Fireworks to light up downtown Pueblo
Take a walk down by the Historic Arkansas Riverwalk of Pueblo or bring a lawn chair to watch the fireworks show scheduled for about 9:30 p.m. Sunday, July 4.
The HARP Authority suggests anyone who is looking to watch the show, which will be set off from the top of the Main Street parking garage, schedule dinner at a Riverwalk restaurant or find a way to patronize the downtown area.
Impossible Players offer pretzels for funds
The group will honor past recipients of awards from the group from 5 to 7 p.m., with awards from last season to be awarded from 7 to 9 p.m.
But what happens when a worldwide pandemic pulls the curtains shut on that stage?
For Pueblo's two community theaters — The Impossible Players and Steel City Theatre Company — that dilemma has been a reality for the past year.
COVID restrictions in Pueblo County have caused both theater companies to cancel performances, seek innovation and adapt to continue providing homes for Pueblo's actors, directors and stage crews to showcase their talents.
Those in the theaters do it all for free, using their love of performing to soldier on during troubling times.
Steel City Theatre returned to the stage with its Thanksgiving show titled "Stuffed with Thanksgiving" in late January via a drive-in style performance.
Performing arts hoping to get a boost from newly available state grants
An unfinished set for a show that's being rescheduled sits empty inside of Impossible Players, a community theater in Pueblo. The organization is just one example of how hard performing arts are being hit by the pandemic, but the state of Colorado wants to help with new grants dedicated specifically to arts and venues.
and last updated 2020-12-10 08:10:16-05
PUEBLO â Restaurants have takeout orders during the pandemic to keep themselves afloat, but âyou canât DoorDash a theater show,â according to one playhouse member.
Darin Stuart and Meg Versteeg are Board Members of Impossible Players, a long-established community theater in Pueblo. The playhouseâs employees are completely volunteering and any money the theater makes comes from ticket sales to shows.