Roamin’ the Range March 2016
If you love the Broadway classics, check out the Candlelight Dinner Playhouse, just east of Interstate 25 at 4747 Marketplace Drive in Johnstown. Until March 6, the company is performing Hello Dolly, a show that has been delighting audiences since 1964 with favorites such as “Hello Dolly,” “It Only Takes a Moment” and “Before the Paradise Passes By.” Winner of 10 Tony Awards for best musical, original score and choreography. South Pacific opens March 17 and runs through May 8. Set in an island paradise during World War II, this timeless musical is one of the most popular and influential shows in Broadway history. For 50 years, it has captivated audiences around the world. The haunting score is full of some of the most enduring standards in Broadway, including, “There is Nothing Like a Dame,” “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair,” “Bali Hai,” and the beloved “Some Enchanted Evening.” See coloradocandlelight.com for times and tickets.
The Lincoln Center, 417 Magnolia St. in Fort Collins has the following shows scheduled for early spring. Janis Joplin is on stage for three nights, March 10-12, and AEG presents Peppa Pig Live on March 6. The Wedding Show is on 1 and 4 p.m. on March 13 and features many of the finest wedding professionals in the area. Mingle, ask questions, experience four wedding themes and enjoy cocktails on the Lincoln Center Rooftop. For detailed information and prices for all these events visit lctix.com.
Through March 25, Midtown Arts Center in Fort Collins performs Ring of Fire, a heartfelt musical tribute to Johnny Cash. His iconic songs string together a musical about love, faith, struggle and success, rowdiness and redemption, hope and family. A salute to the “Man in Black,” a true American legend. You have a few more days to enjoy I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, a celebration of contemporary courtship that takes on the truths and myths behind to conundrum known as “the relationship.” Closes March 4. For details and tickets visit midtownartscenter.com.
Colorado State University’s Morgan Library presents Bill Bryson, author of A Walk in the Woods, 2-3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 16, at Lory Student Center on the campus. Bryson will talk about his new book, The Road to Little Dribbling. Info. and tickets at CSUTIX.com or 970-491-4849.
Fort Collins Symphony’s Season of Legends and Legacies continues at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 5, with an innovative concert sponsored by Premier Stem Cell Institute featuring breathtaking photographic images choreographed to Samuel Barber’s “Adagio for Strings” and Gustav Mahler’s “Adagietto.” A special piece highlighting photographs taken of Fort Collins by local artists is set to the music of Richard Meyer’s “A Fiddler’s Fancy” and Calvin Custer’s “Central Coach Special.” Multimedia artist Nicholas Bardonnay with Westwater Arts will spark the Image-Ination with stunning images projected onto an immense 440-square-foot, three panel, panoramic screen flown above the orchestra.
The magical evening begins with 20th century American composer David Diamond’s “Rounds for String Orchestra” and ends with preeminent 19th century Czech composer Antonín Dvořák’s “Serenade for Strings in E Major.” Between these aurally compelling pieces, the audience will be equally compelled by the artistry of Nicholas Bardonnay with his mesmerizing visual expressions of the evocative music performed by the Fort Collins Symphony under the direction of Maestro Wes Kenney. More than 75 images taken by 10 Fort Collins photographers will be featured during the Fort Fun piece with the audience choosing their favorite 3 images. The top three vote-getters will receive a special Fort Collins Symphony 8×10 frame featuring their winning photograph at the Masterworks 5 concert on May 14. Tickets at fcsymphony.org or 970-221-6730