A Spectacular Saturday Night Alive

Talk about a spectacular Spectacular! Saturday Night Alive 2022 transported 500 guests to the glamour and glitz of the Moulin Rouge. Held on June 25, the DCPA’s 41st annual fundraiser netted $830,000 for arts and education. Lynn & Kevin McDonald of the Genesee Mountain Foundation were honored with the Daniel L. Ritchie Spotlight Award for […]

The cast of Quixote Nuevo

When it has to be clean, use…vodka?

Stellar Tips For Cleaning From Theater Experts While the outfits actors and actresses wear on stage may look pristine, a lot can happen before, during, and after a show that makes them anything but. Take those little incidents and odors you deal with at home and amplify them with sweat produced from hot stage lights, […]

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Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month at the DCPA

The month of May is Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month! Originally, it was only a weeklong commemoration to mark the completion of the transcontinental railroad (the majority of which was laid by Chinese immigrants) and the first Japanese immigration to the United States. By the early 1990s, the month of May was officially […]

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First Look: Quixote Nuevo

¡Que viva el Quixote! Set in the fictional modern-day Texas border town of La Plancha, Quixote and his luckless but trusty sidekick, Sancho, embark on a fantastical quest in search of long-lost love. Infused with imagination, comedy, and Tejano music, Quixote Nuevo reveals the joys and perils of facing down Death and becoming the hero […]

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Denver’s Own Chicano, Latiné and Mexican Heroes

By Rowena Alegría, Chief Storyteller for the City and County of Denver Don Quixote is known for tilting at windmills, battling imaginary enemies or, if you will, taking on giants. From Denver’s earliest years – when the land that would become the Mile High City was better known as a gathering place for Ute, Cheyenne, […]

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Colorado Governor Jared Polis and the Colorado Department of Human Services kicked off “Mental Health Awareness Month” on May 2. The state joins a national movement to raise awareness about mental health, fight stigma and support the estimated 1 million Coloradans with mental health conditions and their families. As audiences witnessed in DCPA Theatre Company’s […]

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Mothers of DCPA Theatre Company Productions

Among many songs written by the late, great Stephen Sondheim, “Children Will Listen” evokes a sense of great responsibility in any listening parent. And as we approach Mother’s Day, the lyrics remind us that our family matriarchs leave an indelible impression on the person whom we will become: “Children will look to you for which […]

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First Look: Choir Boy

Created by Oscar-winning screenwriter Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight), Choir Boy is a coming-of-age drama featuring uplifting gospel music and electrifying dance routines. Witness a journey of self-discovery as one student boldly stands up to the traditions that seek to silence him. Take a look at some of the production photos below.

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Area Resources for LGBTQ+ Youth

Being a teenager is tough. You’re dealing with puberty and hormones; pressure from school, peers and parents, plus self-consciousness exacerbated by social media. Now, consider being an LGBTQ+ teenager. All of the normal anxiety plus the risk of being marginalized, ostracized or outright unwelcome. Exactly what Pharus Jonathan Young, the central character in the DCPA […]