Events

YPT's "The Drowsy Chaperone"

January 30th, 2015 - February 2nd, 2015

YPT's "The Drowsy Chaperone"

The Sheridan Arts Foundation Young People’s Theater presents its annual high school musical offering with “The Drowsy Chaperone” on Jan. 30-31 and Feb. 2 at the historic Sheridan Opera House. “The Drowsy Chaperone” is a musical for people who love musicals (and even for those who don't)! Set partially in the modern day, the play opens with "Man in a Chair" a theatre geek who is obsessed with an old 1920s musical, 'The Drowsy Chaperone". He plays the audience a scratchy old record of the show, and the story takes off from there. (Please note: Balcony seats in rows P & O are flip down with a great view of the stage, but limited leg room)

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Brett Dennen: Solo Acoustic with Willy Tea Taylor

February 5th, 2015

Brett Dennen: Solo Acoustic with Willy Tea Taylor

The Sheridan Arts Foundation proudly presents Brett Dennen: Solo Acoustic at the Sheridan Opera House on Feb. 5, 2015. He'll be joined by Willy Tea Taylor as opening support. Dennen, an acclaimed folk/pop musician comes to Telluride for a solo acoustic show a year after the release of his fifth record, "Smoke & Mirrors," which marks his return to the folk and acoustic music he loved early on in his career. Dennen's debut release in 2006 drew comparisons to such troubadours as Paul Simon and Tom Petty and Dennen has been wowing audiences with his songwriting and on-stage charisma ever since. Tickets are $30 and $35 reserved seats. (Please note: Balcony seats in rows P & O are flip down with a great view of the stage, but limited leg room)

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An evening with the 10th Mountain Divisiion

February 6th, 2015

An evening with the 10th Mountain Divisiion

Don’t miss this special evening honoring WWII veterans of the 10th Mountain Division. After the war, the 10th was instrumental in establishing the ski industry in Colorado. Enjoy a live auction (including 10th Mountain Division paraphernalia), the screening of Gage and Gage Production’s documentary “Fire on the Mountain” about the men of the 10th, and visit with local 10th Mountain Division veterans. This includes a special reception to view the art of Jacques Parker, 10th Mountain Division veteran at the Telluride Historical Museum on Friday, February 6 at 5:00pm. Members of the 10th Mountain Division will be in attendance.

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The Wailers at the Telluride Conference Center

February 8th, 2015

The Wailers at the Telluride Conference Center

The Sheridan Arts Foundation and Telluride Ski Resort collaborate for the second installment of the 2015 Telluride Conference Center Winter Music Series with reggae legends The Wailers, on Sunday, February 8, 2015. Tickets are $25 general admission. The original backing band for Bob Marley, The Wailers have sold in excess of 250 million albums world wide. Formed in 1969, the group has created an extraordinary body of work whose echoes are heard in every corner of the world today. Limited VIP tickets are available by calling 970.728.6363 ext 5. (Please note: this show is standing room ONLY!)

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The 16th Annual Telluride Comedy Festival

February 12th, 2015 - February 15th, 2015

The 16th Annual Telluride Comedy Festival

The Telluride Comedy Fest strives to be a world class event while keeping the grassroots feel and uniqueness of Telluride itself. This year's lineup includes seasoned veterans like Paul Scheer, Jason Mantzoukas, Rob Huebel, Seth Morris and Cameron Esposito, and new faces such as Wyatt Cenac, Rhea Butcher, Will Hines and Neil Casey. Our nightly schedule is: • Thursday Locals Improv Night - you don't have to be a local to attend! • Friday Sketch Comedy - hosted by Paul Scheer and Rob Huebel • Late Night Friday Stand Up- hosted by Cameron Esposito & Rhea Butcher • Stand Up Comedy Saturday - with Cameron Esposito, Rhea Butcher & Wyatt Cenac • Sketch Comedy and Improv Sunday- with Neil Casey & Will Hines' Small Men Sketch Show On Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, one free bottle of champagne per table is included with your cabaret table ticket. (Please note: balcony seats in rows P & O are flip down with a great view but limited leg room.)

