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 […]
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Charles Dickens called his little Christmas book a “carol” after the songs and ballads celebrating the holiday for the birth of Christ. He carried the pretense further by calling the chapters “staves.” “Stave” is an archaic from of the word “staff,” a stanza of a poem or song. Despite the lyrical title, the good-spirited story […]
In England, caroling has always been an indispensable and joyous part of the Christmas holiday. Many of the earliest carols sung were preserved in a diary or “commonplace book” that was kept by Richard Hill, a grocer’s apprentice, between 1500 and 1536. Hill was interested in numerous subjects and carols were one of them. In […]
Spring is upon us, which also means it’s audition season for the musical theatre actor! You’ve found the perfect 16-32 bars for your vocal audition, dressed yourself in your bespoke, character-appropriate attire, brushed up on your killer monologue, and meticulously studied your sides. Everything is […]
If ever there was a question about the validity of miracles, Larimer Square has set out to make believers out of all of us. First, downtown’s historic block is spreading holiday cheer with regular entertainment by Dickens Carolers and The Beverly Belles. Then, they are serving up a little something other than coal at The […]
This year, reuniting for A Christmas Carol is more than a holiday tradition. It’s more than a beloved classic. It’s much more than an old miser rediscovering his heart and humanity.
The DCPA Theatre Company is proud to announce the full cast and creative team for the return of A Christmas Carol in the newly renovated Wolf Theatre running November 19 through December 26.
Does thinking about the holidays this year make you feel a bit like a Scrooge? We understand the feeling. It can be hard to stay merry when there’s so much going on in the world. For the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, the inability to produce our annual tradition of A Christmas Carol this year came as a disappointment. The Wolf Theatre renovations are nearly complete, but with current CDC and city guidelines in place for slowing the spread of COVID-19, it simply wasn’t possible to make it happen this year. We found ourselves saying, “Bah, humbug,” more times than we care to admit.
National Read a Book Day is September 6 and we’re celebrating by looking back at our storied history (pun intended) of producing and presenting books that have been adapted for the stage. How many of these productions from the past ten years have you seen? Do you have any favorites we didn’t include? Let us know on social media!