Second City Notable Alumni

The Second City opened its doors on a snowy Chicago night in December of 1959, and a comedy revolution began. The small cabaret theater grew to become the most influential and prolific comedy empire in the world, developing an entirely unique way of creating art and fostering generation after generation of superstars. The Second City’s […]

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The Best Spontaneous Songs from Broadway’s Next Hit Musical

In Broadway’s Next Hit Musical, the Garner Galleria’s upcoming improvised musical comedy show, a band of master improvisers create musical numbers based on audience suggestions. These spur-of-the-moment showstoppers then compete for the coveted Tony – ahem – Phony Awards. The winning song is then fleshed out into a full musical production with a plot, characters, […]

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Rob Schiffmann Uncovers the Secrets of Improv: Broadway’s Next Hit Musical

This summer, the Tony Awards are coming to Denver! Sorry…we mean the PHONY Awards! Broadway’s Next Hit Musical will arrive at the Garner Galleria Theatre on June 12. This hilarious improvised show will take audience suggestions and turn them into spontaneous scenes and songs from never-before-seen musicals. Audience members can then vote on their favorites […]

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Ocean’s 11: Gentlemen of Verona and More with The Improvised Shakespeare Company

The Improvised Shakespeare Company promises laughs, adventure, and more than a wee bit of improv. Each show is different, as audience members are encouraged to throw out suggestions, which create the title of a Shakespearean play that has never been written. This year’s titles have varied wildly in style, respectability, and Shakespeare-ness. Much Ado About […]

DCPA’s 2024/25 Broadway Season Announcement, Added Attractions

Denver Center for the Performing Arts Broadway and Cabaret announces the 2024/25 subscription season and added attractions titles brimming with Tony Award-winning hits. Joining the previously announced national tour launch of KIMBERLY AKIMBO, winner of the 2023 Tony Award for Best Musical, on the subscription package at the Buell Theatre is the legendary musical, Funny […]

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Q&A with the Creators and Stars of The Secret Comedy of Women

From the archives: this article was originally published on February 15, 2023 The Secret Comedy of Women returns to the Garner Galleria Theatre for its sixth engagement. Barbara Gehring and Linda Klein, creators and stars of the long-standing comedy, share their insight on fumbles, friendship and finding a place to belong. WHAT’S IT LIKE BACKSTAGE? […]

Linda Klein and Barbara Gehring pose onstage in The Secret Comedy of Women

The History of The Secret Comedy of Women®

From the archives: this article was originally published on January 17, 2023 The Secret Comedy of Women is a show that finds its roots in a dense body of work created by the Denver-based immersive comedy troupe A.C.E., made up of Linda Klein (an American), Barbara Gehring (a Canadian) and Matthew Taylor (an Englishman).  It […]

Yippee Ki Yay – The Die Hard Parody and Interesting Facts About the 80’s Classic Film

Yippee Ki Yay – The Die Hard Parody, playing at the Garner Galleria Theatre Dec. 6 through Dec. 23, parodies the 80’s film Die Hard in poetic rhymes while also telling a story about a man and a woman who fell in love over this classic, Christmas flick. The film and production center around a […]

Q&A with Richard Marsh, Writer and Performer of Yippee Ki Yay

Are you a fan of Die Hard? What’s the story between you and the film? Do you have any fond memories/a personal connection to it? I’m a HUGE Die Hard fan! I’ve loved the film since I first saw it on VHS. Die Hard was unusual in its day as John McClane isn’t a superhuman […]