Entries by Suzanne Yoe

Sponsor Spotlight: Total Wine & More

Total Wine & More: Proud Sponsor of Saturday Night Alive 2023 Whether you need a splash of bubbly for an upcoming occasion or want to impress that special someone on Valentine’s Day, we’re betting that you need some expert advice. To help, we turned to our friends at Total Wine & More for some insightful […]

Pass the Parcel Game

This is a game played at parties in England. Great for kids, family gatherings or even as an alternative to a gift exchange, you’ll want to add Pass the Parcel to your own holiday traditions. You will need: A small box Tape Tissue paper One small item for each person* Music Put the small item […]

Hidden Objects in A Christmas Carol

In 1843, England was in an economic depression and yuletide cheer seemed to belong to a bygone era. Through the publication of A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens intended to call out the social injustice of the period, but his little ghost story did more than that. Eager to recapture the holiday spirit, A Christmas Carol […]

Opera Colorado’s 40th Anniversary Season

Forty years ago, downtown’s Denver Performing Arts Complex welcomed the addition of Opera Colorado, the city’s first professional opera company. Helmed by Metropolitan Opera veteran Nathaniel Merrill (1983-1998), the company opened on April 4, 1983. Since then, the organization has been led by Stephen Seifert (1998-99), Peter Russell (1999-2005) and current General & Artistic Director […]

Teaching Kids the Importance of Gardening

In LITTLE RED — A New Musical!, Little Red Riding Hood is bound and determined to get her merit badge in gardening and her grandmother is all set to show her how. But encouraging our own little tykes to dig in the dirt isn’t always so easy. Here are a few tips that may help […]

Creating the Dramatic Effect: Cat Eyes

Whether you want to create cat eyes for your Halloween costume or are just going for that dramatic “look,” DCPA Education Teaching Artist Rachel Kae Taylor has the makeup makeover for you. Joined by her lovely daughter, Maya, Rachel led the NewsCenter through a Cat Eye Tutorial. 1. Start with a clean eyelid and lashes […]

Inside the Orchestra: The Power of Partnership

When you envision attending an orchestral performance, what does it conjure up? Soaring music. Musicians dressed in black. And performers sitting way far away on a stage well outside of arm’s length. Denver-based Inside the Orchestra tosses those conventions aside to create an immersive experience for children through their Tiny Tots program, which is designed […]

Cocktails with a Twist: The Ramble Hotel Offers Neuro Bar Lab

When you order a drink or two, you accept that your inhibitions may be a bit altered. But what about your perceptions? That’s just the idea behind the neuroscience-inspired Neuro Bar Lab that The Ramble Hotel is serving up in partnership with DCPA Off-Center’s Theater of the Mind. “We were very intrigued by the concept […]

Designing for a Villain: Don John in Much Ado About Nothing

If clothes make the man, does it stand to reason that costumes make the villain? That’s the question we posed to DCPA Costume Crafts Director Kevin Copenhaver, who has been tasked with designing 1930s-era costumes for Much Ado About Nothing. Not necessarily, was his answer. “I don’t think costumes make the hero or the villain. […]