Cover of The Lion King study guide

The Lion King Kids’ Corner

As one of the most beloved films and musicals of all times, Disney’s The Lion King has charmed the child in all of us.

Singer playing cello on stage.

Tickets for DCPA Winter Productions On Sale Nov. 12

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) announces today that tickets for several DCPA Theatre Company, Broadway, and Cabaret productions including the Colorado New Play Summit will go on sale Friday, November 12.


A Q&A with Kurtis Blow, the rap legend who puts the “hip” in The Hip Hop Nutcracker

Anyone who knows rap or hip hop knows Kurtis Blow. As the first rapper to be signed by a major label, Blow has been blowing up the charts since 1979 with 10 albums in 11 years including the self-titled “Kurtis Blow,” “Deuce,” “Party Time,” “Ego Trip” and “America.”

Lionesses Dance in THE LION KING North American Tour ©Disney. Photo by Deen van Meer

10 Fun Facts about Disney’s The Lion King

With more than 70 global theatre awards, The Lion King is a theatrical masterpiece. Here are 10 Fun Facts that make this one of the longest running and most successful musicals of all time.

Nia Holloway as Nala, Buyi Zama as Rafiki and The Lionesses in THE LION KING North American Tour © Disney. Photo by Deen van Meer.

Masks Make the Story in Disney’s The Lion King

Long before masks were ever considered “personal protective equipment,” they were functional works of art. In Africa, for instance, they are meant to be used and serve ceremonial purposes: Accepting a boy into manhood, exorcising evil spirits, capturing invisible supernatural forces and…to tell stories.

Denver Fall Theatre Preview – Celebrating the Revival of Our Local Arts Community

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts’ top artistic leaders look at today’s eagerly awaited season announcement as something of a completion of the broader Colorado performing arts community’s return from the isolation and economic devastation of the pandemic. Broadway Executive Director John Ekeberg likes to think of the Denver Center, its resident company partners […]

Saturday Night Alive entertainers announced

Three entertainers — representing Broadway, Music and Stage — join education students as Saturday Night Alive reignites the DCPA

Popular fundraiser returns on June 12, 2021 with in-person and virtual viewing options The Denver Center for the Performing Arts’ annual Saturday Night Alive gala returns to the social calendar on June 12, 2021. The 40-year-old fundraiser is designed to thrill audiences with a smorgasbord of entertainment that showcases a wide range of the organization’s […]