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Leadville News – February 13

Music News: “Annie,” Alpine Orchestra & Apres Ski


The Alpine Orchestra is looking for a few string players! If that’s you, contact themhttps://www.facebook.com/AlpineOrchestra/.

Hey diddle diddle please help them fiddle! Do you play a stringed instrument? The Alpine Orchestra is in need of strings for their spring concerts in April.  Rehearsals begin February 19 in Buena Vista every Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. Concerts will be April 13, 14 and 15. For more information contact artboat@wildblue.net, or alpineorchestra.org or call/text (903)930-1568.


There’s a full line-up of Apres Ski Live Music planned for the 2018 season at Katie O’Rourke’s Irish Pub in the Ski Cooper Lodge.

They’ve been reporting plenty of fresh snow at Leadville’s ski hill, so if you’re taking some turns on the mountain, be sure to catch the Après action at Katie O’Rourke’s Pub in the lodge at Ski Cooper. This Thursday, Feb. 15 it’s Mark Hanson on stage from 3 – 5 p.m. Great way to top off that great $30 Thursday deal they’ve got going on. Or if you’re in town for some weekend skiing be sure to catch Sean Flynn on Saturday, Feb. 17, same time , same place. Stop in after a day on the slopes for a beer-on-tap and some toe-tappin, and hand-clappin good times. 

“Annie” & Friends on Stage Feb 22-25  

The Lake County High School’s Performing Arts Department announced today that their production of the Classic Broadway hit “Annie” will be presented February 22-25 in the high school’s performing arts center.


The stage is set for the next Lake County High School musical production, “Annie” to be presented February 22-25 under Artistic Director Scott Carroll, pictured here. Photo: Leadville Today/Brennan Ruegg.

“I am so excited that we are able to bring the entire district together to create theatrical magic,” stated Artistic Director Scott Carroll, whose musical experience and expertise has brought live-theater expectations to a heighten level in recent years.

And fortunately, Carroll knows how to deliver the goods. Not only have his productions led to sold-out audiences, but more importantly, the educational opportunity for students to learn more about theater than just the final curtain call, has become a shining star of success for the local school district.

From lighting to props to costume design, these LCHS presentations have given students at all grade levels the opportunity to put practical classroom instruction into real-world experience that can not only create solid footholds for their academic resumes, but also keep community audiences coming back for more. And in the world of school-plays, that ain’t easy to do!


Last year’s “Little Shop of Horrors” production had parents and community theater-lovers singing high praises. Photo: Leadville Today/Brennan Ruegg.

 “All of these performers range in grades K-12 and have worked extremely hard,” touted Carroll. “We are excited to present their work to the community of Leadville. Don’t miss this special and heartwarming musical!”

For those unfamiliar with the musical, “Annie” is based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, and has become a worldwide phenomenon, winning seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The beloved book and score by award-winning writers and composers feature some of the greatest musical theatre hits ever written, including “Tomorrow.”

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of New York City.

While the cast of “Annie” characters has unfolded countless times in big and small productions across the country, it’s always the home-town actors and actresses who make a stage, a home.  And the same holds true in Leadville Today. Local fans will see the return of some of their favorite thespians, including Bailey Sprague and Jude Hill (Annie), Alex Guzman (Warbucks), and Moriah Perkins (Grace) who will take the leads, backed-up by a range of other familiar faces, like the singing and dancing orphans played by Leadville students ranging in age from kindergarten to seventh grade.

Along the way of reviving the “Encore” in Leadville, Carroll has also established a multitude of creative collaborations, among them beloved piano teacher Donna Schaefer who will serve as the Associate Musical Director.

Of course, productions like these don’t just happen, without a cast of Daddy Warbucks understudies. And fortunately Carroll’s reputation has now acquired its own list of community investors: some show up with stage make-up; others with the checkbook. Regardless, there are no small parts, and it all culminates into a final presentation worthy of The Magic City. Plan on coming and seeing it for yourself. But don’t wait too long to claim your seat.

Tickets for the entire run of the production are currently on sale by calling 719-486-6950 or online HERE.  Adult tickets are $12 and student, senior tickets are $10, and child/student tickets are $8. Ticket prices will be $2 more at the door.

“We invite you to come to one of the biggest gems musical theatre has to offer,” Carroll says. #BreakALeg.


A favorite among music students and Leadville-theater lovers, Donna Schaefer will return as Annie’s Associate Musical Director.

Latest News – August 31

The Show Must Go On: Leadville Theater Returns!

