Saturday, January 2, 2010


  • Jan. 8-30: Stage Coach Theatre presents Dilemmas with Dinner, a farce about a woman trying to win a major promotion by hosting an elaborate dinner for her boss. The show runs Jan. 8-9, 14-17, 21-24 and 28-30 at 7:30 Thursdays, 8:15 Fridays and Saturdays and 2:00 Sundays at the theater in the Hillcrest Shopping Center at Orchard and Overland in Boise.
  • Now through Jan. 9: Company of Fools presents A Year with Frog and Toad, a musical based on the popular childrens' books by Arnold Lobel in which Frog and Toad learn life lessons and the value of friendship. The show runs at 7:00 Jan. 2, 3:00 Jan. 3, and 11:00 a.m. Jan. 2 at the Liberty Theater on Main Street in Hailey. The show also runs for two days in Twin Falls at 7:00 Jan. 8-9 and 11 a.m. Jan. 9 at the College of Southern Idaho Fine Arts Theatre.
  • Now through Jan. 9: Starlight Mountain Theatre presents Irving Berlin's White Christmas, a musical about two friends in show business who find love while putting on a show at an inn in Vermont. The show runs Jan. 1-2 and 8-9 at 7:30 at The Star theater at 1851 Century Way in Boise.
  • Jan. 9: As part of its Sounds Like Fun series, The Boise Philharmonic presents a percussion concert for families at 10:45 a.m. and noon at the Esther Simplot Performing Arts Academy.
  • Jan. 15-16: Starlight Mountain Theatre presents A Starlight Evening of Cabaret, a performance of hit songs from more than 25 Broadway shows. The production takes place at 7:30 Jan. 15-16 and 2:00 Jan. 16 at The Star theater at 1851 Century Way in Boise.
  • Jan. 15-30: Boise Little Theater presents Fools, a Neil Simon play about a man who lands a job teaching in a Russian village whose residents have been cursed with stupidity for the last 200 years. The show runs Jan. 15-16, 22-23, and 29-30 at 8:00, Jan. 21-28 at 7:30 and Jan. 24 and 30 at 2:00.
  • Jan. 15-Feb. 14: Prairie Dog Productions presents The Adventures of Sheerluck Holmes and Dr. Snotson at 7:30 Jan. 15-16, 22-23 and 29-30 and Feb. 5-6 and 12-13 and 2:00 Jan. 24, 31 and Feb. 14 at the theater on 3820 Cassia St. in Boise.
  • Jan. 16: Daisy's Madhouse is organizing Will Act 4 Food, a 24-hour play festival to raise funds for the Idaho Foodbank. The event takes place at 8:00 p.m. at the Danny Peterson Theatre in the Morrison Center on the Boise State University campus. (If you want to form an acting team and participate, you have through Jan. 8 to sign up.)
  • Now through Jan. 17: Boise Art Museum presents A Survey of Gee's Bend Quilts, a collection of abstract quilts created by women in the African-American community of Gee's Bend, Alabama.
  • Jan. 18: Boise Contemporary Theater presents a dramatic reading of Atlasing Sodom, a play about the secrets shared by two young men in a romantic relationship and how one boy's father obsesses over those secrets years later. The show runs at 7:00 at the theater on 9th and Fulton.
  • Jan. 21-31: The Boise State University Theatre Arts Department presents Master Class by Terrence McNally, a show based on a series of Julliard classes given by the opera singer Maria Callas. The show runs Jan. 21-23 and 28-30 at 8:00 and 24 and 31 at 2:00 in the recital hall at the Morrison Center on the BSU campus.
  • Jan. 22-23: The Boise Philharmonic and Opera Idaho present the Philharmonic's Salute to Opera Idaho, including performances of Mozart's Symphony No. 41 "Jupiter" and Leonard Bernstein's Suite from Candide. The concerts are at 8:00 at the Northwest Nazarene University Swayne Auditorium on Jan. 22 and 8:00 at the Morrison Center on the Boise State University campus on Jan. 23.
  • Jan. 22-30: CAN-ACT presents Nuncrackers, a musical in which the nuns from Nunsense decide to tape a Christmas special in their convent basement studio for cable access TV. The show runs at 8:00 Jan. 22-23 and 29-30 and at 2:00 Jan. 30 at Grace Episcopal Church at 411 10th Ave. S. in Nampa.
  • Jan. 22-Feb. 20: Knock 'Em Dead Dinner Theatre presents The Murder Room, a comedy about a gold-digger who attempts to bump off her rich husband. The show runs Jan. 22-23, 28-30, and Feb. 4-6, 11-13 and 18-20 at 7:00 Thursdays and 8:00 Fridays and Saturdays at the theater's new location on 415 E. Parkcenter Blvd. in Boise. Dinner is served at 7:00 Fridays and Saturdays.
  • Jan. 27-Feb. 20: Boise Contemporary Theater presents At Home at the Zoo, a play by Edward Albee about three New Yorkers whose lives are changed forever by a confrontation one afternoon. The show runs at 8:00 Jan. 27-30, Feb. 3-6, 10-13 and 17-20, and 2:00 Feb. 6, 13 and 20 at the Fulton Street Theater on Fulton and Ninth.
  • Jan. 28-31: Idaho Dance Theater presents its winter production, Figuratively Speaking, in the Boise State University Special Events Center at 7:00 Jan. 28, 8:00 Jan. 29-30 and 2:00 Jan. 31.
  • Jan. 29-Feb. 6: Encore Theatre Company presents Bridge to Terabithia, the story of a boy and girl who imagine a magical kingdom. The show runs Jan. 29-30 and Feb. 5-6 at 7:30 and Jan. 30 and Feb. 6 at 2:00 in the old Northwest Nazarene University science lecture hall on 550 Holly St. in Nampa.
  • Jan. 30: As part of its Sounds Like Fun series, The Boise Philharmonic presents a strings concert for families at 10:45 a.m. at the Esther Simplot Performing Arts Academy.
  • Jan. 30: The Boise Art Museum opens the Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection, a selection of 50 works of minimal, post-minimal and conceptual drawings, paintings and sculptures.
  • Now through March 14: Boise Art Museum presents Patchwork, a collection of quilts from the early 1800s through the mid-20th century.
  • Now through April 18: Boise Art Museum presents Idea as Art: Contemporary Works on Paper, a selection of abstract drawings by such artists as Sol Lewitt and Mel Bochner.

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