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 […]

DCPA Theatre Company Announces the Full Cast and Creative Team for World Premiere Wild Fire

Wild Fire will feature real Colorado stories and songs written by Colorado bands The DCPA Theatre Company, the producing regional theatre arm of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA), is proud to announce the full casting and creative team for the world premiere of playwright Jessica Kahkoska’s Wild Fire. “Wild Fire is a […]

Denver Fall Theatre Preview – Celebrating the Revival of Our Local Arts Community

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts’ top artistic leaders look at today’s eagerly awaited season announcement as something of a completion of the broader Colorado performing arts community’s return from the isolation and economic devastation of the pandemic. Broadway Executive Director John Ekeberg likes to think of the Denver Center, its resident company partners […]

Denver Center for the Performing Arts Theatre Company to Return to the Stage with Wild Fire — a Theatrical Concert Performing Statewide at Three Outdoor Colorado Venues

Wild Fire will feature real Colorado stories and songs written by Colorado bands DENVER, CO – The DCPA Theatre Company is excited to announce the theatrical concert premiere Wild Fire, performing at three Colorado venues statewide in August. Wild Fire is a one-of-a-kind theatrical event created by Colorado playwright Jessica Kahkoska celebrating the resilience and […]

Saturday Night Alive entertainers announced

Three entertainers — representing Broadway, Music and Stage — join education students as Saturday Night Alive reignites the DCPA

Popular fundraiser returns on June 12, 2021 with in-person and virtual viewing options The Denver Center for the Performing Arts’ annual Saturday Night Alive gala returns to the social calendar on June 12, 2021. The 40-year-old fundraiser is designed to thrill audiences with a smorgasbord of entertainment that showcases a wide range of the organization’s […]

TANTALUS: Behind the Mask Watch Party

TANTALUS: Behind the Mask to be streamed Dec 16 at 6:30pm MT

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of TANTALUS, DCPA invites audiences to a free viewing party of the documentary that recounts the determination, drama, and artistry that led to this highly acclaimed and unforgettable theatrical experience.

A Homemade Christmas Carol

Making something new this holiday season with A Homemade Christmas Carol

Does thinking about the holidays this year make you feel a bit like a Scrooge? We understand the feeling. It can be hard to stay merry when there’s so much going on in the world. For the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, the inability to produce our annual tradition of A Christmas Carol this year came as a disappointment. The Wolf Theatre renovations are nearly complete, but with current CDC and city guidelines in place for slowing the spread of COVID-19, it simply wasn’t possible to make it happen this year. We found ourselves saying, “Bah, humbug,” more times than we care to admit.

Dael Orlandersmith in the Rattlestick Playwrights Theater production of Until the Flood. Photo by Robert Altman.

Thoughts on a Shooting: Until the Flood

Our two major political parties, once frenemies, appear locked down in irremediable differences. Disputation has poisoned our daily life, coarsening relationships and affecting too many aspects of daily existence. Anger, incivility, prevarication and racism have plunged us into social paralysis.

To say nothing of shootings.