Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock appears at the Seawell Ballroom

The Boy from Troy. ‘John Lewis: Good Trouble’

After six months and three days of theatre closures, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts finally had an audience. It felt good.

But more than that, it felt extremely timely, relevant and important. The DCPA held a small, socially-distanced film screening of the documentary, John Lewis: Good Trouble. An invited audience of nearly 50 community leaders gathered in the spacious Seawell Ballroom for the 96-minute film about the late civil rights activist and Congressional Representative.

Neyla Pekarek in 'Rattlesnale Kate.' Photo by Adams Viscom.

VIDEO: Artist Spotlight on Neyla Pekarek, composer of Rattlesnake Kate

A highlight of our 2019 Colorado New Play Summit was a sneak peek at the DCPA Theatre Company’s first musical commission, Rattlesnake Kate. Conceived of by former Lumineers band member and Colorado native, Neyla Pekarek, the musical was bound for a full production in our 2020/21 season.

The cast in Phamaly's production of Annie. Photo by Michael Ensminger

DCPA and Phamaly extend collaboration to Queens

For nearly 30 years, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) and Phamaly have been like peanut butter and jelly — better together. In addition to hosting its annual summer production and providing rehearsal space, the DCPA also collaborates with Phamaly to offer classes specifically welcoming to individuals with disabilities, with increased flexibility for accommodations. Now, through an online platform, these sessions can be extended to other disability-affirmative companies.

Colorado Symphony’s Acoustic On the Rocks performances extended

Colorado Symphony’s Acoustic On the Rocks performances extended

Following a series of 20 sold-out performances at Red Rocks, our friends at the Colorado Symphony have added an additional five Acoustic On the Rocks performances. Held September 9-13 at 7pm, the evenings will feature Vivaldi’s ever popular The Four Seasons.


#RedAlertRESTART hopes to galvanize national support for the live events industry

On September 1, live performance venues will launch the #RedAlertRESTART effort to raise awareness of the impact COVID-19 has had on the industry. As many as 1,500 buildings across North America are anticipated to join the effort by lighting their buildings in red to signify that the live events industry is on Red Alert for its very survival.

Silent Film Festival pairs live music creation with classic films

Silent Film Festival pairs live music creation with classic films

If you’re a dancer, you’re likely familiar with LuneAseas, previously known as Six Degrees Dance Collaborative. If you’re not, a quick visit to the website instantly grabs your attention.

Colorado Symphony to entertain at Denver Zoo’s Flock Party

Colorado Symphony to entertain at Denver Zoo’s Flock Party

Wild about wildebeests? Fascinated by flamingos? Batty about birds? Join the herd as it stampedes straight to the Denver Zoo’s new fundraiser, Flock Party.

Out of the Box Virtual Show

Cleo Parker Robinson Dance and Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities present Out of the Box: A Virtual Celebration of Dance, streaming August 22 through 28

Fifty years ago, two young women of color put it all on the line to create a dance company in Denver, Colorado. Cleo Parker Robinson, Founder, and Schyleen Qualls Brown, new Poet-In-Residence and founding member, sought to convene community, art and dance.

DMNS Dogs! A Science Tail

Denver Museum of Nature and Science opens “Dogs! A Science Tail”

Just when you thought the dog days of summer were coming to an end, Denver Museum of Nature & Science opens “Dogs! A Science Tail.”


Colorado Symphony and Denver Botanic Gardens Team Up for Socially Distanced Performance

The Colorado Symphony partnered with Denver Botanic Gardens for a socially distanced alphorn duet of “Amazing Grace” featuring Colorado Symphony Principal Horn Michael Thornton and Matthew Eckenhoff in commemoration of Make Music Day on June 21.