Pippin & Chip meet again 40 years later

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Randy Weeks, DCPA, & Lucy Arnez, Pippin’s grandmother, at after party, September 10, 2014.

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Photo of a surprised John Rubenstein taken at the moment Chip Lumbard introduced himself. In 1972, Chip was a stagehand for the premier of ‘Pippin’ at Lincoln Center in Washington, D.C.  Chip recalls watching rehearsals with Rubenstein (as the first Pippin), Irene Dunn & Ben Vereen, from under the stairs he pushed around the original stage set.

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‘Pippin,’ and it’s cast members were welcomed with open arms. We loved you, Pippin-people. Come back again.

The Unsinkable Molly Brown
Sep 12 – Oct 26, 2014   The Stage Theatre

With new songs, this exhilarating adaptation of Meredith Willson’s 1960 musical tells the rags-to-riches romance of Colorado’s own heroine, Molly Brown, and her tempestuous love story that survived the Silver Boom, Gold Rush and sinking of the Titanic.

You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up!

You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up!
Sep 19 – Oct 19, 2014   The Garner Galleria Theatre

This hilarious rollercoaster of a romantic comedy proves there is hope and happiness for even the most incompatible of lovers, husbands and wives.

Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies
Sep 26 – Nov 2, 2014   The Space Theatre

In this riveting dystopian drama, a group of English boys become stranded on a deserted island. Intoxicated by sudden freedom, their innocent games quickly descend into a savage struggle for power.

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Oct 10 – Nov 16, 2014   The Ricketson Theatre

In this black comedy and winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play, Vanya and Sonia’s quiet household is thrown into upheaval when they receive a visit from Vanya’s Hollywood star sister, Masha, and her boy-toy Spike.

Cult Following

Cult Following
Oct 10 – May 8, 2015   The Jones

Off-Center’s signature night of unrehearsed, unscripted theatre featuring the fast-talking and quick-thinking talents of some of Denver’s best improv performers.

Blue Man Group

Blue Man Group
Oct 10 – Oct 12, 2014   The Buell Theatre

Escape the ordinary and surround yourself in an explosion of comedy, music and technology in this high-octane theatrical experience.

Lord of the Butterflies

Lord of the Butterflies
Oct 24 – Nov 7, 2014   The Jones

Drag star Shirley Delta Blow’s retelling of Lord of the Flies complete with delightful dancing! Magnificent musical performances! Irreverent improvisation! And lots and lots of glitter.

Kinky Boots

Kinky Boots
Oct 29 – Nov 9, 2014   The Buell Theatre

An exhilarating and inspirational Broadway musical that follows a struggling shoe factory owner who works to turn his business around with help from Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos.

Forbidden Broadway: Alive & Kicking!

Forbidden Broadway: Alive & Kicking!
Nov 15 – Mar 1, 2015   Garner Galleria Theatre

This fall-down funny roast of Broadway returns with an all-new, fresh view of the highs and lows of recent Broadway shows, featuring outrageous costumes, hilarious rewrites of the songs you know and dead-on impressions by a stellar cast!

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol
Nov 28 – Dec 28, 2014   The Stage Theatre

Essential to the holiday season in Denver, A Christmas Carol is a joyous and opulent musical adaptation that traces money-hoarding skinflint Ebenezer Scrooge’s triumphant overnight journey to redemption.

The SantaLand Diaries

The SantaLand Diaries
Nov 28 – Dec 24, 2014   The Jones

David Sedaris’ off-beat tales from his stint as a Macy’s elf in New York City is the sure cure for the common Christmas show.

Jersey Boys

Jersey Boys
Dec 10 – Dec 14, 2014   The Buell Theatre

The 2006 Tony Award-winning Best Musical about how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history as Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons.

How The Grinch Stole Christmas!

How The Grinch Stole Christmas!
Dec 17 – Dec 28, 2014   The Buell Theatre

Featuring songs from the original animated special, Max the Dog narrates as the mean and scheming Grinch, whose heart is “two sizes too small,” decides to steal Christmas away from the holiday loving Whos.

Appoggiatura

Appoggiatura
Jan 16 – Feb 22, 2015   The Ricketson Theatre

In a time-bending magical drama, three closely related Americans, each nursing a hunger and a hard-to-heal wound, travel to the romantic city of Venice seeking solace.

Dancing Pros: Live

Dancing Pros: Live
Jan 23 – Jan 24, 2015   The Buell Theatre

In this unforgettable live competition show, for the first time, pros from “Dancing with the Stars,” “So You Think You Can Dance,” and dance champions from around the globe dance off against each other – and each audience member will have the chance to vote.

