December 2013 – February 2014

Dec
6
Fri
‘I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change’ at CMC Dec. 5-14 @ Colorado Mountain College New Space Theatre
Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm
Photo of Jaime Sklavos and David Collier, actors in CMC Theatre's production of "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change."

Actors Jaime Sklavos and David Collier perform “Marriage Tango” in CMC Theatre’s production of “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change.” Photo by Scot Gerdes.

The Off-Broadway surprise hit musical, “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change,” opens at Colorado Mountain College in Spring Valley Dec. 5.

The musical comedy revue, with book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro and music by Jimmy Roberts, celebrates the complicated song and dance of couple-hood. “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” celebrates the agony and the ecstasy of dating, marriage, childrearing and finding love past 30.

CMC Theatre’s production of “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” is directed by Sue Lavin and with musical direction from Terry Lee. It features an ensemble cast of six, including four current CMC theater students. Performances are Dec. 5-7 and 12-14 at 7 p.m., with a matinee Dec. 8 at 2 p.m., in the New Space Theatre at Colorado Mountain College in Spring Valley.

Tickets can be reserved now at svticketsales@coloradomtn.edu or 947-8177, and are $20 for adults and $15 for students, seniors, staff and faculty.

Upcoming shows for the spring season are “Proof,” Feb. 7-9 and 13-16; and “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” April 4-6 and 10-13.

Dec
12
Thu
‘I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change’ at CMC Dec. 5-14 @ Colorado Mountain College New Space Theatre
Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm
Photo of actors Jaime Sklavos and David Collier performing in CMC Theatre's production of "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change."

Actors Jaime Sklavos and David Collier perform “Wedding Vows” in CMC Theatre’s production of “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change.” Photo by Scot Gerdes.

The Off-Broadway surprise hit musical, “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change,” opens at Colorado Mountain College in Spring Valley Dec. 5.

The musical comedy revue, with book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro and music by Jimmy Roberts, celebrates the complicated song and dance of couple-hood. “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” celebrates the agony and the ecstasy of dating, marriage, childrearing and finding love past 30.

CMC Theatre’s production of “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” is directed by Sue Lavin and with musical direction from Terry Lee. It features an ensemble cast of six, including four current CMC theater students. Performances are Dec. 5-7 and 12-14 at 7 p.m., with a matinee Dec. 8 at 2 p.m., in the New Space Theatre at Colorado Mountain College in Spring Valley.

Tickets can be reserved now at svticketsales@coloradomtn.edu or 947-8177, and are $20 for adults and $15 for students, seniors, staff and faculty.

Upcoming shows for the spring season are “Proof,” Feb. 7-9 and 13-16; and “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” April 4-6 and 10-13.

Dec
13
Fri
‘I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change’ at CMC Dec. 5-14 @ Colorado Mountain College New Space Theatre
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm
Photo of actor Jaime Sklavos performing "A Stud and a Babe" in CMC Theatre's production of "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change."

Actor Jaime Sklavos performs “A Stud and a Babe” in CMC Theatre’s production of “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change.” Photo by Scot Gerdes.

The Off-Broadway surprise hit musical, “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change,” opens at Colorado Mountain College in Spring Valley Dec. 5.

The musical comedy revue, with book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro and music by Jimmy Roberts, celebrates the complicated song and dance of couple-hood. “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” celebrates the agony and the ecstasy of dating, marriage, childrearing and finding love past 30.

CMC Theatre’s production of “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” is directed by Sue Lavin and with musical direction from Terry Lee. It features an ensemble cast of six, including four current CMC theater students. Performances are Dec. 5-7 and 12-14 at 7 p.m., with a matinee Dec. 8 at 2 p.m., in the New Space Theatre at Colorado Mountain College in Spring Valley.

Tickets can be reserved now at svticketsales@coloradomtn.edu or 947-8177, and are $20 for adults and $15 for students, seniors, staff and faculty.

Upcoming shows for the spring season are “Proof,” Feb. 7-9 and 13-16; and “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” April 4-6 and 10-13.

