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Weehawken Performances

Weehawken sponsors and organizes a variety of art-inspired events that have helped build Ouray County’s reputation as a place where art, artists and art-lovers thrive.

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The Lion King

Weehawken Creative Arts presents a professional theater program by Kathleen O'Mara who is in high demand from coast to coast. This will be an amazing lifetime opportunity to work with nationally known theater teacher Kathleen. 

Students will participate in an audition and rehearsal process in this workshop culminating in a fully produced production for the community. Students of all ages enjoy the art of musical theatre through an ensemble based process that promotes the talents of each student. Additional moments and, or characters will be created within the process to ensure that every student has ownership and feels importance with in the performance and in telling the story. Curriculum includes warm ups, ensemble, games, music direction, choreography, blocking and design concepts. This workshop is ideal for new and experienced musical theatre performers, as casting and show content can accommodate every level.

Ages: 6 and up, Location: Montrose Weehawken (Old Uncompahgre Yoga Circle) 310 S 9th St, Montrose, CO 81401, Semester: Fall 2016, Days: Saturday and Sunday afternoons, Begins: October 22nd Times: 1pm to 5pm Performance: November 12th and 13th at Turn of the Century in Montrose. Cost: $200 with an additional $25 show fee (less than $7 an hour).

Kathleen O'Mara Teaching Artist, Producer and Director of Performing Arts since 1992. Known for being dedicated to innovative, story driven staged productions, Kathleen has worked with thousands of students across the nation on hundreds of performance pieces. Historical content, student original works, Musical Theatre, Shakespeare, and Classic Drama, are all based on a background in Educational Theatre Arts, and experience. Kathleen is equally comfortable with small or large casts, novice or experienced actors of all ages. Kathleen's talent for fast-paced process oriented work ties together structure and organizational skills with the freedom of ambitious thought provoking projects. Influenced by her experience in interpersonal acting, transpersonal acting, and ensemble group theatre, Kathleen strives towards a product that tells a story, creating pictures and moments within the scene work. A creative eye and accomplishing visually stunning pictures of character and costume, as well as commitment to ensemble process and the importance of warm ups, theatre games, and a sense of community, has led her to a career of quality productions that tell compelling stories.

To register or for more information click here

Weehawken's Alice In Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

Weehawken Creative Arts presents a professional theater program by Kathleen O'Mara who is in high demand from coast to coast. This will be an amazing lifetime opportunity to work with nationally known theater teacher Kathleen. 

Alice In Wonderland with Kathleen O'Mara for Children's Theatre. Students explore the wonder of literary work through the arts as they rehearse and perform an original adaptation of Alice in Wonderland. Using the original text from Carroll’s most famous work, students design their performance based on their favorite characters taken from the literary classic. This adaptation will be customize for the participating students and will have the opportunity to enhance the story telling by including song and dance to the performance. Through a workshop process, students will have curriculum in improvisation, stage presence, character development and voice.

Ages: 3rd grade (8 years and up), Location: Ridgway Sherbino, Semester: Fall 2016, Days: Monday thru Thursday, Begins: October 17th Times: 4pm to 6pm Performance: November 18th and 19th at Sherbino. Cost: $250 with an additional $25 show fee (less than $7 an hour).

Kathleen O'Mara Teaching Artist, Producer and Director of Performing Arts since 1992. Known for being dedicated to innovative, story driven staged productions, Kathleen has worked with thousands of students across the nation on hundreds of performance pieces. Historical content, student original works, Musical Theatre, Shakespeare, and Classic Drama, are all based on a background in Educational Theatre Arts, and experience. Kathleen is equally comfortable with small or large casts, novice or experienced actors of all ages. Kathleen's talent for fast-paced process oriented work ties together structure and organizational skills with the freedom of ambitious thought provoking projects. Influenced by her experience in interpersonal acting, transpersonal acting, and ensemble group theatre, Kathleen strives towards a product that tells a story, creating pictures and moments within the scene work. A creative eye and accomplishing visually stunning pictures of character and costume, as well as commitment to ensemble process and the importance of warm ups, theatre games, and a sense of community, has led her to a career of quality productions that tell compelling stories.

To register or for more information click here

The Best of Shakespeare

Best of Shakespeare Workshop. 7/5-7/15.  Ages 3rd-8th grade. Times TBD, but 2 hours per day should be expected.  Teaching Artist Kathleen O’Mara will design a curriculum for students participating in the Best of Shakespeare Workshop. Students will strengthen their voice projection, character intentions, classic clown, movement and stage combat skills while they explore the nuances of original Shakespearean text. The stories and characters from the Bard will be selected based on class size, student interest and experience. Modifications will be hand tailored to fit every student’s level, and the ensemble based process and curriculum makes this workshop successful for the novice as well as the advanced young Shakespearean actor. Abridged works or an adapted script will be presented to the community in a fully produced performance piece.

The Polar Express

Since its publication in 1985, Chris Van Allsburg’s “The Polar Express” has touched the hearts of millions of readers. It tells the story of Christmas Eve when a boy is awakened by a steam train that pulls up in front of his house and takes him and other children to the North Pole.

This adventure follows a doubting boy, who takes an extraordinary train ride that sends him onto a journey of self-discovery and shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe. In 2004 Van Allsburg’s book became a movie, and on December 16 and 170, young dancers from Cedaredge to Silverton will bring the story to the stage as a ballet with Weehawken Dance.

Join Artistic Director, Miss Natasha Pyeatte and enjoy the debut of a new holiday tradition for the area. You will journey with this adorable cast to the North Pole and will surely find the magic and “believe” yourself again! Weehawken’s “Polar Express” features a cast of over 130, ages 3-17.

The students have been rehearsing since September and are primed and ready to perform for an enthusiastic audience. Whether you know a student in the Weehawken Dance program or not, Weehawken assures you of an enjoyable audience experience. Pyeatte’s shows are built like a real ballet, so the experience is appropriate for any audience.

This show will be held at the Montrose Pavilion. On Friday, December 16th, the show will start at 6 pm (doors @ 5:30). On Saturday, December 17th, the show will start at 2 pm (doors @ 1:30). General Admission Tickets for Weehawken’s “Polar Express” will be available in Ouray at Mouse’s Chocolates, in Ridgway at Cimarron Coffee and Books and the Weehawken Office, in Montrose at Tiffany, Etc. and online here starting November 15th.

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Wizard of Oz

Wizard of OZ Spring 2016

Thanks to all of the dancers, sponsors, back stage help, staff, instructors, volunteers & parents!  

The production of Wizard of Oz of Spring 2016 was such a huge success!  Thank you!

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Classroom Locations

* It’s important to know that some classes may be held in other locations that may not be listed below. Locations will be specified accordingly in class descriptions.

Weehawken Ridgway

Primary staff office
1075 Sherman Street
Ridgway, CO 81432
(970) 318-0150

The Sherbino Theater

604 Clinton Street
Ridgway, CO 81432

Hypoxia Gym

1900 550 Uncompahgre National Forest
Ouray, CO 81432

Uncompahgre Yoga Circle

310 S 9th Street
Montrose, CO 81401

Wright Opera House

472 Main Street
Ouray, CO 81427