Category: Things to do in Summit County

Chatting with Emily Dennis

We are so excited to be working with Emily Dennis in our first show of the 2019 Summer Season Tell Me on a Sunday. We caught up with Emily to hear about what she is excited about, her favorite Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, and some of the unique challenges about being in a one-woman musical.


The Lake Dillon Theatre Company Hosts Sonya Meyer in Conservation, Comedy & Song

Performing arts and conservation are two topics that in theory don’t necessarily fit together, that didn’t stop Sonya Meyer from creating a cabaret that did just that. On May 4 & 5 LDTC patrons can experience Ms. Meyer’s new cabaret “A Day of Sky: A Cabaret of Climate Change” in the intimate Henry Studio Theatre.

When Meyer left the Big Apple for a 6-month stay in Breckenridge she didn’t expect to stay. Now four years later, Meyer has fully embraced the year-round outdoor lifestyle while still finding opportunities to perform, direct and teach at theatres in the area.

Meyer was most recently seen on the LDTC stage at the 2017 New York New Year’s Eve Celebration and was first seen as Melody in Bad Jews during the LDTC’s 2016 season. Meyer now uses the stage as a catalyst for preservation and answers the questions of how to get involved locally as a parting gift for the audience.

Meyer’s passions of performing and conservation were a part of her motivation to create a cabaret based on the timely subject of Climate Change. “For me, even as someone who cares about climate change and wants to help and support these organizations, it’s hard to know what is actually being done and what I can actually do to get involved.”

You can experience this unique and intimate event May 4 at 7:30 PM and 5th at 6:30 PM.

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The Cake Rehearsals

At the LDTC the cast has a 2 week rehearsal period. In that time they will learn their lines, staging, and in the case of The Cake learn to work with buttercream. Here are a few delicious photos of cast members working hard in rehearsal.

Victoria Bundonis says one of the great things about being an actor is having to learn, very quickly, skills that are not necessarily in your wheelhouse. Here she is learning very quickly how to work with buttercream frosting.


Even scenes that seem simple need quality time in rehearsal. Here Claire Kennedy, Nina Waters, and Melissa Livingston (director) work to create a beautiful moment between Macy and Jen.

Learn more about The Cake and Purchase Tickets here! Don’t miss this hilarious new comedy by Bekah Brunstetter!

Meet The Cast! 

Meet The Director! 

10 Things You Can Expect From The Lake Dillon Theatre Company In 2019

The New Year is upon us, and the LDTC is gearing up for our 2019 season. The New Year is full of potential, and we are excited to deliver on some very exciting happenings from past favorites to new programs, 2019 will be a big year at the Lake Dillon Theatre Company.

1. It’s our 25th Anniversary!

Yes, it has been 25 years since the LDTC opened its doors as a small community theatre in Dillon. Since then we’ve expanded from a staff of one to a team of 10. We’ve produced hundreds of productions, including Kiss of the Spider Woman, Big River, Sister Act: The Musical, and so many more. Want to take a walk down memory lane? Or maybe just learn more about our history? Buy tickets to our 25th Anniversary Cabaret January 31 – February 3, 2019. Tickets are on sale now!

2. The Season to be Connected

After 25 years you are definitely connected to your community. This season we will celebrate that connection. You can expect musicals including Mamma Mia! and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tell Me on a Sunday. Comedies including The Cake and Neil Simon’s Barefoot in the Park, and a few heartfelt stories including Every Brilliant Thing and Tiny Beautiful Things. Each show this season will connect us to the ones we love, our differences, our pasts, and our futures. Individual show tickets will be on sale soon, or purchase your season subscription today!

3. Specialty Nights

New this season are Specialty Nights an initiative designed to bring our patrons together as a community to enjoy some of Summit County’s finest food, drink and live music, all before taking in an exciting production at the Lake Dillon Theatre Company. Specialty Nights will begin 90 minutes before a show’s start time and will be held in the lobby of the Silverthorne Performing Arts Center. Check out all of the Specialty Nights the LDTC has to offer!

