Performances

The box office is located in Room A121 across from the Kay Schomp Theatre and is open for over-the-counter or phone ticket sales Weds-Fri from 1:00 – 4:00 pm. On line tickets can be purchased 24/7 but sales will cease two hours before each performance. Additionally, unless the performance is SOLD OUT, any remaining tickets can be purchased over-the-counter at the box office in the hour before each performance. For questions or assistance, the Box Office phone number is 720-424-1713.

PLEASE NOTE: AT SOLD OUT SHOWS, ALL TICKETS/SEATS NOT CLAIMED BY CURTAIN TIME WILL BE RELEASED AND RESOLD TO PATRONS WHO HAVE SIGNED IN FOR A WAITING LIST. PLEASE ARRIVE PROMPTLY!!

Upcoming Performances:

BAND JAZZ SYMPOSIUM

Friday, October 20 – 7:00 pm Concert Hall

TICKETS: Adults – $17.00
Seniors – $12.00
Students – $11.00

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The year’s Jazz Symposium will feature a group of jazz instructors from the Denver School of the Arts. Band Director Dave Hammond teams up with DSA Practicing Artists Greg Harris (Vibes/Piano), Grant Larson (Sax) and local greats Matt Fuller (Guitar) and Braun Kahn (Bass) in a group called ASCENT. The group have been playing together for a few years after having gotten together at a Rocky Ridge Music Camp. This year the focus is on jazz composition as well as performance.

The Symposium finale will take place on tonight in the Concert Hall with a Large Ensemble night combining the JWO Big Band and Symposium Artists.

Come for a night of great jazz!

THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE

Conceived by Rebecca Feldman; Additional Material by Jay Reiss;
Music and Lyrics by William Finn; Book by Rachel Sheinkin

Friday, October 20 – 4: 00 pm (Purple cast)
Friday, October 20 – 7:00 pm (Pink cast)
Saturday, October 21 – 2:00 pm (Pink cast)
Saturday, October 21 – 7:00 pm (Purple cast)

DSA at the Schomp Theater

TICKETS: Adults – $23.00 in Orchestra/Mezzanine
Seniors/Students – $17.00 in Orchestra/Mezzanine

Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor. Featuring a fast-paced, wildly funny and touching book by Rachel Sheinkin and a truly fresh and vibrant score by William Finn, this Bee is one unforgettable experience.

An eclectic group of six ‘tweens vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the kids spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming “ding” of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box.

A riotous ride, complete with audience participation, THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE is a delightful den of comedic genius, a fast-paced crowd pleaser and an instant theatre patron favorite.

The Purple Cast features Riley Watson, Skylar Mabry, Evan Sullivan, Baris Loberg, Grace Anolin, Abby Stuckrath, and Emily Embleton as the intrepid spellers with Wyatt DeShong as the Vice Principal.

The Pink Cast brings Colin Covert, Annika Bell, Tanner Gardner, Jack Bramhall-Heck, Isa Harris, Estee Dechtman, and Casandra Baird to the microphone to spell with Alice Zelenko handing out the words.

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VISUAL ARTS FIRST QUARTER SHOW

Thursday, October 19 – 6:00 pm

DSA in the Commons and Main Hall

The VA First Quarter Show will feature a variety of sculptures including clay robots and stadium food delights, personality dioramas, and rolled paper designs. Students are having fun creating high contrast mutant cyborg drawings which will also be included in the exhibit. Individual Breath and Concentration portfolio work by Juniors and Seniors will be on display along with a variety of drawing projects by our middle school students.

The office gallery features “Magnificent Small Works” a traveling show with work created by art educators from across Colorado. These examples of art work by students and educators will be on display for several weeks. Please check out the ever-changing art in our halls the next time you are in the building.

