Telluride, CO, Nov. 1, 2016 — The Sheridan Arts Foundation (SAF), the non-profit that owns and operates the historic Sheridan Opera House, is proud to announce its winter 2016-2017 schedule full of live music and theater in Telluride, Colorado.
Located in the heart of Telluride, the Sheridan Opera House, Telluride’s Crown Jewel, was built in 1913 and has been entertaining the town of Telluride for more than a century years now. There is no better place to catch a live show than at the intimate and historic Sheridan Opera House.
With October’s grand opening of the Opera House SHOW Bar, the SAF is excited to open its doors for the community with more than 40 nights of programming this ski season presenting an impressive variety of live music with Grammy award winning, up-and-coming bands and more!
The season begins Friday, Nov. 18 with Matchstick Production’s latest ski film “Ruin & Rose,” at 6 and 9 p.m. The screening is sponsored by Black Tie Ski Rentals and will feature drink specials for those who wear black ties (or bowties). Show times will be at 6 and 9 p.m. Don’t miss out on all the free swag Black Tie will be giving out. Tickets are $15 GA on the floor and $7 for kids 18 and under.
Warren Miller’s latest offering, “Here, There and Every Where,” screens on Saturday, Nov. 26. As in previous years, this screening will be sponsored by BootDoctors who will give away free swag during both the 6 and 9 p.m. shows. Tickets are $15 GA on the floor and $7 for kids 18 and under. Tickets are $15 GA on the floor and $7 for kids 18 and under.
Dec. 2-4, embrace your inner elf when the SAF Young People’s Theater presents their middle school production of “Elf The Musical Jr.” directed by Allie Scherich. Based on the hit 2003 movie, "Elf the Musical Jr." tells the story of a young orphan who mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. Tickets are $13 and $11 for children 18 and under. The show will play at 6 p.m. each night.
On Noel Night, Wednesday, Dec. 7, the SAF partnering with BootDoctors to present Teton Gravity Research's latest ski film, "Tight Loose" screening at 6 and 9 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $7 for kids 18 and under.
On Sunday, Dec. 11, the SAF and Ride Festival present The Wood Brothers with opening support Ben Sollee. A stalwart on the Americana scene, The Wood Brothers adapt the blues, folk and other roots music to create their own evocative sound and twinning their voices in the sort of high lonesome harmony blend for which many sibling singers are often renowned. Tickets are $25 GA on the floor and $35 reserved in the balcony(plus $4 ticketing fee).
The following week, on Friday, Dec. 16, comedy giants Jay and Silent Bob (Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes) come to town for two hilarious shows. At 7 p.m. don’t miss Jay and Silent Bob Get Old, featuring the famous duo from the movies “Clerks,” “Mallrats,” “Chasing Amy,” “Dogma,” “Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back and More.” They’ll be doing a live recording of the comedy podcast. Tickets are $40-$50 reserved seats (plus $4 ticketing fee).
Later that same night, writer, comedian, podcaster and film director Kevin Smith presents An Evening with Kevin Smith. Don’t miss this change to get up close and personal with the man who has entertained the masses through his writing, acting and more. Tickets are $40-$50 reserved seats (plus $4 ticketing fee).
December 17-23, the Sheridan Arts Foundation celebrates the holidays in a collaboration with Telluride Theatre to present “Peter and the Starcatcher,” a prequel to Peter Pan. A Tony-winning play by Rick Elice with music by Wayne Barker, this play upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be the legendary Peter Pan. A wildly theatrical adaptation of Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson’s best-selling novel, from marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, "Peter and the Starcatcher" playfully explores the depths of greed and despair and the bonds of friendship, duty, and love. The play runs Dec. 17-23 at 7 p.m. nightly. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for kids 18 and under. Local's Night is Dec. 18th and tickets are $15 and $10.
This year's Holiday Concert Series lineup is will once again impress fans of all musical genres! Each holiday season the SAF hosts several concerts on the intimate Sheridan Opera House stage as a fundraiser for the Sheridan Arts Foundation. Revenue raised from the series is crucial in keeping the Opera House’s doors open and providing great programming to the Telluride community and beyond.
The Series begins on Dec. 27 with multi-Grammy Award winning singer songwriter Shawn Colvin. In the 23 years since the release of her debut album, Colvin has won three Grammy Awards, released ten albums, maintained a non-stop national and international touring schedule, appeared on countless television and radio programs, had her songs featured in major motion pictures, and created a remarkable canon of work. Tickets are $45 and $55 reserved seats (plus a $4 ticketing fee). Show is at 8 p.m.
The following night, the SAF welcomes, the Doo Wop Project on Dec. 28. The DWP takes you on a journey from foundational tunes of groups like the Crests, Belmonts and Flamingos through their influences on the sounds of Smokey Robinson, the Temptations and the Four Seasons...all the way to Michael Jackson, Jason Mraz and Amy Winehouse. Featuring Telluride’s own, Nathan Scherich and current and former stars of Broadway’s smash hits “Jersey Boys” and “Motown: The Musical,” and their hot band, The Doo Wop Project brings unparalleled authenticity of sound and vocal excellence to recreate — and in some cases entirely reimagine — some of the greatest music in American pop and rock history. Tickets are $35 and $45 reserved seats (plus a $4 ticketing fee). Show is at 8 p.m.
