Telluride Theatre: “Dude & Bro GET REAL,” Telluride, 12/18-12/21; Ridgway, 12/22 & 12/23!

Telluride Theatre: “Dude & Bro GET REAL,” Telluride, 12/18-12/21; Ridgway, 12/22 & 12/23!

Telluride Theatre presents “Dude & Bro Get Real.” The show is live in Telluride at the Sheridan Opera House from Tuesday, December 18 through Friday, December 21. It then moves to the Sherbino Theatre in Ridgway on Saturday and Sunday, December 22 and December 23. All shows start at 8 p.m. Fun for the whole family, “Dude & Bro Get Real” is rated PG-13. With music, crazy characters, a wildly talented cast of actors and tons of laughs, this is a play not to be missed. Tickets are $15 pre-sale; $20 at the door for adults; $12 for students. VIP table seats are $30 (at the Sheridan). To purchase tickets, please visit or call 970.708.7629.

Scroll down to listen to a podcast with Dude (Colin Sullivan) & Bro (Sam Burgess).


One thing some people really and truly like about Xmas is that the holiday can make people forget the past with a present – unless that past includes Dude & Bro, in which case the past is present.

Yes indeed. Dude and Bro are BACK after five years, showing up in a totally new play. Telluride’s most lovable ski bums have to face the facts and GET REAL!

“We are so excited to bring back some of our most favorite characters this holiday season,” said Sasha Sullivan, Telluride Theatre’s Artistic Director. “We created the Dude and Bro characters almost 10 years ago and they have become town favorites, appearing in three full-length plays and various other performances. People are always asking when they are coming back… The answer is NOW!”

DUDE & BRO is Telluride Theatre’s love letter to the town of Telluride. The next installment in the tales of our favorite ski bums. In DUDE & BRO GET REAL it’s time for them to grow up, get real and figure out how to survive and thrive in Telluride. A wild and wacky adventure featuring a lot of familiar faces, characters and Telluride traditions.

“The idea for Dude & Bro came during an improv we were doing for a show we created for the Telluride Music called “Inaccurate Reenactments.” Colin Sullivan & Ethan Hale originally created the characters, who have appeared in three full length shows (this production isthe 4th) and countless other performances. Bro has been played by three actors… Sam the most recent,” added Sasha.

Written by: Colin & Sasha Sullivan in collaboration with the cast
Directed by: Sasha Sullivan
Featuring: Colin Sullivan & Sam Burgess as DUDE & BRO, plus Miranda Beck, Elizabeth Becker, Suzanne Cheavens, Cat Lee Covert, Stanya Gorraiz, Dave Hodges, Ramie Holmquist, Sue Knechtel, David MacMillan, Pamela Sante.

More on Dude (Colin Sullivan) and Bro (Sam Burgess):

COLIN SULLIVAN, Dude, is Executive Director and an actor in Telluride Theatre’s ensemble. He holds a B.A. in theatre arts from St. Lawrence University and a Master’s in Teaching from Fordham University. He has trained as a performer at the Actor’s Theatre of Louisville’s professional apprenticeship program, the Michael Chekhov Institute, as well as with Double Edge Theatre and the SITI Company. In addition to his Executive Director role, Colin is an instructor in the company’s unique ACTions education programs. Colin has appeared in Telluride Theatre productions since 2008 and has been directing Shakespeare in the Park since 2015.

Colin Sullivan

SAM BURGESS, Bro, moved to Telluride in 2007 on a lark and like many other long-time locals decided never to leave. He first performed with an earlier incarnation of Telluride Theatre know as SquidShow, appearing in most of the company’s productions since, including playing music in “Hair.” Sam also plays bass with local bands Chrome Velvet, Spacegunner, and The Sentimental Sweaters. His day job is in travel/hospitality sector; Sam currently works for

Sam Burgess

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