Paul and Jenna: Our Christmas Eve Proposal

Watch the proposal on video!


DCPA Theatre Company Assistant Stage Manager Paul Behrhorst surprised his longtime girlfriend, actor Jenna Bainbridge, with a marriage proposal following the Christmas Eve performance of A Christmas Carol.

He chose to do it in The Space Theatre, which is where the Phamaly Theatre Company presents its annual summer musical using only actors with disabilities. The two met working together on a Phamaly production in that theatre.

Paul’s recent DCPA Theatre Company credits include Lord of the Flies, Black Odyssey, Jackie & Me, Reckless and The Catch. He has also worked with Phamaly, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Arvada Center, The Avenue Theater, TheatreWorks, Curious Theatre and the Aurora Fox. He was presented with a Colorado Theatre Guild Henry Award for special achievement in stage management. He has a BFA in Applied Theatre Technology and Design from Metropolitan State University of Denver.

Jenna  has been performing with Phamaly since she was 12 years old. She starred as Belle in Beauty and the Beast at The Space Theatre in 2010. This past June, Jenna graduated Magna Cum Laude from DU’s Lamont School of Music with a BM in Vocal Performance. After graduating, Jenna started her own voice studio where she teaches people of all ages and abilities. She was nominated for a True West Award for best actress in a comic role for her performance as Hermia in Colorado Shakespeare Festival’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”  She recently appeared in DCPA Academy’s master class performances of Our Time, An Evening of Sondheim.


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