DAC Kid T-Shirts
Dac Kid t-shirts are available at the Arts Center. They are $15.00 for
one or two for $25.00. Let the world know you are a “DAC Kid”
The yearly costume fees are now due.
Hip Hop Kidz $25/Year
DAC owns and maintains all costumes. The fee covers washing, repairs,
replacements and new costumes for the year. Compared to other programs
this is a deal!
If you need to spread payment of the costume fee over a few months that
is okay. Please let Denise know if you need to make payment arrangements.
APPLAUSE! Troupe launched in 2000 when New Hampshire playwright
Trish Lindberg selected Durango for the second public performance of
"Mail to the Chief" - her original musical based on
letters to the President from children who proclaim: "We have a
voice and we wish to be heard!"
after the musical debuted at the Kennedy Center in Washington, Denise
Hagemeister discovered Lindberg was looking for an amateur youth theater
to field test "Mail to the Chief" prior to its publication.
A deal was struck and APPLAUSE was born. Lindbergh flew to Durango for
the very second public performance of her play.
since "Mail to the Chief"
Schoolhouse Rock - 2001
on the 1970's Saturday morning series that taught everything from the
multiplication tables to the inner workings of Congress to how to save
or spend our allowances wisely.
Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - 2002
of C.S. Lewis' classic of the four children who step through the back
of a wardrobe and enter the land of Narnia and encounter Aslan, the
great lion, and the struggles with the White Witch.
On This Island - 2003
With its upbeat calypso flavor tells the story of a peasant girl and
a rich city boy whom she saves from death. The villagers of this Caribbean
island comfort a little girl with the story of the orphan Ti Moune,
who "loved too much for the human heart to bear."
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - 2004
Lloyd Weber's operetta about the old testament figure, Joseph, and his
coat of many colors with various musical styles from country to calypso.
This was a co-production of Durango Arts Force and Durango Lively Arts.
Dear Edwina, Jr. - 2005
The show followed the adventures of advice-giver extrordinaire,
Edwina Spoonapple as she directs kids in the neighborhood production
of "Advice-A-Palooza" extravaganza. After exporing table manners,
sibling rivalry, tolerance and amny other issues through the letters
sent in for her advice, edwina expresses that what really matters is
not a prize one can hjold, but one's family, friends and aspirations.
the Musical - 2005
says the mischevious Cat in the Hat at the onset of this fantascial,
magical, musical extravaganza! Lynn Ahrens and Steven Flaherty have
lovingly brought to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including
Horton the elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, Lazy Mayzie and all of the Whos
of Whoville.The score emerges as a Seussian gumbo of musical styles,
ranging from Latin to pop, swing to gospel, and R&B to funk! Two
local artists, Sandra Butler and Michael Brieger, helped to bring the
stage to life with their unique artistic vision.
101 Dalmatians - Summer Theater Academy 2005
A cast of over 19 students who worked with professional actors, choreographers and vocal directors to hone their skills as actors, singers, dancers and set designers for four weeks of creative, dramatic fun. The academy culminated in two performances which filled the Durango Arts Center theater.
Broadway Jr. "Music Man"
A part of the Broadway
Junior Collection, music and lyrics by Meredith Willson, book by Meredith
Willson and Franklin Lacey. Opens with a train ride bringing TROUBLE
to the little town of River City. This musical was part of the Creativity
Festivity and performances for 9R School district.
Spring of 2006
"Pickle Chiffon Pie"
of the kingdom of Bon Apetit, a normally pleasant fellow, is getting
irritated because his only child, the Princess, has been getting a lot
of attention from the princes in the area. The King wants his daughter
to find a good husband to help her rule the kingdom when he retires,
so the Princess keeps inviting the princes home for dinner. Not only
have the King's grocery bills skyrocketed, but he never gets any of
his favorite pickle chiffon pie when the Queen makes it. The King decides
that the Princess must marry – soon. The King decides to send the princes
on a quest, telling them they must each go into the enchanted forest
and bring back the most wonderful thing they can
find. Everyone in the kingdom is on hand to see what the princes have
come home with. The King declares Prince Bernard the winner because
he's proven himself to be a kind and intelligent leader who will take
care of the Princess and the kingdom.