Video: An inside look at the making of 'One Night in Miami' steel railings

At the DCPA NewsCenter, we love taking you backstage to see how our talented designers and scene shop technicians make some of the magic you might otherwise take for granted if you didn’t know any better. For ‘One Night in Miami,’ Scenic Technicians Ross Wick and Mike VanAartsen were charged with building handmade steel railings for the authentic 1964 hotel set. All 139 pieces were individually bent, welded and cooled. You’ll see how they did it, as well as time-lapse and rehearsal footage. The Scenic Designer for the play is Lisa Orzolek.


One Night in Miami is a powerful new play that imagines what occurred the night Cassius Clay spent with activist Malcolm X, singer Sam Cooke and football player Jim Brown after Clay’s historic win over heavyweight champ Sonny Liston in 1964. Video by David Lenk, John Moore and Ross Wick. Run time: 2 minutes, 40 seconds.

‘One Night in Miami‘: Ticket information
Performances run through April 19
Space Theatre
Performances daily except Mondays
Call 303-893-4100, or go to the Denver Center’s web site here

Our previous coverage of One Night in Miami:
Video: DCPA’s ‘One Night in Miami’ cast gives Shout-Out to Baltimore Center Stage
Full casting announced
Video: Interview with ‘One Night in Miami’ Director Carl Cofield
New Denver Center season includes ‘One Night in Miami’
Go to the official show page

Meet the cast video series (to date):

Meet Jason Delane (Malcolm X)
Meet William Oliver Watkins (Kareem)

Mike VanAartsen and Ross Wick. Photo by John Moore.DCPA Theatre Company Scenic Technicians Mike VanAartsen and Ross Wick on the set of ‘One Night in Miami.’ Photo by John Moore.