Jan
13
Mon
Spring Classes Begin @ all Colorado Mountain College campuses
Jan 13 all-day
Spring Classes Begin @ all Colorado Mountain College campuses

Spring semester classes begin today, January 13, at all Colorado Mountain College locations. Additionally, some classes and shorter workshops begin throughout the semester. Please browse the class schedule for complete details.

Jan
16
Thu
CMC Theatre brings ‘Amadeus’ to the Wheeler Opera House stage @ Wheeler Opera House
Jan 16 @ 7:00 pm
Photo of actors Nick Garay and Jaime Sklavos in "Amadeus."

Nick Garay as Amadeus and Jaime Sklavos as Constanze in Colorado Mountain College’s production of the Tony Award-winning play “Amadeus.” Photo: Scot Gerdes.

Set against a rich backdrop of Mozart’s greatest hits, an encore performance of the Tony Award-winning play “Amadeus” by Peter Shaffer will run for two nights only at the Wheeler Opera House on Jan. 16 and 17 at 7 p.m.

“Amadeus” won five Tony Awards, including Best Play, and the 1984 film earned 13 Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Based on a fictionalized rivalry between court composers Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Salieri, “Amadeus” explores the links among genius, jealousy and madness.

A production of Colorado Mountain College’s theater program, the show ran Oct. 18-27 at CMC’s New Space Theatre on the Spring Valley campus. It generated so much community buzz that the college was prompted to take the show on the road. “The timing just worked out to bring it to the Wheeler,” said Brad Moore, adjunct theater instructor at the college.

Moore directs the production that features the first CMC theater graduate, Nick Garay, as Amadeus. Garay was last seen in Aspen this summer as Romeo in the Hudson Reed Ensemble’s production of “Romeo and Juliet.” Gary Ketzenbarger, director of the college’s theater program, portrays Salieri. The cast is rounded out by current CMC students and faculty, as well as recent graduates of the theater program.

Seats can be reserved at aspenshowtix.com or 920-5770. Tickets for “Amadeus” are $20.

Feb
7
Fri
Chocolate Extravaganza @ CMC Glenwood
Feb 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

image of a cupcakeGorge yourself on chocolate while bidding on silent auction items to benefit Children’s Mini College, the valley’s longest running preschool.

Items were donated from more than 100 local business and individuals, including Pampered Chef, Target, Main Street Gallery, Aspen Tan, Glenwood Hot Springs Pool and many others. These items will be available for bid in the silent auction.

CMC Theatre presents “Proof” @ Colorado Mountain College New Space Theatre
Feb 7 @ 7:30 pm
Photos of CMC actors Cassidy Willey and Cora Wettlin

Sisters Claire and Catherine struggle over their father’s notebook in this scene from CMC Theatre’s production of “Proof.” Cassidy Willey (left) plays Claire and Cora Wettlin plays Catherine. Photo: Scot Gerdes.

Genius and insanity: CMC Theatre’s ‘Proof’ considers both sides of equation

David Auburn’s play “Proof” opens Feb. 7 at Colorado Mountain College in Spring Valley.

Catherine and her father Robert are alike in many ways, leaving Catherine to worry whether she’ll inherit his genius for math, his mental instability or both. Her sister Claire and her father’s student Hal help Catherine shed light on which it will be.

The cast of four features CMC theater students Cora Wettlin as Catherine and David Collier as Hal. CMC theater graduate Cassidy Willey plays the role of Claire, and veteran actor and director G. Thomas Cochran plays Robert. They are directed by Brad Moore.

The play will be performed Feb. 7, 8, 13, 14 and 15 at 7:30 p.m., with matinees Feb. 9 and 16 at 2 p.m. in the New Space Theatre at Colorado Mountain College in Spring Valley. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students, seniors, staff and faculty and can be reserved at svticketsales@coloradomtn.edu or 947-8177, or purchased with cash or check at the door.

