American Mariachi Comes to Life at DCPA 3

Each year at the Colorado New Play Summit I make my picks for full productions by the Denver Center Theatre Company, and I had a perfect record, until 2016.  The year included American Mariachi by José Cruz González. The reading was wonderful, but It wasn’t chosen for production that year.  But now a full production has finally arrived! The world premiere is produced in association with The Old Globe. (the production continues in tact at the Old Globe March 23 – April 29)

This production directed by James Vásquez lets this talented company play our heartstrings as much as the fantastic Mariachi music in the story. Now it’s not a musical as much as it is a highly stylized story of memory, family, love, hope, and music.

When American Mariachi wasn’t produced right away I hoped there would be another chance to see it come to life in a full production.  It was certainly worth the wait. This is a funny, and heartwarming story deftly told.  Beautiful performances and production values capitalize on the magic unique to live theater.

The company of American Mariachi. Photo by AdamsVisCom.

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By José Cruz González
Directed by James Vásquez
Produced in association with The Old Globe
Jan 26 – Feb 25, 2018
Stage Theatre
This is the best opportunity to hear your play with great artists, in a great location and in a great environment. This is a place where audiences really come to experience something new.”
– José Cruz González, Playwright of American Mariachi, Part of the 2016 Colorado New Play Summit
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Eden Lane is a freelance journalist based in Denver Colorado


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#HAM4HAM Lottery at DCPA 0

The national touring production of ‘Hamilton.’ Photo by Joan Marcus.

Producer Jeffrey Seller is pleased to announce a digital lottery for HAMILTON tickets will begin in conjunction with the show’s first performance (February 27) in Denver at The Buell Theatre.  Forty (40)orchestra tickets will be sold for every performance for $10 each.  The digital lottery will open at 11:00 AM MT on Sunday, February 25 for tickets to the Tuesday, February 27 performance.  Subsequent digital lotteries will begin two days prior to each performance. The digital lottery will begin two days prior to each performance.


  • Use the official app for HAMILTON, now available for all iOS and Android devices in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store (
  • You can also visit to register.
  • The lottery will open at 11:00 AM MT two days prior to the performance date and will close for entry at 9:00 AM MT the day prior to the performance.
  • Winner and non-winner notifications will be sent at approximately 11:00 AM MT the day prior to the performance via email and SMS (if mobile number is provided).
  • Only one entry per person. Repeat entries and disposable email addresses will be discarded.
  • Tickets must be purchased online with a credit card by 4:00 PM MT the day prior to the performance using the purchase link and code in a customized notification email. Tickets not claimed by 4:00 PM MT the day prior to the performance are forfeited.
  • Lottery tickets may be picked up at will call beginning two hours prior to the performance with a valid photo ID. Lottery tickets void if resold.

Tickets for HAMILTON are currently on sale.  Patrons are advised to check the official HAMILTON channels,, and the Denver Center for the Performing Arts Box Office for late release seats which may become available at short notice.



To ensure the safety of guests, Arts & Venues is providing enhanced security, including metal detectors, starting with The Buell Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex. The first installation will be in place by Feb 13, 2018.
All guests are strongly encouraged to arrive early for security and bag screening; exterior doors open one hour prior to your ticketed performance.
For complete guidelines, please see Visitor Information at


In the age of a “Hack” for everything. STOMP uses everything but conventional percussion instruments – matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps – to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms.

This exuberant event returns to the Denver Center this month. Feb 13 – Feb 18

Denver Center_STOMP

Ticket Price: Starting at $25 at
Please be advised that the Denver Center for the Performing Arts – – is the ONLY authorized online ticket provider for this productions in Denver.


STOMP. See what all the noise is about.