A group of townspeople surround the Ghost of Christmas Present on his sleigh

First Look: A Christmas Carol

Essential to the holiday season in Denver, A Christmas Carol is a joyous and opulent musical adaptation for the whole family that traces money-hoarding curmudgeon Ebenezer Scrooge’s triumphant overnight journey to redemption.  Take a look at some of the production photos below.

Participants in the Colorado New Play Summit sit at a table

Playwrights Announced for 18th Annual Colorado New Play Summit

The Denver Center Theatre Company is proud to announce playwrights, dates, and details for the 2024 Colorado New Play Summit (CNPS). The 18th annual festival will take place over one weekend on February 24-25, and feature readings of new plays by Terence Anthony, Nina McConigley and Matthew Spangler, Andrew Rosendorf, and Vauhini Vara. The festival will also feature […]

The Three Little Pigs stand with their cart full of bricks. They are looking at Little Red, who stands on top of a log wearing a red poncho.

Little Red Makes Big Partners in Denver

While Charles Perrault’s original 17th-century tale of Little Red Riding Hood featured a Big Bad Wolf, DCPA Education’s Little Red adaptation by Chad Henry is anything but scary. In fact, this tale, running through December 23, shows the young girl befriending all woodland creatures including the lost wolf. It seems fitting, then, that the DCPA […]

Clyde's glows in large lettering above the kitchen set. Four cooks are scattered about, prepping the kitchen.

First Look: Clyde’s

At Clyde’s, formerly incarcerated individuals cook up meals that range from sublime to soul-crushing. Even as the surly shop owner tries to keep them under her thumb, their kitchen mentor, Montrellous, guides them on a quest to create the perfect sandwich – and reclaim their lives. Through this shared pursuit, each cook must face their […]

Sharpening Your (Acting) Skills

Imagine getting cast in a role as a cook …when you don’t cook. Now, there are some things you can learn in an acting class, but mad knife skills are not among them. But that’s just what the cast of Clyde’s had to quickly learn (yep…just said “quickly” and “knife” in the same breath) to […]


5 Influential Women Taking Over DCPA Stages in the 2023/24 Season

This season is packed with trailblazing women and their acts of triumph, perseverance, and beating the odds in a male-dominated society. Learn more about these women and visit the Denver Center for the Performing Arts to see their stories come alive on stage. TINA TURNER TINA — The Tina Turner Musical details the life of performer […]

A man hands plates filled with food over to a woman. They are in the kitchen of Steuben's

A Photo Tribute to the Restaurant Service Industry

All photos by Amanda Tipton Photography Four formerly incarcerated individuals are cooking up the perfect sandwich in Clyde’s, the DCPA Theatre Company’s latest production, written by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage. Mind you, the characters aren’t looking to be perfect themselves; rather, they lean into the joy, camaraderie, and deliciousness that comes from approaching […]

The cast of A Christmas Carol poses for a photo onstage

DCPA Theatre Company Announces Full Cast and Creative Team for A Christmas Carol

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) Theatre Company is excited to announce the full casting and creative team for Denver’s favorite holiday tradition, A Christmas Carol. “Nothing says the holiday season at the DCPA quite like A Christmas Carol,” said Artistic Director Chris Coleman. “A Christmas Carol brings a warmth to the season […]

Mr. and Mrs. Fezziwig dance together in A Christmas Carol

Christmas Carols in the Victorian Age

From the archives: this article was originally published on November 2, 2022 In England, caroling has always been an indispensable and joyous part of the Christmas holiday. Many of the earliest carols sung were preserved in a diary or “commonplace book” that was kept by Richard Hill, a grocer’s apprentice, between 1500 and 1536. Hill […]

The Ghost of Christmas Present stands on a sleigh above a group of people in A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol: The Gift That Keeps Giving

In the winter of 1843 a novella appeared that captivated London readers. The first book run of the slim volume of 6,000 copies sold out quickly. A century later, two million copies had been purchased. And today it is hard to imagine the winter holiday season – or the American theatre — without Charles Dickens’ […]