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Seat Sponsorship Raffle

February 16th, 2015

Seat Sponsorship Raffle

Enter our Seat Sponsorship Raffle to win a seat plaque valued at $500! With your purchase of a $10 ticket, your name is entered to win a theater seat sponsorship in the historic Sheridan Opera House. Your name (or a loved one's name) will be inscribed on a plaque and attached to one of our theater seats for the next ten years. Or sponsor your own seat now! With your donation of $500 or $1000, you support the Sheridan Arts Foundation, the 501 (c) 3 non-profit that owns and operates the historic Sheridan Opera House, and get a seat sponsorship without taking your chances in the raffle. Call Maggie at 970.728.6363 ext. 5 to purchase a raffle ticket or to sponsor a seat now!

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Mardi Gras with Zach Deputy

February 17th, 2015

Mardi Gras with Zach Deputy

The Sheridan Arts Foundation and SBG Productions present Zach Deputy live in concert at the historic Sheridan Opera House for a Fat Tuesday celebration on February 17. Get loopy with Zach Deputy’s “island-infused, drum 'n' bass, gospel-Ninja-soul." This dynamic performer draws on his Puerto Rican-Irish-Africa-British-French-Cherokee background to create music that is mind-blowingly diverse and refreshing. He started looping during his live shows years ago when his bass player didn’t show up for a gig and he hasn’t looked back. His sets are multi-layered, rhythmic wonders – no two sets are alike. (Please note: GA tickets are standing room only, and balcony seats in rows P & O are flip down with a great view of the stage, but limited leg room)

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Leftover Salmon feat. Bill Payne live in concert

February 19th, 2015 - February 20th, 2015

Leftover Salmon feat. Bill Payne live in concert

Leftover Salmon featuring Bill Payne returns to the Sheridan Opera House for a two-night run on Feb. 19 and 20. The sound of Colorado's legendary Leftover Salmon is unmistakable: fluid, loose-limbed and simultaneously rootsy and daring. Fusing an unrivaled improvisational fervor to a dizzying combination of bluegrass, Cajun, funk, Southern rock, boogie, Caribbean, Latin and jazz influences.(Please note: GA tickets are standing room only, and balcony seats in rows P & O are flip down with a great view of the stage, but limited leg room)

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February 21st, 2015 - February 24th, 2015

Private Ski Group Cocktail Party

A private ski group is renting the Sheridan Opera House for a cocktail party from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

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Telluride AIDS Benefit Art Auction, After Party & Trunk Show

February 26th, 2015 - March 2nd, 2015

Telluride AIDS Benefit Art Auction, After Party & Trunk Show

The Telluride AIDS Benefit Silent Auction, After Party and Trunk Show return to the Sheridan Opera House Feb. 27-March 2. The TAB Silent Auction combines the best of local and international art and also features pieces from the patients of Denver's Childrens Hospital Immunodeficiency Program (CHIP). Saturday will host the Fashion Show After Party and on Monday, come back to the SOH for the TAB Trunk Show. Visit aidsbenefit.org for more info.

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March 3rd, 2015

Private Event

The Sheridan Opera House will be closed for a private event.

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3rd annual Telluride Spelling Bee

March 4th, 2015

3rd annual Telluride Spelling Bee

The fun continues with the Telluride Historical Museum’s 3rd Annual Adult Spelling Bee! Make a BEE line for the costumes, outrageous words, and the chance to support your Museum! Tickets are $5 general admission or $50 VIP.

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Rockin' at the Opera for TASP

March 5th, 2015 - March 6th, 2015

Rockin' at the Opera for TASP

The Telluride Adaptive Sports Program presents Rockin' at the Opera, a fundraiser, on Friday, March 6, 2015. Stay tuned for more information.

