Events

WCPA makes the Jones Theater available for events, dance, music, plays, and other performances 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.” Images from popular past season performances are provided in the sidebar to this page.

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 2017 events are booked over the next few months this page will be updated. Please check back from time to time!

WCPA serves as a home for the performing arts where none existed before. Our goals are to introduce local young people and adults to, and train them in, acting, directing, and production in music, dance, and drama.

 


Cinderella: The Broadway Version
Presented by the Custer County High School Drama Department
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, April 27, 28, and 29, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday Matinee, April 29, 2:00 p.m.


The Broadway version of the classic fairy tale Cinderella puts a humorous twist on the story of a young girl who, with the help of a touch of magic, falls in love with the prince, and helps the poor overcome their persecution by the Prince’s evil adviser. This contemporary take on the classic tale features Rodgers & Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible,” and “Ten Minutes Ago.”

Adults, $10; students (18 and under) and active military, $8; kids (12 and under), $5. Included in season ticket. To purchase a $15 patron ticket ahead of time with reserved seating, please call Lissa Miller at 783-9344.

 

 


Events at the Jones Theater: In Concert Presents: Colorado Chamber Players

In Concert: Classical Music in the Valley hosts
Colorado Chamber Players at the Historic Jones Theater in Westcliffe
Sunday, April 30, 2017, 2:00 p.m.

InConcert presents the Colorado Chamber Players, Another Important Event at the Historic Jones THeater

The Colorado Chamber Players

Colorado Chamber Players, a fully professional mixed chamber ensemble, delivers intimate, captivating performances of classical music in locations in the Rocky Mountain Region. The performance with In Concert will feature New York harpist Emily Levin who is the new Principal Harpist of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Bronze Medal Winner of the 9th USA International Harp Competition. She will appear with Paul Nagem, principal flute for the Colorado Springs Symphony and the Colorado Springs Philharmonic, and Barbara Hamilton Primus, viola, who is co-founder and currently Artistic Director and Violist with the Colorado Chamber Players.

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 information about In Concert, visit In Concert: Classical Music in the Valley.


Events at Westcliffe Center for the Performing Arts at Historic Jones Theater

A Taste of Shakespeare
Wednesday, June 7, 6:30 p.m.

WCPA offers a preview of our Shakespeare season performances, meet the actors, and get an overview of the plays. Join the fun!  Donations accepted. Not included in season ticket.

 

 

 


Forging the West
Thursday, June 29, 6:30 p.m.
A fundraiser to benefit
the Westcliffe Center for the Performing Arts

This special presentation by Jim Havey of HaveyPro Cinema features the documentary Forging the West. Forging the West: A Documentary by Jim Havey, presented at the Historic Jones Theater, Westcliffe, ColoradoThe Colorado Fuel and Iron Company (CF&I) began production in 1872 and grew to become the largest steel mill in the Western United States and a firm of enormous importance to the industrialization of the American West. The first steel mill west of the Mississippi River, CF&I also played a pivotal role in the tumultuous history of American labor relations. By the turn of the 20th Century the company was the largest private landowner and the largest employer in Colorado. CF&I mines and mining towns operated throughout the West, while subsidiary companies stretched from Massachusetts to California. Its mills in Pueblo, Colorado provided iron and steel products for agriculture, transportation, mining and other industries critical to western development. The company fueled immigration of ethnic groups to work in its mines and mills, playing an important cultural role in diversifying a burgeoning population.

Join us at the Historic Jones Theater for a fun historic evening with hors d’oeuvres and wine. $20

 


The Ermal and Paula Show

Friday, August 25, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday Performance
Saturday, August 26, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
included in Season Ticket

The Ermal and Paula Show: Another Popular Event at the Historic Jones Theater, Westcliffe, CO

Paula Erlene as Amerca’s Yodeling Sweetheart, Tribute Artist to Patsy Cline

The Ermal and Paula Show: Another Popular Event at the Historic Jones Theater, Westcliffe, CO

Ermal, body double for John Wayne

Events: Ermal and Paula, Historic Jones Theater, August 25 and 26, Westcliffe, CO

Ermal and Paula

 


Events at the Jones Theater: In Concert Presents: Richard Dowling, Pianist

In Concert: Classical Music in the Valley hosts
Richard Dowling, Pianist at the Historic Jones Theater in Westcliffe

Sunday, October 8, 2017, 2:00 p.m.

Historic Jones Theater: RICHARD DOWLING appears regularly throughout the United States in solo recitals, at chamber and ragtime/jazz festivals, and as guest soloist with orchestras.

Richard Dowling, Pianist

RICHARD DOWLING appears regularly throughout the United States in solo recitals, at chamber and ragtime/jazz festivals, and as guest soloist with orchestras. Works of Chopin, Debussy, Ravel, Gottschalk, Gershwin, and ragtime figure prominently in his repertoire. He has received reviews that praise him as “a master of creating beautiful sounds with impeccable control of colors and textures,” as “a musician with something to say, the skill to say it and the magnetic power to make you want to listen,” and for giving “a superb recital that left the audience craving for more at the end.” On April 1, 2017 Mr. Dowling performed the complete piano works of Scott Joplin in two historic sold-out recitals at Carnegie Hall, exactly 100 years to the day that Joplin died in New York. He is the first pianist in the world to perform the complete cycle of Joplin’s 53 rags, marches, waltzes, and cakewalks in public. Throughout 2017 and into 2018 Mr. Dowling will perform more than 70 all-Joplin recitals nationwide in commemoration of the centennial of Joplin’s death and the sesquicentennial of his birth.

Rivermont Records has just released his new 3-CD set, The Complete Piano Works of Scott Joplin. Celebrity ragtime pianist Max Morath says “Richard Dowling’s mastery of the Joplin rags invokes a tenderness that charms us and a technical command that inspires our admiration.” Mr. Dowling resides in New York and is a Steinway Artist.

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 information about In Concert, visit In Concert: Classical Music in the Valley.