Arts and Entertainment

  • A funny look at love, with heart, at StageDoor Theatre

    Valentine’s Day is celebrated in many ways. Some use the day to honor their loved one; others call it National Single Awareness Day, and bemoan or celebrate their uncoupled status. Whatever your take on love, one thing is certain — love in all forms is fun, and the more you can laugh at yourself, the more fun you’ll have. StageDoor Theatre’s adult company is presenting a hilarious look at love in all forms in the upcoming “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change,” opening on Jan. 30.

  • Chorale’s holiday concert offers two stunning settings

    There are times in when music can be made even more beautiful by the setting in which it is presented. In the case of the Evergreen Chorale’s latest collaboration with the Jefferson Symphony Orchestra, the concerts’ beautiful settings will make the music all the more joyous and the holiday season all the more festive.

  • Molten glass

    It’s quite a hot time in the Borocle, one of downtown Evergreen’s newest art galleries.

    The gallery in the building at the southeast corner of Highway 73/74 also is a workshop for glass blowers Eric Post and Kyle Purcell, who create jewelry pendants, vases, goblets and other art forms. Mandie Smith rounds out the group, creating wire art plus soaps, scrubs and other items.

  • Two artists offer unique gift ideas at Holiday Walk

    The holiday season is upon us, and what better way to kick off your shopping than by supporting our local Evergreen artists? Friday, Dec. 5, marks the 23rd annual Holiday Walk in downtown Evergreen. The walk begins at 5 p.m. with the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Evergreen Lake House to light the community tree. Crowds then walk with Santa down Main Street and take holiday photos, enjoy entertainment, and shop for gifts.

  • ‘Grease’ is many words, including a moral

    “Grease” is the word around our mountain towns these days. Grab your leather jackets and bobby socks and take a trip down memory lane with the original high school musical! This sock-hop show performed by the Venue Theatre’s high school company is sure to have audiences hand-jiving the night away.

  • What happens after happily ever after

    The age-old quest for “happily ever after” has unfolded in fairy tales, stories and movies throughout time. In 1986, Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine set out to create a musical that asked the next question: What happens after happily ever after? The result was a Tony Award-winning musical that presents a new twist on fairy tales. This weekend, the high school company of StageDoor Theatre in Conifer sets out to answer the question of life after happily ever after in its production of “Into the Woods.”

  • ‘Bright Ideas’ at Center/Stage shines brightly as comedic satire
  • Evergreen sculptors pedal an eclectic piece

    It’s definitely not traditional stained glass, and it’s really not traditional public art, either.

    Instead, it’s a long roller-coaster-like ribbon of steel with attached bicycle wheels that are filled with stained glass. The 16-foot sculpture is the creation of Creative Stained Glass Studio, and it will be on its way to Kennesaw, Ga., to be installed in the atrium at AMLI Residential.

  • Young cast discovers magic where ‘Anything Goes’

    Classic musicals stand the test of time because they have simple story lines, laugh-inducing scripts, and music that sticks with audiences long after the curtain falls. “Anything Goes” is a celebration of the great American musical and one of its greatest composers, Cole Porter. The latest production of this time-honored show, presented by StageDoor Theatre’s high school company, offers a fresh take on this 80-year-old theatrical gem.

  • ‘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.