RIDING THE SKY

Friday, October 20 – 7:00 pm
Saturday, October 21 – 7:00 pm

DSA at the Dance Studio

TICKETS: Adults – $17.00
Seniors – $12.00
Students – $11.00

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Amaranth Arts from Richmond, Virginia, is a laboratory for choreographic exploration and presentation. Each year the Amaranth dancers and choreographers come to DSA to collaborate with our young dancers to create new and exciting expressions of their art. This year choreographers Scott Putman, Nathan Brumbaugh, and Robert Gosnell have been creating dances with our 10th, 11th, and 12th grade majors to illustrate their philosophy that dance is the art of shaping energy in space and to allow the students the experience of RIDING THE SKY.

THEATRE SCENE NIGHT

Wednesday, November 1 – 6:00 pm
Thursday, November 2 – 6:00 pm

DSA in the Black Box Theatre

FREE EVENT

Watch the Theatre Department majors shine!! Every Theatre student participates in Scene Night which features student-directed and classroom scenes from modern plays. Additionally, numbers from contemporary musicals are performed by each class of majors. And – Hey! this doesn’t happen very often – it’s a FREE event. Theatre galore for two nights straight. It doesn’t get any better than that. Limited seating so arrive early.

BAND FALL SHOWCASE

THURSDAY, November 2 – 7:00 pm

DSA at the Concert Hall

RESERVED TICKETS: Adults – $17.00
Seniors – $12.00
Students – $11.00

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A celebration of American composers musically illustrated by our talented Concert Band. The opening program features two pieces – OPEN ROAD and IMAGES – by noted contemporary American composer Robert Shelton, a practicing music educator who has taught and composed for students of all ages and levels of skill. His piece OPEN ROAD recreates the excitement and energy of cruising down the open highway with the sun and the wind in your hair. It was commissioned by the Music Alliance Summer Camp Band in Ohio in 2013 while IMAGES was similarly commissioned by the Louisiana Music Educators Association Honor Band in 1994. ASK NOT melds music and history to honor the life and times of our 35th President John F. Kennedy. In his 1961 inaugural address, he pleaded with the audience to “ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” James Swearingen’s homage uses a narrator to enhance the story and the music to refresh the memories of our young students.

The second part of the concert features John Williams’ MARCH from 1941, a comic movie directed by Steven Spielberg in 1979 about the chaos that swept over the country after the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. Williams is one of the most prolific composers of movie music having scored such hits as SUPERMAN, ET, several of the HARRY POTTER movies and the STAR WARS movies including the upcoming THE LAST JEDI. This is followed by the lyrical AMOR DE MI ALMA by Z. Randall Stroope based on the 16th century love poem SONETA V (translated as “You Are the Love of My Soul”). This is a deeply emotional composition of rare and distinct beauty.

Next the world of Shakespeare comes to life in Alfred Reed’s concert version of music composed for a 1974 production of OTHELLO at the University of Miami. In five scenes, the suite explores the journey of Othello from honored soldier and loving husband to a man destroyed by jealousy. The concert ends on a familiar note with the jazz strains of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS by George Gershwin. Written in 1928 to simulate the experience of an American visitor to Paris for the first time who absorbs the rhythmic sights and sounds of the City of Lights. He experiences homesickness in the middle refrain but soon recovers to enjoy his surroundings and Parisian life. Gershwin composed music for several Broadway musicals and movies including the classic PORGY AND BESS.

THE MELANCHOLY PLAY

THURSDAY, November 9 – 7:00 pm
FRIDAY, November 10 – 7:00 pm
SATURDAY, November 11 – 2:00 pm
SATURDAY, November 11 – 7:00 pm

DSA at the Black Box Theatre

TICKETS: Adults – $17.00
Seniors – $12.00
Students – $11.00

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Tilly’s melancholy is turbulent and tumultuous. Every stranger she meets falls in love with her. One day, Tilly becomes happy and disrupts the lives of all those who are drawn to her.

Enter a world where melancholy is bold, alluring, unexpected and magnetic.

Limited seating – buy your tickets early.

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