4. Cabarets, Cabarets, and more Cabarets

This year we begin our season with the 25th Anniversary Cabaret, but we are excited to announce this year’s line up includes 2 Signature Cabarets in May and November, 4 Summer Sunday Cabarets throughout July and the first Sunday of August, and of course our Signature Holiday Celebration, Holiday Follies. Tickets for all Cabarets will be on sale soon don’t forget to purchase your tickets for the 25th Anniversary Cabaret!

5. Theatre for Young Audiences

Another addition to our 25th Anniversary Season is our family friendly production Polkadots: the Cool Kids Musical. This fun and brightly colored musical will take place on select afternoons this summer. Tickets are $5.00 each or $20 for families of four or more! General Admission Tickets will be for sale at the box office on the day of the performance. Read more about Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical.

6. More Youth Theatre Offerings

This year we are excited to offer our most extensive variety of youth theatre classes, camps, and workshops. Starting this Spring, the LDTC Youth Theatre Program will provide 12 different Summer & Production Camps. Summer Camps are one-week camps that focus on one area of theatre, from singing, dance, and acting. With the new additions are the ever popular Youth Theatre Workshops, this year’s offerings include James and the Giant Peach Jr., Disney’s The Aristocats KIDS, and Guys & Dolls Jr. See all of our 2019 youth offerings or Enroll today!

7. Additional Adult Education

The LDTC is proud of our Adult Education Programs. This year you can still expect to pull back the curtain during Page to Stage, read and discuss a variety of plays in Play Club, discuss issues in arts today with experts and professionals in the field during Panel Discussions, and come early and stay late for our Prologues and Epilogues at every show. New this year adults can sign up for Introduction to Acting as well as Introduction to Playwriting.

8. Quality, Impact, Integrity, Intimacy, &, Diversity of Programming

Our values are important to us and will come with us to the new year. No matter what show you come to see, the educational program you or your children take part in we will always keep these values at the forefront.

9. Season Subscriptions

As always you can purchase tickets for every show and keep your wallet happy with a Season Subscription. This year we have a few new offerings, and if you purchase by January 31, you will get a complimentary beverage card.

10. Celebrations

There are so many reasons to celebrate this year. It’s our second full season in the Silverthorne Performing Arts Center. It’s our 25th Anniversary Season. Our season includes challenging, beautiful, and musical productions. We hope you will celebrate this year with us at a Specialty Night, a youth performance, cabaret, or theatre production. We’ll have a seat waiting for you. 

Holiday Revelry for All Ages – Holiday Follies First Rehearsal

The halls of the Silverthorne Performing Arts Center get a little more cheerful this time of year. The cast of Holiday Follies had their first rehearsal Dec. 13, 2018. As the cast sang Santa Claus is Coming to Town, you could tell they were getting into the spirit of the season and of course a visit from good old Saint Nick.

With Len Rhodes on the piano and a few of the LDTC’s favorite returning artists joyfully singing through rehearsal, you could already tell this Holiday Follies will truly be a night of yuletide joy.

The LDTC’s Artistic Director Chris Alleman is excited to share “good tidings of great joy” with the community. “This is our 6th year producing the sold-out Holiday Follies. What I love about this event is the cheer, sentiment, and joy that the audience, musicians, volunteers, crew and performers get to share for two hours. It is such a fun-filled evening and we just get to forget about any troubles or woes and spend the evening as a community and enjoying each other’s company.” Alleman said

And as cast member Chrissy Schmidt says “If you have any bit of Scrooge in you, it is sure to be gone by the time you leave the theater!”

Don’t miss this chance to revel in the Spirit of Giving December 19, 20, 21, 22, and 23. Purchase tickets here!

A Chat With Sharon Kay White

September 7 – 23 the Lake Dillon Theatre presents I’LL EAT YOU LAST: A Chat With Sue Mengers featuring Sharon Kay White. Sharon Kay has been seen in other LDTC productions including SISTER ACT: The Musical, NOISES OFF, and most recently THE UNDERPANTS. We sat down with Sharon Kay to catch up and chat about her upcoming performance.

What excites you most about I’LL EAT YOU LAST?

The challenge! It’s always a challenge doing a one-woman show. The solitary experience, the volume of text. And add to that the fact that Sue was an actual person, not just a fictional character, which adds another layer of complexity and responsibility.

