The Other Josh Cohen. The Other Josh Cohen in text, featuring notebook doodles with a large guitar drawing in the center of a black background

The Director’s Take: Joel Ferrell on The Other Josh Cohen

  Joel Ferrell is returning to Denver to direct The Other Josh Cohen in the Garner Galleria Theatre, so the NewsCenter tossed a few questions and he lobbed back answers like you would throw a well-packed snowball. DCPA: How would you describe the show in your own words? JOEL: The show is a celebration of […]

Chocolate crinkle cookies, garnished with powdered sugar, on a plate surrounded by Christmas decorations

Let’s Get Baking! Holiday Cookies from Our Caterers

  The Denver Center for the Performing Arts has recently expanded its catering options. Now, when you attend events in the Seawell Ballroom, Directors Room, Bonfils Theatre Complex or Newman Center for Theatre Education, you can choose from one of six caterers: Biscuits and Berries, Catering By Design, Epicurean Group, Occasions Catering, Serendipity Catering, and […]


Follow the Denver Center for the Performing Arts on Spotify featuring podcasts, performances and music that complements our upcoming plays, musicals and immersive experiences. Check back regularly for updates. Enjoy!     NEYLA PEKAREK’S RATTLESNAKE 2018 Album HAMILTON Broadway Cast Album THE BRIGHT LIGHTS OF DENVER PODCAST Episode 1: That “Good to be Home: Feeling […]

Hip Hop Terminology

Hip Hop Nutcracker Live at Dolby Theatre on November 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Photos by Timothy Norris See if you can recognize these core elements of hip hop when The Hip Hop Nutcracker returns to The Buell Theatre Nov 19-20. Back Spin A technique used by DJs to rewind the record to a […]

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Two passions, one purpose: The intersection of sustainability and theatre

In 2017, the DCPA Theatre Company produced the world premiere of Two Degrees by Tira Palmquist. The Denver Post explains: “The play gets its title from the notion that, according to some scientists, 2 degrees Celsius is the threshold that, once exceeded, will lead us to irreversible environmental upheaval.” Those concerns were underscored by Colorado’s […]

Land Acknowledgement: Honoring Indigenous Peoples

A land acknowledgement is a traditional practice of many Native nations that has been used for centuries. Land acknowledgements are increasingly used by Native and non-Native individuals and groups to recognize Indigenous Peoples as the original stewards of the lands upon which we now reside.

State Representative Nolbert Chavez & Lester Ward with 1998 Tony Award

Lester Ward: Remembering the Former DCPA President, COO and Trustee

On Wednesday, October 20, former DCPA President, COO and Trustee Lester Ward passed away. While our lights are dimmed, our appreciation for his 46-years of service will continue to be heard in every round of applause for decades to come.

4 DCPA connections to the 2020 Tony Awards

Following a year of uncertainty, the 2020 Tony Awards took place on Sunday, September 26 with an air of celebration. After over 18 months of shutdown on Broadway, the long-delayed ceremony came just as many productions finally reopened their doors. The evening was full of notable wins, outstanding performances, and a few Denver Center for […]

Judi Wolf: DCPA Trustee, Benefactress and The Red Wolf

Judi Wolf doesn’t merely walk into a room. She floats. Like when she floated into The Buell Theatre for the opening of the Broadway-bound The Little Mermaid in 2007 dressed to the gills as Ariel’s mother wearing a stunning, ocean-themed blue and turquoise dress. “The Red Wolf,” as she is affectionately known, held fish-shaped balloons […]