Jan 212004
Authors: Daniel Hallford

After the long hiatus of winter break, new theater, dance and

radio events give plenty of chances to jump right back in to the

Fort Collins fine arts scene.

The reprise production of a 2002 favorite, “Over the Hills and

Through the Woods,” is on show at the Rialto Theater in Loveland on

Jan. 30 and Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. A charming piece, presented by the

Acting Company in Loveland, this play showcases the attempts of an

earnest family to marry off their 30-year-old Italian son. Sure to

bring a smile to the darkest of souls. Tickets are $12 for adults

and $11 for seniors.

KRFC 88.9FM Radio begins its new radio drama, “Portals,” on

Sunday. The 13-episode tale of fantasy will air on Sunday

afternoons from 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. until April 18. Featuring the

music of local artists, “Portals” is a tale of an enchanted

warehouse with doors to alternate dimensions. As the characters

grow more involved with the discovery of this time portal, they

must choose between the wonders and the horrors that inhabit the

different worlds that lie within. A production of Open Stage

Theatre & Company, “Portals” is a unique radio experience for

any Sunday afternoon.

If dance is your fancy, don’t miss a chance to attend The

Paupers Ball, this Saturday from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Dance swing,

Latin, tango, foxtrot, polka and even bust out some waltz with a

partner or go solo, nobody’s watching. Swanky or formal dress is

encouraged and the Friends of Traditional Dance are giving a free

lesson beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are $11.99 at the door and

include sub-gourmet snacks and non-alcoholic drinks. The Paupers

Ball is held at City Park Center in Fort Collins located on


The award winning play “Proof” by David Aubern shows at the

Lincoln Center in Fort Collins Friday and Saturday nights through

Jan. 31 at 8 p.m. Directer Denise Burson Freestone, explores the

wild side of genius and the curiosities and longings for love and


Take a moment or 90 to get relaxed for a new semester and see

the arts scene of Fort Collins.

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