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Arts and Entertainment

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • ‘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 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.