WCPA makes the Jones Theater available for plays, dance recitals, and music performed by community and outside performing arts groups each year. Last year, the Second Street Dance Studio of Westcliffe performed “Viva Las Vegas,” a dance recital; In Concert presented Spinphony; and the Custer County High School Drama Club performed a play, “The Pajama Game.”
In A Taste of Shakespeare WCPA offers the Westcliffe community and visitors an overview of the season’s Shakespeare plays, with opportunities to meet the directors and actors.
As 2016 events are booked over the next few months this page will be updated. Please check back from time to time!
Custer County Drama Club: “Aida”
Music by Elton John and lyrics by Tim Rice
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, March 10, 11, and 12 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday Matinee, March 12, at 2:00 p.m.
Conflict between Egypt and Nubia gives birth to a star-crossed love affair between Aida, the captured princess of Nubia, and Radames, the Egyptian captain who enslaved her people. With love and responsibility at odds, Aida and Radames must decide to follow their hearts or lead their people. This musical is based on Giuseppe Verdi’s 19th-century opera of the same name.
Adults, $10; children and students, $5. Tickets will be sold at the door 90 minutes before each show. $15 patron tickets with reserved seating will be available beginning March 6th. Call Lissa Miller for patron tickets at 783-9344.
Announcing a Totally Unique and Exciting Theater Event
The Operation Parachute project will present two performances of The Cost of War—Join the Conversation, a compelling performance piece bringing to life stories and words drawn from American wars and written by involved warriors, soldiers, and civilians. This dynamic event will serve as the basis of engaging post-show dialogues led by two Westcliffe-based panels. They will lead a conversation and invite audience members to explore the cost of war, the experience of military service, veterans’ issues, and social responsibility, and to share common and uncommon ground. Honoring our men and women in uniform and their families, and calling to action all of us who they serve, Operation Parachute: The Cost of War—Join the Conversation is sure to be an important and entertaining theater and community happening. This is an invitation for Westcliffe-area veterans, their families, and non-vet residents to engage in a meaningful dialogue about things which have and continue to concern us all.
Presented for a two-performance only run, Operation Parachute: The Cost of War-Join the Conversation will play on Saturday, April 2 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the beautiful and intimate Studio 2 in Westcliffe’s own Jones Theatre.
Tickets: $10, general admission; $5, for veterans and their guests.
Seating is limited. To make reservations for this once-in-a-lifetime experience and for more information, please contact Dan Hiester at 719-371-7069.
In Concert: The Colorado Vocal Arts Ensemble
Sunday, April 3, 3:00 p.m.
Back by popular demand, the Colorado Springs Vocal Arts Ensemble, under the direction of Deborah Jenkins-Teske, will present a concert celebrating the art of a cappella singing. From the Renaissance to the present day, the program spans six centuries and traverses the Western hemisphere, from Italy to Norway and Ireland to Canada. The program features works by Cipriano da Rore, Orlando Gibbons, Edvard Grieg, James MacMillan, Veljo Tormis and the Beattles. Following the concert there will be a reception and opportunity to meet the performers.
There will be an art show in Studio 2 of the Jones Theater featuring the work of Steve Willman. The exhibit will be available for viewing before and after the concert.
Tickets are available at the door: $15 for adults and $5 for students. Advance tickets are available at Candy’s Coffee Shop and Loan-A-Ranger in Westcliffe. For additional information and to purchase tickets in advance, please visit the In Concert website, or contact us by email or phone, 719.783.9709.
A Taste of Shakespeare
WCPA offers a preview of our Shakespeare performances, meet the actors, and get an overview of the plays. Join the fun! Wednesday, June 8, 6:30 p.m. Donations accepted. Not included in season ticket.
Juni Fisher in Concert
Juni Fisher – 2011 Western Entertainment Awards, 2011 WMA Entertainer of the Year, 2011 WMA Female Performer of the Year, 2011 WMA Song of the Year!
“Fisher’s luminous intensity ignites her writing and her performances,” says one journalist. “At the heart of her unique and complex artistry is her ability to bring alive what become unforgettable characters and images, stunning stories that often carry a deep and compassionate reflection of the human spirit.” Well known cowboy poet Waddie Mitchell says: “Juni Fisher is the best thing to happen to western music in a long time.”
Wednesday, July 6, 7:30 p.m.
Hooray for Hollywood: A Fundraiser
Join us for a Murder Mystery dinner party created in cooperation with THEY improv of Colorado Springs. You and your table are the detectives. Will someone you accuse go to jail? Join us for fun, surprises, prizes, and laughter to support Westcliffe Center for the Performing Arts and the Historic Jones Theater.
Wednesday, August 31, 6:30 p.m.
Tickets, $75; includes dinner. Not included in season ticket.
Click here to buy your ticket and indicate your dinner preference!