“Quiet On The Set,” the producer has an announcement to make! This Fall’s musical theatrical production will take place as planned, albeit singing a slightly different tune. While interest was high for the “Fiddle On The Roof” musical, the production team was unable to fill the cast required for that play. But like any theatrical pro knows, The Show Must Go On! And so it does!fantasticks

The Lake County Civic Center Association is happy to announce their production of the classical Broadway musical THE FANTASTICKS. Under the Direction of Artistic Director Scott Carroll, six performances will take place November 12 – 19, 2016 in the Old Church in downtown Leadville.

“We are excited to produce this wonderful musical,” stated Artistic Director Scott Carroll. “We had to change our production choice from Fiddler on the Roof to The Fantasticks due to changes in auditions and prospective cast members. We simply want to produce the best artistic quality theatre possible and to do so needed to make this change. We hope to produce Fiddler on the Roof in the future. Stay tuned!”Spac_50

Leadville Theater has experienced a recent rebirth under leadership of Artistic Drector Scott Carroll. Pictured here Leadville students practice for last season's "Beauty and the Beast" performace. Photo: Brennan Ruegg/Leadville Today.

Leadville Theater has experienced a recent rebirth under leadership of Artistic Drector Scott Carroll. Pictured here Leadville students practice for last season’s “Beauty and the Beast” performace. Photo: Brennan Ruegg/Leadville Today.

Spac_50The Fantasticks is a funny and romantic musical about a boy, a girl, and their two fathers who try to keep them apart. The narrator, El Gallo, asks the audience to use their imagination and follow him into a world of moonlight and magic. The boy and the girl fall in love, grow apart and finally find their way back to each other after realizing the truth in El Gallo’s words that, “without a hurt, the heart is hollow.”

“Try To Remember” a time when this romantic charmer wasn’t enchanting audiences around the world. The Fantasticks is the longest-running musical in the world and with good reason: at the heart of its breathtaking poetry and subtle theatrical sophistication is a purity and simplicity that transcends cultural barriers. The result is a timeless fable of love that manages to be nostalgic and universal at the same time.

Audiences will be treated to some of Leadville’s finest talents! Carl Schaefer will return to the Leadville stage as El Gallo, Lake County High School Performing Arts Students Jessica Jardee and Grey Finnell (Seussical and Beauty and the Beast) will take on the young lovers Luisa and Matt.

The Old Church in downtown Leadville will set the stage for THE FANTASTICKS production scheduled for November 12 - 19. Break A Leg!

The Old Church in downtown Leadville will set the stage for THE FANTASTICKS production scheduled for November 12 – 19. Break A Leg!

Newcomers Molly Monahan Howe and Celesta Cairns will perform the dueling parents who want the best for their children while George Finnell and J. Edward Nelson will play the comic and lovable actors who assist El Gallo. Libby Smeltzer (Seussical and Beauty and the Beast) returns to the Leadville stage as the Mute who organizes and runs the whole performance.  

Scott Carroll who will serve as the Stage Director, will head the production and design team. Donna Schaefer will serve as the Musical Director and newcomer Devin Riggs will serve as the choreographer.  

VIP Opening Night Tickets go on sale tomorrow, Thursday, September 1. This VIP ticket includes reserved VIP seating at the opening night performance, a meet and greet with the cast after the performance, appetizers/deserts and one (1) drink ticket. General audience tickets go on sale Monday, September 5th. Adult tickets are $12 and student and child tickets are $8. These performances are a big hit among local residents, so be sure to get your tickets early and support community theatre in Leadville once again!Spac_50

Logo Contest for City of Leadville’s Corporate Image

The City of Leadville is creating a new look and feel to the city’s corporate image and is calling for a logo. All artist are welcome to submit their entry by the September 16 at noon deadline. However, according to a press release from city officials, the City of Leadville reserves the right to extend all deadlines associated with this contest to ensure that a sufficient number of entries are received.

The City of Leadville may choose not to use any contest submissions and retain the current logo, but if a final logo idea/theme is chosen and adopted by the City of Leadville, the winner, along with his/her created logo will be featured in a future media release. logo contestThe winning artist will also be recognized at a subsequent City of Leadville Council meeting. All entries will be judged on the artwork’s creative ideas that reflect the uniqueness of the beautiful city.

All submitted designs and source images must be the original work of the person submitting the application. No third-party artwork or images, including clipart or copyrighted graphics, may be used. The final design chosen as the contest winner may not necessarily be used as the final logo.

By submitting an entry, the person agrees that the City of Leadville will become the rightful owner of the image and any likeness of the image, and may alter and reproduce the image at its discretion.

The judging panel is made up of the city’s Mayor, council members, city staff, a vote of the community attendees at the city’s Open House event on September 18.  The winner will be announced at the city council meeting on September 20, 2016. 

For FULL DETAILS, including how to enter: CLICK HERE.