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Hey, look Ma: We’re in American Theatre Magazine

By John Moore

The design concepts for the Denver Center’s recent world premiere staging of “Sense & Sensibility the Musical” earned a two-page spread in the October 2013 edition of American Theatre Magazine. Featured are director Marcia Milgrom Dodge, scenic designer Alen Moyer and costume designer E. Sosa. Phootgraphs by our own Jennifer Koskinen.

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Austen with Music

A musical based on Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility?
Makes perfectly sensible sense

By Sylvie Drake


Jane AustenThere is an undeniable fascination with the works of Jane Austen that has propelled itself into some strong film and television adaptations of many of her novels. These range from Persuasion and Pride and Prejudice (many versions) to Northanger Abbey, Mansfield Park, Emma and Sense and Sensibility, her first published novel.

Remarkable? Not entirely. There are good reasons. These 19th-century novels resonate in any age because they were the elegantly written soap operas of their day—and we’re all in love with love—at any age and in any age.

Marcia Milgrom DodgeNow comes a first: a musical version of Sense and Sensibility. While several stage adaptations of Austen’s works have been attempted, “It’s the first time that a musical of Sense and Sensibility has been done on this scale,” said Marcia Milgrom Dodge, the director of Sense & Sensibility The Musical, adding, “I do try to keep up with everything Jane Austen.” 

Kent Thompson opens Colorado New Play Summit

Kent Thompson welcomes participants in the COLORADO NEW PLAY SUMMITAnd we’re off! More than 100 playwrights, directors, dramaturgs, actors, stage managers and other key staff gathered this morning to kick off the DENVER CENTER THEATRE COMPANY's seventh COLORADO NEW PLAY SUMMIT.

Five readings of new works in development, plus two full productions of new plays and the ever-popular Playwrights’ Slam will be experienced by theatre industry representatives from across the nation, local and national press, and local theatre patrons. 

Participants gather to kick off the COLORADO NEW PLAY SUMMITThe casts are assembled and the work has started on the second floor of our Newman Center. Here’s what you can expect coming up Feb 10-12:

Based in the novel by Jane Austen
Book and Lyrics by Jeffrey Haddow     Music by Neal Hampton
Directed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge
Music Direction by Ethyl Will 

by Michael MItnick
Directed by Sam Buntrock
Dramaturgy by Douglas Langworthy
Multimedia Design by Charlie I. Miller 

by Richard Dresser
Directed by Pam MacKinnon

by Lisa G. Loomer
Directed by Justin Zsebe
Dramaturgy by Liz Engelman

by Lauren Feldman
Directed by Mike Donahue
Dramaturgy by Liz Frankel 

Stay tuned for a daily recap of our work in development.