Please take care,
Denver Academy Theatre Teacher and Director
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
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!
A SHINING STAR, RACHEL Posted in DA Dateline 7/31/2019
We want to congratulate our very own Rachel ‘20 for being selected to represent Colorado at the International Thespian Festival. While there, she was able to attend workshops and perform her individual event in front of judges for feedback. Rachel also participated in college auditions.
“The callbacks were all very positive, one college went as far to say they have a spot for her, “ shared her mom, Valerie. “I have already been getting phone calls from those colleges, following up on whether she has an interest in applying. Even if they aren’t her top choices, she is elated colleges have an interest in her!”
We love seeing our students find their passion while at Denver Academy, and are thrilled for the many opportunities Rachel has in the future with theatre.
Rachel, Allie, Rachel, Jenn, Hallie, Sydney, Ellie, Jaye, and Patrick performed at the Denver Academy Gala. They sang "A Million Dreams" and they did such an amazing job! I am so proud of everyone's hard work. Way to go! Ya'll looked snazzy too. Thank you for sharing your talent.
We sure do have a lot of talent at DA! Especially within our theatre department. Ella sang and played the guitar to her very own original written song! Rachel sang her competition piece that she is taking to Nationals this summer. And we had a lot of laughs with our Improv performance. Thank you, Jolene Gutierrez, for organizing such a great event for Denver Academy.
The Lighting Design Class is at it again. Each student designed their own lights and projections to some of their favorite music. Rock on. Thanks for another great quarter!
We learned and had so much fun this year at Thescon! We saw the musical productions of Newsies and Sister Act. We attended workshops that included swing dancing, mime and illusion, accents, improv, monologue preparation, playwriting and more! We had 3 acts from DA students that competed against 2000 other students from around the state. Congratulations Jenn and Rachel D. on competing and congratulations to Rachel B. for qualifying to nationals!
Congratulations, cast and crew, on an a beautiful production of Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl. Below is my director's note from the show. Check out production photos too!
Today, senior honor students attended Beowulf on the Rocks where they wrote and performed their own Beowulf-inspired scripts for their classmates, complete with costumes and props!
I would love to have you audition for our fall play: Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl.
What: Auditions for Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl!
When: Wednesday, September 12, 3:30pm in the theatre
What to prepare: 1-minute monologue, memorized and well-prepared
***SENIORS: This is during your senior retreat! So please schedule another time to audition before September 12.***
TECH: If you are interested in Tech (lights, sound, stage crew, etc.) please come see me or grab a safety contract from the call board to sign up! Tech will start coming to rehearsals in October.
Sarah Ruhl reimagines the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine. Dying too young on her wedding day, Eurydice must journey to the underworld, where she reunites with her father and struggles to remember her lost love. With contemporary characters, ingenious plot twists, and breathtaking visual effects, the play is a fresh look at a timeless, tragic love story.
Other important info:
Please email me or come talk to Ms. Marks with any questions!
I will also be passing out a calendar with rehearsal dates and times at the audition so that students can figure out if they have any conflicts.
Thank you so much! Hope to see you there!
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