A woman sits onstage with a guitar in Much Ado About Nothing

First Look: Much Ado About Nothing

A playful comedy layered with all the rich complexity that comes with Shakespeare’s work, Much Ado About Nothing is a snappy, surprisingly timely meditation on gossip, gender roles, and the follies of romance. Take a look at some of the production photos below.

The cast of The Chinese Lady performs on an opulent stage

First Look: The Chinese Lady

The year is 1834 and 14-year-old Afong Moy is the first Chinese woman mainland America has ever seen. Intriguing and powerful, The Chinese Lady is a play unlike anything you’ve seen before. Take a look at some of the production photos below.

The cast of Come From Away sings together onstage

First Look: Come From Away

On 9/11, the world stopped. On 9/12, their stories moved us all. Come From Away takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and […]

A person holds out a tray of snacks to several hands

First Look: Theater of the Mind

IT’S ALL INSIDE YOUR HEAD. BUT IS ANY OF IT REAL? Co-created by Academy, Grammy, and Tony Award-winning artist David Byrne and writer Mala Gaonkar, Theater of the Mind is a new theatrical experience you’ll see, feel, taste and hear. Inspired by both historical and current neuroscience research, the show takes you on an immersive […]

A child wearing a monster costume smiles onstage

Summer Classes Photo Recap

Every summer, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) welcomes children and teens of all ages for a wide variety of Education classes including workshops in playwriting, musical development, improvisation, and more! Take a look at some photos from the final performances which were held on August 5. Although the summer session has come […]

Three women hold lanterns near their faces in Hadestown

First Look: Hadestown

Welcome to Hadestown, where a song can change your fate. Winner of eight 2019 Tony Awards® including Best Musical and the 2020 Grammy® Award for Best Musical Theater Album, this acclaimed new show by celebrated singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell and innovative director Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812) is a love story for […]

A woman walks with several shopping bags

First Look: Pretty Woman: The Musical

After an incredible run on Broadway, Audience Choice Award-winner Pretty Woman: The Musical is coming to Denver! One of Hollywood’s most beloved stories of all time, Pretty Woman: The Musical is brought to life by a powerhouse creative team representing the best of music, Hollywood, and Broadway. Pretty Woman: The Musical opens today, August 2, […]

Two actors argue on set in a DCPA class

Spring Classes Photo Recap

Spring Education classes at the DCPA are wrapping up but it’s time to get excited about taking a class this summer! We offer a wide range of classes for children, teens, and adults. Whether you’re a seasoned actor looking to enhance your improv skills, you have a child interested in theatre, or you just want […]