Denver Children’s Theatre: Back in the Spotlight
The Mizel Arts and Culture Center is thrilled by the return of Denver Children’s Theatre (DCT) and their production of The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. A much-loved and invaluable element of Denver’s theatre scene, DCT is once again endeavoring to throw the spotlight on theatre arts and inspire students and educators alike through word, song, and dance.
Before the shutdown, Denver Children’s Theatre was an opportunity to welcome school classes from across Denver into the dazzling Elaine Wolf Theatre, where many of the children would experience stagecraft – in all its glory – for the first time.
Having the chance to resurrect this profoundly enriching experience is not only exciting for the community, but the Mizel Arts and Culture Center staff as well.
“Bringing back the beloved and acclaimed Denver Children’s Theatre has been one of the highlights of my tenure here at Mizel Arts and Culture Center,” said Richard Cowden, General Manager of the Mizel Arts and Culture Center. “Creating a professional production of such a treasured work of children’s literature such as The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane is such a privilege, both as its director and the executive producer of DCT.”
Denver Children’s Theatre is open to schools across all seven Denver metro counties, and since fundraising and donations make it relatively accessible, many of the schools that attend are Title 1 schools. In some cases, DCT is the only opportunity students will have to be exposed to theatre arts, making DCT an imperative production for the wider Denver community. In the past several weeks alone, staff have been receiving phone calls and emails from guests past (and future!) iterating their excitement that DCT “is back”!
School performances will run February 14 – 17, 22 – 24, and February 27 – March 3, at 10:00 am or 12:00 pm. There will also be public performances February 19 – 21 and February 26. For more information on performances, interested in helping sponsor student tickets, or if you know of a class that would enjoy DCT, visit the website at jccdenver.org/dct.
When asked, the Mizel Arts and Culture staff exudes a palpable sense of excitement at the return of DCT. Without hesitation, Richard Cowden praised those who have worked toward DCT’s return.
“We’re assembling a stellar team from the Mizel staff and local professional theatre artists and have already confirmed dozens of school groups for our February run—I can’t wait to get started!”