Entries by Emma Holst

Local Theatres Producing New Work

Denver residents are lucky to be immersed in art, living in the cultural hub of the Rocky Mountain West. Walking downtown, you pass performing arts stages, music venues, art museums, historical sites, cultural organizations, and so much more. A rarity in cities in recent years is the growth and support of small, local theatres. However, […]

Martinis: Stirred, Not Shaken

If the martini is famous for one thing, it’s James Bond. Martinis have become synonymous with seduction and espionage. In the Denver Center Theatre Company production of Rubicon, which tells the story of sultry spy Betty Pack, it’s easy to imagine her sitting at a bar to lure in her next target. Legs crossed, stilettos […]

Make IKEA a Destination, Like the Cebollas Sisters

IKEA is massively recognizable, not just by name or furniture style, but by the enormous (usually blue, gray, and yellow) warehouses located in the middle of shopping districts and cities. Even in the Denver Center Theatre Company’s production of Cebollas, the three road-tripping sisters comment on the store, wondering if they can squeeze a visit […]

DCPA Community Engagement Uplifts Cebollas and Local Organizations

Denver Center Theatre Company’s upcoming world premiere production, Cebollas, tells the story of three Latina sisters taking an unexpected road trip (with no ulterior motives at all). New Mexican culture is at the forefront of this new play as the sisters bicker and reminisce, driving past familiar locales between Albuquerque and Denver. Theatre Company management […]

Who Was Bob Fosse?

Can you remember the first time you saw CHICAGO onstage? Near the beginning of Act One, when Roxie is introduced to the other female inmates, the musical number Cell Block Tango begins. An absolutely iconic sequence, it stands out among the greatest dance numbers in musical theatre history. Think Mein Herr from Cabaret. Who’s Got […]

Finalists for High School Playwriting Competition Announced

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) is happy to announce the finalists of the eleventh annual High School Playwriting Competition. The Playwriting Competition is grounded in workshops hosted by DCPA Education Teaching Artists. These in-school workshops introduce students to the fundamentals of playwriting, bolster creative writing skills and encourage them to discover their […]

Professional Dance Companies in Colorado

Message In A Bottle arrives at the Buell Theatre in February, featuring the iconic music of Sting and spectacular choreography by Kate Prince. This groundbreaking production may be a new experience for usual theatre-goers, as the story is told through movement rather than words. If you’re intrigued by the exhilarating dance and athleticism, you might […]

Food Drive to Take Place in Partnership with DCPA

Local organization Volunteers of America Colorado (VOA) provides housing and emergency shelters, hunger and nutrition services, and many other support programs to communities in need throughout the state. Their programs serve over 100,000 people in a year. One of those programs is Meals on Wheels, which delivers homemade, healthy meals to older adults who maybe […]