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Full Casting Announced for DCPA Theatre Company’s World Premiere Production of “The 12”
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
The Denver Center for the Performing Arts is proud to announce the full casting for the Theatre Company’s world premiere of “The 12,”a brand new rock musical with book and lyrics by Tony Award winner Robert Schenkkan (All The Way) and music and lyrics by Neil Berg (Grumpy Old Men).
The full cast of “The 12” includes Terence Archie (John), Mike Backes (Swing), Jeannette Bayardelle (Mother Mary), Anthony Fedorov (Andrew),Colby Foytik (Jimmy), Colin Hanlon (Pete), Jordan Leigh (Matt), Andrew Mayer (Bart), Christina Sajous (Mary Magdalene), Maximilian Sangerman (Thad), Heath Saunders (Swing), Chaz Lamar Shepherd (James), Brad Standley (Phil), Gregory Treco (Simon), Tony Vincent (Tom), and Erin Willis (Swing).

Thrilling, heart-pounding music and one of the most influential stories of all time unite in “The 12,” for what calls "a powerful rock and roll experience that rises up from where Jesus Christ Superstar ends.” ”The 12,” set to an original, authentic classic rock music score, follows the disciples as they face the ultimate test of faith in the wake of their leader’s unthinkable death.

““The 12” is the perfect show to close out the Theatre Company’s 2014/15 season,” said Kent Thompson, Producing Artistic Director for the Theatre Company. “We are thrilled to present this compelling musical, which has the added bonus of being the third world premiere of the season.”

The creative team is led by Richard Seyd (Director) and includes theatre veterans Connor Gallagher (Choreographer), Michael Mancini (Music Director), Wendy Bobbitt Cavett (Music Supervisor), John Iacovelli (Scenic Designer), Denitsa Bliznakova (Costume Designer), Lap Chi Chu (Lighting Designer), and Zach Williamson (Sound Designer).

“The score of “The 12,” while totally original, is my open love letter to  many of the great genres in the history of classic rock and roll, and can only be tackled by powerful, authentic voices,” said composer Neil Berg. “We are thrilled with the cast and creative team we have assembled and cannot wait to bring this unique musical to Denver.”

"Kent Thompson and I have long discussed working together and I am delighted to see that dream realized in this world premiere production of ‘The 12,’” said Robert Schenkkan (book and lyrics). “I'm a huge fan of the Theater Company. They do extraordinary work for an audience which is both sophisticated and enthusiastic, and Neil and I are thrilled to be joining them this season."

“The 12” will close the 2014/15 Theatre Company season, running March 27– April 26, 2015 (opening April 3) in the Stage Theatre.

“The 12” with book and lyrics by Robert Schenkkann. Music and lyrics by Neil Berg.
Performance Schedule
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday performances at 6:30pm
Friday and Saturday evening performances at 7:30pm
Saturday and Sunday matinees at 1:30pm
No children under four admitted.
Tickets and Subscriptions
Single tickets, starting at $30 may be purchased online at, by phone at 303.893.4100 or at Denver Center Ticket Services in the lobby of the Helen Bonfils Theatre Complex.

$16 student tickets are available for Tuesday and Wednesday performances of “The 12.” Use promo code STUDENT. Valid student ID required.

New and renewing subscribers may reserve season tickets by calling 303.893.6030. TTY 303-893-9582. Subscribers enjoy free ticket exchanges, payment plans, priority offers to Broadway and student shows, discounted extra tickets, a dedicated VIP hotline, free events including talkbacks and receptions, and the best seats at the best prices, guaranteed.

“The 12” is sponsored by the Steinberg Charitable Trust and Producing Partners the Singleton Family foundation and Daniel L. Ritchie.

Special thanks to the Harold & Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust for its continued support of new play development at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.

This production of “The 12” is part of the Theatre Company’s 2014/15season. The Theatre Company is generously supported by Daniel L. Ritchie, Larimer Square, Steinberg Charitable Trust and Wells Fargo. Media sponsors are CBS4 and The Denver Post.  The Denver Center for the Performing Arts is supported in part by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District.  

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