For 22 years, the Denver Children’s Theatre has excelled in bringing theatrical magic to young audiences.

Due to forces beyond any sort of galactic control, 2019 will be the final season for this community staple––but don’t cry just yet. This phenomenal final season will come to a close with a remarkable rendition of the classic French tale, The Little Prince (Le Petit Prince). Directed by the JCC Mizel Arts and Culture Center’s Executive Artistic Director, Steve Wilson, and starring acclaimed local thespians, Rachel Graham (The Little Prince), Missy Moore (The Aviator), Damon Guerrasio (The Fox, and more), and Ilasiea Gray (The Rose, and more), this piece is truly a breathtaking finale for DCT.

The Little Prince tells the story of an unlikely friendship between two stranded travelers in the Sahara Desert––an Aviator whose plane has broken down, and a mysterious “little prince” who experiences the universe through his own unique lens.

During their short time together, all while traipsing through the desert, The Little Prince tells The Aviator all about his adventures through the galaxy, as well as his tragic and love-ridden relationship with a very special flower. Throughout their adventures, a beautiful, timeless tale springs to life on stage––and we learn a thing or two from The Little Prince (trust us, adults may love this show even more than the kids!).

Little Prince

When asked, Mr. Wilson had this to say about the final DCT production:

“We are sad to sunset this wonderful program that has enlightened 150,000 children and adults over time. For many Colorado children, we were their first experience seeing live theatre. We are so grateful to have had the privilege of enlightening young minds with the creativity and imagination that only theatre can provide. Given all this, we do have a spectacular show for you this year! Please stay tuned for more information as we ‘reimagine’ programming here at the Mizel Arts and Culture Center for 2020 and beyond.”

The Little Prince opened on March 14, but you still have plenty of time to make your way to the theatre! Running through May 3, all DCT performances will be held in The Elaine Wolf Theatre at the JCC Mizel Arts and Culture Center. Family fun for all ages, this show is sure to leave a lasting impression.

We’re sad to see DCT go, but we’re thrilled to be left with this timely reminder, “It is only with the heart that one can see rightly. What is essential is invisible to the eye.”