Music and fun are on the menu at the Wright Opera House in the San Juans!
When asked, people born and raised in Ouray Colorado love to share stories of the glory of the Wright Opera House when they were young, in fact, stories of the entire area and all of its history are often just a hello away.
The Friends of the Wright, a non-profit organization, works with the ultimate goal of revitalising the Wright as a venue offering a rich and full spectrum of entertainment and culture to all of Southwest Colorado. Each year, this goal seems closer to achievement, with a larger calendar of entertainment, and increasingly exciting concerts and series on the horizon.
As we enter into the summer of 2012, the future looks brighter than it has in years for this historic theater. The Friends of the Wright and all of their supporters have worked diligently to once again act as the center of activities for the City of Ouray and Ouray County.
Friday, April 27, 2012, 7:00 pm - Colorado Childrens Chorale Concert
Sponsored by the Ouray County Performing Arts Guild, the Colorado Children's Chorale will be performing for one night only in Ouray. Come enjoy this award winning troupe of children from all over the front range for a show to remember! Tickets are $15.00 for adults, and $5.00 for Children - available at Buckskin Booksellers at the Beaumont in Ouray, and Cimarron Books and Coffee in Ridgway and at the door or online.
Sunday, April 29, 2012, 4:00 pm - "Gotta Dance!" - Spring Dance recital & Solo Dance Exhibition
Join the students and teachers from Weehawken Creative Arts for a traditional recital and dance showcase (rather than a familiar storyline), featuring Weehawken Company Dancers in solo performances and will also have numbers from Weehawken’s tap, contemporary ballet, teen hip-hop and modern dance classes. Tickets for “Gotta Dance!” are on sale now through Weehawken at 970.318.0150 or online for $10 each. There is an online member rate of $8 for Weehawken Members.
Friday, May 18, Saturday, May 19, and Sunday, May 20, 2012 - "The Jungle Book" - Weehawken Spring Dance Show
Weehawken's larger spring production enjoy a full ballet and dance program set to the familiar storyline of “The Jungle Book.” This show will run on May 18 & 19th at 6 pm and in a matinee on May 20th at 2 pm. General Admission Tickets: $15 non-member adult / $13 member adult (online only) / $8 child. The Sunday matinee will also offer $10 Senior Tickets.
Saturday, June 9, 2012, 7:30 pm - Red Horse, Concert in the Opera House Singer Songwriter Summer Series
Featuring Eliza Gilkyson, John Gorka and Lucy Kaplansky, this second concert in the summer concert series at the Wright will be an evening to remember.
Monday, June 18, and each Monday through July 30, 2012, 7:00 pm - " “Crooks and Skulduggery at the Hardlife Hotel or Meen E. Moneybags" , Melodrama at the Opera House
Every Monday through the summer, the Board members of the Wright Opera House are pleased to present a melodrama written by Melissa Stacy, combining local history with a fun interactive story.
Wednedsday, July 4, 2012 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm - Melodrama at the Opera House
Special presentations of " “Crooks and Skulduggery at the Hardlife Hotel or Meen E. Moneybags".
Friday, July 6, 2012 - Jude Johnstone -- Concert – Summer Music Series
The third in the series, yet another lgreat performer not to be missed!
Saturday, July 21, 2012 - Sara Hickman – Concerts – Summer Music Series.
The Wright Oopera House Summer Concert series will offer two performances by Sarah Hickman; one at 2:00 pm on Saturday July 21, specifically designed for children, and an evening performance at 7:30 pm. Enjoy one or both!
Fri/Sat, Aug 4, 2012, 7:30 pm - WISE Bi-Annual Melodrama – Fund Raiser for Scholarships
Help us help local kids, and have fun at the same time!
Sunday, Aug 5, 2012, 2:00 pm - Women in Support of Education
More information to be announced.
Saturday, Aug 11, 2012, 7:30 pm - Griffin House – Concert – Summer Music Series
Don't miss the next installment of the Summer Concert series featuring this talented artist!
Friday, Aug 17, 2012, 7:30 pm - “Vignettes in History”
Sponsored by the Ouray County Historical Soceity, a series of vignettes featuring the colorful past of Ouray.
Saturday, Aug 18, 2012, 7:30 pm - John Adams & Band – Concert --Tribute to John Denver
Celebrate the talent of John Denver with the Friends of the Wright Opera House!
Sat, Sept 1, 7:30 pm - David Wilcox – Concert – Summer Music Series.
Yet another talented performer in this beautiful venue not to be missed!
Sun, Sept 9, 2:00 pm - Jeff Solon’s Swing Band – Concert – Wrighteous Jazz Series 12 piece band with special appearance by vocalist Joyce Simpson
The first in the Wright Opera House Jazz Series to run through the winter months!
Fri, Sept 21, 7:30 pm - Gabriel Gladstar – Concert
The final concert in the summer concert series, enjoy the music of another fine performer!
Of course, there are always possible additions and changes, so we will keep you posted, and of course the entirre staff at the Box canyon Lodge & Hot Springs is happy to arrange your Ouray adventure!