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Q&A with Brendan Murphy from The Crown – Live!

Up next in the Garner Galleria Theatre is The Crown – Live!, a parody of the popular Netflix series based on the transformation of Elizabeth Windsor into Queen Elizabeth II. The two-person comedy features budding starlet Beth who delivers her own take on the epic story along with her agent (read “sidekick”) Stanley. The Denver […]

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Much Ado About Mediterranean Food

Dinner only needs to embrace the clever use of herbs and spices rather than words, unlike a play by William Shakespeare. You can get those by seeing the Bard’s famous play Much Ado About Nothing, a comedic act of love, lies and pride that the DCPA Theatre Company sets in Messina, Sicily. Celebrate this whimsical […]

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Inside the Orchestra: The Power of Partnership

When you envision attending an orchestral performance, what does it conjure up? Soaring music. Musicians dressed in black. And performers sitting way far away on a stage well outside of arm’s length. Denver-based Inside the Orchestra tosses those conventions aside to create an immersive experience for children through their Tiny Tots program, which is designed […]

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Kirk Petersen: A Hard Act to Follow

For 41 years, Kirk Petersen’s driving passion at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) was accommodation. As Associate Director of Ticketing Services, he propelled the box office into an industry leader in providing customer service for every patron – and especially for those with special needs. He just never thought that in his […]

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First Look: The Chinese Lady

The year is 1834 and 14-year-old Afong Moy is the first Chinese woman mainland America has ever seen. Intriguing and powerful, The Chinese Lady is a play unlike anything you’ve seen before. Take a look at some of the production photos below.

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“Eagle-eye” Robin Payne Retires After 17 Years with the DCPA Theatre Company

If you have seen any DCPA Theatre Company production over the past 17 years, you have seen the work of retiring Properties Director Robin Lu Payne. The candy-dispensing skull in You Can’t Take it With You. The hilarious plaster casting of actor Kathleen M. Brady as Domina in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way […]

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First Look: Theater of the Mind

IT’S ALL INSIDE YOUR HEAD. BUT IS ANY OF IT REAL? Co-created by Academy, Grammy, and Tony Award-winning artist David Byrne and writer Mala Gaonkar, Theater of the Mind is a new theatrical experience you’ll see, feel, taste and hear. Inspired by both historical and current neuroscience research, the show takes you on an immersive […]

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Embracing Second Chances: A disabled artist’s journey

It feels weird to call myself a professional actor because the title isn’t one I would claim. I grew up doing children’s theater with a troupe called Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT). MCT is the nation’s largest touring children’s theatre and has been touring extensively for nearly 50 years. Each week, a team arrives in a […]

Some of the creative team for Off-Center's 'Theater of the Mind,' created by David Byrne and Mala Gaonkar. Photo by Adams VisCom.

Theater of the Mind Asks: If you are made of your memories, and those memories are malleable, then who are you?

This is the question that multi-media artist, David Byrne (American Utopia, Talking Heads, Reasons to Be Cheerful, A History of the World in Dingbats) posed to me. Byrne has been asking this question for decades. In his early 20s he found himself fascinated with the work of neurophysiologist Warren McCulloch and thus began a journey […]

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DCPA’s Newest Arrival, the Sustainable Catering Company Serendipity

If you have attended an event in the Denver Center for the Performing Arts since January 2022, chances are you sampled cuisine by one of our five our new culinary partners, Serendipity Catering. But it’s not just good meals owner Laura Zaspel is dishing out. It’s a dedication to making the food world a better, […]