Entries by John Moore

Kirk Petersen: A Hard Act to Follow

For 41 years, Kirk Petersen’s driving passion at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) was accommodation. As Associate Director of Ticketing Services, he propelled the box office into an industry leader in providing customer service for every patron – and especially for those with special needs. He just never thought that in his […]

A Shining Heart: The Legacy of First Hand Cathie Gagnon

It just doesn’t sound the same in the Denver Center’s costume shop these days. “It’s very quiet now,” Director of Costumes Jan MacLeod said as her team continues to process the July 19 passing of stitcher Cathie Gagnon, an open and outgoing fixture in the DCPA Theatre Company family for the past 30 seasons. They […]

2022 Bobby G Awards Recap

Sara Sachs summed up the vibe of the Bobby G Awards on May 26 when she accepted the award for Outstanding Scenic Design on behalf of the team from Overland’s Sister Act. “The real Bobby G Award is the friends you make along the way,” Sachs said to a cheering crowd of about 2,000 at […]

Judi Wolf: DCPA Trustee, Benefactress and The Red Wolf

Judi Wolf doesn’t merely walk into a room. She floats. Like when she floated into The Buell Theatre for the opening of the Broadway-bound The Little Mermaid in 2007 dressed to the gills as Ariel’s mother wearing a stunning, ocean-themed blue and turquoise dress. “The Red Wolf,” as she is affectionately known, held fish-shaped balloons […]

Denver Fall Theatre Preview – Celebrating the Revival of Our Local Arts Community

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts’ top artistic leaders look at today’s eagerly awaited season announcement as something of a completion of the broader Colorado performing arts community’s return from the isolation and economic devastation of the pandemic. Broadway Executive Director John Ekeberg likes to think of the Denver Center, its resident company partners […]