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Sheridan Opera House: Sheridan Arts Foundation announces winter lineup

 Media & Venue Contact: Nov. 12, 2012

Kathrine Warren 

PR/Marketing Director 

97.728.6363 ext. 3


Sheridan Arts Foundation announces winter lineup

The Wailers, Peter Yarrow, Shawn Colvin, Leftover Salmon and more to play Sheridan Opera House winter 2012-2013



Town may be quiet this time of year, but Sheridan Arts Foundation staff is busy planning the winter 2012-2013 lineup for the Sheridan Opera House and has an exciting concert lineup in store.


The SAF winter season begins with a kick-off concert featuring Joint Point and Friends on Friday, Nov. 23. The show begins at 8 p.m. and tickets are $15 general admission. It’s Joint Point member Stu Sundel Norlin’s 30th birthday so come prepared to dance and celebrate. 


The SAF Young People’s Theater will perform its middle school production of “Cindy & the Saddle Shoes,” a Cinderella adaptation written and directed by YPT Artistic Director Jennifer Julia. Students in grades 6-8 will perform the play on Nov. 30, Dec. 1 and Dec 2 at 6 p.m. Tickets are $13 for adults and $11 for children 12 and under. 


Jerry Joseph, known for his work with Stockholm Syndrome and the Jack Mormons, will play an acoustic show on Dec. 8. Tickets are currently on sale at 


Second Stage returns this year with its holiday play, “Every Christmas Story Ever Told” on Dec. 18-22. The play will be directed by Jeb Berrier and star Berrier, Buff Hooper and Ashley Boling. Tickets will go on sale Nov. 9. The play will begin at 8 p.m.


This year’s Holiday Concert Series will host an eclectic mix of music and it’s sure to be a successful fundraiser for the SAF, the non-profit that owns and operates the Sheridan Opera House. Tickets go on sale Friday, Nov. 9 for all Holiday Concert Series events. 


The series begins on Dec. 27 with Peter Yarrow and Friends. Yarrow is a folk music legend, known mostly for his past work with Peter Paul and Mary, with ties to Telluride. The SAF is honored to host his return to the Telluride stage. The show is reserved seating, $30 and $35 and will begin at 8 p.m.


The next night will see two acoustic performances from Grammy award winning singer-songwriter Shawn Colvin on Dec. 28. Tickets will be $35 and $40 and the shows will be at 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. 


The seats will be removed from the Opera House for dancing with New Orleans soul, funk musician Marc Broussard playing on Dec. 29. The show is general admission, $30 on the floor and $35 in the balcony. 


To change things up a bit during the Holiday Concert Series, Dec. 30 will be the SAF’s Vaudeville Variety Night at 8 p.m. The year 2013 marks the Opera House’s 100th anniversary and the Variety Night will kick off a year-long Centennial Celebration, with several fundraisers celebrating different eras of Telluride’s Crown Jewel. 


The night will feature can-can dancers, stand up comedy, a magician, a melodrama featuring local celebrities and more. Tables will be set up for cocktail seating to recreate the entertainment of the early days at the SOH. Tickets will be $50 with full tables available for $500 (which seat up to 10 people). Tables will come with complimentary turn of the century bottle service. Select seats in the balcony will be available for $35.  


“With a special surprise in store for the Variety Night, we are really excited to present our Holiday Concert Series this year,” said Event Director Ronnie Palamar. “There’s something for everyone.” 


The New Years’ Eve Gala will celebrate the sweet sounds of Jamaica with reggae legends The Wailers on Dec. 31. Tickets for the Gala are $100 general admission floor, limited patron seating cocktail tables in the balcony. And select reserve seats are  $250 in the balcony. The first 75 floor tickets sold will be available for $75 at an early bird price. The Gala will include a champagne toast and desserts. Doors open at 9 and the show will begin at 10:30 p.m.


The SAF prides itself in keeping its entertainment open to all ages, and teenagers and young adults are welcome to the Gala and all concerts at the SOH. “It’s a great opportunity for parents to visit Telluride and celebrate the New Year together with their families,” Palamar said. 


The Holiday Concert Series wraps up Jan. 3 with Who’s Bad, the Michael Jackson Tribute Band. This is Who’s Bad’s third time playing the SOH and your best Michael Jackson costume is highly encouraged. The show will be 8 p.m. with $25 GA floor and $30 in the balcony.


Tickets for the Holiday Concert Series go on sale on Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 at noon, Colorado time. 


After taking a few weeks off for rentals in January, the SAF will host rockabilly country musician Reverend Horton Heat on Jan. 23. Tickets will also go on sale Nov. 9 and will be $20 general admission floor and $25 reserved in the balcony. 


Young People’s Theater returns Feb. 1-4 with the high school production of “Godspell.” Tickets will go on sale in January for “Godspell.”


The 14th annual Telluride Comedy Festival returns Feb. 14-18. The comedian guests will be announced in early February. Tickets will go on sale Nov. 30. 


New this year, Saturday of Comedy Fest (Feb. 16) will be themed the Dawn of Telluride to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the ski area. The night will be the second installment of the SOH’s Centennial Celebration and your best 70s disco or ski costume will be encouraged and there will be a dance party in the Gallery Room after Comedy Fest. Tickets will go on sale Nov. 30. 


Texas indie bluegrass band Seryn will return to Telluride on Feb. 23. The band played the Telluride Bluegrass Festival this past summer and blew audiences away with their unique and powerful sound. The show will be reserved seats with $20 tickets. 


Colorado bluegrass stars Leftover Salmon will return to the Opera House this winter on Feb. 26 and 27. Tickets go on sale Saturday, Nov. 17 at noon. Tickets will be $30 for general admission floor and $35 for the balcony. 


March 16 marks the return of the spring break fundraiser with Steve ‘n Steph Tie the Knot, an 80s wedding party with This Must Be The Band, a Talking Heads Tribute Band. The party is the third installment of the Centennial Celebration and will commemorate the marriage between the SAF and the SOH in 1991. Find your best 80s wedding dress or powder blue tuxedo. Tickets go on sale Nov. 30. 


Thursday March 21 will feature two indie folk bands in one night with Paperbird, of Denver, and He’s My Brother She’s My Sister, of Los Angeles. Tickets go on sale Nov. 30 and will be $25 general admission. 


British folk rock band The Dunwells will return to Telluride after a successful Sunset Concert Series performance this summer on March 24. Tickets go on sale Nov. 30 and will be $25 general admission.


More dates are still in the works and will be announced as they are confirmed. 


Tickets for the Holiday Concert Series go on sale at on Nov. 9 at noon. The remainder of our announced shows (minus “Godspell”) will go on Sale Friday Nov. 30. For more information about other shows and ticket sale, please visit our website. 


Tickets and additional event information are available at or 970.728.6363 x5.







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, CCI and El Pomar.