Feb
9
Sun
Complete your FAFSA on College Goal Sunday @ CMC in Glenwood
Feb 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

photo of girl with piggy bankAre you headed to college next year, or are you the parent of someone who is? If so, no doubt there’s one thing weighing on your mind right now: I’ve got to fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The FAFSA is the application all colleges and universities require if a student is seeking financial assistance to go to school, and is used to determine the amount and type of financial aid for which you qualify.

By its very name, the FAFSA is a “free application.” Unfortunately, some online companies convincingly sell services for filing the FAFSA and fool people into thinking they cannot complete the process on their own without paid professionals.

Completing the FAFSA can be an intimidating process because important decisions rest upon filling it out. You might not know where to start. Like anything else, it so often helps to be guided by someone who’s familiar with the process. It’s even better if that someone is face-to-face with you, taking you through the steps and answering your questions as they come up.

This is exactly the opportunity that National College Goal Sunday provides. This year it will be held Feb. 9 from 2-4 p.m. There are 16 college locations throughout Colorado that are participating, including two local Colorado Mountain College campuses in Glenwood Springs and Rifle. It’s open to all students and their parents (regardless of the college the student is attending) and it’s free.

Financial aid professionals will be on hand to acquaint you with the process and answer questions as they come up. The computer labs will be open so that you can begin and finish the online application. Additionally, other college staff will be available to offer information about CMC degree programs and the admissions process.

If you will have filed your 2013 tax returns by College Goal Sunday, we’ll demonstrate how you can transfer all your tax information via the IRS link directly to your FAFSA, and you could walk away on Feb. 9 having completed the entire FAFSA process.

If, however, you will not yet have filed, you can bring your W-2s from last year to use as an estimate. We’ll give you the tools and resources you’ll need to complete the form.

We’re participating in College Goal Sunday because we believe everyone deserves free help to complete their FAFSA. The staff at Colorado Mountain College wants to grow this resource for the community and be there to support students in their first year of college all the way through to their graduation.

Deadlines for completing the FAFSA vary by school and for some state schools can be as early as March 1. It must be completed each year you’re in college. Why not make it your goal – with our help – to check it off your list on Feb. 9?

Feb
13
Thu
CMC Theatre presents “Proof” @ Colorado Mountain College New Space Theatre
Feb 13 @ 7:30 pm
CMC actor Cora Wettlin in the role of Catherine

CMC theater student Cora Wettlin plays the starring role of Catherine in David Auburn’s play, “Proof,” continuing for its second weekend of performances Feb. 13-16. Photo: Scot Gerdes.

Genius and insanity: CMC Theatre’s ‘Proof’ considers both sides of equation

David Auburn’s play “Proof” opens Feb. 7 at Colorado Mountain College in Spring Valley.

Catherine and her father Robert are alike in many ways, leaving Catherine to worry whether she’ll inherit his genius for math, his mental instability or both. Her sister Claire and her father’s student Hal help Catherine shed light on which it will be.

The cast of four features CMC theater students Cora Wettlin as Catherine and David Collier as Hal. CMC theater graduate Cassidy Willey plays the role of Claire, and veteran actor and director G. Thomas Cochran plays Robert. They are directed by Brad Moore.

The play will be performed Feb. 7, 8, 13, 14 and 15 at 7:30 p.m., with matinees Feb. 9 and 16 at 2 p.m. in the New Space Theatre at Colorado Mountain College in Spring Valley. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students, seniors, staff and faculty and can be reserved at svticketsales@coloradomtn.edu or 947-8177, or purchased with cash or check at the door.

Feb
21
Fri
The 14er Project: A Photography Exhibit by Derek Johnston @ Glenwood Springs Library
Feb 21 @ 6:00 pm
photo taken by Derek Johnston of the Maroon Bells

Maroon Bells, Elk Range; photo by Derek Johnston

The 14er Project is a Photography Exhibit by Derek Johnston, Associate Professor and Program Director of the Colorado Mountain College Professional Photography Program. The opening reception is at the Glenwood Springs Library: Friday, February 21, from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibit runs February 18 – April 13.  To learn more, visit 14erphotography.com.