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Pimps of Joytime live in concert

March 13th, 2015

Pimps of Joytime live in concert

The Sheridan Arts Foundation presents the Pimps of Joytime at the historic Sheridan Opera House on Friday, March 13, 2015. A band whose name carries a certain "je ne sais quois," the Pimps of Joytime were born out of frontman Brian J’s desire to layer his broad range of musical influences -- soul, funk, blues and rock n' roll -- within the freedom of an unapologetic dance groove. Since 2007, this Brooklyn based wildly infectious group has grown from playing basement parties down the street to headlining more than 100 shows each year, with stops along the festival circuit at Bonnaroo, High Sierra, Outside Lands, All Good, the VooDoo Experience and more.]Tickets are $25 general admission on the floor and $35 reserved tickets in the balcony.

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Kyle Hollingsworth Band live in concert

March 14th, 2015

Kyle Hollingsworth Band live in concert

The Sheridan Arts Foundation presents the Kyle Hollingsworth Band live in concert at the historic Sheridan Opera House on Saturday March 14, 2015. As the keyboarder for the highly acclaimed String Cheese Incident, Hollingsworth has established himself as a formidable and versatile music talent deftly able to contribute, contribute, collaborate, compose, and communicate on a number of levels and within a vast spectrum of musical environments. Today, as a member of acclaimed jam masters The String Cheese Incident, Hollingsworth is revered by both peers and fans for his ability to write and perform in a mosaic of styles, from rock to classical, ragtime to bebop.(Please note: GA tickets are standing room only, and balcony seats in rows P & O are flip down with a great view of the stage, but limited leg room)

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2nd Annual Telluride Tribute Band Fest

March 19th, 2015 - March 21st, 2015

2nd Annual Telluride Tribute Band Fest

The Sheridan Arts Foundation and Cornerhouse Grille present the second annual Telluride Tribute Band Festival. Tickets are $30 GA/$40 reserved balcony all three nights, and $15 GA/$20 reserved balcony for the second show (Eclipse A Tribute to Journey) on Friday. Or you can purchase a 3-day GA pass for $80 OR a 3-day VIP pass with prime seating in the balcony and 2 free beers each night for $135. Ths year's lineup features: • Who's Bad? The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band, March 19 • Rumors: The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute Show, March 20 • Eclipse A Tribute to Journey, March 20 • Yesterday The Beatles Tribute Band, March 21 (Please note: GA tickets are standing room only, and balcony seats in rows P & O are flip down with a great view of the stage, but limited leg room)

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An evening with Taj Mahal

March 22nd, 2015

An evening with Taj Mahal

Composer, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Taj Mahal plays the historic Sheridan Opera House for a special, solo, acoustic performance. Mahal is one of the most prominent and influential figures in late 20th century blues and roots music. Though his career began more than four decades ago with American blues, he has broadened his artistic scope over the years to include music representing virtually every corner of the world – west Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe, the Hawaiian islands and so much more. (Please note: balcony seats in rows P & O are flip down with a great view of the stage, but limited leg room)

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Burlesque Pre-Show Jukebox Speakeasy FUNraiser!

March 25th, 2015 - March 28th, 2015

Burlesque Pre-Show Jukebox Speakeasy FUNraiser!

Join Telluride Theater for this special FUNraiser event and have an incredible night while supporting local theater. The House of Shimmy Shake's NEW addition to the Burlesque Weekend is an exciting, interactive party with live music - sexy women - drinks - sexy women - hors d'oeurves - sexy women - silent auction & did we mention... sexy women...Make a night of it -The fun begins at 7:30p.m. in the Opera House Gallery Room and lasts until 9 p.m. when the main show begins! Open only to adults 21 and over. • People who purchase FULL VIP tables (5 seats) to Burlesque receive FREE tickets (5) to the pre-show party • Telluride Theatre Members who have given $500+ in 2015 receive a FREE ticket Telluride Theatre members and sponsors call 970.708.3934 for pre-sale tickets. General public tickets available February 4.

