The Denver Center for the Performing Arts is one of a select group of national nonprofit arts organizations participating in a three-part virtual concert series, Live from the West Side: Women of Broadway featuring two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone on October 24, Tony Award winner Laura Benanti on November 14, and critically acclaimed actress and singer Vanessa Williams on December 5.
On March 13, 2000, the world as we in nonprofit theatre knew it, stopped. In response to COVID-19 and a subsequent City mandate, our theatres were forced to close.
While numerous national reports note that the live events industry was the first to close and likely to be the last to reopen, the impact hits even closer to home.
Popular immersive experience will now feature both mail delivery and gamified virtual content with activities for all ages.
After six months and three days of theatre closures, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts finally had an audience. It felt good.
But more than that, it felt extremely timely, relevant and important. The DCPA held a small, socially-distanced film screening of the documentary, John Lewis: Good Trouble. An invited audience of nearly 50 community leaders gathered in the spacious Seawell Ballroom for the 96-minute film about the late civil rights activist and Congressional Representative.
Remember when you were a kid and maybe ditched class a few too many times that it raised suspicion? So does Allison Watrous, Executive Director of Education and Community Engagement at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. When her mom came to observe her in class at the teacher’s request, she “quickly found out that I was visiting the bathroom to sing in the acoustics at a full belt!”
As the anniversary of 9/11 approaches, Come From Away revamped its “I Am an Islander” program so that students — whether attending school in person or remotely — can use the prompts and tools to investigate current challenges facing communities including COVID-19.
When I was a little bitty boy…
Scratch that. I was actually a little bitty girl when I got jumped into “Grandma’s Feather Bed” and all of John Denver’s other songs.
National Read a Book Day is September 6 and we’re celebrating by looking back at our storied history (pun intended) of producing and presenting books that have been adapted for the stage. How many of these productions from the past ten years have you seen? Do you have any favorites we didn’t include? Let us know on social media!
People say “all good things must come to an end,” and that is true for Mixed Taste: At Home, the virtual rendition of our annual summer lecture series, co-produced with MCA Denver. Mixed Taste brings two unlikely topics together for one unexpected (and very fun) evening. We closed things out this year not with a […]
This week would have marked the launch of the DCPA Theatre Company’s 2020/21 Season. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, plans have changed but we’re still feeling all the nostalgia for the excitement that comes with launching a new season. So enjoy this small taste of our 40 years of season openers.