'The 12' cast and creatives say their goodbyes today

As the world premiere rock musical The 12 closes its remarkable run with today’s matinee performance by the DCPA Theatre Company, we have compiled some of the thoughts cast and creatives have sent us or posted on social media. The 12 imagines what happened when the disciples went into hiding for the three days following Jesus’ crucifixion.

Colin Hanlon as Peter in 'The 12.' Photo by Jennifer M. Koskinen. Colin Hanlon (Pete): I’ve never been more proud and more sad to close a show. I’ll be honest when I say, I had no idea what I was getting myself into by playing Pete in The 12. Shows like this don’t come around often enough. At least, not for me. Thank you, (writers) Robert Schenkkan and Neil Berg for trusting me with your baby. You both are brilliant artists. Thank you (director) Richard Seyd for your patient direction and guidance.Thank you (choreographers) Connor Gallagher and Nancy Renee Burach for taking this show to a higher level. Thank you (music supervisor) Wendy Bobbitt Cavett for being incredible at what you do. Thank you Denver Center for the Performing Arts and (artistic director) Kent Thompson for creating a place of excellence and for doing new work. Thank you to our band! You keep us going every night. Thank you to everyone backstage who keeps our show flowing smoothly. Thank you Denver audiences. You have astounded me with your generosity and openness.  But most important … Thank you to my incredible castmates. This is truly an ensemble piece. We are all up there the entire time (except those two beautiful ladies who steal the show from us every night). Getting to do The 12 with you has made me a better artist and more important, a better person. I love you all. Let’s go out with a bang! (Photo by Jennifer M. Koskinen)

Christina Sajous (Mary Magdalene): I’m sad to be closing The 12 at the Denver Center, but I’m excited to take the courage and strength I found in Mary Magdalene and embrace it in my life. This journey, this cast, the creatives, and the crew have inspired me deeply to work stronger, to live happier, and to love harder. Thank you so much for this powerful experience, and here’s hoping that we take The 12 above and beyond. I love you all!

Anthony Fedorov (Andrew): There are not enough words for me to describe what this process has meant to me, how much I truly love this amazing cast, how much respect I have for our creative team, and how wonderful this whole experience has been here at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. This show is now a part of my soul along with all of you. I love you all dearly.

Jordan Barbour (James):
I am so proud of this company and this show. And so honored and humbled to be among such great talent, receiving such great acclaim. I hope this is just the beginning.

John Iacovelli (Scenic designer): It is rare to work on a show that has such a unified spirit. So much goes into any show, but rare for a show that is firing on all cylinders: music, book, lyrics, directing, cast, design and with the support of the creative leaders and staff of the Denver Center. The alchemy of the theatre hits fire only when all these things come together to strike fire. This  production will always remain a bright ember in my heart. I so loved working with this team, this cast, on this show. Few shows happen where you are now bonded with the others for all time, but we will always have Denver.

Tony Vincent (Tom): Last chance today. Honestly, you don’t want to miss this.

Gregory Treco (Simon): Today we walk out of the upper room for the last time. Full of uncertainty yet full of hope for the future. I will miss every one of you. This experience has truly reminded me of who I am, and each of you have played a vital part in that. I love you my 12 family. Let’s go out there and murder everyone today. (Even though Teacher would hate that.)

The 12: Ticket information
Final performance 1:30 p.m. today, April 26
Stage Theatre
Tickets: 303-893-4100 or BUY ONLINE
Today is an ASL interpreted, audio described and open-captioned performance

Our previous coverage of The 12:
Video: Cast members talk about what they’ve made in The 12
Watch the cast of the 12 rock Elitch Gardens’ roller coasters

Photos: Opening night of The 12
Robert Schenkkan’s Opening Night reflections
Neil Berg and the rockin’ roots of The 12
Video montage: Your first look at The 12
The 12: Three days that rocked the world
Watch short video samples of ‘The 12’ songs from the first sing-through
Video: Robert Schenkkan introduces The 12
The 12 opens rehearsals with a mandate to ‘dig deep’
Full casting announced for The 12
Final offering of Theatre Company season: Rock musical The 12

Meet the cast videos: 
Colin Hanlon as Peter
Tony Vincent as Tom

Christina Sajous as Mary Magdalene
Gregory Treco as Simon