The seats come out for a high-energy bluegrass dance party, with Denver’s Trout Steak Revival (the 2014 winners of the Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Contest) playing on Dec. 29. Tickets are $25 GA on the floor and $35 reserved in the balcony (plus a $4 ticketing fee). Show is at 8 p.m.
Ring in 2017 on Sat. Dec. 31, at the Sheridan Opera House with a New Year’s Eve Gala featuring Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears. Joe Lewis hails from Austin, Texas, the collision center where southern soul meets Midwestern blues and vagabond punk. Doors open at 9 p.m. and Black Joe Lewis plays at 10:30 p.m. Tickets are $100 GA on the floor and $250-$500 reserved seats in the balcony.
On Sat., Jan. 14, local reggae rockers Niceness celebrate the release of their debut album with a reggae dance party at the Sheridan Opera House. Tickets are $15 GA on the floor and $25 reserved seats in the balcony (plus a $4 ticketing fee). Show is at 9 p.m.
The following week don’t miss a joyful performance from Los Angeles based Americana roots orchestra Dustbowl Revival on Saturday, Jan. 21. Tickets are $15 GA on the floor and $25 reserved seats in the balcony (plus a $4 ticketing fee). Show is at 9 p.m.
The beginning of February marks our annual high school Young People's Theater musical with "Footloose" Feb. 2, 4 & 6 (dark on Super Bowl Sunday). Tickets for this show will go on sale in December.
February 10 & 11 the SAF welcomes back psychedelic rockers, Chris Robinson Brotherhood for two nights. CRB last played Telluride during the SAF’s Winter Music Series at the Telluride Conference Center two years ago, and now these all star rockers return for an intimate night of cosmic California music. Tickets are $40 GA on the floor and $50 reserved in the balcony (plus a $4 ticketing fee). Show is at 9 p.m.
Over President's Day weekend, Feb. 16-19, we host the 18th annual Telluride Comedy Fest! Our lineup of comedians will be announced in January, but tickets will go on sale in early December. But with past performers including Nick Kroll, Aziz Ansari, Rob Corddry, Ed Helms, Paul Scheer, Jason Mantzoukas and many, many more, it's guaranteed to be a hilarious show!
February 22 & 23 marks the return of bluegrass rockers The Infamous Stringdusters. Tickets are $35 GA on the floor and $45 reserved balcony (plus a $4 ticketing fee). Show is at 8 p.m.
The following night, the SAF welcomes indie rockers Blind Pilot. Four and a half years after they wowed audiences in 2012, we are very excited to have them back after the recent release of their new album that has been garnering national acclaim and attention. Tickets are $30 GA on the floor and $40 reserved in the balcony (plus a $4 ticketing fee). Show is at 9 p.m.
On Wednesday, March 8, surf rocker Donavon Frankenreiter and his band plays the historic Sheridan Opera House. Once considered a protégé of Jack Johnson, Frankenreiter has made a name for himself as an impressive songwriter and laidback folk pop artist. Tickets are $35 GA on the floor and $45 reserved seats on the balcony. (plus a $4 ticketing fee). Show is at 8 p.m.
On Friday, March 10, 9-piece power funk outfit Turkuaz brings their modern take on the classic funk sound to the Sheridan Opera House stage. Blending elements of Pop, R&B, and Soul with their distinct aggressive funk core, Turkuaz sounds like the musical love child of Sly & the Family Stone and Talking Heads. Tickets $20 GA on the floor and $30 reserved seats in the balcony (plus a $4 ticketing fee). Show is at 9 p.m.
The next night, we celebrate St. Patrick Day early with Irish-American rockers Solas on Saturday, March 11. Bursting onto the Irish music scene in 1996, Solas is an incandescent ensemble that has found contemporary relevance in timeless traditions. Tickets are $25 GA on the floor and $35 reserved in the balcony (plus a $4 ticketing fee). Show is at 8 p.m.
March 15-17 marks three nights of Colorado slamgrass rock with perennial favorites Leftover Salmon playing. The band's impact is impossible to deny. Formed in Boulder at the end of 1989, the Colorado slamgrass pioneers took their form of aggressive bluegrass to rock and roll bars at a time when it wasn’t so common, helping Salmon become a pillar of the jam band scene and unwitting architects of the jamgrass genre. Tickets are $35 GA on the floor and $45 reserved in the balcony (plus a $4 ticketing fee). Show is at 9 p.m. each night.
On Saturday March 18 we welcome Telluride’s very own celebrity, DJ Harry for a Spring Break Rockstar Themed Dance Party! Tickets are $20 GA on the floor and $30 reserved seats in the balcony (plus a $4 ticketing fee).
All tickets are for sale online at SheridanOperaHouse.com or by calling 970-728-6363 ext. 5.
Please note that our $4 ticketing fee applies at all sales outlets. The Opera House SHOW Bar will open one hour before each show and the doors to the theater will open 30 minutes before.
Tickets and additional event information are available at SheridanOperaHouse.com or 970.728.6363 x5.