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Denver Attractions | The Denver Center for the Performing Arts
Hotel Teatro – A Denver Hotel welcomes guests who come to enjoy the many arts-related Things to do in Denver. The Denver Center for the Performing Arts is a popular Denver Attraction that features sold-out performances throughout the year.
About The Denver Center for the Performing Arts:
If you love attending the theater and watching outstanding stage productions, you’ll surely want to visit The Denver Center for the Performing Arts, one of the top Denver Attractions near Hotel Teatro. Hotel Teatro sits in a wonderful part of Downtown Denver close to many exciting Things to Do in Denver’s metro area. It is our great thrill to offer our Hotel Guests close proximity to what we think is one of the most fantastic Denver Attractions of them all: The Denver Center for the Performing Arts.
The Denver Center for the Performing Arts presents exceptional theater works, classics, and new productions as a service and treat to Denver visitors and the Denver community. The Denver Center for the Performing arts prides itself on being a premier center for learning and civic engagement, and it has a rich history that is beautifully intertwined with the Denver Performing Arts Complex – our neighbor!
Both The Denver Center for the Performing Arts and the Denver Performing Arts Complex were ideas that blossomed from an original dream shared by occasional-actress, Denver Post owner, and philanthropist Helen G. Bonfils and Broadway Producer/ Wall Street lawyer Donald R. Seawell. Miss Helen, as she was fondly known, built the Bonfils Theatre on Colfax Avenue in the 1950’s, which was a community theater where she and her friends performed. Later in that decade, she and Mr. Seawell formed a successful partnership to produce plays on Broadway and in London, which led to Miss Helen’s dream for a bigger community theater as well as a professional acting company in Denver.
Why You Should Visit The Denver Center for the Performing Arts:
The current Denver Center for the Performing Arts is a direct result of Miss Helen’s desire for better theatrical venues and educational centers in Denver. Today’s Denver Center for the Performing Arts sees a variety of wonderful productions and Broadway plays come to its stages, including Sense & Sensibility The Musical and new works commissioned and developed under Denver Center Theatre Company Artistic Director, Kent Thompson. Music for many Denver Center for the Performing Arts productions is collaborated with and orchestrated by Denver Center Attractions Executive Director and Denver Center President, Randy Weeks. New ideas are envisioned by Chairman L. Ritchie, and The Center for the Performing Arts is always ready to engage, excite, and inspire future generations of theater lovers.
Denver Attractions like The Denver Center for the Performing Arts reflect the importance that Denver places on the arts. The productions and musicals that run at the Center are always top Things to Do in Denver, whether the performance is showing at the Stage, Space, or Ricketson and Jones Theatres. In recognition for the body of work offered at The Denver Center for the Performing Arts, the Center received the 1998 Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre. The variety of classic, contemporary, and new plays total more than 375 productions, including 125 premiers.
Tips for Visiting The Denver Center for the Performing Arts:
- If you’re looking for Broadway’s biggest hits in Colorado, visit The Denver Center for the Performing Arts and you’ll see showstoppers, cabaret performances, and more – all in a single season.
Interesting Facts About The Denver Center for the Performing Arts:
- Since 1977, Robert Garner (1979-1991) and Randy Weeks (1992-present) have entertained locals and Guests staying at Denver Hotels like Hotel Teatro with more than 475 Broadway hits, 6 national touring premieres such as The Book of Mormon, and the debut of The Little Mermaid. They’ve also produced 3 new musicals and 11 cabaret shows.
- Tony Award favorites generally light up the Ellie and Buell Theatre 2 to 3 years after making a splash on Broadway. In addition, long-running shows, such as the record-breaking I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, call the Garner Galleria Theatre home year round.
- Blockbusters such as The Phantom of the Opera and The Lion King pump more than $100 million into the economy, making their way across the U.S. and near Denver Hotels like Hotel Teatro.
Type of Attraction: Performing Arts, Live Music, Entertainment
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