Steamboat’s Perry-Mansfield prepares for a busy week |

Steamboat’s Perry-Mansfield prepares for a busy week

Luke Graham

Brielle Carreira and company perform "Slow Falling

— The point of the centennial celebration for Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp has been to reintroduce the Steamboat Springs community to the school.

Any person with questions has a week full of events to find out more.

It kicks off Saturday with a Tribute 100 event from 5 to 8 p.m. at Charlotte Perry's house.

The event is designed to recognize alumni, faculty, staff, volunteers and donors. The public is welcome, and tickets are available for $30 by clicking here.

"It's our birthday party," said Director Joan Lazarus. "It's more of a celebration."

The event continues with an open house from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Recommended Stories For You

People are asked to park at Strawberry Park Elementary School and walk to Perry-Mansfield or take a free shuttle.

At the open house, people will be able to observe rehearsals and see how the school operates. People also will be able to take part in whatever events they might want to do.

"The idea is the community comes in and sees what we do, and you can do it, too," Lazarus said. "You can do everything from painting, singing, dancing, acting to writing a song."

Perry-Mansfield also has a pair of performances scheduled for the following week. It begins June 23 and 24 with the Scene Crawl, described as a moveable feast of important scenes from theater repertoire in all venues. Both shows begin at 8 p.m. at Perry-Mansfield. Tickets are $25 and are available by clicking here or at the door.

The school then will put on an Evening of Dance from July 26 to 28. This performance, Lazarus said, is unique. She said the school rarely holds performances off campus, but the Steamboat Springs High School venue provided a prime location. Each show begins at 8 p.m., and tickets can be purchased for $25 by clicking here or at the door.

"With it being the centennial, we have all our programs within one week," Lazarus said. "Usually, it would be spread out through the summer. This is a little different schedule than we usually do."

To reach Luke Graham, call 970-871-4229 or email

Go back to article