Benediction

Benediction
Jan 30 – Mar 1, 2015   The Space Theatre

This adaptation of Kent Haruf’s novel is a powerful drama about three souls searching for meaningful connections despite separation, loneliness and the race against time on the high plains of Colorado.

Cinderella

Cinderella
Feb 3 – Feb 15, 2015   The Buell Theatre

A contemporary and lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love — the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more — plus some surprising new twists!

The Gayest Oscar Party Ever

The Gayest Oscar Party Ever
Feb 22, 2015   Hamburger Mary’s
700 E 17th Ave, Denver, CO 80203

A benefit to benefit Off-Center. Ring in the most important day of the year with a grand entrance down the rainbow carpet, divine drinks, runway-worthy gowns and some of Denver’s favorite Queens.

Stomp

Stomp
Mar 10 – Mar 15, 2015   The Buell Theatre

Using anything but traditional percussion instruments, the Stomp crew creates pulse-pounding, electrifying rhythms for an unforgettably unique performance, every time.

Kick-Off Cabaret

Kick-Off Cabaret
Mar 13, 2015   The Jones

Discover the next wave of Colorado’s newest OFF ideas in this one-night-only event, where eight completely different local Kickstarter project creators will strut their stuff to enlist your support.

One Night in Miami...

One Night in Miami…
Mar 20 – Apr 19, 2015   The Space Theatre

Slice-of-life dramedy that imagines what occurred the night Cassius Clay spent with activist Malcolm X, singer Sam Cooke and football player Jim Brown after Clay’s historic win over heavyweight champ Sonny Liston in 1964.

Mark Twain Tonight!

Mark Twain Tonight!
Mar 21, 2015   The Buell Theatre

For more than 50 years, acclaimed actor Hal Holbrook has embodied Mark Twain live on stage in one of the most enduring performances in theatre history, bringing richness to the character far beyond the quoting of Twain’s most memorable lines.

The 12

The 12
Mar 27 – Apr 26, 2015   The Stage Theatre

This brand new rock musical follows the twelve apostles as they wrestle with fear, uncertainty, anger and love in the days following their Teacher’s death.

Motown the Musical

Motown the Musical
Mar 31 – Apr 19, 2015   The Buell Theatre

The smash musical tells the true story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to heavyweight music mogul. His American dream launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson, shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us move to the same beat.

Perception

Perception
Apr 10 – Apr 25, 2015   The Jones

Professor Phelyx and his powers of illusion manipulate reality and your mind in an astonishing night of impossible predictions, metal bending and seemingly inexplicable revelations.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Apr 22 – Apr 26, 2015   The Buell Theatre

Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is the irresistible family musical about the trials and triumphs of Joseph, Israel’s favorite son.

Defending the Caveman

Defending the Caveman
Apr 22 – Jun 28, 2015   Garner Galleria Theatre

Defending the Caveman is a hilarious play about the ways men and women relate to each other. Without taking sides, this insightful comedy discusses the ongoing battle for understanding between the sexes.

Annie

Annie
Apr 29 – May 10, 2015   The Buell Theatre

The world’s best-loved musical returns as a brand new incarnation of the original, directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin, complete with “It’s the Hard Knock Life,” “Easy Street,” “I Don’t Need Anything But You,” plus the eternal anthem of optimism, “Tomorr…

Wicked

Wicked
Jun 3 – Jul 5, 2015   The Buell Theatre

In one of the most successful and award-winning musicals of all time, Wicked is the story of how two girls — one born with emerald green skin — become friends in the land of Oz (long before that girl from Kansas arrives).

The Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon
Aug 11 – Sep 13, 2015   The Ellie

The Book of Mormon, which played record-breaking engagements in 2012 and 2013, will be back by popular demand for a limited engagement in 2015.

DCPA is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating unforgettable shared experiences through beloved Broadway musicals, world-class plays, educational programs and inspired events. We think of theatre as a spark of life – a special occasion that’s exciting, powerful and fun. Join us today and we promise an experience you won’t soon forget.

Denver Theatre – Shows & Tickets | DCPA

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2 thoughts on “Pippin & Chip meet again 40 years later

  1. My gosh. that’s amazing. Chip must have had a lot of fun.

    This line up looks fabulous. I’ve never seen so many look so attractive to me.

  2. Jennifer says:

    Wow jan what a wonderful season coming up!!Thanks..
    Great picture of the Chipster too!

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