Welcome to May!

In 1592, Shakespeare achieved his first masterpiece on stage with Richard IIIThe Tempest, Shakespeare’s last completed play, was performed in 1611. 1720 marks the year the symphony began to develop as a musical form, deriving from the overtures of operas. In 1763, 7-year-old Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart began a three-year concert tour of Europe. The ballet Swan Lake premiered at the Bolshoi in Moscow in 1877. The performing arts are rich in history and timeless beauty.

Boise is home to a plethora of performing arts venues. Our community is very fortunate to have nationally renowned theater and performing arts available year-round for the enrichment of our families.

My wife, Julie, introduced me to the performing arts over 20 years ago. Recently, I have had the pleasure of holding her hand during performances such as Les MiserablesThe NutcrackerArsenic and Old Lace and one of my favorite memories of Starlight Mountain Theater watching Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.

Take a moment to read about others in our community as they share their memories, thoughts and feelings on the performing arts. Then grab some tickets yourself and start creating memories of your own that will last a lifetime.

I hope you enjoy this issue of Boise Lifestyle featuring the thriving arts our community offers. I also hope you enjoy the changes coming to Boise Lifestyle over the coming months. You will find more personal experiences, more local stories and a more community-focused publication.

As you read through this issue, please take note of the many local businesses within these pages.  The support of these businesses makes Boise Lifestyle possible.  Please take the time to let them know you appreciate their support of this publication.

I would love to hear from you. Your comments and suggestions are always welcome. I thank you for your support and look forward to serving you for years to come.

Thank you!!!