For folks with disabilities, the dream of taking to the big stage may feel far away and even impossible. That’s why a group of five people with different background and disabilities created a Phamaly all their own.
Phamaly Theatre Company has been round for three decades and is back and bringing the musical Chicago to the stage for their 30th summer season. Running August 1-25, this professional production can be caught at the Studio Loft at the Denver Performing Arts Center (DCPA).
The roaring 20s are brought back to life through the intricate tale of murder, greed, corruption, violence, exploitation, adultery, and treachery in the notoriously popular Chicago.
With an impressive history of disability activism, this show provides a space for professionalism and adaptability for the talent in Denver to shine. The talented actors belting out familiar tunes like “All That Jazz,” “Cell Block Tango,” and “When You’re Good to Mama,” paired with an impressive set and dazzling costumes, create a show that is determined to provide an exuberant experience.
More than just a channel to present opportunities to people with varying forms of abilities to be able to show off their talent under the spotlight, Phamaly provides a more accessible theatrical experience for audience members as well.
Tickets are on sale at the DCPA website, and special shows with accommodations like American Sign Language interpretation and a sensory friendly night allow for a pleasant evening for all.