Tag Archive for: Moulin Rouge! The Musical

A costume sketch for Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Early Arts Education to Broadway: Costume and Set Design for Moulin Rouge! The Musical

At the Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA), we provide arts education for children through our year-round acting classes. A signature DCPA summer experience? The Musical Madness, Musical Mayhem, and Musical Mania courses where children create original ten-minute musicals.   These classes have been a longstanding trademark of the DCPA summer sessions since their inception […]

The cast of Moulin Rouge poses at the front of the stage

First Look: Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Pop the champagne, Moulin Rouge! The Musical is the winner of 10 Tony Awards® — including Best Musical! Enter a world of splendor and romance, of eye-popping excess, of glitz, grandeur, and glory! A world where Bohemians and aristocrats rub elbows and revel in electrifying enchantment. Welcome to Moulin Rouge! The Musical! Baz Luhrmann’s revolutionary […]

Christian hugs Satine from behind in front of a L'amour sign

The Life & Lore of the Moulin Rouge, from Belle Epoque Paris to Broadway

In 1889, two remarkable institutions that became synonymous with The City of Light opened. One was the Eiffel Tower, a sky-scraping thousand-foot tall, wrought-iron structure erected for the Paris World’s Fair. It remains one of the most visited tourist attractions in the world. The other? A scarlet-colored night spot with a distinctive windmill perched on […]

An old photograph of Jennie Rogers wearing a feathered hat and fur coat

Denver’s Red Light District Was No Moulin Rouge

In 1889, the same year the Moulin Rouge opened on the edge of the red light district of Pigalle in Paris, a red light district out on the frontier of the American West in Denver, Colorado also saw a grand opening. Jennie Rogers was a tall, slender brunette, who had gone through several names and […]

Actors dressed in cat costumes pose while they dance in CATS the musical

Dance For Your Health

While dance is something we can both do and watch for pleasure, the movement goes beyond entertainment. It’s actually good for your body and mind. “Dancing is excellent for your health, and it’s a wonderful example of an activity where art and sport meet,” said Dr. Joshua A. Metzl, MD, the head orthopedic physician for […]