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The 12

Book and Lyrics by Robert Schenkkan
Music and Lyrics by Neil Berg
Mar 27 - Apr 26, 2015
The Stage Theatre  (View Map & Seating Chart)
Run Time: 2 hrs, 8 mins including one 15 min intermission
Ticket Price: Starts at $42
Age Recommendation: Appropriate for audiences aged 12+
Advisory: Some strong language. Theatrical haze is used in this production.

Thrilling, heart-pounding music and one of the most influential stories of all time unite in The 12, for what Broadwayworld.com calls "a powerful rock and roll experience that rises up from where Jesus Christ Superstar ends.” The 12 enacts the ultimate test of faith faced by the disciples in the wake of their leader’s unthinkable death with an original, authentic classic rock music score. Created by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan (All the Way, The Kentucky Cycle) and award-winning composer Neil Berg (Grumpy Old Men, Prince and the Pauper), The 12 is a rockin’ and profoundly honest journey of fear, doubt, and ultimately, love.

Producing Partners: Singleton Family Foundation, Daniel L. Ritchie

Special thanks to the Harold & Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust for its continued support of new play development at The Denver Center for the Performing Arts.


Video and photos: Your first look at 'The 12'
The DCPA Theatre Company's world premiere of the rock musical 'The 12' explores the ultimate test of faith faced by the disciples in the wake of their leader’s death. Read More
Insider Perspectives
Insider Perspectives
Mar 27 | 6:00pm
Free • The Jones at Speer & Arapahoe
Get an exclusive insider perspective of The 12 when you join us for a professionally-moderated discussion with our Theatre Company’s creative team.
Student Nights + Talkback with the Cast
Student Nights + Talkback with the Cast
Mar 31 | 6:30pm
Apr 1, 7, 8, 14, 15*, 21 and 22
Join a fun and engaging discussion with members of the cast after the show. Students may purchase $16 tickets online for any Tuesday and Wednesday evening with code STUDENT. Subject to availability; must show valid student ID. 

*No Talkback on April 15.
Easter Brunch
Easter Brunch
Apr 5 | 11:00am
Performance follows at 1:30pm

After your service, enjoy a delicious Easter brunch in the Grand Seawell Ballroom, catered by Epicurean — one of the top 25 caterers in the world according to Special Event’s Magazine.

Tickets: $65  include both brunch and the matinee performance | Table of 10: $600. 

Theatre Thursdays
Theatre Thursdays
Apr 9 | 5:30pm
$50 | Bonfils Theatre Complex Lobby
Your ticket to The 12 for Theatre Thursdays includes a refreshing cocktail, tasty bar bites, live music and the show.
The 12: Military Appreciation Night
The 12: Military Appreciation Night
Apr 12 | 12:30pm

Join us at our Military Appreciation event at The 12 with discounted tickets as a thank you for your service.

All tickets will be held at will call. Military ID or proof of military service is required at that time.

Try Marquee Club
Try Marquee Club
Apr 16 | 5:00pm
Designed for active professionals, the Marquee Club is typically a four-show social theatre package. But for one night only, you can see what it’s all about — pre-show cocktail party, intermission desserts, post-show mixer with the cast at Cru Wine Bar plus tickets to The 12. Join us for this limited event or see what next season has in store for Marquee Club.

Pre-show cocktail reception with open bar and hors d’oeuvres sponsored by Will La Bahn & Ann Mosso
Talkback with the Cast
Talkback with the Cast
Apr 17 | 9:00pm
Join a fun and engaging discussion with the actors from The 12 after the show.
Talkback with Higher Education Advisory Council
Talkback with Higher Education Advisory Council
Apr 19 | 9:30pm
Participate in a topical discussion of The 12 led by members of our academic community.
Theatre & Theology
Theatre & Theology
Apr 21 | 9:00pm
Join Pastor Dan Bollman of the Rocky Mountain Evangelical Lutheran Synod after the show to examine The 12 through a theological lens. Students may purchase $16 tickets online for any Tuesday and Wednesday evening with code STUDENT. Subject to availability; must show valid student ID.
Accessible Performances
Accessible Performances
Apr 26 | 1:30pm
Free with admission
To buy tickets for any accessible performance, select the appropriate code noted below. For optimal service, call the box office at 303.893.4100 or TTY 303.893.9582.

