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Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, DCPA President and CEO Janice Sinden, and DCPA Board Chair Hassan Salem pose for a photo at Saturday Night Alive

Saturday Night Alive 2023 Recap

For the first time in the Denver Center for the Performing Arts’ history, Saturday Night Alive offered an insider’s look at how DCPA Theatre Company productions are brought to life. Held on March 11, the 42nd annual fundraiser welcomed more than 500 guests and netted $642,000 benefiting theatre and education programs. The impact of the […]

Mayor Michael B. Hancock, DCPA President and CEO Janice Sinden, and DCPA Board Chair Hassan Salem pose for a photo at Saturday Night Alive

Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock Received the 2023 Spotlight Award at Saturday Night Alive

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts’ annual gala, Saturday Night Alive, was held last Saturday, March 11, 2023. During the evening’s celebration, the Daniel L. Ritchie Spotlight Award was presented to Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock. This award is given annually to an individual or organization who has made significant contributions to the DCPA. […]

Flexible Schedules Boost Enrollment for DCPA Education

A study by Pew Research Center shows that a majority of Americans were able to find a personal silver lining in the pandemic. Many people noted that having more flexibility in their working schedules, remote or hybrid work environments, and the implementation of video meetings has allowed them to dedicate more time to personal activities. […]

Kevin Copenhaver and Meghan Anderson Doyle smile for a photo

CU Experience Gallery Hosts DCPA Theatre Company Costume Designers in Free Exhibit

Their resumes look like a “Best Plays” list: The Book of Will, The Glass Menagerie, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Lord of the Flies, One Night in Miami, Smokey Joe’s Café, Titus Andronicus, Tantalus, Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Whale, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, and Love, Janis among dozens (perhaps hundreds) of others. The […]

The Union Station lobby decorated for the holidays

Make It a Festive Night Out Downtown

Seeing a show during the holidays can be an opportunity to embrace traditions and get in the mood for the season. Make your matinee or evening show even more memorable with a meal at a local hotel’s restaurant too. The lobbies of Denver’s downtown hotels are decked out for the season, and their on-site restaurants […]

A woman dressed as Queen Elizabeth stands while a man waves from behind her

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 […]

A close up of a gyro with fries

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 […]

A young girl stands next to a conductor, both with the arms in the air

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 […]

Staff members of the DCPA sit at a table and smile for a photo

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 […]