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Pagosa Springs Music Boosters Back



HairsprayPagosa Springs High School proudly presents Hairspray on April 1 – 5th at 7:00pm at the High School Auditorium.

“Hairspray” opened on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theater in 2002 and ran for six years and over 2,600 performances.

The musical garnered over six Tony awards, and now it is coming to our home stage in Pagosa.

“Hairspray,” the Broadway musical full of non-stop exhilarating song and dance, is coming to town.

You will be transported to the early ‘60s in Baltimore, where the “twist” is revered, blacks and whites are segregated and beehive hairdos are in fashion.

The pit orchestra has started practicing, led by music director Dan Burch, and rehearsals with the cast and crew of over 60 are entering the final phase of preparations.

Included in our marvelous cast:  Johanna Laverty, Hannah Hemenger, Ryder Searle, Hayley Mitchell, Brayden Mitchell, Aaron Clark, Mason Cronowski, Ayriana Rackham, Connor Burkesmith, Jackie Hampton, Michael Talamante, Jacqueline Garcia, Faith Heitz, Brock Cordova, Maria Campuzano, Kailey Carr, Pitcher Lindner, Tyler Ybarra, Summer Candelaria, Devon Jurcak, Mariah Snarr, Morgan Schaaf, Shannel Wilson, Courtney Bishop, Julian Butler, Ahia Kaeser, Jessicah Wellman, Averie Lynch, Madison Greenly, Zoe Geraghty, Cierra Corley and student apprentice DeAnn Schaaf.





Silverado Concert Series
Thursday, December 19, 6 - 8


Enjoy an evening at Nello’s & celebrate our 25th Anniversary!
Features the best of our vocalists & musicians!


Twenty Five years! Hard to believe, but Curtains Up Pagosa! has been performing, producing, mentoring, and making magic on the Pagosa stage for almost a quarter of a century. We are taking full advantage of this exciting milestone by starting the celebration now! Since 1989, CUP has been in service to our schools and community as the cornerstone of supporting the arts in our schools and bringing the best of the performing arts to our community. Known first as Pagosa Springs Music Boosters, and now as Curtains Up Pagosa!, we continue to strive for excellence and off extraordinary opportunities to cast and audiences alike. We are excited to announce our upcoming shows: "Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs, A Musical", by Tim Kelley and Bill Frankoeur in December; and the highly sought after and recently released "Jesus Christ Superstar" by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber. CUP will also be offering specialty concerts, house concerts a gala concert evening and other celebratory events starting this Fall and continuing through 2014, all in support of their silver anniversary year. We welcome "Silverado" 2014!

- Dale Johnson


The cast of Curtains Up Pagosa's "Pippin" performs their last show of their summer season, leading the way to the start of their 2014 silver anniversary year celebration, "Silverado"!

2012 CUP Scholarship Winner - Max Miller

My name is Max Miller and I am a CUP scholar from the class of 2012. This past year I attended the University of Northern Colorado as a Musical Theatre major. My freshmen year of college could not have gone better. I had the chance to take acting and dancing classes for the first time, study privately for voice lessons, and even take voice training classes. From this year alone, I grew tremendously as a performer and was since able to portray that progress most recently in CUP's production of "Pippin".

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Curtains Up Pagosa has begun a new scholarship program in support of vocal studies and training called “Danna’s Song”, named after dear friend and longtime CUP supporter Danna Laverty, whose family has been involved with Music Boosters at first and now Curtains Up for almost a dozen years.  We lost Danna this year, but not her memory and spirit as we continue to work with her family with great love and heart.  Our first vocal scholarship was awarded to Laith Scherer, second to Hayley Hudson, and our current student is Johannah Laverty.  Each student is given ten lessons through Curtains Up Pagosa; most continue their studies after their scholarship gift.  Curtains Up is committed to expanding the performing arts experience in Pagosa!  Thanks to all our supporters that enable us to continue to expand our opportunities.

- Dale Johnson


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