Sign Language promo code: ASL
Audio Description promo code: AUDIO
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Terence Archie
Terence Archie, John
At the Theatre Company: Debut. Broadway: Ragtime, Rocky. International: Rocky Das Musical (Hamburg, Germany/ Operettenhaus). Off-Broadway: The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity (Second Stage). Solo shows: Frederick Douglass Free, Peanut Prince, At The Pole. Regional highlights include: ...Chad Deity (Geffen), Two Gentleman of Verona (musical); Edward II, Tamburlaine the Great (Shakespeare Theatre Co.); Arabian Nights (Arena Stage/Berkeley Rep); A Year With Frog and Toad (Two River). TV Credits include: “Law and Order,” “One Life to Live,” “Manhattan Love Story,” “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.” Terence is a Detroit native and graduate of the North Carolina School of the Arts.
Mike Backes
Mike Backes, Swing

At the Theatre Company: Debut. National Tours: Footloose, Rock of Ages (first national tour starring Constantine Maroulis), and Grease (starring Frankie Avalon). Favorite Regional: Jersey Boys (original Las Vegas cast), Forever Plaid (Frankie at Theatre By The Sea), Rent (Roger at The John Engemen Theatre) and Next To Normal (Gabe at Florida Studio Theatre). NY Credits: Junk A Rock Opera in concert at The National Opera Center. Standby, Fringe. He has also toured the country and played numerous venues in NY as a proud member of The Broadway Boys. TV/Film “Discovery ID,” “Orange Is The New Black.” Thanks to The Roster, Ashley and everyone involved with The 12.

Jordan Barbour
Jordan Barbour, James

 At the Theatre Company: Debut. National and International Tours: The Suit, directed by Peter Brook (Kennedy Center, Seattle Rep, A.C.T); The Shipment by Young Jean Lee (Festival d’Automne, Sydney Opera House). Off Broadway/New York: Langston in Harlem (Urban Stages); Harmonious Pimps of Harmony (Ars Nova); The Deepest Play Ever (New Ohio); Vertebrae (New York Theatre Workshop). Regional: Stormy Weather (Pasadena Playhouse); Macbeth (Alabama Shakespeare Festival); The Who’s Tommy (Berkshire Theatre Festival); Rent (Syracuse Stage); Topdog/Underdog (Perseverance Theatre); three seasons at Williamstown Theatre Festival. TV/Film: “The Outs”; Hair: Let the Sun Shine In. Training: Columbia, Juilliard.

Jeannette Bayardelle
Jeannette Bayardelle, Mother

At the Theatre Company: Debut. Broadway: Hair (Dionne), The Color Purple (Celie). Off Broadway: Shida (All Characters), Best of Both Worlds (Serena). Tours (National/International): The Color Purple (Celie), Deaf West’s Big River (Alice), Rent (Season Soloist), Sister Act (musical revue). Regional: Shida (All Characters), Best of Both Worlds (Serena). Film/TV: Disney’s Little Mermaid III. Awards: NAA CP Theater Award (Best Lead Actress in a Musical) for the role of Celie in The Color Purple.

