Saguache Ute Theatre to reopen June 21

SAGUACHE — After a three-year slumber, the Historic Ute Theatre reawakens under new ownership on the weekend of June 21, 22 and 23.
The grand re-opening features the award-winning two-woman musical direct from Honolulu, Hawaii, Money Talks: But What the Hell is it Saying? Performances are on Friday and Saturday night, along with a Sunday matinee. Local Americana band, The River Arkansas, will be warming up audiences before the Friday and Saturday evening shows.
The Historic Ute Theatre re-emerges with a dynamic mission to Uplift, Transform and Engage through live performances, independent/foreign films and special events. New owner, Heidi Wong, and the multi-talented Historic Ute Theatre team are dedicated to preserving the funky historic vibe of the theatre while offering family-friendly, innovative, accessible, and inspiring programming to San Luis Valley residents and visitors alike.
Money Talks: But What the Hell is it Saying is written and performed by international singer/songwriter Lucie Lynch and international author/actress Marcia Zina Mager. Money Talks is the wildly true story of two struggling women artists, born a generation apart, grappling with the deeper meaning of success, failure, and self-worth.
The show has been described as “a subversive TED Talk meets Broadway musical.” The River Arkansas, a talented collaboration of Colorado musicians, delivers their unique blend of country, Americana, soul, and folk tunes!  
Built in 1916, the Historic Ute Theatre originally served as a livery stable, blacksmith shop, and later an auto mechanic shop.  The building was converted into a theatre in the late 1930s; since then, the theatre has hosted community performances, films, bands, and housed several businesses, including a bookstore and hair salon.
For more information on the theatre, its mission, and to purchase tickets for the grand re-opening events, visit


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