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Arts and Entertainment

  • ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’ is thoroughly marvelous

    The recent trend in Broadway musicals is dark, operatic or seriously soul-searching. “Thoroughly Modern Millie” is none of these, and it provides a breath of fresh air when we need to laugh instead of cry and tap our toes instead of gnash our teeth. StageDoor Theatre’s upcoming production of this 1920s jazz pastiche is packed with plenty of catchy melodies, quirky characters and kick-up-your-heels good times.

  • Egg-decorating winners

    Results in the Downtown Business Association’s second annual egg decorating contest:

    Professional division

    First: The Egg & I by Carol Newsom. Sponsor: Java Grove.

    Second: Continental Divide by Paul Koentges. Sponsor: ReMax Evergreen.

    Third: Chakra by Pamela Rhodes. Sponsor: Mountain Man Fruits & Nuts

    Amateur division

    First: Finishing Touch by Joan Zarlengo

    Second: Bumpy Dots by Deb Farinholt

    Third: Bleeding Hearts by Roxy (only name given)

    Papier mache, adult division

  • It’s spring: time for ‘100 for $100’

    It’s that time of year again. The gavel drops. Art lines the walls of the Center for the Arts Evergreen, waiting to be snatched up by the highest bidder — or in the case of “100 for $100,” the luckiest bidder. 100 for $100 is the most anticipated art auction in the Evergreen area, and you don’t have to be rolling in the green to take home an amazing piece of art.

  • Celtic Celebration features luck o’ the chorale

    Every year, many Evergreen residents celebrate Celtic culture with some green beer and a rousing St. Paddy’s Day party. However, the luck of the Irish — and the Scottish, for that matter — can be found throughout the year at true Celtic celebrations.

    The Evergreen Chorale’s Celtic Celebration brings some of this luck to Evergreen in April. It’s more than just a few shamrocks and leprechauns, however. The chorale brings the traditional sounds and tastes of Irish and Scottish culture to the Rockies.

  • ‘Sixteen Wounded’ explores Mideast conflict

    For as long as we can remember, the news has been filled with stories of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The ongoing strife in this tiny region of the world dominates the global airwaves. How much do we really know about the people born into these circumstances — the individuals whose lives are defined by the geography of their birth? The Evergreen Players takes on these questions in the regional premiere of “Sixteen Wounded,” which opened March 6 at Center/Stage Theater.

  • Evergreen’s 150th celebrated in photo journey

    You’ll be hearing a lot about birthdays this year in the Evergreen area. On July 4, 1859, the Bergen family finished building their cabin in today’s Bergen Park, among the first settlers to put down roots in the area. In celebration of the 150th anniversary of this “founding” of Evergreen, John Steinle, administrator at the Hiwan Homestead Museum, has teamed with the Center for the Arts Evergreen.

    On Wednesday, March 25, Steinle will present a photo journey through Evergreen’s past via historic photos from the museum’s collection.

  • It’s not the same old Evergreen Fine Art

    Art fans who enjoy room to move and space to breathe will love the revamped and revivified version of the Evergreen Fine Art Gallery. It’s the same building, but you’d swear it’s a different space, with the rooms rehung in a museum-style configuration. The walls seem broader, with more space between each work and several works by each artist grouped together. The gallery’s striking glass collection has been moved downstairs to the main level, and the gift area filled with designer and vintage jewelry, as well as small sculptural pieces, has been expanded.

  • This ‘Beast’ production is a beauty for all ages

    Have you seen a human-sized cheese grater heading up I-70 recently? How about a teapot the size of a teenager? If so, you’re not losing your mind. It’s just the crew of Evergreen High School’s theater department trekking up the hill with costumes for their latest production of “Beauty and the Beast.”

    “This show has the best of everything in it,” says director Fran Arniotes. “When you do Disney, you can just have fun with it. The costumes are larger than life, and the cast is phenomenal.”

  • Chorale offers an evening with Andrew Lloyd Webber

    Each spring the Evergreen Chorale stages its annual musical, but this year the Chorale is trying a new format: Rather than one staged musical, the Chorale will feature musical excerpts from 10 of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most famous shows. The songs will be staged with costumes and choreography so the audience gets the best and brightest from Lloyd Webber’s signature works.

  • Colorado Children’s Theater is best acting group at Atlanta festival

    Evergreen and Conifer were well represented at Music Theater International’s 2009 Junior Theater Festival in Atlanta.

    Out of 34 children’s theater schools nationwide, members of Evergreen’s Colorado Children’s Theater took home the award for best acting group, and one member of the theater, Chapman Hyatt, 14, took home the award for best actor.

    More than 1,400 kids and their theater teachers gathered for a weekend in January to show off their acting skills and learn new ones at workshops with professionals.