Tag Archive for: TYA

The Three Little Pigs stand with their cart full of bricks. They are looking at Little Red, who stands on top of a log wearing a red poncho.

Little Red Makes Big Partners in Denver

While Charles Perrault’s original 17th-century tale of Little Red Riding Hood featured a Big Bad Wolf, DCPA Education’s Little Red adaptation by Chad Henry is anything but scary. In fact, this tale, running through December 23, shows the young girl befriending all woodland creatures including the lost wolf. It seems fitting, then, that the DCPA […]

Little Red's mom, the Wolf, Little Red, and the Park Ranger sing onstage together. Everyone is looking at Little Red, who stands in the center, smiling.

Little Red is Back!

The lovable Little Red is back by popular demand! 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, singing forest creatures, and characters from other tales joining in, Little Red discovers her […]

A large semi truck called the Bookmobile outside the DCPA

Meet the Bookmobile at LITTLE RED

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. 2, the Denver Public Library’s Bookmobile will be there with many books to choose from. Start learning about other variations on […]

The Wolf holds up a fresh tomato plucked from the garden in front of him. Little Red kneels next to him, smiling at the produce.

First Look: LITTLE RED

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. […]

Shepherd Boy and Little Red pose during a dance number in Little Red. Their legs are apart and their arms are stretched wide.

Theatre for Young Audiences and Student Matinees Bring Learning to Life

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 […]

The Wolf poses in front of Grandma's house as he sings. He's bent on one knee with his arms outstretched.

LITTLE RED Family Resource Guide

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 […]

The Three Little Pigs and Little Red pose with the cart full of bricks. Little Red is holding one brick high in the air.

LITTLE RED Coloring Page

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.

Shepard Boy and Little Red pose with their arms stretched

How to Prepare Your Kids for Their First Show

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 […]

Costume renderings for Little Red

Art Activity with LITTLE RED

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 […]

Clip art of two birds sitting on a fence

Teaching Kids the Importance of Gardening

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 […]