Company Revival Finds New Depth

In his 2010 memoir and lyric collection, Finishing the Hat, Stephen Sondheim wrote of his surprise at the reception of Company in 1970: “I had no idea Company would be so unsettling to public and critics alike.” He was “stunned by the polarized reactions of fervent admiration and ferocious rejection” when the somewhat experimental production […]

Artistic Director Chris Coleman Discusses Where Did We Sit on the Bus?

Nine-year-old Bee Quijada sits in a suburban classroom. During a history lesson on Rosa Parks, she asks, “Where did Latinos sit on the bus?” What follows is a theatrical mixtape of Bee’s life. It’s a one-person show that immerses the audience in elaborate, layered soundscapes by fusing Latin rhythms, hip-hop, and spoken word poetry. And […]

The One. The Only. Cher

The Cher Show is 35 smash hits, six decades of stardom, two rock-star husbands, a Grammy, an Oscar, an Emmy and enough Tony-winning Bob Mackie gowns to cause a sequin shortage. The Cher Show is so much Cher that it takes three actresses to recount one legendary career. Spread out over six decades, the totality […]

Colorado’s Old Bank Vaults

Back when Denver was first establishing itself as a real city, not just a frontier stopover, companies invested in building elaborate banks (perhaps to become the bankers for those lucky miners up in the mountains!). These banks would have each have a substantial vault to keep all of the money safe. As many a movie […]

Denver Center Theatre Company Announces Cast & Creative for Where Did We Sit on the Bus? and The Lehman Trilogy

The Denver Center Theatre Company is excited to announce the full casting and creative teams for Where Did We Sit on the Bus? and The Lehman Trilogy. “We are closing the 2023/24 Theatre Company season with two epic productions,” said Artistic Director Chris Coleman. “Where Did We Sit on the Bus? is a one-person show […]

Playwright Vauhini Vara sits at a table with her peers. Papers and drinks are scattered across the table, the team is hard at work.

Hear from the 2024 New Play Summit Playwrights

Ahead of the 2024 Colorado New Play Summit, we sat down with the four playwrights to hear more about their work. What inspired them, which characters are their favorites, and what do they hope to learn by participating in the Summit? Hear from Matthew Spangler and Nina McConigley, Cowboys and East Indians; Vauhini Vara, Ghost […]

Four actors dressed in medieval garb surround another man who has fainted

Ocean’s 11: Gentlemen of Verona and More with The Improvised Shakespeare Company

The Improvised Shakespeare Company promises laughs, adventure, and more than a wee bit of improv. Each show is different, as audience members are encouraged to throw out suggestions, which create the title of a Shakespearean play that has never been written. This year’s titles have varied wildly in style, respectability, and Shakespeare-ness. Much Ado About […]

Michael Jackson dances in rehearsal, wearing the signature black and white ensemble. Backup dancers join in, facing him.

MJ, a Dream Gig for Dancers

Ask anyone born before the year 2000 and they probably have a distinct memory of Michael Jackson’s music. I can remember family road trips from Atlanta to Chicago where we plugged a boombox into our minivan’s cigarette lighter and played Jackson 5 cassette tapes, singing at the top of our lungs all the way through […]

Emma: A Refreshing Take on a Timeless Classic

It takes something extra to adapt a 200-year-old classic novel that has already been adapted multiple times for stage and screen. Call it guts – call it ovaries – but actor/playwright Kate Hamill has now adapted five novels of Jane Austen, with her latest, Emma, staged at Denver Center Theatre Company. “Jane Austen was a […]

MJ Trivia

You might know Michael Jackson’s music, but do you know the answers to these questions about MJ The Musical? Test your knowledge! QUESTIONS: 1. How many Michael Jackson songs are featured in the show? 2. MJ takes place during rehearsals for Michael’s Dangerous World Tour, which included how many dates? 3. How many 2022 Tony […]