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Art Activity with LITTLE RED

The original versions of Little Red Riding Hood have been in print since 1697 and 1812 with storytelling traditions of the tale as early as the Middle Ages — more than 1,000 years ago! A study in 2013 tracked 58 versions of Little Red Riding Hood worldwide. Some of the versions are 1,000 years older […]

Who Said It? in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical

In 1939, retailer Montgomery Ward asked Robert L. May to develop a Christmas story for publication. Titled “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” the story was adapted into a song by May’s brother-in-law and radio producer, Johnny Marks. Ten years later, the song was first sung commercially by Harry Brannon a month before Gene Autry’s No. 1 […]

My Fair Lady Trivia

My Fair Lady plays Denver’s Buell Theatre Nov 15-27, 2022. Test your knowledge about this iconic production of the stage and screen. 1. My Fair Lady was a stage musical before it became a famous feature film. True False 2. What actor played Henry Higgins in the original stage production AND the film? Richard Burton […]

The Temptations’ Ain’t Too Proud Is a Soundtrack for Not Only Yesterday’s but Also Today’s Divided Times

Originally published in Rolling Stone. Reprinted by permission of Ain’t Too Proud — The Life and Times of The Temptations The Broadway musical is based on surviving member and founder Otis Williams’ 1988 memoir, The Temptations. Known for their many R&B love songs and pop crossover hits, like “I’m Gonna Make You Love Me,” “Just […]

Making Over My Fair Lady

To return to the DCPA Subscriber News Center, click here. Americans love a good makeover. If you doubt it, there have been more than a dozen reality TV shows and countless magazines – most, but not all, geared to women – showcasing the benefits of transformation: new clothes, new makeup, new grooming, new hairdo and, voila, […]

The Creators of Mean Girls

To return to the DCPA Subscriber News Center, click here. Provided by Mean Girls. How do you take a movie that people know by heart and make something new out of it? Can you take established characters and open them up to go deeper? And what about phones, y’all?! What are we gonna do about phones?! […]

First Look: Come From Away

On 9/11, the world stopped. On 9/12, their stories moved us all. Come From Away takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and […]

First Look: Theater of the Mind

IT’S ALL INSIDE YOUR HEAD. BUT IS ANY OF IT REAL? Co-created by Academy, Grammy, and Tony Award-winning artist David Byrne and writer Mala Gaonkar, Theater of the Mind is a new theatrical experience you’ll see, feel, taste and hear. Inspired by both historical and current neuroscience research, the show takes you on an immersive […]