Actors listen intently as their DCPA Education instructor speaks

Five Reasons Why Adults Should Take a Class This Summer

There are countless reasons why adults should take an acting class. Both actors and non-actors alike can use the summer months to learn a new skill or refine the tools in their toolbox. As the weather warms up and folks get antsy to socialize, interacting with new faces is one of the many benefits of […]

An actor raises his arm while performing in Macbeth for Shakespeare in the Parking Lot

Shakespeare in the Parking Lot Returns with Free Community Performances

“Something [fantastic] this way comes!” Let’s face it. Shakespeare can be confusing. “Thee” and “thou” can often sound like a foreign language. But enter Shakespeare in the Parking Lot…stage right. DCPA’s Education and Community Engagement Department returns with its popular program for a seventh season. And these aren’t your typical performances. Shakespeare in the Parking […]

The Denver Gay Men's Chorus performs at Passport to the Holidays

Denver Gay Men’s Chorus: Building Community through Music

In 1982, a group of gay men decided, over a Chinese dinner, to form the Denver Gay Men’s Chorus (DGMC) with a commitment to build a diverse community and foster acceptance through music. Having performed in concert halls across Denver and the U.S., and venues including Coors Field, not to mention the steps of Colorado’s […]

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10 Choruses Fostering Community Around Denver

A 2018 study by Chorus America found that over 54 million Americans participate in choral groups. While there is not a direct correlation between one’s involvement in a chorus leading to a happier life, it does show that such groups foster a strong sense of community. Here’s a list of several choirs with such communities […]

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A Choir Boy to Stir Hearts & Minds

You may find that it takes a few minutes to adjust to the language, form and plot of Choir Boy, by Tarell Alvin McCraney. You scoop story developments by the earful, rather than following them as a straight line, so listen up, because the transitions are subtle and stitched together by, of all things, some […]

Actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth poses in a casual outfit in front of a white backdrop

Broadway’s Own Kristin Chenoweth Appears with the Colorado Symphony

If you saw the original production of Wicked on Broadway, then you know the one, the only Kristin Chenoweth. If you weren’t able to see her originate the role of Glinda the Good Witch, you might be familiar with her Emmy-nominated role as April Rhodes on “Glee,” her recent Apple TV star turn as Mildred […]

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 Other Josh Cohen’s Susannah McLeod Finds the Thread Between Theatre and Photography

Standing onstage in front of strangers is a nightmare scenario for some people. For others, it’s a similar feeling to being the subject of a photograph. But for Susannah McLeod, she excels as a performer and as a photographer. “I like to think the thing I bring to the table as a photographer is helping […]

Jersey Boys. Four men in red suits and sunglasses accompanied by two doting women in black dresses. Fog effects and NYC skyline background

A Beginner’s Guide to Newark Slang

Francesco Castelluccio, better known by his stage name, Frankie Valli, was born in the First Ward of Newark, New Jersey in 1934. A working-class neighborhood filled with immigrants, the world in which Frankie Valli grew up would have been a mashup of Italian and American culture.   The colorful language that has become synonymous with North […]

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DCPA’s Female Leaders Revitalize 43-Year-Old Organization

Since 1995, Women’s History Month has been a time to remember and celebrate the contributions women have made to our history as a nation and society. This year, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts spoke with female members of our executive leadership team to discuss the impact and influence women have had for our […]