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Local Artist Highlight: Ryan Omar Stack

Over the last few years, students from the Denver Center for the Performing Arts’ (DCPA) Adult Education program have emerged on professional stages across the Denver metro area. “It’s exciting to see several students step into professional theatre,” Head of Acting Tim McCraken shared. “There are real theatrical opportunities around town for these students because […]

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The Art of the Audition: Learn how to nail that callback and what directors want

All the books, lessons and performances in the world won’t guarantee an actor a leading role, but mastering the art of the audition just might. That’s why for the past five years Grady Soapes, the DCPA Theatre Company’s Director of Casting, has long taught classes on how to perfect the art of the audition. And, […]

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Meet the Bookmobile at LITTLE RED

When families come to see LITTLE RED, a musical retelling of the classic children’s story, Little Red Riding Hood, they might start thinking about all of the other familiar children’s books too. On Dec. 17, the Denver Public Library’s Bookmobile will be there with many books to choose from. Start learning about other variations on […]

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Bobby G Winner is Broadway Bound: Erik C. Peterson, 2013 Bobby G Award Winner

In 2013, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) launched The Bobby G High School Musical Theatre Awards to celebrate achievements in Colorado high school theatre. Modeled after the Tony Awards, the ceremony includes performances from nominees and award presentations. Nearly all award winners are high school students or faculty, but in its inaugural […]

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LITTLE RED Coloring Page

Get ready to explore with Little Red! Grab your crayons, markers, or paint and color your own forest. In your forest, is Little Red’s hoodie red or is it blue? Is the squirrel brown or is it green? You decide! Click here to download the coloring page.

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LITTLE RED Family Resource Guide

INTRODUCTION LITTLE RED is a rambunctious musical that re-imagines the beloved fairy tale. Consider this resource a magical forest’s pathway for imagination and critical thinking! Follow along to discover questions, empower resiliency, and provide the “once upon a time” behind the original fairy tale of Little Red Riding Hood and this new musical adaptation. ABOUT […]

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First Look: LITTLE RED

This charming, song-infused retelling of Little Red Riding Hood finds Little Red at the center of new adventures and new ways of seeing familiar characters. With a wandering wolf, a gardening grandma, a forest at risk, and characters from other tales joining in, Little Red discovers her own power as a vital doer in her community. […]

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Art Activity with LITTLE RED

The original versions of Little Red Riding Hood have been in print since 1697 and 1812 with storytelling traditions of the tale as early as the Middle Ages — more than 1,000 years ago! A study in 2013 tracked 58 versions of Little Red Riding Hood worldwide. Some of the versions are 1,000 years older […]

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One of the Three Threats: Dance

You’ve probably heard the term “triple threat” before, but in the arts, what exactly does it mean? It’s the highly coveted skill set for performers: someone who can sing, act, and dance.   For many actors, the dancing can seem the most daunting. Let’s take a closer look at how taking dance lessons can bulk up […]

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Teaching Kids the Importance of Gardening

In LITTLE RED — A New Musical!, Little Red Riding Hood is bound and determined to get her merit badge in gardening and her grandmother is all set to show her how. But encouraging our own little tykes to dig in the dirt isn’t always so easy. Here are a few tips that may help […]