Telluride Theatre: “Dude & Bro” & Why Support

Telluride Theatre: “Dude & Bro” & Why Support


Dude & Bro doing what they do best: hangin'.

Dude & Bro doing what they do best: hangin’.

Telluride Theatre‘s latest production was a Christmas show, “Dude & Bro’ s A Christmas Carol,” very very very loosely based on the Charles Dickens classic.

If you missed it, you are sorry.

In this particular satire, Sasha took no prisoners, pounding sacred cows into hamburger meat: hungry non-profits; locals, particularly the ski bums, also hungry all the time, who got detoured on their way to the rest of their lives and think navel gazing is a path to enlightenment; tourists; Texans; and developers. And thanks to an abundantly talented cast – particularly the leads, Colin Sullivan as Dude and Sam Burgess as Bro, but really everyone who delivered their lines AND sang on key – all the barbs hit their mark, yet –  and here’s the rub – no one felt the poke. At least not long enough to protest. Sasha managed to deliver the pain with a wink and smile. That’s genius.

Personally I think Sasha Sullivan could write about diuretics and make the subject funny. Which brings us to “Urinetown,” Telluride Theatre’s next big show (March 11 – 16).

“Urinetown” is yet another comic romp from Telluride Theatre that suggests life is a carnival sideshow: weird and wonderful.

Miss it and the joke is on you.

Thanks to Sasha (and cast and crew) for another memorable evening of no-holds-barred fun and frolic.

Telluride Theatre’s 2014 season and more reasons to support the company?

URINETOWN – the musical, Palm Theatre

One of the most uproariously funny musicals in recent years, URINETOWN is a hilarious tale of greed, corruption, love, and revolution in a time when water is worth its weight in gold. A terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity’s most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero decides he’s had enough and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom! A comedic romp with an outrageous perspective that produces many moments of unbridled laughter. Fun for the whole family (PG)

Tuesday- Saturday, March 11 – 15, 8 p.m.; Sunday, March 16 , 4 p.m.

BURLESQUE: March 26, 28, 29

CHEAP THRILLS – Wednesday, March 26 . One night only!

HOUSE OF SHIMMY SHAKE: Friday and Saturday, March 28 & 29

In its 4th year, Telluride Theatre’s annual Burlesque fundraiser resurrects the raucous and raunchy variety shows of Telluride’s vaudeville era, featuring dancing, comedy, acrobatics and beautiful local women. And, remember, what happens at Burlesque, stays at Burlesque. Two different shows! CHEAP THRILLS is a raucous, fun night where anything goes. THE HOUSE OF SHIMMY SHAKE is complete show created and performed by our Advanced Burlesque class.

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING: Shakespeare in the Park, July 19 – 26,  Town Park Stage

Love over war! One of Shakespeare’s best comedies, Much Ado is about love, honor, shame and politics, all told in a beautiful hilarious story. Performed outdoors on Telluride’s famous Town Park Stage, Shakespeare’s classic work comes alive in an imaginative retelling of this timeless story. Join us for our 23rd year of Shakespeare in the Park!

BREAD & CIRCUS: August 17 – 22

Surrender your power, free will and civic duties and anxiously hope for just two things: bread and circus.

A summer tradition, Telluride Theatre’s original show is devised and written in a 5-week process. This year’s theme – the fall of civilization as we know it – repeated history – the power of pop-culture and processed food, drugs, everything.

ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW: Palm Theatre, October 24

Telluride Theatre & The Palm Theatre present THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW with LIVE theatrics by Telluride Theatre. Our version of the famed cult movie is back!  With full audience participation, surprises and much, much more!

 HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA: December 17 – 21.

Bring the whole family to our annual Holiday Show. Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with some great live theatre created and performed just for the holiday season. TBA.

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Supporting Telluride Theatre is a gift to yourself.


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