Telluride’s Opera House: Livestreaming Concerts & SAFYPT’s “Cinderella” Now through July!

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Telluride’s Opera House: Livestreaming Concerts & SAFYPT’s “Cinderella” Now through July!

Telluride’s Sheridan Arts Foundation presents the Sheridan Opera House Livestream Series with shows from Ani DiFranco on April 18, tickets available HERE; Cha Wa on April 22, tickets available HERE; Cedric Burnside also on April 22, tickets available HERE; Keb’ Mo’ on May 5 and 6, tickets available HERE; and Dustbowl Revival on May 6 and May 13, tickets available HERE.

Prices start as low as $10. All tickets are sold through links found at or above. A portion of each ticket purchased through the links on the Opera House’s website benefits the Sheridan Arts Foundation, the non-profit which owns and operates the historic Sheridan Opera House.

 Tickets here for upcoming Americana Music Fest Sheridan Opera House benefit concert in July.

After promoting two concerts from indie folk band Blind Pilot, the Sheridan Arts Foundation decided to provide more opportunities to watch live music online through the concert livestreaming platform Mandolin.

On April 18 at 6 p.m., Ani DiFranco celebrates the 22nd anniversary of her album Revolutionary Love with a full concert from Ani, Terence Higgins, and special guest Ivan Neville. Live from Ani’s home, Big Blue, the band reminisces about touring and performs energetic live versions from the new album along with classics from the Little Folksinger canon.

Cha Wa livestreams on Thursday, April 22 at 7 p.m. MST. Popmatters describes New Orleans brass/funk/Mardi Gras Indian band Cha Wa’s sound as “a grand gumbo of singing, intoxicating rhythms, and deep funk grooves that are impossible to resist.”

The special Earth Day celebration follows the release of the band’s My People album. The new release is a much-anticipated follow up to their GRAMMY-nominated album Spyboy and feels like a distillation of pure joy, encompassing generations of New Orleans musical expression. But it also never fails to remind us how hard-won that joy was and still is, not least in the tense, funky and explosive title track, with its declaration: “My people, we’re still here.”

Cedric Burnside performs an intimate acoustic show on Thursday, April 22 at 7 p.m. MST., live from his front porch in Holly Springs, MS.

Grammy-nominated in 2015 for Best Blues Album for the Cedric Burnside Project’s Descendants of Hill Country, as well as the recipient of the Blues Music Awards honor as Drummer of the Year for four consecutive years, Burnside has brought a music that started as an expression of grief and a will to survive into a modern-day art form that is both timely and timeless, a glimpse of myth and insight into the human condition.

Keb’ Mo’ livestreams on Wednesday, May 5 at 5 p.m. and Thursday, May 6 at 7:30 p.m. MST.

Keb’ Mo’s self-titled release under his coined Keb’ Mo’ moniker, reached its quarter-century milestone in 2019 and, over the years, Keb’ has proven that he is a musical force that defies typical genre labels. Album after album, 14 in total, he has garnered 5 GRAMMY awards, including his most recent 2019 release, Oklahoma, which won in the Best Americana Album category.

Keb’s list of GRAMMY recognitions continues with 12 GRAMMY nominations, in total, including his 2014 self-produced release, BLUESAmericana, earning three nominations on its own as well as a producer/engineer/artist GRAMMY Certificate for his track on the 2001 Country Album of the Year, Hank Williams Tribute.

Dustbowl Revival livestreams on Thursday, May 6 and May 13 at 8 p.m. MST.  The band performs their latest album Is It You, Is It Me on May 6 and favorite songs and stories on May 13.

Dustbowl Revival has always been about pushing the boundaries of what American roots music can be. In many ways, they could have continued creating joyful, booty-shaking songs and cut-to-heart folk-rock ballads that lift up their transcendent live shows – while mining new energetic material from the place where folk music, funk and soul meet.
In addition:

The Sheridan Arts Foundation’s Young People’s Theater presents “Cinderella” starring high school actors in grades 9-12 on Friday, April 30 and Saturday, May 1, 2021. 

Young People’s Theater Artistic Director Leah Heidenreich directs a small cast of actors in grades 9-12 in the familiar Grimm fairy tale and Disney classic.

Forced to do the bidding of her wicked stepmother and stepsisters day after day, Cinderella dreams of running off to the royal ball like all the other girls her age. With no chance of attending until her magical fairy godmother appears, Cinderella enchants the handsome Prince Charming but abruptly leaves before he can get her name.