Anthony Fedorov
Anthony Fedorov, Andrew
At the Theatre Company: Debut. Off-Broadway: Rent revival dir. Michael Greif (Roger),The Fantasticks (Matt). Regional: Les Misérables (La Mirada Theatre, Enjolras), The Sound of Music (Papermill Playhouse, Rolf), Joseph...(5th Avenue Theatre, Ordway Center, North Shore, Broadway Asia Tokyo), Cinderella (Nashville Symphony, Prince). TV/Film: “American Idol” Season 4, 4th Finalist, “Katya” short, guest appearances on “Ellen,” “LIVE! With Kelly & Regis.” As a singer-songwriter (BMI) Anthony has released 2 albums. Debut “Every Little Thing” album available on iTunes and on the web. Thank you to everyone at DGRW for your support. For J.&J.
Colby Foytik
Colby Foytik, Jimmy
At the Theatre Company:Debut. Broadway: The Last Ship with Sting. National Tours: Tommy DeVito in Jersey Boys, Perchik in Fiddler on the Roof with Topol, Harvey Fierstein and Theodore Bikel. Proud Ithaca College graduate. Proud member of Actors’ Equity.
Colin Hanlon
Colin Hanlon, Pete
 At the Theatre Company: Debut. NYC/Broadway credits include Rent, Wicked, I Love You Because and Pirates of Penzance (Lortel nomination). Regional credits include: NYS&F, O’Neill Festival, George Street Playhouse, Arizona Theater Company, Ars Nova, Theaterworks Palo Alto, Westport Country Playhouse, Dallas Theater Center and more. Original cast of Edges by Pasek & Paul. Recordings: I Love You Because & Next Things You Know. Colin plays Steven on ABC’s Emmy-winning “Modern Family.” He is the co-star (Tim Trull) and co-producer of the web series “Submissions Only. On Twitter.

Jordan Leigh
Jordan Leigh, Matt

Jordan is an actual Denver native, and after being stolen away to California as a wee lad, he has proudly called the Mile High his home again for the last 18 years! Four of those years he gratefully spent right here at the Garner Galleria Theatre in the record setting hit, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (1731 performances!) plus a few more fun-filled months on this stage in Five Course Love and The Doyle and Debbie Show. He has also appeared in the Theatre Company’s production of White Christmas at The Buell Theatre.  A graduate of UCLA’s renowned School of Theatre, Film & Television, when he’s not onstage, he’s making films with his cohorts at Cinema Geeks Productions, where he recently won his 2nd Best Actor Award for the 48 Hour Filmmaking Project.  He wants Trey Parker and Matt Stone to know that he's a huge South Park and The Book of Mormon fan, so please don't hurt him.

Photo by John Moore

Andrew Mayer
Andrew Mayer, Bart/Fight Coordinator

At the Theatre Company: Debut. A native New Yorker, his recent theater includes: Dying For It (Atlantic Theater Company), Fiddler on the Roof (Barrington Stage & Westchester Broadway Theatre), Los Valientes (Core Ensemble), Fallujah (TPA C-NYC & Kennedy Center), In the Jungle of Cities (Huntington Theater). Recent film includes: Swing Blues (Culpepper & Williams Prod), III.1 - Romeo’s Turn (Lost Light Prod). Additionally, Andrew is a stage combat professional and lead singer/violinist in a premiere NYC wedding band. Training: Boston University School of Theatre (BFA), LAMDA, Manhattan School of Music. AEA /SAG-AFTRA . On the web.

Christina Sajous
Christina Sajous, Mary Magdalene

At the Theatre Company: Debut. Broadway: Spider Man: Turn off the Dark (Arachne), American Idiot (Extraordinary Girl),Baby It’s You! (Shirley), Tupac Shakur: Holler If Ya Hear Me. Other credits include: AfroCuban adaptation of Carmen (Carmen), BAM/New York City Opera’s Anna Nicole (Blossom), City Center Encores: I’m  Getting My Act Together and Taking It on the Road (Alice), Forever Dusty (Claire). Film: Brazzaville Teenager directed by Michael Cera, Broadway Idiot. TV: “Alpha House” (Amazon Studios), “The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards” (CBS), “One Life to Live” (ABC). Training: New York University: Tisch School of the Arts.

