Shrek Trivia

The Power and Poignancy of Sting’s Songwriting

From the first time we heard him in the late 70s, there was something very distinct about Sting’s songwriting. Here he was, high in the charts with a love song to a prostitute (“Roxanne)” and then, telling of someone who was about to take their own life because love hadn’t worked out (“Can’t Stand Losing […]

Setting Dance to Sting

The following is an interview with Kate Prince, Director & Choreographer of Message In A Bottle. Repurposed by permission of Message In A Bottle. DCPA: Firstly, can you tell us a bit about your inspiration for the show? KATE PRINCE: I think once I knew it was a possibility that I might be able to […]

Director Jerry Ruiz gestures while reading notes for Cebollas

Cebollas: When a Road Trip is a Family Journey

This world premiere work by New Mexico playwright Leonard Madrid drew loud laughs from audiences at the 2022 New Play Summit. The tagline says it all: Three Sisters, four wheels, four hundred miles, and one dead body. From a comedic premise, a heartwarming comedy-drama emerges when three Latina sisters embark on an unexpected drive, Albuquerque […]

A group of DCPA education students sing onstage

Gear Up For Summer With These Theatre Classes

Though we may just be over the holiday hump, now it’s time to start planning for summer fun. Not only does theatre offer a great way to spend time during the week, but these unique techniques can help shy kids blossom, show children how to express themselves, and allow everyone to make new friends. With […]

Sante Fe, New Mexico at sunrise

Plan Your Albuquerque to Denver Road Trip

In Cebollas, three sisters take a 10-hour road trip from Albuquerque, New Mexico to Denver, Colorado. The why of it can be revealed when you see the show, but if you find yourself with the opportunity to drive from New Mexico’s largest city to Denver’s capitol city, here are some suggestions to make it memorable. […]

black and white photograph of Betty Pack, codename Cynthia, holding a finger to her lips

Betty Pack: “She used sex like James Bond uses a Beretta” — TIME

From the archives: this article was originally published on February 3, 2022 Her exploits are straight out of a James Bond movie. Elizabeth – Betty for short – Pack was a spy for the British in World War II, and now she is the subject of a new play. Rubicon by Kirsten Potter was a […]

Full Cast and Creative Teams Announced for Cebollas and Rubicon

The Denver Center Theatre Company is excited to announce the full casting and creative teams for the world premiere productions of Cebollas by Leonard Madrid (Las Arañas, Berkeley Rep) and Rubicon by Kirsten Potter (Unraveling, ACT Seattle -workshop). Both world premiere productions were first introduced to audiences as readings at the 2022 Colorado New Play […]

DCPA Education Takes the Stage in ThesCon

If you’ve been to downtown Denver in mid-summer, you might have encountered creatures from a different planet…known locally as FAN EXPO but known nationally as Comic Con. That one weekend a year when sci-fi enthusiasts convene to embody their favorite character, meet celebrities and delve into all things comic-sci-fi-horror-anime-gaming. Fast forward six months and you […]

Musical Sounds of the Holidays

Sometimes the sounds of the season are all you need to lift your spirits and look forward with a sense of wonder and anticipation. From chorale groups to ensembles, musical performances abound throughout the metro Denver area. Fill your season with inspiring compositions from these SCFD-funded organizations. ARAPAHOE PHILHARMONIC Holly Jolly Family Concert Dec 16 […]