Heidenreich shares that, “Cinderella is such a delightful and beloved story, and the score penned by the famous duo Rodgers and Hammerstein makes this particular production one of my most favorite musicals of all time.

There are several versions of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic: the first was televised in 1957 and starred Julie Andrews.The second version was televised in 1997 and starred Brandy, and then the third version made its way to Broadway in 2013 and starred Laura Osness. All three shows have the same iconic music, but their scripts vary.

“I decided to go with the ‘enchanted’ version, the one televised in 1997 and starred Brandy and Whitney Houston. This version is, in my opinion, the most fun. The kids have absolutely loved getting to work on this material; I’m so excited for the community to see their hard work come to fruition!,” added Heidenreich.


Hollis Andrew… King Maximillian
Kassidy Atherton… Queen Constantina
Mariposa Boyd… Cinderella
Maya Geiger… Grace
Kaizer Gorraiz… Christopher
Pippa Gorraiz… Lionel
Olivia Hatcher… Joy
Calista Hatler… Ensemble/Coachman/Featured Dancer
Macy McRoberts… Ensemble/Coachman
Madeline McRoberts… Fairy Godmother
Virginia Wilkes… Stepmother
Ryann Singer… Ensemble/Coachman

Heidenreich is joined by Dean Rolley on sound design, Tommy Wince on light design; Buff Hooper on set design; and Traci Baize on costume design.

Heidenreich normally directs a single high school production with 25-30 children, but COVID-19 forced her to restructure the program. She simultaneously directed two high school plays, “Cinderella” and “Tuck Everlasting,” which replaces the normal single high school play scheduled for the end of January. The show(s) must go on!

“This particular cast of amazing teens are some of the kids I have been mentoring since I took the helm of YPT; they are all so passionate and excited about the show, and in general are just such an intricate part of this program. I’m so grateful to get to bring theater to life with them.”

Tickets are $25 for all ages, including lap children, who are no longer free since the Opera House is still operating at a limited capacity due to state orders so every person must have a paid ticket. Tickets are only sold in groups as part of our new COVID-19 seat map. If illness prevents someone from using their ticket, they must notify Sheridan Arts Foundation staff members at least two hours prior to showtime for a refund.

New this season, since tickets are so limited, you can stream the recorded show for FREE. The show will be available to stream from home the week after the performances. “Singin’ In The Rain,” “A Christmas Carol,” “Annie” and “Tuck Everlasting” are all available for streaming at now.

The Sheridan Arts Foundation values the safety and health of our patrons and staff above all else. Molekule air purifiers and hand sanitizer stations are dispersed throughout the building, temperature checks are performed at the door, masks must be worn at all times including during performances, seats are separated into socially distanced pods and social distancing is strictly enforced. We appreciate the public’s cooperation with these measures and kindly ask for your patience as we navigate these unprecedented times.


The Sheridan Arts Foundation presents Daniel Rodriguez solo for two shows at the historic Sheridan Opera House on Friday, May 29 at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Colorado singer-songwriter, Daniel Rod­­riguez, turns to his acoustic guitar for memorable, melodic hooks to accompany his poetic and contemplative folk songs. As one of the founding members and lead songwriters of transcendental folk band Elephant Revival, Rodriguez set out as a solo artist to fill the musical void after the band took a hiatus in 2018. before

Buy Daniel Rodriquez tickets here.

Telluride Americana Presents An Evening Benefiting The Sheridan Opera House:

Join us on Sunday, July 18 for “An Evening Benefiting The Sheridan Opera House.”

The Sheridan Arts Foundation, the non-profit that owns and operates the historic Sheridan Opera House, brings quality arts and cultural events to Telluride and provides local and national youth with access to the arts through education.

This special concert is presented by the Telluride Americana Music Festival, an annual singer-songwriter event celebrating the best of Americana music. Come experience performances and stories behind the music from the talented Jack Ingram, Jon Randall and Jessi Alexander.

The Sheridan Arts Foundation was founded in 1991 as a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization to preserve the historic Sheridan Opera House as an arts and cultural resource for the Telluride community, to bring quality arts and cultural events to Telluride and to provide local and national youth with access and exposure to the arts through education. The Sheridan Arts Foundation is sponsored in part by grants from the Telluride Foundation, CCAASE, the Just For Kids Foundation and Colorado Creative Industries.

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