Maximilian Sangerman
Maximilian Sangerman, Thad

At the Theatre Company: Debut. NY Theatre: Blue Man Group, The Lightning Thief (first national tour). Other Theatre: Café Variations with Anne Bogart and the SITI Company, The Shakespearean Jazz Show at ArtsEmerson, What To Listen For with Kathleen Tolan. Training: BFA Musical Theatre, Emerson College. Thanks to DGRW and my family for endless support.

Heath Saunders
Heath Saunders, Swing/Dance Captain

At the Theatre Company: Debut. New York Credits: Lennon: Through a Glass Onion, I Am Harvey Milk (Avery Fisher Hall); Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (NYCC Encores!); Der Gelbe Stern (NYMF); Gods and Kings (The Other Mirror Theatre). Regional: Spamalot, Hairspray: In Concert, Pirates of Penzance, Saving Aimee, Rent (5th Avenue Theatre); Les Misérables, Avenue Q (Balagan Theatre); James and the Giant Peach (Seattle Children’s Theatre); Five and Eleven. Love and gratitude to the family, batch, and, as always, my class. On the webTwitter

Brad Standley
Brad Standley, Phil

At the Theatre Company: Debut. Favorite roles: Claude in Hair (European Tour, dir. David Gilmore), Malcolm in The Full Monty (CLO South Bay), Lysander in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival), and Thomas Weaver in The Story of My Life (West Coast Premiere). TV/Film: “Days of Our Lives,” “Body of Proof,” “Karaoke Man.” Lead Singer/Songwriter of the bands Come Home, GoldnBoy, Bear Dog, and The Foxflies. Training: BFA Musical Theatre, CSU Fullerton. Proud member of AEA /SAG/AFTRA .

Gregory Treco
Gregory Treco, Simon
At the Theatre Company: Debut. Gregory is excited to be back home in Colorado at the DCPA where he grew up watching theater. NYC credits include Boy George’s Producer in Taboo on Broadway; Zanna Don’t, where he created the role of Zanna Off-Broadway, and Maroto in Miracle Brothers at the Vineyard Theatre. TV: “Popstars 2” where he was a finalist and “Whoopi” (starring Whoopi Goldberg). Gregory most recently choreographed the national tour of Broadway Rox, a rock extravaganza featuring Broadway’s best rockers. Training: BFA, Carnegie Mellon University.

Tony Vincent
Tony Vincent, Tom

 At the Theatre Company: Debut. Broadway: Rent, Jesus Christ Superstar (Judas), and Green Day’s American Idiot (St. Jimmy). He originated the role of Galileo Figaro in Queen’s We Will Rock You (London’s West End, Las Vegas) and he has fronted the rock band Queen on multiple occasions, including Queen Elizabeth’s Golden Jubilee and Party in the Park. In 2002 he was chosen as one of the first artists to bring the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber to Asia in Andrew Lloyd Webber: Masterpiece (Live From Beijing) and was a finalist on NBC’s “The Voice." On the web.