Sue Mengers has a huge personality which definitely shows in the script, what do you hope to bring to this role?

Oh boy, does she ever! I hope to honor the truth of who Sue was. She didn’t seem to have much of a filter, and loooooved her own stories. If I can convey that, that will be at least a good starting place.

What do you hope Audiences take away from I’LL EAT YOU LAST?

I hope audiences have a good laugh with Sue. Boy, she has some stories!  And she did not mince words.

What is the most exciting thing about doing a one-woman show? The most Challenging?

Exciting and challenging?  Or terrifying?  Actors forget lines from time to time, but usually, there’s someone else on stage who can help you out.  Here, I’m totally on my own!  But there’s also some exhilarating about that. It’s all up to me, sink or swim!

Finally, we are thrilled to have you back as a part of the 2018 acting company. What does it mean to return to Summit County and the Lake Dillon Theatre Company?

I’ve totally fallen in love with Summit County and the family that is the Lake Dillon Theater Company, so it really means everything to me. This place is truly magical, and I am honored to be a part of it.


Purchase Tickets to I’LL EAT YOU LAST: A Chat with Sue Mengers!

Things to do in Summit County this Summer!

Silverthorne Mountain Market

The Silverthorne Mountain Market will take place in the parking area at the Silverthorne Recreation Center. It will be on Saturday, June 25th from 9AM to 2PM. This event is the definition of a Flea Market. It was created by the community to sell items vendors don’t need anymore. Each year, there is about twenty-five vendors and over five-hundred customers. The vendor fee is $35.00 and the admission is free for shoppers.

Kingdom Days

From June 14 to the 16th, Breckenridge will be launching the summer off with Kingdom Days. This event celebrates 150 years of the culture and history of Breckenridge. This event will explore the gold fields and mining, exploration and adventure, brothels and saloons, booms and busts. Also, there will be music from the National Repertory Orchestra, Outhouse Races, and the Breckenridge Summer Fun Park will open.

Breckenridge Beer Festival

On Saturday July 7th, Breckenridge will host their summer beer festival. There will be over fifty brewing companies including, Samuel Adams, Guinness, Deschutes Brewery, and more. Along with beer, there will be food, music, and games.

Farmers Markets in Summit County

Dillon and Breckenridge each have their own Farmers Market. Dillon’s Farmers Market will be every Friday starting on June 8th and will run until Friday, September 14th. Breckenridge’s Farmers Market will occur every Sunday starting on June 17th and will run until September 2nd. The markets will have palisade peaches, harvest products, handmade bath products, and lots of local music.

Breckenridge International Festival of Arts

This a ten day festival that shares several forms of art including eclectic mix of music, dance, film, visual arts and family entertainment. The art in this festival is inspired by the breathtaking places of Breckenridge. The festival begins Thursday, August 9th and runs until the Sunday, August 19th.

AND… don’t forget about our summer season! We have six great shows in production!

Purchase your tickets here!

5 things to do this weekend in Summit County

Don’t worry…Summer is not over just yet; there is still lots of fun to be had all over Summit County! Here are our top 5 things to do this weekend!

1. Breckenridge Oktoberfest

Friday, September 11th

This weekend is the Breckenridge Oktoberfest street party, the largest street party in the Rocky Mountains! Featuring more than 35 genuine German cuisine and brew vendors, this festival makes for a fun filled weekend for the whole family. They have something for everyone. It’s a beer festival so of course there will be plenty of beer flowing but that’s not all! Visit the face painting stand, get some pre-festival exercise in the 5k run and challenge yourself with wide variety of German themed games available. For more information visit

 2. Frisco’s Fall Festival

Saturday, September 12th

Celebrate the sights, sounds and flavors of Colorado in this all day street Festival. The festival is free to attend! Go down to Frisco Main Street from 10am – 6pm and check out the Art Show and Harvest Festival showcasing Colorado’s own creations. For more information visit

