities as art instructors.

    “They’re really worthy,” he said.

  • Evergreen arts organizations receive Colorado Creates grants

    Four arts organizations in Evergreen have received grants from Colorado Creates, a program of Colorado Creative Industries.

    The Evergreen Players are planning to use their $6,500 grant for an educational project called E.P. Studio One, said John Davis, a board member of the organization.

    “It’s theater arts: acting, improv, set design,” Davis said of the initiative. “We’ve been working on this for a long time.”

  • ‘Mockingbird’ a powerful production about race, justice

    You couldn’t open a newspaper or Web browser this summer without hearing about the new novel “Go Set a Watchman.” This book was the second published novel of Harper Lee, the famous author of the beloved classic “To Kill a Mockingbird.” Although the new book’s release caused a resurgence in interest in the reclusive author, interest in Lee’s first book never waned, and “To Kill a Mockingbird” is one of the best-selling novels of all time.

  • Evergreen Chorale set to premiere ‘Chicago’

    Come on, babe. Why don’t we paint the town? And all that jazz. That’s just what the Evergreen Chorale will be doing when its long-anticipated production of the musical “Chicago” opens Friday.

  • Chorale choreographs a notable production of ‘Guys & Dolls’

    The Evergreen Chorale’s production of “Guys & Dolls” — in addition to having great music and a comedic plot — has some special elements.

    First, Pat Payne is back directing his second show for the Chorale. Payne is well known in the Denver area theater scene, most recently at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities.

    Second, the cast is a 50/50 mix of Evergreen Chorale regulars from the area and those coming up the hill to be part of the production.

  • ‘9 to 5, the Musical’ hits comedic, poignant notes

    The high school cast at StageDoor Theatre in Conifer has been working overtime — much longer than 9 to 5 — to prepare for the opening of the musical “9 to 5,” which became famous in the 1980s thanks to the 1979 film and the music of Dolly Parton. Times have changed since the film, but anyone who follows the news knows that office politics and the role of women at work are still as fiercely debated in 2015 as they were in 1979.

  • 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.

  • A wealth of creativity

    From a pink pig sculpture with wings to intricately designed jewelry, the 49th annual Evergreen Fine Arts Festival featured a wealth of creative talent last weekend.