Theatre for Young Audiences to Produce ELEPHANT & PIGGIE’s “WE ARE IN A PLAY!”

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) is proud to announce ELEPHANT & PIGGIE’S “WE ARE IN A PLAY!” as the fall Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) musical, based on the popular children’s book series by Mo Willems. DCPA will stage 110 student matinee and public performances of this heartwarming musical tailored for Pre-K […]

Lehman Brothers: The Rise and Fall of An American Dynasty

The Lehman Trilogy follows three Jewish brothers and the rise and demise of their Lehman Brothers financial conglomerate over 167 years. Let’s explore the Lehman Brothers’ timeline, which spans almost two centuries, from their humble beginnings to their success and fall. 1844-1850s  Henry Lehman arrives in America as a German emigrant. He opens a dry […]

Emma smiles to someone on her left, outside the frame. She's wearing a hot pink gown with a large bow at the back.

First Look: Emma

A delightfully unconventional and fun adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic comedy! This rendition of Emma is a joyous, irreverent take in conversation with the Regency novel. In a new adaptation that’s a bit zany and refreshingly contemporary, playwright Kate Hamill infuses the language and perspectives of today into Austen’s beloved characters. You may be surprised […]

Jake Horowitz and Carline Aaron embrace during rehearsal for the reservoir

Denver Center Theatre Company Announces 2024/25 Season

Little Shop of Horrors and Hamlet among titles in 2024/25 Denver Center Theatre Company Season Denver Center Theatre Company Artistic Director Chris Coleman is proud to announce the 2024/25 season for the regional producing theatre arm of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA). The new Theatre Company season kicks off performances on September […]

Double Duty: Lex Liang Designs the Costumes and Sets for Emma

It seems that Lex Liang does everything: Not only the costumes and sets for Kate Hamill’s adaptation of Emma, but through his company, LDC Design, environments for theater, restaurants, boutiques and special events. “I don’t know about everything,” Liang says from his home in New York. “I would not put me on an organized sports […]

Stephen Sondheim leaning over the back of a chair, smirking at the camera

Stephen Sondheim Timeline: An Overview of the Musical Legend

Ahead of the Broadway National tour of Company, it might be helpful to refresh your memory on the musical legend, Stephen Sondheim. The timeline below covers major events, from Sondheim’s Broadway debut, to the publication of his popular memoirs late in life. For even more information on Sondheim and his legacy, visit The Stephen Sondheim […]

The Lehman Brothers

In 2008 the prominent Wall Street bank Lehman Brothers had 25,000 employees around the world. It carried $639 million in assets, and was the fourth largest investment bank in the United States — and one of the oldest. But when its massive portfolio of mortgage-backed securities lost value and the nation’s over-inflated housing bubble burst, […]

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 […]

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 […]