Colorado Gives Day is Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Colorado Gives Day 2020

Since 1952, the day after Thanksgiving has been considered the official start of the holiday shopping season, although the term “Black Friday” didn’t come into popular use for several decades. In 2005, the phrase “Cyber Monday” was first used to describe the increase in online shopping just days later.

CARNE y ARENA (Virtually present, Physically invisible)

Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s Academy Award®-Winning Virtual Reality Exhibition CARNE y ARENA Debuts in Aurora, Colorado, as First Stop on Multi-Year Tour

Earlier this week, PHI Studio, Legendary Entertainment, and Emerson Collective announced an ongoing partnership to take acclaimed director Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s virtual reality exhibition CARNE y ARENA (Virtually present, Physically invisible) on a multi-year, international tour, set to debut in Aurora, Colorado.

Hassan Salem DCPA Trustee, Capital Campaign Chair and new head of Commercial Banking at U.S. Bank

Get to know Hassan Salem – DCPA Trustee, Capital Campaign Chair and new head of Commercial Banking at U.S. Bank

Hassan Salem is a mile-high banker who loves the great outdoors, enjoys golf, is an accomplished skier (not to mention one of the top bankers in the skiing industry), and an avid football fan who never misses a Broncos game if he can help it. He’s also engaged in the theater, predominantly behind the stage, where he is intent on keeping the arts alive and healthy – even in the middle of a global pandemic.

Phamaly’s BIG NIGHT! “The Show Must Go On!” Webathon

Phamaly Theatre Company, Denver’s premier disability-affirmative theatre, is hosting its first ever live-streamed virtual fundraiser

This year has come with many challenges, including the postponement of Phamaly’s summer musical and corresponding fundraiser featuring Alice in Wonderland, leading to a significant loss of revenue for the organization.

Live from the West Side: Women of Broadway

DCPA to offer virtual concert series — Live from the West Side: Women of Broadway

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts is one of a select group of national nonprofit arts organizations participating in a three-part virtual concert series, Live from the West Side: Women of Broadway featuring two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone on October 24, Tony Award winner Laura Benanti on November 14, and critically acclaimed actress and singer Vanessa Williams on December 5.

DCPA Recovery Fund

Continue Our Story. Give to the Recovery Fund.

On March 13, 2000, the world as we in nonprofit theatre knew it, stopped. In response to COVID-19 and a subsequent City mandate, our theatres were forced to close.

While numerous national reports note that the live events industry was the first to close and likely to be the last to reopen, the impact hits even closer to home.

Camp Christmas

Camp Christmas returns reimagined for the pandemic

Popular immersive experience will now feature both mail delivery and gamified virtual content with activities for all ages.

Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock appears at the Seawell Ballroom

The Boy from Troy. ‘John Lewis: Good Trouble’

After six months and three days of theatre closures, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts finally had an audience. It felt good.

But more than that, it felt extremely timely, relevant and important. The DCPA held a small, socially-distanced film screening of the documentary, John Lewis: Good Trouble. An invited audience of nearly 50 community leaders gathered in the spacious Seawell Ballroom for the 96-minute film about the late civil rights activist and Congressional Representative.

“I Am An Islander”

Come From Away continues to offer comfort in the face of adversity

As the anniversary of 9/11 approaches, Come From Away revamped its “I Am an Islander” program so that students — whether attending school in person or remotely — can use the prompts and tools to investigate current challenges facing communities including COVID-19.

Melody Butiu, Glenn Morizio, Brian Lee Huynh in Vietgone. Photo by AdamsVisCom.

Looking back on Theatre Company season openers through the years

This week would have marked the launch of the DCPA Theatre Company’s 2020/21 Season. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, plans have changed but we’re still feeling all the nostalgia for the excitement that comes with launching a new season. So enjoy this small taste of our 40 years of season openers.