Tag Archive for: DCPA Education

Meet the Lead Performer Nominees: Bobby G Awards

The Bobby G Awards is a regional high school musical theatre awards ceremony that celebrates educators and students from all over Colorado. The event will take place on Thursday, May 18 at 7:00p.m. in the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. Let’s take a closer look at the Outstanding Lead Performer nominees. Two winners will advance to […]

DCPA’s Claudia Carson to Retire: A Lasting Legacy

Last week, not an hour after Claudia Carson first gathered this year’s 10 finalists for the Outstanding Lead Performer 2023 Bobby G High School Musical Theatre Awards, “it” happened – as it so often has since 2013: Competition dissolved into camaraderie right before her very eyes. “The top priority for me, the minute I meet […]

A set from Durango High school's anastasia

Into the Workshop: 2023 Bobby G Awards Scenic Design Nominees

Sets are an integral part of theatre. Some of the most iconic musicals of all time have recognizable stages; think of the alleyway in CATS, the revolving turntable in Les Misérables, the underground river in The Phantom of the Opera. Sets quite literally set the scene for the musical, providing the audience with necessary context […]

The cast and crew of Cherry Creek High School's Man of La Mancha

New Category at Bobby G Awards: Cherry Creek High School’s Stage Management

During rehearsals and preparation for her spring musical, Man of La Mancha, Cherry Creek High School senior Amelia Mindlin-Leitner spent between 18 and 30 hours every week as stage manager, doing everything from attendance to blocking notes.  Stage management can be thankless work. Behind the scenes, they’re running the show, even if the audience can’t […]

The cast of Fossil Ridge High School's Bright Star

Into the Pit: 2023 Bobby G Awards Orchestra Nominees

Musicals all have one thing in common – music, of course! And while the actors, chorus, and dancers take center stage, there is another world right beneath their feet. Most high school musicals feature a pit orchestra comprised of student musicians, all of whom share an immense passion for their craft. At the Bobby G […]

2017-18 Outstanding Actors Abby Lehrer and Elisha Horne. Photo by Emily Lozow.

2018 Bobby G Winners: Where are they now?

From the archives: this article was originally published on May 18, 2022 Each May, The Bobby G Awards gather high school students from across Colorado to celebrate and reward their theatrical achievements. After two years away from the stage, The Bobby G’s are back with more excitement than ever. “The energy, power and positivity in […]

A large number of students clasp hands as they take a bow after performing in the DPS Shakespeare Festival

DPS Shakespeare Festival Takes Kids Beyond the Text

On a brisk April morning, 4,500 students, educators, volunteers, family and friends filled downtown Denver. Passersby were overheard asking, “Is there a parade?” And, the answer was “yes,” but not just any parade. It was the fanfare that preceded the 39th annual Denver Public Schools Shakespeare Festival, which kicked off with remarks in Skyline Park […]

An actor places a crown on her head during a performance of Macbeth

Taking Theatre to the Community: Shakespeare in the Parking Lot Returns

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts’ commitment to community performances goes back before Shakespeare in the Parking Lot, before its DCPAccess $10 ticket program, even before its founding in 1979. In fact, the very fabric of the DCPA was rooted in community because its benefactress, the late Helen Bonfils, made it her mission. When […]

The casts and creative teams for the High School Playwriting staged readings pose for a photo together

Q&A with the High School Playwriting Competition Winners

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) Education & Community Engagement’s annual Middle School & High School Playwriting Competition inspires students across Colorado to connect with their inner artist.  In this year’s tenth annual competition, three freshman winners were selected for the first time in the competition’s history. The DCPA is excited to see […]