Erin Willis
Erin Willis, Swing
At the Theatre Company: A Christmas Carol. Other Credits: Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Milwaukee Repertory Theatre), My Fair Lady (Cameron Mackintosh first national tour), Ragtime (Cohoes Music Hall), Dreamgirls (Asbury Park), Memphis (Arvada Center). NY Workshops: Amazing Grace and My Heart is the Drum. TV: “Celebrity Ghost Stories. Erin also provides vocals and keyboards for the Indie Rock Band Kenji Urada. Training: The Boston Conservatory. Thanks to Denver Center, family and friends, Radical, and John!
Robert Schenkkan
Robert Schenkkan , Book and Lyrics
Author of 14 plays including the Pulitzer Prize-winning, The Kentucky Cycle. Last season, All The Way won the Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics, Drama League, Kennedy Prize, and the ATCA/Steinberg Awards for Best Play and broke two Broadway box office records. Its sequel, The Great Society, is headed to Broadway in 2016. Robert was nominated for two Emmys and won a WGA Award for the HBO miniseries, “The Pacific,” and is the co-author of the film, The Quiet American.
Neil Berg
Neil Berg , Music and Lyrics
Composer/lyricist of the hit musical The Prince and the Pauper (LambsTheater). Other: Never Grimm (upcoming Mark Gordon and Raymond Wu, Producers), Grumpy Old Men (Royal Manitoba Theater Center), Tim and Scrooge, voted “one of the best musicals” (NYMF, NYC), The Man Who Would Be King (NYMF, Village Theater), Heidi (Walden Family Playhouse), False Profits (Theater Off-Park, NYC), Percy Penguin (Penguin Playhouse). Graduate of BMI Musical Theatre Workshop, NYC. For Rita and Lucas. On the web.
Richard Seyd
Richard Seyd, Director
At the Theatre Company: Debut. Directed A Reckoning with Jonathon Pryce at the Soho Theatre in London’s West End. He served as Associate Artistic Director of ACT where he directed The Pope And The Witch, Pygmalion, Mrs. Warren’s Profession, Oleanna, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Othello, The Matchmaker and The Learned Ladies with Jean Stapleton. He has received Drama-Logue and Backstage West awards for his direction of Cloud Nine, About Face, Noises Off, King Lear, Oleanna, A View From The Bridge, Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead, and the official national 50th anniversary production of A Streetcar Named Desire. For Raina and Keria.
Kent Thompson
Kent Thompson, Producing Artistic Director/Director of As You Like It
Kent is in his 11th season as Producing Artistic Director of the Theatre Company. At DCPA, he has directed productions of Amadeus, Just Like Us, Other Desert Cities, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, The Taming of the Shrew, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Plainsong, Eventide & Benediction, The Liar, A Flea in Her Ear, and Measure for Measure, among others. Three of Kent’s major accomplishments since moving to Denver have been the establishment of the Colorado New Play Summit (a premier national festival for new American plays, producing 24 world premieres in its first 10 years); the Women’s Voices Fund (an endowment that supports the development of new plays by women), and Off-Center (programming designed to attract the next generation of audiences and artists). Prior to moving to Denver he was Producing Artistic Director of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival for 16 years. In 1991 Kent created the Southern Writers’ Project (SWP), designed to commission and develop new plays that presented 16 world premieres during his tenure. He served for eight years on the Board of Directors for Theatre Communications Group (TCG) and as its president for three years. He has served on peer review panels for the NEA (also chair), TCG, The Pew Charitable Trusts, The Fulbright Scholars Program, The Wallace Funds, The Doris Duke Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, among others.
Nancy Renee Braun
Nancy Renee Braun, Associate Choreographer

Favorite associate choreographer credits include Disney’s Tangled, the Broadway tour of Elf, Robber Bridegroom (Roundabout Theatre Workshop), Fat Camp, and the 2014 Rainforest Fund Benefit at Carnegie Hall starring Sting, James Taylor, and Kevin  Spacey. Her own credits include the Resident Director/Choreographer for Off-Broadway’s Berenstain Bears, and Off-Broadway’s Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man. Nancy performed on Broadway in Patti LuPone’s Gypsy. Training: Northwestern University.

Denitsa Bliznakova
Denitsa Bliznakova, Costume Designer

At the Theatre Company: The 12. Her work has been seen at venues such as San Diego Opera, Cleveland Play House, Old Globe Theatre, San Jose Rep, A Noise Within, The Falcon Theatre, New Repertory Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, and others. Design and stylist credits for other media include music videos for various artists and films. Denitsa is a Professor and the Head of the M.F.A. Design and Technology program at SDSU, School of Theatre, TV and Film. www.Denitsa.com.

