Melissa Vuletich and family

Newman Center Staff Interviews: Melissa Vuletich

We spoke to Melissa Vuletich, our Education and Community Engagement Manager, about what she's been up to at this time. Melissa has been with us for three and a half years, assuming the role of Education and Community Manager in 2018.

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Student entering Newman Center Gates Hall to watch Black Violin

When Was the First Time You Went to the Theatre?

I remember the first time I went with my classmates to the theatre in December 2000. Our headteacher, Mrs Mosco, had organized for the entire school of 300 six to eleven-year-olds to see The Nutcracker at The Lowry Theatre in Manchester, UK. It was a thirty-minute bus ride from our

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NCPA Coronavirus Updates

May 14, 2020 All in-person Newman Center events through September 7, 2020 have been canceled or postponed. This includes Newman Center Presents, Lamont, DU Theatre, and third-party rental client events. We’re currently working with agents and rental clients to determine the feasibility of rescheduling the events that are scheduled for

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Newman Center season reveal screenshot in DU News

Newman Center Reveal Spotlights on DU News

Our program manager Ramsey Walker spoke to DU News about the reveal of the upcoming season at the Newman Center. Our theatre is one of the University of Denver’s best public spaces and we aspire to provide diverse programming that offers students, neighbors, and friends an outlet for experiencing communal

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Lamont School of Music Keeps Performance Alive with #DULamontCommunity

The hashtag #DULamontCommunity encourages past and present faculty and students to showcase their talents on Facebook and Instagram. With COVID-19 putting a halt to recitals, DU’s Lamont School of Music has encouraged students and staff from the past and present to create and perform, adding their own spin to Stay

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JLCO with Marsalis web

A Virtual Season Reveal: Newman Center 2020-2021 is here!

We’ve taken a pause and the theatre is airing out in anticipation for our 2020-2021 season. The unprecedented closure caused by COVID-19 has taken its toll on arts organizations around the world, but we’ve noticed that these associations have continued to bring creativity and color into our homes during this

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Camille-A-Brown community dance class at the Newman Center

Camille A. Brown Live Streams Social Dance for Social Distancing

Classes, business, and gym sessions have migrated to online platforms and now the arts have followed suit. Camille A. Brown, a prolific Black female choreographer, will host live social dance classes on her Instagram page every Monday 2pm EST for five weeks. Founded on the belief that social dance is

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Dee Dee Bridgewater with masterclass students at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts

Dee Dee Bridgewater Masterclass

NEA Jazz Master Dee Dee Bridgewater led a masterclass for high school students to encourage and equip aspiring young artists in Colorado. On November 9, 2019, jazz sensation Dee Dee Bridgewater held her masterclass at Newman Center with students from East High School in Denver. The session coached the students on vocal techniques and shared her

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Incarcerated Women Made History with “A Christmas Carol” Performance

Women inmates presented life-changing performances of A Christmas Carol at the Newman Center through DU’s Prison Arts Initiative. The multifaceted Prison Arts Initiative brings the arts to incarcerated individuals with the goal to promote growth and change in their lives. To date the project has presented two plays. The first,

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