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A Doll’s House Part 2 is a static follow up

On Sept. 6, the Denver Center of Performing Arts (DCPA) Theatre Company transported its audiences back to 1870s Norway into the life of Nora Helmer, her husband Torvald, and their four kids. The revolutionary and classical play A Doll’s House, written by Henrik Ibsen, was

The working class goes up in flames in Sweat

Play explores 2008 financial crisis Tracy (Tara Falk) has been working at Olstead’s only a few years more than Cynthia (Cycerli Ash), but that has never hindered the fact that the two of them, along with co-worker Jessie (Leslie Kalarchian), are inseparable. They spend their

Colorado Symphony takes on Mussorgsky

COLO. Symphony played three classical Selections The Denver Center of the Performing Arts recently hosted a weekend with the Colorado Symphony, performing Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, along with Ives’ Symphony No.3 and Barber’s Violin Concerto. Conductor Brett Mitchell returned to conduct all three

Review: DCPA’s Last Night and the Night Before

A family drama infused with nail-biting suspense A drama infused with laughter, lightness, hope, and despair, Last Night and the Night Before explores the struggle of the responsibilities people are expected to attach themselves to and the uncertainty of the choices they make. Imagine: one day,

Love Never Dies but maybe it should

A Broadway sequel that pleases almost no one Coney Island, 1910. Hidden among the sea of freaks and sideshows is a place called Phantasma, run by a mysterious man known as Mister Y. This tormented soul opens the show with a lament about his long-lost

Oklahoma! gets reinvention and standing ovation

Fresh insights on race relations The 75th anniversary of the musical Oklahoma!, currently in performance at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, is worth the watch. Starting with a wonderful rendition of “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’” there is a sense of passion from

Vietgone is bring-the-house-down good

DCPA’s visionary new play Vietgone, the dramedy musical currently in production at the Denver Center for Performing Arts, is the play the world needs right now, and not just because it’s incredibly entertaining. Vietgone tells the story of two young adults who immigrate to a