Seven female cast members, including Pekarek, pose and sing on a stage made of distressed wood in front of a blue backlight

An Open Letter to the Community

The great Irish playwright Oscar Wilde once said: “I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being.” In other words, theatre builds community and compassion. Theatre uplifts and illuminates. […]

For Every Pothole, There’s a Pony Ride, so Stay in the Saddle

Advice from America’s favorite Tupperware Lady, Dixie Longate Momma always used to say, “Well, you bought the ticket, now you gotta go for the ride.” She also said lots of stuff about goats, mostly because we didn’t have one but I know she always wanted one, but that’s not what I’m focused on here. I’m focused on […]

Seven Added Broadway Attractions Including a Warm Homecoming for Disney’s Frozen

Denver Center for the Performing Arts Broadway & Cabaret announces seven added attractions to the 2023/24 season: Jesus Christ Superstar, CHICAGO, The Improvised Shakespeare Company®, Hairspray, Shrek The Musical, The Cher Show and Disney’s Frozen. The DCPA presented the pre-Broadway engagement of Disney’s Frozen in 2017 at The Buell Theatre. Subscribers receive priority access to […]

The Lucky Millinders pose for a photo with their instruments. The photo is autographed.

Miss Rhythm: Popular Pop Culture References Explained

Miss Rhythm — The Legend of Ruth Brown plays at the Garner Galleria Theatre through October 22 to bring R&B singer and actor Ruth Brown’s story to life. This show’s script mentions significant people, places and things that also affected Ruth Brown’s life. Here’s a brief rundown of each person, place and thing mentioned in […]

Sheryl McCallum poses onstage in Miss Rhythm - The Legend of Ruth Brown

First Look: Miss Rhythm – The Legend of Ruth Brown

Created by and featuring Sheryl McCallum (Disney’s The Lion King on Broadway; Xanadu, Oklahoma, and The Wild Party at the Denver Center) and featuring David Nehls (The Great American Trailer Park Musical, composer/lyricist; Xanadu and The Other Josh Cohen at the Denver Center), Miss Rhythm – The Legend of Ruth Brown is an intimate cabaret experience explores the life and times of R&B legend Ruth Brown through […]

A headshot of Ruth Brown

Sheryl McCallum and David Nehls on Ruth Brown’s Legacy Ahead of Miss Rhythm – The Legend of Ruth Brown Premiere

When asked about Ruth Brown – the R&B singer, Tony and Grammy award winner, actress, and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee – some people may draw blanks. However, Sheryl McCallum and David Nehls’ new cabaret show, Miss Rhythm – The Legend of Ruth Brown, will give you a full rundown of Brown’s life […]

A child writes words on a worksheet at the Colorado State Spelling Bee

A Day at the Spelling Bee

Have you ever thought about spelling words like dowdy, Shetland, or goober? In order to win The Denver Post‘s 83rd Annual Colorado State Spelling Bee, these were just a few of the shorter idioms contestants ticked out. Longer words included splenetic, portentous, and cornucopia. And some words weren’t even recognized by Microsoft Word’s spell check, […]

The Three Men of THE HEAVYWEIGHTS Present – Three Man – The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Your first word is opportunity. How do you spell opportunity? For Jeremy Geller it is H-E-A-V-Y-W-E-I-G-H-T-S, a company he created to give plus size actors the opportunity to play roles they may not otherwise be cast in. “THE HEAVYWEIGHTS take the shows that you know and love and cast them with three fat actors,” says […]

World Premiere of Miss Rhythm – The Legend of Ruth Brown Selected for ’23/24 Subscription Season

Denver Center for the Performing Arts Cabaret announces that Miss Rhythm – The Legend of Ruth Brown will play at the Garner Galleria Theatre May 6 – October 15 as part of the 2023/24 Broadway subscription season. After presenting a concert version in June 2022, the DCPA is pleased to produce the world premiere production […]

The cast of Fiddler on the Roof performs in Forbidden Broadway

First Look: Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation

It’s never been more fun poking fun at your favorite musicals and stars! A New York sensation for 35 years, a talented quintet of comic chameleons throws out pointed parodies at a dizzying pace. Whether you are a seasoned theatre-goer or new to it all, the Tony Award® winning Forbidden Broadway is your one-stop ticket to […]