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Summer Arts Season Canceled, Plans for 2021 Underway


April 13, 2020

Following public health advisories, the University of Northern Colorado College of Performing and Visual Arts announced the cancellation of its 2020 summer arts season, including all Little Theatre of the Rockies productions and Concert Under the Stars performances.

Established in 1934, Little Theatre of the Rockies, is a professional summer stock theater that is owned and operated by the university’s School of Theatre Arts and Dance, which is housed within the College of Performing and Visual Arts. It is the oldest professional summer stock theatre west of the Mississippi River and the oldest professional theatre company in the state of Colorado.
The Concert Under the Stars features regional and national artists, with performances held in the Campus Commons Performance Hall and historic Garden Theatre on the UNC campus. Performances are complimentary and open to the public as community events throughout the summer. Past seasons have featured performances by the Colorado Symphony, the Burroughs, Mariachi Aztlán and Ballet Folklorico, university alumni, and others.
While the university’s summer theater and musical lineups will resume in 2021, the college’s School of Art and Design is exploring alternate and virtual methods to deliver visual art to the university community. Upcoming opportunities include hosting the Annual Student Exhibition online on April 15. The school will also highlight other student-focused, culminating experiences such as Graphic Design Senior Portfolios, Photography and First Year Foundations through digital exhibition. Visit unc.link/galleries for upcoming program details.
Thank you to the loyal season subscribers and sponsors for supporting UNC arts programming. These individuals and organizations will receive additional information regarding their support and plans for the 2021 season. If you wish to join UNC’s arts community through your philanthropy or patronage, please visit arts.unco.edu for additional information.

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