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Telluride Theatre's Burlesque

March 25th, 2015 - March 28th, 2015

Telluride Theatre's Burlesque

Telluride Theatre presents three amazing nights of Burlesque at the Sheridan Opera House! On Wednesday, March 25th, at 9pm it's "Cheap Thrills"- a fun free-for-all night of pasties, surprises, boylesque and much much more featuring the lovely ladies of our beginning Burlesque class. Tickets are $25-$35, or $75 for a VIP table seat. At 9 p.m. on Friday, March 27, and Saturday, March 28, the House of Shimmy Shake presents Jukebox Burlesque - in our 5th year of Burlesque, we are creating a show that's a celebration of music through decades past & present. A night of POP - FUN - PARTY - SHENANIGANS. Getting back to our roots - 'cause no one throws a party like a Burlesque party... cause a Burlesque party don't stop! Tickets are $35-$45, or $125 for a VIP table seat. Telluride Theatre members and sponsors call 970.708.3934 for pre-sale tickets. General public tickets available February 4th.

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Cold War Kids live in concert

March 28th, 2015

Cold War Kids live in concert

The Sheridan Arts Foundation and Telluride Ski Resort present indie rockers Cold War Kids live in concert for the third installment of the Telluride Conference Center Winter Music Series on Saturday, March 28 at 9 p.m. Cold War Kids strive to make honest songs about human experiences in orchards, hotel rooms, laundromats and churches. Cold War Kids return to the touring circuit with their fifth album, “Hold My Home.” It is being hailed for its use of the band’s environment, experience, energy and cohesion while still driving home the familiar Cold War Kids sound that they’ve honed and perfected in the over the past decade. Tickets are $38 general admission and limited VIP tickets are available for sale by calling 970.728.6363. (Please note: this show is standing room ONLY!)

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An evening with Loudon Wainwright III

April 1st, 2015

An evening with Loudon Wainwright III

The Sheridan Arts Foundation presents an intimate night of music with Loudon Wainwright III at the Sheridan Opera House on Wednesday, April 1 with Dave McGraw and Mandy Fer opening. Wainwright has had a long and illustrious career highlighted by 22 album releases, a 2010 Grammy for Best Traditional Folk Album for "High Wide & Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project" as well as two previous Grammy nomination. Perhaps best known for the novelty song "Dead Skunk (in the Middle of the Road)" and for playing Cpt. Calvin Spalding (the singing surgeon) on the American TV show M*A*S*H. (Please note: balcony seats in rows P & O are flip down with a great view of the stage, but limited leg room)

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Telluride Americana Music Fest Wednesday Night

July 15th, 2015

Telluride Americana Music Fest Wednesday Night

Barbed Wire Productions and the Sheridan Arts Foundation present the 9th Telluride Americana Music Fest & Songwriter Showcase at the historic Sheridan Opera House. Wednesday, July 15th, features Kim Richey, Eric Taylor, & Louise Mosrie for the Summer Night Song Swap. Tickets are $35 with doors at 7:15 p.m., show at 8 p.m. 3-Day Passes for Thursday, Friday and Saturday are for sale on the website, while single night tickets for those three days will be available at a later date. No flash photography or cell phone use.

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Telluride Americana Music Fest 3-Day Pass

July 16th, 2015

Telluride Americana Music Fest 3-Day Pass

Barbed Wire Productions and the Sheridan Arts Foundation present the 9th Telluride Americana Music Fest & Songwriter Showcase at the historic Sheridan Opera House. This 3-day pass covers Thursday, July 16th, with Jonathan Byrd & Wild Ponies, Friday, July 17th, with Eliza Gilkyson & Hal Ketchum, and Saturday, July 18th, with Adam Hood & Jack Ingram. Passes are $145 each. Tickets for Wednesday, July 15th, with Kim Richey, Eric Taylor, & Louise Mosrie are available as a separate single night ticket. Limited single night tickets for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday will be available at a later date. No flash photography or cell phone use, doors at 7:15pm, show at 8pm every night.

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