Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center

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The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center is an arts center situated north of downtown Colorado Springs. It aims to provide innovative, multidisciplinary and education arts experiences, building on its history as a cultural pillar in the Rocky Mountain area. It seeks to raise the individual spirit and inspire community vitality through arts education and the performing and visual arts.

It includes a main gallery, where permanent works such as the collection of Native American and Spanish Colonial art pieces of the Southwest are displayed. The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center’s Taylor Museum is dedicated at educating the public about the artistic expressions in the country by presenting world famous permanent collection, dynamic exhibitions, and related innovative and cultural programs.

The FAC also features the Bemis School of Art, offering art education to the community, the Deco Lounge and Amuze at the FAC dining facilities, and the FAC Theatre Company producing a regular schedule of dramatic works.

The FAC Theatre Company offers an annual season of dramas, musicals and comedies such as Sweeney Todd, The Full Monty and Beauty and the Beast. It also hosts music, dance and film festivals.

For the 2011-2012 season, The FAC Theatre Company is presenting A Year With Frog and Toad, Assassins, the state premier of In the Next Room, Hair Spray and Of Mice and Men.

The FAC is enjoying a record-breaking 2010-2011 season. The first two shows for the season, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Oscar Wilde’s play An Ideal Husband set all-time attendance records. An Ideal Husband became the highest attended nonmusical play, while Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat beat 2008’s Beauty and The Beast as the best selling musical with more than 7,000 tickets sold. Subscriptions for this season also reached record numbers with more than 2,000 subscribers and more than $200,000 in revenue, the third consecutive year FAC has broken its own record. Interestingly, three members of The Producers team recently won 2010 Denver Post Ovation Awards for their hard work on the 2009’s Sweeney Todd.

Avail of the mini season subscriptions offered by the FAC Theatre Company and watch the four remaining productions for lower prices. Get the Thursday and Sunday mini season for $78 for FAC members and $93 for non-members, while Friday and Saturday mini season are available for $90 for FAC members and $105 for non-members.

Support the FAC Theatre Company by joining the exclusive membership organization Curtain Call Society. The society allows devoted patrons to directly support the theatre’s endeavors. It is the only organization at the FAC where 100 percent of the membership pledge is applied to the advancement and success of the Theatre Company.

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