Michael Cassara, CSA
Michael Cassara, CSA, Casting Director

At the Theatre Company: Debut. Off-Broadway: Forbidden Broadway, Nevermore, Fat Camp. Tours: I Love Lucy® Live On Stage, Barbie™ Live! Regional: Gulfshore Playhouse, Great Lakes Theater, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Infinity Theatre Company, Artpark. Resident Casting Director: New York Musical Theatre Festival and the National Alliance for Musical Theatre. Film: The Hyperglot (dir. Michael Urie, Artios nomination for excellence in casting), Contest, Grantham & Rose. Member, Casting Society of America. On the web. On Twitter

Wendy Bobbitt Cavett
Wendy Bobbitt Cavett, Music Supervisor

At the Theatre Company: Debut. Broadway: Mamma Mia! (current); The Scarlet Pimpernel, A Year with Frog and Toad, The Most Happy Fella, A Tale of Two Cities. National/International: The Who’s Tommy, Mamma Mia! (Las Vegas and Buenos Aires). Other theatres include Williamstown Festival, Prince Music Theatre, St. Louis Rep, Minneapolis’ CTC, North Shore, Papermill Playhouse, and Goodspeed Opera. In development: Bloom, a modern fairy tale about fulfilling our destiny.

Lap Chi Chu
Lap Chi Chu, Lighting Director

At the Theatre Company: Debut. Designs at The Public Theater, New York Theatre Workshop, Signature Theater, Mark Taper Forum, Geffen Playhouse, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, La Jolla Playhouse, The Old Globe, Goodman Theater, Shakespeare Theater, Huntington Theater, and McCarter Theatre. Awards have included the LA Drama Critic’s Circle Angstrom Award for Career Achievement in Lighting Design, multiple Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Awards, a “Drammy” for best lighting, as well as a Lucille Lortel nomination for The Good Negro at The Public Theater. Lap is on the Lighting Faculty at CalArts. On the web. On Twitter

Douglas Langworthy
Douglas Langworthy, Dramaturg
At the Theatre Company: Appoggiatura, Lord of the Flies, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, Shadowlands, Hamlet, Just Like Us, Sense & Sensibility The Musical, The Three Musketeers, When We Are Married. Other Theatres: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival produced his adaptation (with Linda Alper and Penny Metropulos) of Dumas’ The Three Musketeers and his translation of Brecht’s The Good Person of Szechuan. Target Margin Theatre produced his translations/adaptations: Medea by Hans Henny Jahnn, Goethe’s Faust, and the opera The Sandman with David Herskovits and Thomas Cabanis. Awards/Training: Elliot Hayes Award for Dramaturgy, National Theatre Translation Fund Award, John Gassner Award in Critical Writing. Yale School of Drama.
Connor Gallagher
Connor Gallagher, Choreographer

At the Theatre Company: Debut. Recent credits include Elf National Tour (Kennedy Center), Tangled (Disney Creative), HIFA (Zimbabwe), Bunnicula (Off-Broadway/ national tour). Other notable work includes Perez Hilton... (Fringe, Encore, Joe’s Pub); Peter Pan and Chicago (Northern Stage); Spidermusical (The Mint); Fat  Camp (dir. Alex Timbers); and work for Goodspeed Musicals, The York Theatre, Lincoln Center, NYU, Revision Theatre, Broadway Cares, and more. Associate: Into the Woods (Public Theatre/Central Park) and Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (2010-2015 National Tour). Upcoming projects: The Robber Bridegroom (Roundabout). Training: CCM.

John Iacovelli
John Iacovelli, Scenic Designer

At the Theatre Company: A MidsummerNight’s Dream, Amadeus, Ring of Fire. Broadway: Peter Pan, The Twilight of the Golds. National Tour: Camelot. Regional: over 300 productions. Geffen Playhouse, South Coast Repertory, Berkeley Rep, Long Wharf, McCarter, American Conservatory Theatre, Mark Taper Forum and most major theatres across the US. Film: Production Designer on Ruby in Paradise starring Ashley Judd in her film debut. Art Director on Honey, I Shrunk the Kids! TV: “Babylon 5,” “Resurrection Blvd,” Emmy Award for “Peter Pan Starring Cathy Rigby.” Website portfolio.

