The transformative power of live theatre is an undeniable force that can shape lives, broaden horizons, and ignite passions. For nearly four decades, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) Education department has introduced such experiences to schools and communities across Colorado through its Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) and Student Matinee programs. With […]
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INTRODUCTION LITTLE RED is a rambunctious musical that re-imagines the beloved fairy tale. Consider this resource a magical forest’s pathway for imagination and critical thinking! Follow along to discover questions, empower resiliency, and provide the “once upon a time” behind the original fairy tale of Little Red Riding Hood and this new musical adaptation. ABOUT […]
Get ready to explore with Little Red! Grab your crayons, markers, or paint and color your own forest. In your forest, is Little Red’s hoodie red or is it blue? Is the squirrel brown or is it green? You decide! Click here to download the coloring page.
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 […]
The feeling of seeing a story unfold live on stage is unlike anything else, and it’s absolutely something to share with your children. When they’re ready, that is. While there’s no set age for when kids can be introduced to the stage — each child is different after all — there are signs to look […]
This charming, song-infused retelling of Little Red Riding Hood finds Little Red at the center of new adventures and new ways of seeing familiar characters. With a wandering wolf, a gardening grandma, a forest at risk, and characters from other tales joining in, Little Red discovers her own power as a vital doer in her community. […]
The original versions of Little Red Riding Hood have been in print since 1697 and 1812 with storytelling traditions of the tale as early as the Middle Ages — more than 1,000 years ago! A study in 2013 tracked 58 versions of Little Red Riding Hood worldwide. Some of the versions are 1,000 years older […]
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 […]
The new Theatre Company season kicks off performances on September 9 and will feature seven mainstage productions including the musical The Color Purple, William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, and a new production of the audience-favorite The 39 Steps.
Students involved in the arts are 4x more likely to be recognized for academic achievement and 3 more likely to win an award for attendance. Children need a solid foundation to thrive, but not every child has the same building blocks. Whether it’s poverty or access or cost or simply a parent who is stretched […]