Tag Archive for: DCPA Education

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Local Artist Highlight: Ryan Omar Stack

Over the last few years, students from the Denver Center for the Performing Arts’ (DCPA) Adult Education program have emerged on professional stages across the Denver metro area. “It’s exciting to see several students step into professional theatre,” Head of Acting Tim McCraken shared. “There are real theatrical opportunities around town for these students because […]

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The Art of the Audition: Learn how to nail that callback and what directors want

All the books, lessons and performances in the world won’t guarantee an actor a leading role, but mastering the art of the audition just might. That’s why for the past five years Grady Soapes, the DCPA Theatre Company’s Director of Casting, has long taught classes on how to perfect the art of the audition. And, […]

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Meet the Bookmobile at LITTLE RED

When families come to see LITTLE RED, a musical retelling of the classic children’s story, Little Red Riding Hood, they might start thinking about all of the other familiar children’s books too. On Dec. 17, the Denver Public Library’s Bookmobile will be there with many books to choose from. Start learning about other variations on […]

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Bobby G Winner is Broadway Bound: Erik C. Peterson, 2013 Bobby G Award Winner

In 2013, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) launched The Bobby G High School Musical Theatre Awards to celebrate achievements in Colorado high school theatre. Modeled after the Tony Awards, the ceremony includes performances from nominees and award presentations. Nearly all award winners are high school students or faculty, but in its inaugural […]

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One of the Three Threats: Dance

You’ve probably heard the term “triple threat” before, but in the arts, what exactly does it mean? It’s the highly coveted skill set for performers: someone who can sing, act, and dance.   For many actors, the dancing can seem the most daunting. Let’s take a closer look at how taking dance lessons can bulk up […]

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Teaching Kids the Importance of Gardening

In LITTLE RED — A New Musical!, Little Red Riding Hood is bound and determined to get her merit badge in gardening and her grandmother is all set to show her how. But encouraging our own little tykes to dig in the dirt isn’t always so easy. Here are a few tips that may help […]

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Creating the Dramatic Effect: Cat Eyes

Whether you want to create cat eyes for your Halloween costume or are just going for that dramatic “look,” DCPA Education Teaching Artist Rachel Kae Taylor has the makeup makeover for you. Joined by her lovely daughter, Maya, Rachel led the NewsCenter through a Cat Eye Tutorial. 1. Start with a clean eyelid and lashes […]

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Summer Classes Photo Recap

Every summer, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) welcomes children and teens of all ages for a wide variety of Education classes including workshops in playwriting, musical development, improvisation, and more! Take a look at some photos from the final performances which were held on August 5. Although the summer session has come […]

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Thomas Beeker Receives Finalist Scholarship at Jimmy Awards

Thomas Beeker, Best Actor winner at the 2022 Bobby G’s, made it to the Top Eight at the National High School Musical Theatre Awards®, also known as the Jimmy Awards®. The Jimmy Awards® took place on June 27 at the Minskoff Theatre in New York City. After a week of workshops, coaching, and training with theatre […]

A Spectacular Saturday Night Alive

Talk about a spectacular Spectacular! Saturday Night Alive 2022 transported 500 guests to the glamour and glitz of the Moulin Rouge. Held on June 25, the DCPA’s 41st annual fundraiser raised more than $830,000 for arts and education. Lynn & Kevin McDonald of the Genesee Mountain Foundation were honored with the Daniel L. Ritchie Spotlight […]