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A one-of-a-kind performance will explore the legends and mysteries of the Tabor Opera House on Friday, July 8, and Saturday, July 9, 2022. Ghosts of the Tabor: A Performance Treasure Hunt brings an immersive performance tour through the various parts of the Tabor to find voices of the past and lost treasure.

LuneAseas, in collaboration with a Leadville cast of performers, docents, and volunteers, will create this unique offering. Both performances begin at 7:00 p.m.

Each treasure hunt invites audiences into hidden and under-explored pockets of the Tabor, finding performance, art, and inspiration along the way. Attendees can expect to experience legendary tales from the past brought to life through shadow puppetry, modern dance, acting, moving visuals, and original scores.

“Our wandering tale spinners have traveled across Colorado collecting legends and lore to write down and tell,” said LuneAseas Executive Artistic Director (and event consultant for the Tabor Opera House Preservation Foundation) Leah Casper. “Come discover the chilling tales they found, through LuneAseas’ signature style of high-level modern dance, blended with physical theater and shadow movement that’s created alongside original music.”

LuneAseas is a grassroots, non-profit performance incubation team dedicated to providing affordable and thought-provoking performance experiences. Based in Fort Collins, Colo., LuneAseas connects the worlds of music and movement.

Tickets are $30 for each performance, with a student price (ages six to 17) of $15. Tickets are available through TaborOperaHouse.net.

Tabor Opera House at night. Photo by Craig Hensel.

Tabor Tours in Spanish and English Continue

The Tabor Opera House is continuing to offer tours in English and Spanish throughout the summer.

On Tabor tours, visitors can see select pieces of historic stage scenery from what an expert calls the finest collection in North America. These historically significant curtains and drops were recently discovered in the Tabor’s attic. Visitors can also roam the elegant performance hall, the Tabor Suites, and the refreshed Tabor Second Story Museum, full of historic treasures. Tours have continued during the pandemic.

Tours run Thursdays through Sundays through August. September tours are offered Fridays through Sundays. English-language tours are available 11:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. each day. Spanish-language tours are offered on Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

About the Tabor Opera House Preservation Foundation

The Tabor Opera House Preservation Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit that operates the Tabor Opera House and leads its rehabilitation, partnering with the City of Leadville, which owns the building. Together, they are working to revitalize the historic Tabor Opera House for a diverse and inclusive audience.

The Tabor Opera House was built in 1879, as a much-needed cultural and community center, which it continues to be to this day. Yet this elegant building, deemed a National Treasure by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, has been endangered by nearly a century and a half of long winters in North America’s highest-elevation city. It has now embarked on a multi-year, $15 million rehabilitation. Learn more at www.taboroperahouse.net and on Facebook at @taboroperafoundation.

Featured image: The main stage of the historic Tabor Opera House. Photo by Craig Hensel.