Tag Archive for: Buell Theatre

Glinda floats in her bubble down toward the stage. The bubble is comprised of little steel circles. She is wearing a blue, frilly ballgown.

Meet the Wicked Witches

The witches of Oz are coming to Denver this summer; Wicked is flying into the Buell Theatre on July 24. In the interview below, Glinda and Elphaba, portrayed by Austen Danielle Bohmer and Lauren Samuels, talk about their roles, the impact of Wicked, and what they’re looking forward to during their stay in Denver. DCPA: […]

Nature and Norway: Costume Designer Christopher Oram On Disney’s Frozen

When Disney Theatrical Group decided to adapt the animated film Frozen for the Broadway stage, they enlisted a team with more than just stellar theatrical bona fides. Not only do they have a collective 16 Tony Awards®, but they also have art and design in their bones. When it came time to design the sets […]

Bingo sits with Bluey in a bedroom lit with paper lanters. They are supported by actors in green jumpsuits.

Bluey, Beloved By Parents Everywhere

From the archives: this article was originally published on February 16, 2023 Bluey’s Big Play is coming to Denver, but it’s not just kids excited for the occasion, parents too love that Blue Heeler puppy and her family just as much. “It’s one of the only shows everyone, meaning us adults, can enjoy in our […]

A woman dressed in an elegant gown and a man dressed in a tuxedo look down at a young girl and her dog.

First Look: Annie

Holding onto hope when times are tough can take an awful lot of determination, and sometimes, an awful lot of determination comes in a surprisingly small package. Little Orphan Annie has reminded generations of theatergoers that sunshine is always right around the corner, and now the best-loved musical of all time is set to return […]

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Say ‘Yes’ at These Colorado Bridal Salons

Saying ‘yes’ to the dress can be one of the most exciting parts of wedding planning. However, finding the perfect bridal salon, scheduling appointments, and deciding on budget, style, and silhouette…it can be a daunting process! The list below outlines a few popular salons in the Denver metro area to help alleviate some of the […]

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50 Years of Hip Hop Influenced 10 Years of The Hip Hop Nutcracker

The Hip Hop Nutcracker was created in 2013 by director/choreographer Jennifer Weber and writer Mike Fitelson. Mike adapted the original (George) Balanchine ballet to a contemporary New York City setting. At the time, Jennifer was working on a dance piece set to Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons” and was talking to Mike who ran the United […]

Denver Launches 25th Anniversary Tour of MAMMA MIA!

The iconic musical, MAMMA MIA!, is returning to Denver to launch a new tour. You might be thinking, “new tour? I saw MAMMA MIA! at the Buell in 2002.” “MAMMA MIA! has played to millions of people around the world in hundreds of cities. Each new production is treated like a premiere,” said Executive Producer […]

A group of dancers pose during their tricks in The Hip Hop Nutcracker

Kurtis Blow: The Rap Legend Who Puts the “Hip” in The Hip Hop Nutcracker

These days it’s hard to imagine the music scene without Hip Hop. Since its emergence in the 1970s, it has influenced fashion, art, dance, education, media and entertainment including musical theatre. It features four elements: deejaying (or “turntabling”), rapping (or “MCing”), graffiti painting and “B-boying,” a dance style that incorporates acrobatics, spinning, intricate footwork, and […]

A young girl in raggedy clothes stands with a sandy-colored shaggy dog.

How Rescue Dogs Are Trained to Play Sandy in Annie

It’s no secret that the dog who plays Sandy in ANNIE has been stealing the spotlight at every show since the musical first premiered in 1976. And it’s no exception for the latest national touring production starring Rainier (Rainey) Treviño in the title role.    Since ANNIE’s inception, Bill Berloni has been training the Sandys. The […]

Henry’s Ex-Wives Get Their Say (and Sing) in SIX

What is so funny about a rich and powerful man who disposes of most of his six wives – who wind up “divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived,” as British children learn to memorize in history classes? The marital track record of Britain’s King Henry VIII is not a pretty one. And it is not […]