“Dracula” A Legend in Motion

The Park County Arts Council is pleased to sponsor the University of Wyoming Department of Theater and Dance performance

“Dracula:  the Legend in Motion”

Friday November 4, 2016

7:00 PM

Nelson Performing Arts Auditorium in Powell

There is no admission charge

Donations are Welcome!

The show features choreography by Jennifer Deckert, UW associate professor of dance, and music composed and performed by Sean Stone, UW assistant lecturer of musical theater.

The production portrays the wonder, desire and terror of the original novel in a story of passion and courage that takes audience members from the mystery-shrouded depths of Transylvania to the stylishly steampunked streets of London.

The story begins with the tearful farewell of young lovers Jonathan Harker and Mina as Harker journeys to the mysterious land of Transylvania. As Harker struggles against superstitious villagers and the evil intentions of his host, the madness of Renfield is explored, alongside the stoic Dr. Seward. Soon, Dracula arrives in London and puts Mina’s friend Lucy under his thrall.

Lucy soon descends into darkness, Harker returns, and Professor Van Helsing arrives to provide much needed aid. As tragedy strikes the group, Renfield finally succumbs to Dracula’s charm and menace. A changed Lucy terrorizes London and, under Van Helsing’s guidance, the mourners become hunters. Mina, left behind, is seduced by Dracula — the discovery of which ignites a desperate hunt that can only end in battle with the most fearsome of ancient evils.

Set to an exciting, contemporary score, and featuring atmospheric lighting, sets and sound, and edgy costumes, “Dracula: The Legend in Motion” invites audiences to leave the rational world behind and become immersed in this dark fantasy.


Shakespeare in the Schools


Monday October 17  Meeteetse School– 1:00pm
Tuesday October 18  Powell High School Auditorium– 8:30am
Wednesday October 19  Cody High School, Wynona Thompson Auditorium – 9:55am


All are welcome, please leave time to sign in as a visitor in the office at the school.

Park County Arts Council sponsors annual residencies by Shakespeare in the Schools for all three of our county school districts.  Shakespeare in the Schools is a high school age-appropriate educational program providing an eight-member professional company that performs a 75-minute production of a complete Shakespearean play complete with ornate costumes and scenery along with a Q&A session between the actors and students and a full complement of workshops following the performance.

We are proud to provide this educational component in our season.  It provides a very important element that brings a live performance of Shakespeare for our high school students.  Teaching Shakespeare is most effective with the poetry of his language presented live.  The company provides teaching guides in advance of the performance to assist English teachers.

We pay for these residencies in part through grants from the Wyoming Arts Council whose funding comes from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Wyoming State Legislature.  The other portion comes from people just like you, who make donations to the Park County Arts Council.  Thank you so very much for supporting important educational programs mile Shakespeare in the Schools.

Northwest Wyoming Film Series

DATE: Sept. 16, 2016
WHAT: Fall Film Series begins
FOR RELEASE: immediately
CONTACT: Peter Hassrick, peterh@centerofthewest.org or 578-4017
The Northwest Wyoming Film Series, a community effort to bring exceptional movies to the Big Horn Basin, will resume this fall in a split season.

The series will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 27, and continue on Tuesdays, Oct. 4 and 11. After a two-week break in late October, it will resume on Nov. 1, 8 and 15. The movies will be shown twice, at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Big Horn Cinemas.

The six movies will be a mix of foreign films, documentaries and selections that would otherwise not appear on the big screen.

“This series offers an opportunity for the public to share the experience of watching movies that challenge and inspire, educate or simply entertain,” NWFS President Peter Hassrick said. “The six films that will be shown this fall were selected by the board members from 18 movies that they reviewed and discussed, sometimes during lively exchanges.

“We’re looking forward to our upcoming season, with warm appreciation for our members’ support and the welcome cooperation of Tony Beaverson of Big Horn Cinemas.”

Annual memberships, which include the 2016 fall series of six films and a subsequent 2017 winter/spring series of eight films, are available for $20 per person. Checks should be made out to NWFS and mailed to P.O. Box 1004, Cody, WY 82414. Membership cards will be either mailed or available in the theater lobby.

The ticket price at the door for each feature will be $6.00 for NWFS members and $10.00 for non-members. Memberships will also be sold in the lobby preceding the films.

Members will receive weekly emails about the upcoming films. Information about the series will also be available at www.bighorncinemas.net. Those on Facebook can “like” the NWFS page for more information.

NWFS formed in January 2012, organized its first season that winter/spring in collaboration with Tony Beaverson of Big Horn Cinemas and last year became an affiliate of the Park County Arts Council. The NWFS board members are Richard Wilson and Harriet Bloom-Wilson, Jan and Lee Hermann, Anne Young and Jim Nielson, and Peter and Buzzy Hassrick.

Montana Shakespeare in the Parks

Some photos from last nights performance of “The Comedy of Error” in Powell.  A delightful show!!!

Montana Shakespeare in the Parks

hernOur 2016-17 Season opens with performances by Montana Shakespeare in the Parks.

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The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare starts at 6:30pm on Monday July 18th at Washington Park in Powell.

Comedy of Errors

Richard III 11x17 final copy









William Shakespeare’s “Richard III” will follow on Tuesday July 19th at 6:30pm at Canal Park in Cody.

Richard III








The performances are FREE and open to everyone !!!!

Just bring a blanket, lawn chairs, picnic and beverages and enjoy the summer evening.  If the weather is threatening in the mid afternoon, The Comedy of Errors performance will be moved indoors to the Powell Commons, 134 N Bent in Powell and Richard III to the Cody Auditorium, 1214 Beck Avenue.

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Holiday Home Tour

home tour poster 2015 copyPark County Arts Council

presents its’ annual fundraiser:

The Holiday Home Tour

Sunday December 13th 1:00-4:00pm

Tickets $15 in advance or $20 at the door

Available at the Cody or Powell Chambers of Commerce, Legends Bookstore, TheThistle, and The Meeteetse Visitors Center.
or at the door of any of the homes on the day of the tour.

Maps will be available in an insert to the December 8th issue of the Cody Enterprise and Powell Tribune.

Tickets will be collected at the last house you attend after completing the tour to enter a drawing qualifying for a chance to win $150 Cody Bucks.

For information please call 899-6693

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Missoula Children’s Theater

Red Riding Hood 2009

Red Riding Hood 2009

Missoula Children’s Theater residencies are scheduled in Cody and Powell this season.  Auditions are held on the first Monday of the residency week with rehearsals following through the week and two performances on Saturday at 3:00 and 5:30pm.

Cody:  The Jungle Book  Jan. 26-31, 2015  Auditions:  Monday Jan. 26 3:45-5:45pm Cody Middle School Commons

Powell:  The Little Mermaid  February 9-14, 2015  Auditions:  Feb. 9 3:30-5:30pm  Powell High School Auditorium

Please be prompt, late arrivals will not be allowed to audition once the acting team has begun.  Students must be available all week for rehearsals from 3:30-8:00pm.  Some of the parts will have rehearsal immediately following the auditions.


Coming February 24th  O Sole Trio

7:30pm  Wynona Thompson Auditorium in Cody

A bit of everything Italian!