Local Organizations Expand: Dream big or go home!

“Dream BIG or go home” seems to be the mantra of three of the area’s leading cultural organizations. Cleo Parker Robinson Dance, Denver Museum of Nature & Science and Miners Alley Playhouse (now Performing Arts Center) have ambitious plans for expansion. While all three organizations benefit from the citizen approved SCFD — a 0.1% sales […]

Maggie Bofill holds one hand on her hip and a microphone in the other while standing in the middle of a colorful courtyard. There is an elaborate spread of food on a table behind her, and Stephanie Machado, Danielle Alonzo, and Luis Vega sit watching her.

Local Theatres Producing New Work

Denver residents are lucky to be immersed in art, living in the cultural hub of the Rocky Mountain West. Walking downtown, you pass performing arts stages, music venues, art museums, historical sites, cultural organizations, and so much more. A rarity in cities in recent years is the growth and support of small, local theatres. However, […]

Make IKEA a Destination, Like the Cebollas Sisters

IKEA is massively recognizable, not just by name or furniture style, but by the enormous (usually blue, gray, and yellow) warehouses located in the middle of shopping districts and cities. Even in the Denver Center Theatre Company’s production of Cebollas, the three road-tripping sisters comment on the store, wondering if they can squeeze a visit […]

Playwriting Lab

Colorado Companies Foster New Voices in Theatre

Theater, by its very nature, is a collaborative enterprise. But creating the raw material – the scripts themselves – can be a lonely one. Without hearing the words spoken by actors, the playwrights are left with the voices in their heads. That access to a full company of theater specialists makes the DCPA’s Colorado New […]

DCPA Community Engagement Uplifts Cebollas and Local Organizations

Denver Center Theatre Company’s upcoming world premiere production, Cebollas, tells the story of three Latina sisters taking an unexpected road trip (with no ulterior motives at all). New Mexican culture is at the forefront of this new play as the sisters bicker and reminisce, driving past familiar locales between Albuquerque and Denver. Theatre Company management […]

A line of soldiers snowshoe down a mountain in Camp Hale

Skis, Slopes and Spies: Colorado’s Camp Hale

From the archives: this article was originally published on April 13, 2023 America’s newest national monument has an intriguing history. On August 22, 2022, President Joe Biden designated 53,804 acres of National Forest Service lands in Eagle County as the  Camp Hale – Continental Divide National Monument. Much is written about the site’s history as […]

Professional Dance Companies in Colorado

Message In A Bottle arrives at the Buell Theatre in February, featuring the iconic music of Sting and spectacular choreography by Kate Prince. This groundbreaking production may be a new experience for usual theatre-goers, as the story is told through movement rather than words. If you’re intrigued by the exhilarating dance and athleticism, you might […]

Mouthwatering Mexican…or New Mexican…or Tex-Mex Spots in Denver

When growing up in a small town in rural Arkansas in the 1970s, access to extraordinary cuisine likely meant taking a six-hour road trip to Dallas. So when looking for Mexican food, yours truly had two options — Glasgow’s (a family-owned Tex-Mex dive) or Taco Tico (a fast food chain and the precursor to Taco […]

A couple wearing 1920's style costumes is seated at a dinner table, looking over clues

No Mystery Here: Make It a Fun Night of Solving a Murder

As someone who went from reading Nancy Drew to Agatha Christie as a young child, I’m a fan of most mystery stories — whether in a book, play, or movie. If Rubicon just whets your appetite for more mystery-solving entertainment, there is no shortage of options in Colorado. ADAM’S MYSTERY PLAYHOUSE 2406 Federal Blvd., Denver Adam’s […]

Space Out in Colorado With These Star-Studded Experiences

With the launching of DCPA Off-Center’s Space Explorers: THE INFINITE in February, our head is in the sky, past the clouds, beyond Earth’s ozone and out into orbit. Yes, we’re talking all things space and the joys that diving into the unknown can bring. In honor of this new, interactive experience, here are more ways […]