A young Erik Peterson as Gavroche in Les Mis

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 […]

Costume renderings for Little Red

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 […]

Bobby G Awards

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 […]

Makeup tutorial for how to execute the perfect cat eye

Creating the Dramatic Effect: Cat Eyes

Whether you want to create cat eyes for your Halloween costume or are just going for that dramatic “look,” DCPA Education Teaching Artist Rachel Kae Taylor has the makeup makeover for you. Joined by her lovely daughter, Maya, Rachel led the NewsCenter through a Cat Eye Tutorial. 1. Start with a clean eyelid and lashes […]

A young girl stands next to a conductor, both with the arms in the air

Inside the Orchestra: The Power of Partnership

When you envision attending an orchestral performance, what does it conjure up? Soaring music. Musicians dressed in black. And performers sitting way far away on a stage well outside of arm’s length. Denver-based Inside the Orchestra tosses those conventions aside to create an immersive experience for children through their Tiny Tots program, which is designed […]

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Summer Classes Photo Recap

Every summer, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) welcomes children and teens of all ages for a wide variety of Education classes including workshops in playwriting, musical development, improvisation, and more! Take a look at some photos from the final performances which were held on August 5. Although the summer session has come […]

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Thomas Beeker Receives Finalist Scholarship at Jimmy Awards

Thomas Beeker, Best Actor winner at the 2022 Bobby G’s, made it to the Top Eight at the National High School Musical Theatre Awards®, also known as the Jimmy Awards®. The Jimmy Awards® took place on June 27 at the Minskoff Theatre in New York City. After a week of workshops, coaching, and training with theatre […]

A Spectacular Saturday Night Alive

Talk about a spectacular Spectacular! Saturday Night Alive 2022 transported 500 guests to the glamour and glitz of the Moulin Rouge. Held on June 25, the DCPA’s 41st annual fundraiser raised more than $830,000 for arts and education. Lynn & Kevin McDonald of the Genesee Mountain Foundation were honored with the Daniel L. Ritchie Spotlight […]

Continuing Your Artistic Journey

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts’ Education program takes pride in its ability to offer classes for students from three to a hundred and three. From eager and imaginative students to seasoned professionals honing their craft, everyone has opportunities. “We have some folks who join that are just beginning their journey as actors,” Head […]