Colorado Gives Day is Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Colorado Gives Day 2020

Since 1952, the day after Thanksgiving has been considered the official start of the holiday shopping season, although the term “Black Friday” didn’t come into popular use for several decades. In 2005, the phrase “Cyber Monday” was first used to describe the increase in online shopping just days later.

5 Marvelous Makeup Tips for Halloween - photo by Salvador Altamirano on Unsplash

5 Marvelous Makeup Tips for Halloween

Make this a freakishly fantastic Halloween with expert makeup tips from DCPA Teaching Artist Rachel Taylor.

Hassan Salem DCPA Trustee, Capital Campaign Chair and new head of Commercial Banking at U.S. Bank

Get to know Hassan Salem – DCPA Trustee, Capital Campaign Chair and new head of Commercial Banking at U.S. Bank

Hassan Salem is a mile-high banker who loves the great outdoors, enjoys golf, is an accomplished skier (not to mention one of the top bankers in the skiing industry), and an avid football fan who never misses a Broncos game if he can help it. He’s also engaged in the theater, predominantly behind the stage, where he is intent on keeping the arts alive and healthy – even in the middle of a global pandemic.

Frankie J. Alvarez, Tania Verafield, and Valentina Guerra_Photo by Adams VisCom

Giving voice to Colorado’s growing Latino community

Last winter, playwright Tony Meneses asked our community to consider identity. More specifically, he asked our Latino community to consider its identity, its place in society and — most importantly — its responsibility in shaping the future of community.

Phamaly’s BIG NIGHT! “The Show Must Go On!” Webathon

Phamaly Theatre Company, Denver’s premier disability-affirmative theatre, is hosting its first ever live-streamed virtual fundraiser

This year has come with many challenges, including the postponement of Phamaly’s summer musical and corresponding fundraiser featuring Alice in Wonderland, leading to a significant loss of revenue for the organization.

DCPA Recovery Fund

Continue Our Story. Give to the Recovery Fund.

On March 13, 2000, the world as we in nonprofit theatre knew it, stopped. In response to COVID-19 and a subsequent City mandate, our theatres were forced to close.

While numerous national reports note that the live events industry was the first to close and likely to be the last to reopen, the impact hits even closer to home.

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.