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Denver Center for the Performing Arts

Applause Magazine

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Potential Audience
103,000 average issue

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7 issues per season

DENVER CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts encompasses an exhilarating combination of Broadway shows, professional theatre and dazzling venues. The Broadway Division has hosted national touring premieres such as Pippin and The Book of Mormon. The Denver Center Theatre Company received the Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre in 1998. 

DENVER PERFORMING ARTS COMPLEX

The Denver Performing Arts Complex features 10 venues united under an 80-foot-tall glass roof. The 2,830-seat Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre hosts grand-scale Broadway performances. The Ellie Caulkins Opera House is among the world’s top opera venues. The Helen G. Bonfils Theatre Complex houses four intimate theatres: The Stage, The Space, The Jones and The Ricketson.





Demographics




Source: Target Resource Group and DCPA Top Mosaics Overview

Source: Target Resource Group and DCPA Top Mosaics Overview





Schedule




 

August-October 2017 Issue 

August 17 - October 1
Ad Deadline: July 14 

FROZEN
August 17 - October 1
This story depicts two sisters that were torn apart at a young age, and eventually set out on an expedition to nd one another. From Disney, the producer of Lion King, Mary Poppins, and Beauty and the Beast, this performance will be making a pre-Broadway debut at the Buell Theatre in summer of 2017. 

 

September - November 2017 Issue 

September 15 - November 19
Ad Deadline: August 18

MACBETH
September 15 - October 29
Robert O’Hara directs a re-imagined version of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. The production will launch the celebration of the grand reopening of the Space Theatre. 

SOMETHING ROTTEN!
October 17-29
With 10 Tony-Award nominations, including best musical, Something Rotten! is a “big, fat hit,” according to the New York Post. Set in the 1590s, the hilarious play tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, two brothers who are desperate to write their own hit play while the “rock star” Shakespeare keeps getting all the hits. This comedy will have audiences rolling on the oor with laughter. 
SMART PEOPLE
October 13 - November 19
Four Harvard intellectuals prove their education can’t help them take on important social issues. The comedy wrestles with race, sex and identity.
 

November-December 2017 Issue 


November 14 - December 31
Ad Deadline: October 13 

RENT 20TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR
November 14-19
This Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award- winning masterpiece will hit the DCPA stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary production. Rent tells of an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. The inspirational story will remind audiences that love trumps all. 

CHICAGO
November 28 - December 3
Chicago has received six Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards, a Grammy, thousands of standing ovations and is now the longest-running American musical in Broadway history. It tells the tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz. Patrons will hear great music and see amazing dancing. 

A CHRISTMAS CAROL
November 24 - December 24
Colorado-favorite A Christmas Carol follows the quintessential holiday story by Charles Dickens, complete with musical numbers that families love. 

 
MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS BY CHIP DAVIS
December 9-10
Experience the magic as the spirit of the season comes alive with the signature sound of Mannheim Steamroller. This story has been America’s favorite holiday tradition for more than 30 years and includes dazzling multimedia effects performed in an intimate setting to wow audiences. 
ELF
December 13-17
Based off the traditional Christmas movie Elf, this musical tells the story of Buddy the elf who embarks on a journey to New York City to nd his birth father, discover his true identity and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This hilarious modern day Christmas classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner Elf. 
WAITRESS
December 19-31
“It’s an empowering musical of the highest order!” the Chicago Tribune raves. Waitress tells the story of Jenna, a waitress and expert pie maker, who dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. This love story, inspired by Adrienne Shelly’s lm, will have audiences guessing what could happen next. 

January-March 2018 Issue

January 2 - March 11
d Deadline: December 1

RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN’S
THE KING AND I

January 2-14
Set in 1860s Bangkok, The King and I tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children. This show was the winner of the 2015 Tony Award for best musical revival. 

AMERICAN MARIACHI
January 26 - February 25
This all female musical written by Jose Cruz Gonzalez is a story about music’s magical ability to heal. The play and its timeless message is set in the 1970s and features live mariachi music. 

STOMP
February 13-18
Stomp is explosive, inventive, provocative, witty and utterly unique – an unforgettable experience for audiences of all ages. This group of eight people uses anything but traditional percussion instruments to make amazing music. 

ZOEY’S PERFECT WEDDING
January 19 - February 25
Matthew Lopez and Mike Donahue (The Legend of Georgia McBride) are reunited in this comedy about a wild asco that ruins a bride’s expectation of her wedding day. The mishaps include a rogue DJ, drunken toasts and a naive wedding planner. 

THE GREAT LEAP
February 2 - March 11
Lauren Yee’s The Great Leap follows an American college basketball team on their travels to Beijing in the late 1980s. The work is a metaphor for the strategies and priorities countries use when they interact with each other. 


february-April 2018 Issue 

February 27 - April 1
Ad Deadline: January 26 

HAMILTON
February 27 - April 1
Hamilton is the story of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation’s rst Treasury Secretary. With music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the story blends rap, hip-hop and jazz. Hamilton is the story of America then, as told by America now. 

KAREN OLIVO, ARI AFSAR, SAMANTHA MARIE WARE – HAMILTON PHOTO: JOAN MARCUS 2016 

KAREN OLIVO, ARI AFSAR, SAMANTHA MARIE WARE – HAMILTON PHOTO: JOAN MARCUS 2016 


April-May 2018 Issue 

April 6 - May 27
Ad Deadline: March 9

ALADDIN
April 6-28
Discover a whole new world at Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical from Disney. The thrilling new production is lled with beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking theatrics. It’s an extraordinary theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes can make the possibilities in nite. 

NATIVE GARDENS
April 6-May 6
Struggles with race and culture unfold in America today by way of the lawn that separates an elderly couple and their younger Latino neighbors. 

THE WHO’S TOMMY
April 20 - May 27
Director Sam Buntrock brings The Who’s 1969 concept album Tommy to life again. After a traumatic event witnessed as a child, a deaf and blind kid grows up to be a pinball wizard with a cult following. 

 

 


May-July 2018 Issue 

May 18 - July 1
Ad Deadline: April 13

HUMAN ERROR
May 18-June 24
This cabaret-style comedy focuses on the political con ict of our nation through a fertility clinic mix up. A liberal couple and a conservative couple are forced together to raise a family after a fertilized embryo has been implanted into the wrong couple. 

SCHOOL OF ROCK
May 29 - June 10
Based on the hit lm, this hilarious new musical follows Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star posing as a substitute teacher who turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. Fair raves: “Fists of all ages shall be pumping.” 

THE BOOK OF MORMON
June 13 - July 1
Back by popular demand, The New York Times calls it “the best musical of the century.” This nine-time Tony Award-winning musical follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. 

 

 




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1/2 Horizontal - - - 7.25w x 4.75h
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