Tag Archive for: Broadway

The Costume Design of Jersey Boys

Music can certainly transport you to a different time and place, but if that time and place is before your time and place, you might need a bit more context. Enter the costume designer. This artist — along with the set, prop and lighting designers among others — helps to take an audience on a […]

A Show for Everybody: Emphasizing friendship, Jersey Boys crosses generations and wins new fans

By: David Freeland Jersey Boys, the Tony® and Grammy® Award-winning Broadway musical about the spectacular rise of pop icons Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, has been seen worldwide by over 24 million people, all of them captivated by the dazzling recreations of classic 1960s hits such as “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” and “Can’t […]

an actor dressed as a black spotted cat in the Broadway National Tour of Cats

Community: Seven Shows To Engage Kids When It’s Cold

By: Linnea Covington Even if you’re from Colorado that doesn’t mean the family wants to be outside all winter long. It gets cold and wet out there. Luckily, there are plenty of great ways to enjoy the great indoors this season, especially when it comes to exciting shows to bring your little ones to. From […]

The World of Hip Hop: Where in the metro area to learn about hip hop through dance, art and observation

By: Linnea Covington For Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator and original star of the hit Broadway musical Hamilton, hip hop helped him stand out and propel him into stardom. Not only that, but Hamilton also gave hip hop another way to push to the forefront of American culture. But hip hop is more than just dancing and […]

Q&A with Tootsie Book Writer Robert Horn

The Broadway presentation of Tootsie marks the first time that the musical has stopped in Denver, but it certainly may not the first time that movie fans have seen it. Tony Award-winning Book Writer Robert Horn gives us his insight into the differences, similarities and the unexpected elements in this production that separate it from […]

Exterior of the Bonfils in the Denver Center Performing Arts Complex

Making Theatre Affordable

Attention-grabbing headlines about outrageous ticket prices are hard to overcome, but at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, we attempt to make theatre affordable. Here’s how: Scholarships Whether it’s a Student Matinee or an education class, scholarships are available to students and schools to eliminate barriers to participation. In fact, in our 2018/19 season, […]

Hamilton Silhouette of Alexander Hamilton pointing upward as the top of a black, five-pointed star. Hamilton text in white.

A Hamilton History Lesson from the President of The Museum of American Finance

As the president of the Museum of American Finance, David Cowen is an expert on the American Financial system. The same financial system created by Alexander Hamilton. A portrait of Hamilton hangs above the desk in David’s office. We caught up with David to discuss what exactly some of the lyrics mean and which traces […]

Payton Reilly as Sandy Lester in the National Tour of TOOTSIE

Laugh For Your Health

By: Linnea Covington Laughing isn’t just a sign of feeling good; laughing is actually good for you too. “We’ve all heard some version of the expression, ‘Laughter is the best medicine,’ and intuitively we know this makes sense,” says Dr. Justin Ross, a clinical psychologist at UCHealth. “Laughing really is one of the best mind-body-social […]

Hamilton Silhouette of Alexander Hamilton pointing upward as the top of a black, five-pointed star. Hamilton text in white.

Hamilton: A new foundation for musical theatre

The history of Hamilton seems unlikely at best, maybe as unlikely as a budding nation, making a go of it in a new world. Actor, composer and producer Lin-Manuel Miranda was on vacation in Mexico in 2008, in a hammock, relaxing. He picked up a little “light reading” — the 800-page historical biography, Alexander Hamilton, […]