Twelfth Night follows twins, Viola and Sebastian, as they navigate through love, confusion, mistaken identities, and joyful discovery! Seniors been rehearsed every day, memorizing their lines, working on their blocking, and creating fun characters. Under the direction of Ms. Holly Marks, Seniors performed an amazing and hilarious show for their peers, outside, Shakespeare-in-the-Park style! A fun DA tradition!
Dating can be hard. Especially when your date happens to be a raging kleptomaniac, or your grandmother's bridge partner, or a mime. Check Please follows a series of blind dinner dates that couldn't get any worse -- until they do. Could there possibly be a light at the end of the tunnel? Ms. Marks' class project. The students did an amazing job!
Denver Academy's faculty and students continue to be creative with teaching and learning during the pandemic! Ms. Marks's High School Theater classes have joined together (virtually) this fall to present the hilarious radio play by Douglas Adams, "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy."
The science-fiction comedy radio series was originally broadcast in the United Kingdom by BBC Radio 4 in 1978, and afterward by the BBC World Service, National Public Radio in the U.S., and CBC Radio in Canada.
Students and after-school volunteers brought the production to life by creating sound effects and voicing their parts. Laugh along on this adventure while we learn more about how to hitch a ride to places outside of this world!
Check back often for new episodes!
A class project for educational purposes only.
Under the direction of Ms. Marks, Mr. Umbach’s senior honor students attended "Beowulf at the Park," where they wrote and performed their own Beowulf-inspired scripts for their classmates, complete with costumes and props!
The annual tradition of seniors putting on a Shakespeare show has still come to fruition! Please enjoy our digital presentation of The Tempest (abridged). Cast and crew did a fantastic job! CONGRATULATIONS class of 2020!!!
Congratulations to Patrick G. and Noah S. '21! The duo's hilarious and wonderful theatrical performance earned them the International Thespian Excellence Award and the honor to represent Colorado and Denver Academy at the International Thespian Festival 2020 #Thesfest20. Presented by International Thespian Society HQ, this year's virtual event takes place this week. Way to go, Mustangs!
A note to our community: In an effort to protect our community we are canceling all other shows of The Unsinkable Molly Brown. All tickets will be refunded for the performances. I took a video recording of the performance last night and will send the link out soon so you can still see the amazing, hard-work of our students. Your tickets will be refunded in full by Brown Paper Tickets, and the funds will post back to your account within 7-10 business days, depending on your financial institution. If you have questions regarding refunds from Brown Paper Tickets, please reach out to them directly. Contact information can be found at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/about/locations. Thank you for your understanding, and we hope to see you at future events.
Please take care,
Denver Academy Theatre Teacher and Director
Denver Academy’s Thespian troupe annually attends the Colorado State Thespian Conference in downtown Denver at the Colorado Convention Center. This year's festival was full of fun workshops and shows. Our Thespian Troupe was awarded Gold Level Honor Troupe status! Congratulations to Jenn, Rachel, Patrick, Noah, Sami, and Rachel on their competition pieces! And a special congratulations to Patrick and Noah who qualified for Nationals!
I would love for you to audition to be a part of the musical this year. Rehearsals start after school in January and the performances are March 12, 13, 14th.
WHEN AND WHERE:
Auditions for our spring musical: The Unsinkable Molly Brown will be December 5, Thursday in the theatre starting at 3:30pm.
WHAT TO PREPARE:
Please prepare a one-minute song. Find a karaoke youtube version of your song (or any mp3 that doesn't have vocals) on your phone or device.
SYNOPSIS: Miners, brawls, pretty girls, love, romance, maritime disasters and Meredith Willson's music and lyrics – The Unsinkable Molly Brown is the rags-to-riches love story of Molly and Leadville Johnny Brown, owners of the richest mine in the U.S. at the turn of the twentieth century. A comedic, yet honest, commentary on the classes and the human spirit of the Colorado settlers, this grand musical is a tour de force with rousing and sentimental songs, as well as dances that are reminiscent of the times.
This spirited tale of a legendary, real-life American original follows the exploits of Molly Brown, whose feisty determination to rise above her impoverished beginnings leads her from the backwoods of Hannibal, Missouri, to the palaces of Europe. Along the way, she marries a lucky prospector, enters the highest echelons of Monte Carlo society, survives the sinking of the Titanic and, most importantly, earns the approval that she so desperately seeks from those "Beautiful People of Denver."
Funny, light, uplifting and uniquely American, The Unsinkable Molly Brown charmed Broadway and film audiences with its irresistible, outrageous title role, in the tradition of such unforgettable characters as Auntie Mame, Dolly Levi and Mama Rose, as well as Meredith Willson's rousing score, in the tradition of his immortal The Music Man.
Come see a full cast description on the call board in the theatre
If you are interested in tech, please come see me in the theatre to get a contract!
Rachel performed a beautiful song for (In)Sight Colab Theatre Company (aka Theatre Esprit Asia) to help raise money for their new year of theatre. This theatre spotlights inclusive, innovative, and inspiring works to illuminate our shared human experience. Congratulations, Rachel, on an amazing performance!
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