Kathryn G. Maes, Ph.D
Kathryn G. Maes, Ph.D , Voice and Dialect Coach

At the Theatre Company: The 12, Benediction, Appoggiatura, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Lord of the Flies, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, Animal Crackers, Shadowlands, Hamlet, black odyssey, A Christmas Carol, Jackie & Me, The Most Deserving, Just Like Us, Death of a Salesman, When We Are Married, Fences, The Three Musketeers, Heartbreak House, Great Wall Story. Other Theatres: Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal National Theatre (Arthur Miller’s American Clock). Special/Training: Voice and Dialect Coach for numerous professional theatre companies in the United States, Head of Voice at DCPA Theatre Company and the National Theatre Conservatory 1989 to 1992. Ph.D. in Theatre Arts, University of Pittsburgh; Advanced Diploma in Voice Studies, Central School of Speech and Drama, London, England.

Matthew Campbell
Matthew Campbell, Stage Manager

At the Theatre Company: The 12, Lord of the Flies, Hamlet, Just Like Us, Other Desert Cities, Romeo & Juliet, When We Are Married, The Three Musketeers, Heartbreak House, The Taming of the Shrew, A Christmas Carol, To Kill a Mockingbird, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Dracula. Other Theatres: Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Arvada Center, Cleveland Play House, Hope Summer Repertory Theatre in Holland, Michigan; Colorado Festival of World Theatre, Country Dinner Playhouse, Candlelight Dinner Playhouse, Omaha Symphony. Served as Assistant Professor of Technical Theater at Brooklyn College. Training: MFA, University of Iowa; BA, University of Northern Colorado.

Christopher C. Ewing
Christopher C. Ewing, Assistant Stage Manager

At the Theatre Company: Production Stage Manager, 33 seasons. The 12, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, Animal Crackers, Death of a Salesman, Sense & Sensibility The Musical, When We Are Married, Fences, Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash, A Christmas Carol, To Kill a Mockingbird, Dracula, Mama Hated Diesels, Eventide, A Raisin in the Sun, Quilters, A Prayer for Owen Meany, Noises Off, Plainsong, Mrs. Warren’s Profession, A Funny Thing…Forum, The Clean House, Gem of the Ocean, A Flea in Her Ear, Crowns, Fire on the Mountain, John Brown’s Body, The Skin of Our Teeth, Almost Heaven and 2 Pianos, 4 Hands. Other Theatres: Colorado Ballet, DCPA Broadway, Bonfils Theatre. Training: BFA in Theatre Design/Technology from Loretto Heights College

Michael Mancini
Michael Mancini, Music Director

At the Theatre Company: Debut. The 2014 Lucille Lortel Awards, New Jersey Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies, Jack Morton Worldwide Productions, TBA Global Productions, AMC Networks, The Proscenium Group NYC, UNICEF Snowflake Lighting NYC, Sandy Hook Memorial Fund. Live Performances: Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, Eric Clapton, Jon Bon Jovi, B.B. King, Linda Eder, Phoebe Snow, Sheryl Crow, Mary J. Blige. Education/Training: William Paterson University, Mannes College of Music, Film Scoring/Orchestration with Deniz Hughes. Educator: Hackley School, Tarrytown, NY.

Zach Williamson
Zach Williamson, Sound Designer

At the Theatre Company: Debut. Zach is pleased to be working on this new musical. Broadway (Associate): Lysistrata Jones, The Ritz, and Pal Joey. Off-Broadway credits: Irish Repertory Theater, 2nd Stage, American Records, among others. Regional credits: 5th Avenue Theater, Cincinnati Playhouse, Dallas Theater Center, Kansas City Rep, Baltimore Center Stage, The Ordway, Westport Country Playhouse, Clarence Brown, Long Wharf, St. Louis Rep, Two River, Syracuse Stage, Vermont Stage, St. Michael’s Playhouse, Virginia Stage, Pasadena Playhouse, Goodspeed and Asolo. He is currently an associate designer for the Broadway and two national tours of Wicked. Member USA-829.