3. Michael Jackson Tribute Band at the Dillon Amphitheater

Saturday, September 12th

Now our Sunset at the Summit Concerts have come to an end, the Town of Dillon Is taking the reins! This Saturday night, the Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band is taking the stage. The concert is FREE and begins 7pm! The weather forecast looks great, don’t miss your last chance to dance this summer at the Dillon Amphitheatre. For more information visit

4. Alpenglow Chamber Music Festival

Saturday, September 12th

The Alpenglow Chamber Music Festival begins its 18th Season Soiree with Artistic Directors Rieko Aizawa, Piano, and Jesse Mills, Violin, and guest artists Ilana Davidson,

Soprano, Raman Ramakrishnan, Cello, and Zohar Schondorf, Horn. The performance begins in the intimate setting of a beautiful Silverthorne home at 7pm. Arrive at 6.45pm for the Champaign reception and stay afterwards for light refreshments. Get your tickets in advance as limited seating is available. For more information visit

5. Arapahoe Basin’s Clam Bake

Sunday, September 13th

This Sunday, get your fill of the oceans finest offerings right here in the Rocky Mountains! Take a seat at the picnic tables in the base area and enjoy live music, generous portions of seafood, an array of sides, and that laid-back vibe we all love about summer at the Basin. For more information visit

Have a fabulous weekend! We hope to see you at the Theatre soon!

Things To Do This Weekend in Summit County

Looking for something to do this weekend? Lucky for us, we live in a beautiful place where there is always something going on. Here are just a few of the highlights for this weekend…

Friday, August 28th, 2015

Dillon Farmers Market

At 9am every Friday from June 5 to September 18 The Dillon Farmers Market comes to life. It is not only the perfect place for lunch with so many tasty treats to choose from, but you can also take home some delicious fresh produce and support our local businesses by purchasing unique Colorado made products. Some of our favorites are Nicky’s Quickie Greek Gyros (they are amazing. There may be a short wait, but trust me it’s worth it!) You can also enjoy Salmon Tacos, Crepes, Tamales and so much more. We also love the homemade jellies, freshly brewed coffee, candles, cushions and jewelry. Come take a look, there is something for everyone. Find out more here

Heart & Soul at Warren Station, Keystone

The Dercum Center Presents, “Heart and Soul” starring Leon Joseph “Littlebird”, Charles “Chas” Wetherbee, Clancy Newman and Len Rhodes. The concert will take place at Warren Station in Keystone and starts at 7pm and donations will be accepted at the door. For more information, visit

Saturday, August 29th, 2015

Colorado Cider and Beer Circus at Copper Mountain

This sounds like so much fun! This first time event will offer more than 75 craft cider and craft beer sampling along with cider making demonstrations, kid’s crafts, a Marching Band and a Mixology Bar. This sounds like the perfect day out to me…there is something for the whole family. Find more information at

FREE concert at the Dillon Amphitheatre

This week the Sunset at the Summit Concert welcomes Queen of Nation to the Stage! This is a favorite for many of us in Summit County and one not to be missed. Queen Nation’s live performance of Queen’s greatest hits preserve the image, sound, and stage persona of vintage Queen. From We Will Rock You to Another One Bites the Dust, their tribute concert is one not to be missed! If the weather forecast is correct, it look like we are in for yet another beautiful night and beautiful sunset at the Lake Dillon Amphitheatre this Saturday night. Bring a blanket or chair, get here early to secure your spot for the night (and your parking spot…it gets busy!) and don’t forget your dancing shoes! For more information visit

Sunday, August 30th, 2015

31st Annual Genuine Wine and Jazz Festival at Copper Mountain

Copper Mountain seems like the place to be this weekend, with Cider Circus and the Wine And Jazz Festival you might as well sleep over there! Enjoy live jazz music in the beautiful backdrop of the Colorado Rocky Mountains and sample some of the country’s best wines…what more could you ask for. Free shows include Quantum Jazz at 10.15am on Saturday and the SoBo Four at 10am and 11.30am on Sunday. For more information go to

Keystone Splash Fest

Fun for the whole family! The name of this event pretty much says it all…prepare to get wet!! Keystone will host a series of your favorite water games including Water Balloons, hoses and prizes! Be sure to bring sunscreen and towels. For more information visit