6-8:30 pm. Doors, bar, concession stand Open 5:30. Must be 21. Reservations.

No Matter What, Keep Laughing
3 on the 13th – an evening of comedy at MCA

Friday, August 13. “Laugh a Lot” on with hilarious performances by award-winning comedians Nancy Norton and Stephanie McHugh at the Montrose Center for the Arts. Concession Stand, bar, and doors open at 5:30.  The show starts at 6 p.m. with two 40-minute sessions, each opening with music by singer-songwriter Cheryl Gaudet. Popcorn, candy, soft drinks, and comedy snacks will be for sale and wine and beer available by donation. During the intermission, you will have plenty of time to use the rest rooms—these ladies will have you laughing so hard, a potty break will be a necessity!

Together, these three on the 13th will entertain, inspire, and definitely make you feel good with a little love and a lot of laughter. Tickets $20 Reserved, $25 at the door, Registration.

Nancy Norton consistently receives 5 Star Reviews for her performances. She tours nationally, headlining clubs, festivals, conferences, and events and has toured internationally on USO tours to Europe, Asia, Iceland, and the Pacific. Nancy draws from a lifetime of experience as a single mom and registered nurse. Her hilarious healthcare anecdotes will leave you in stitches and wanting to stay well!

It’s more than stand-up comedy for Nancy, who also inspires people to have a better life through laughter with her Keynote, The Power of Humor: Laugh and Grow Rich, and her Improv Team Building Workshops, Practicing Playful Presence.

Stephanie McHugh is a stand up comedian, funny female motivational speaker, and humor expert. She appeared on the TV show “America’s Funniest Mom” and was invited to perform at the Great American Comedy Festival. Stephanie is also a co-founder of the MentalPause Comedy Show and a frequent comedy performer on cruise ships.

Stephanie is also a humor coach for entrepreneurs and speakers. Stephanie is passionate about helping speakers add humor to their presentations so they can stand out from the crowd.

Cheryl Gaudet is a consummate performer and an award winning artist. Originally from Nova Scotia on Canada’s Atlantic coast, and now living in Mazatlan, Mexico, she knows how to hold an audience captive in an intimate setting and add humor to her performances. Her songs are reminiscent of a host of singers and bands she grew up with, like James Taylor, Neil Young, The Beatles and Bonnie Raitt.

Together, these three on the 13th will entertain, inspire, and definitely make you feel good with a little love and a lot of laughter.

Programs & Events


Friday, July 2, 5-8 pm
Opening Reception at MCA:
San Juan Mountain Mining & NG Railroad History. Jeff Ellingson Guest Artist, Final Sale Square Deal Fundraiser. Music by  the Lucky Stars, Ridgway.

Wed., July 14. History Wednesday at MCA. 1-2:30 pm
Program: Railroad History of the Uncompahgre Valley. With Karl Schaeffer, Ridgway Railroad Museum.

Wed., July 21. History Wednesday at MCA. Noon-2:30 pm.
Program: San Juan Mountains Mining & NG RR History. With Kathryn Burke, publisher, regional history books. History of Ouray. With Gail Saunders, Ouray County Historical Society Photo Archivist.

Wednesday, July 28 10 am.Montrose County Fair Art Show. Event Center. Open Judging with Arleta Pech. Fairgrounds Event Center. Facebook - Call for Artists. Entry Fee $1


Friday, August 6, 5-7 pm.
Opening Reception at MCA:
A Midwestern Dream, photography by Natalie Heller. And Exhibit: The Rood Collection, 19th Century Art Exhibit. Piano music by Noalani.]

Friday, Aug. 13, 6-8 pm.
Program: No Matter What, Keep Laughing

With comedians Nancy Norton and Stephanie McHugh and musician Cheryl Gaudet. RESERVATIONS.

Wed., August 18. History Wednesday at MCA. 1-2:30 pm. 


Friday, Sept. 3. 5-7 pm.
Opening Reception, Pat Jeffers, solo show

Exhibit: SW Colorado Historic Opera Houses
Music by  TBD

Wed., Sept. 8 History Wednesday at MCA. noon--2 pm
Historic Opera Houses

Friday, Sept. 17, 7-8:30 pm
Piano Concert with Deb Barr
Montrose Methodist Church

This fun and funny show is a fundraiser for the art center. Tickets are $20.
Entrance is Free for anyone over 60, due to conditions of a grant which helps to pay for the event. Hey, if you’re over 60, when was the last time you got carded?
Libations and Comedy snacks are by donation.
And, of course, extra donations are encouraged and appreciated. This is a fundraiser.

[Not Linked yet: Register on the MCA website here. Or visit EventBrite for tickets or sign up online with Facebook.]