Charles Varin
Charles Varin, Managing Director

Charles and his team are responsible for administrative, financial and business operations related to producing the Theatre Company’s season of productions and other artistic and educational initiatives. Prior to DCPA, Charles was General Manager for Geva Theatre Center in Rochester, NY and also has worked at Glimmerglass Opera, Asolo Repertory Theatre and Florida Studio Theatre

Kathy & Joe Grano, Nora & Jim Orphanides, Thelma & Bud Negley, Leftfield Productions, Inc./Adam Friedson
Kathy & Joe Grano, Nora & Jim Orphanides, Thelma & Bud Negley, Leftfield Productions, Inc./Adam Friedson, Enhancing Producers

Following their previously successful experience with Jersey Boys, the producers are delighted to be part of this production of The 12.

Bruce K. Sevy
Bruce K. Sevy, Associate Artistic Director and Director of New Play Development

Bruce K. Sevy has directed such memorable DCPA productions as Animal Crackers, When We Are MarriedHeartbreak HouseMariela in the DesertThe Voysey InheritanceA Prayer for Owen MeanyDoubtAll My SonsMaster ClassMrs. Warren’s ProfessionA Christmas CarolCat On a Hot Tin RoofThe Little FoxesMolly SweeneyAmy’s ViewValley SongPierreDinner With Friends, and The Cripple of Inishmaan.

As Director of New Play Development, he oversees both the artistic and practical components of DCPA’s successful Colorado New Play Summit, including commissions from outstanding American playwrights.

He has directed for Arizona Theatre Company, Cleveland Play House, Lark Play Development Center, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Virginia Stage Company, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Northlight Theatre, San Jose Repertory Theatre, Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, Pioneer Theatre Company, A Contemporary Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Empty Space and Intiman Theatre in Seattle, the Kimo Theatre in Albuquerque, and Utah Shakespearean Festival. His popular production of 2 Pianos, 4 Hands has been seen at more than 20 theatres nationally, including DCPA’s successful 2003 production.

Jeff Gifford
Jeff Gifford, Director of Production

Jeff Gifford is in his third season at the DCPA and oversees everything you see on stage except the actors. Guiding world premieres to their first opening night is especially gratifying and Jeff has worked on more than 35 of them. Among his favorites are Dinner with Friends, The Violet Hour, The Beard of Avon, Mr. Marmalade, and the new musical FLY. Jeff holds an MFA from California Institute of the Arts.

Matthew Lopez
Matthew Lopez, Denver Center Playwriting Fellow

Matthew is the author of The Legend of Georgia McBride, which premiered last season at the Denver Center and The Whipping Man, also seen last season at Curious Theatre Company. Since its debut at Luna Stage Company and its New  York premiere at Manhattan Theatre Club, The Whipping Man has become one of the most widely produced new American plays of the last several years, with productions in over 50 US cities and abroad. The Legend of Georgia McBride is set to have its Off-Broadway premiere in August at the MCC Theater. His play Somewhere premiered at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego and recently completed a successful run at Hartford Stage. His newest work, Reverberation premiered at Hartford Stage in March. Other plays include Zoey’s Perfect Wedding and The Sentinels, which premiered in London. Matthew currently holds new play commissions from Hartford Stage, Manhattan Theatre Company, Roundabout Theatre Company, and South Coast Rep. He was a staff writer on the HBO series “The Newsroom” and is currently adapting Javier Marias’ Your Face Tomorrow trilogy for Brad Pitt’s Plan B film company.

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