Summer season at the Wright Opera House
Summer season at the Wright Opera House is well underway. This year leads off with the debut of an original Ouray melodrama: Crooks & Skullduggery at The Hardlife Hotel” or “Meen E. Moneybanks Stinks Up Ouray” which will be presented every Monday night from now until July 30. We are very excited about this play, not only because it is a pleasant way to spend a Monday night after a hard day of playing in Ouray but because our very own Max is part of the cast. We hope you will come out to cheer the heroine and boo the villains with the best of them (and of course clap really hard for Max).
There are a lot of other wonderful events planned for the summer season at the Wright Opera House. The whole lineup includes lots of music, music, and family entertainment.
Other summer events include:
06/22/2012 Honey Don’t Bluegrass Concert
6/27/2012 Almost Every Wednesday Movie Film Series -First movie on the schedule is ”Boy”
07/04/2012 4th of July Wright Opera House Movie E.T & Building Tours
07/06/2012 Jude Johnstone
07/21/2012 Sara Hickman Family Concert
08/11/2012 Griffin House
08/17/2012 Vignettes in History
09/01/2012 David Wilcox
09/02/2012 David Wilcox
The Wright Opera house has been the center of Ouray’s cultural activities since it was built in 1888. Together with the Beaumont Hotel, Ouray County Court House, School House, and Miners Hospital (which now houses the Ouray County Museum), the Wright Opera House was one of the most imposing brick structures in Ouray during the late 1880s and early 1890s. This building “with its decorative iron front structural style and cast iron piers supporting the pressed metal front of the second floor was an addition the town could be proud of. Although it lay unused for many years it is in the process of being restored to its former glory albeit with modern functionality.