Entries by Emma Holst

Q&A with Brendan Murphy from The Crown – Live!

Up next in the Garner Galleria Theatre is The Crown – Live!, a parody of the popular Netflix series based on the transformation of Elizabeth Windsor into Queen Elizabeth II. The two-person comedy features budding starlet Beth who delivers her own take on the epic story along with her agent (read “sidekick”) Stanley. The Denver […]

One of the Three Threats: Dance

You’ve probably heard the term “triple threat” before, but in the arts, what exactly does it mean? It’s the highly coveted skill set for performers: someone who can sing, act, and dance.   For many actors, the dancing can seem the most daunting. Let’s take a closer look at how taking dance lessons can bulk up […]

Protest Songs of the 60s and 70s

The 1960s and 70s were a tumultuous time, dominated by political and social unrest, the Vietnam War, Civil Rights protests, feminist activism, and more. The music industry was rife with young artists lending their voices on behalf of an entire generation. Here is a list of songs from the 60s and 70s where singers and […]

Understanding Shakespeare in Much Ado About Nothing

Modern audiences don’t have the benefit of footnotes when enjoying a Shakespeare play. When reading the text, footnotes are often necessary to comprehend the nuances of Elizabethan age humor, slang, and history. Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing is heralded as one of Shakespeare’s best comedies, containing copious amounts of wordplay and banter. Before attending a […]

I Am Denver Screening: Reclaiming Denver’s Chinatown

Chinese immigration in the United States has a long, fraught history. The first large wave of migrants reached the West Coast in the mid 1800s, hoping to find wealth in the gold rush. Instead, they found strict laws that prohibited Chinese people from owning gold mines and experienced widespread racism. Prior to this, there were […]

Celebrate LatinX Heritage Month with ArtistiCO’s Amalia

Denver’s own ArtistiCO Dance Company is kicking off Latinx heritage month with Amalia, a tribute to the founder of the world-renowned Ballet Folklórico de Mexico. ArtistiCO will be the first local Latinx organization to produce its own dance production at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, with the performance taking place on September 11 at the […]

Summer Classes Photo Recap

Every summer, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) welcomes children and teens of all ages for a wide variety of Education classes including workshops in playwriting, musical development, improvisation, and more! Take a look at some photos from the final performances which were held on August 5. Although the summer session has come […]

Movie-to-Musical Adaptations: Pretty Woman and more!

For decades, movies with big hearts and larger than life stories have received a special makeover treatment. From Hollywood blockbusters to cult-classics and everything in between, movie-to-musical adaptations can be found all over Broadway, in the musical theatre archives, and on tours across the world.   At the Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) alone, […]

How a Pretty Woman Rescues the Prince

If you’re a movie fanatic, you’ve likely confessed to a friend that Pretty Woman is a “guilty pleasure.” But why be ashamed to admit it? The attitude in our society toward romantic comedies, a genre typically associated with women, implies they shouldn’t be taken seriously. The implication is that only superficial women would waste their […]