The Denver Children’s Theatre Returns to the JCC Mizel Arts and Culture Center

Return Begins with Presentation of the Play ‘The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane’

School groups and individuals are invited to enjoy this heartfelt story of a toy who learns about love

DENVER, Colo., January 11, 2023 – The JCC Mizel Arts and Culture Center has reopened the Denver Children’s Theatre with a presentation of The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, a book written by Kate DiCamillo. The play runs on select dates in February and March for school groups and individuals at The Elaine Wolf Theatre. It promises an enchanting, moving and thought-provoking experience for young audiences from elementary to middle school.

“We are thrilled to have the Denver Children’s Theatre reopen and are ready to welcome back school groups and individuals alike to see our latest performance,” said Rich Cowden, general manager of the JCC Mizel Arts and Culture Center. “Through the play, children will learn a valuable lesson about love, and we all know we can use a little more love in this world.”

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane is based on Kate DiCamillo’s novel of the same name. The play is a theatrical tour de force for the Denver Children’s Theatre ensemble of professional actors and musicians. The story is about an expensive toy rabbit made of China named Edward Tulane. He is loved by a little girl named Abilene, but Edward doesn’t care. He is vain and self-centered. On an ocean voyage, Edward is accidentally thrown overboard and sinks to the bottom of the sea. So begins his journey—a journey over which he has no control and where he learns his invaluable lesson about love.

The performance is 45 minutes and suitable for kids in grades 1-8. School groups are encouraged to attend performances through field trips. Tickets are $10 and shows run at 10 a.m. or 12 p.m. on February 14-17, 22-24, 27 and March 3. One free adult ticket is available for every 20 student tickets for those attending through a school field trip. To purchase tickets, click here. Financial assistance is available for school groups that demonstrate need. Patrons can email or call the JCC Mizel Arts and Culture Center Box Office at or (303) 316-6360 for more information. The box office at the JCC Mizel Arts and Culture Center will be open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and one hour before performances. The JCC Mizel Arts and Culture Center and The Elaine Wolf Theatre is located at 350 South Dahlia Street in Denver.


As one of the Rocky Mountain region’s premier arts organizations, the JCC Mizel Arts and Culture Center illuminates the human experience through creative and cultural programs in the performing, visual, cinematic and literary arts for the Jewish community and the Denver community at-large. The Mizel Arts and Culture Center is a Tier II member of the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) and is guided by a mission that is focused specifically on arts and cultural programs. A variety of festivals are offered throughout the year including Denver Jewish Film Festival, JAAMM Fest (Jewish Arts, Authors, Movies and Music Fest), and ReelAbilities Film Festival. The JCC Mizel Arts and Culture Center is located at 350 S. Dahlia Street in Denver. For more information, visit or call 303-316-6360


Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2022, the Staenberg – Loup Jewish Community Center (JCC Denver) serves the metro-Denver area through educational, social, cultural, fitness, sports and other programs that are rooted in Jewish values. The JCC Denver’s mission is to create a vibrant and inclusive family and social gathering place, guided by these timeless Jewish values. The JCC Denver’s five program areas focus on connection, community and well-being and include: a robust fitness, sports, tennis and aquatic center; early childhood engagement, including the Early Learning School and a variety of programs for families; the Mizel Arts and Culture Center which offers the Jewish Arts, Authors, Movies & Music Festival (JAAMM Fest), Denver Jewish Film Festival, and ReelAbilities Film Festival; summer camps including Ranch Camp and Camp Shai; and engagement programming for teens, young adults, seniors and the LGBTQIA+ community. The JCC Denver is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located at 350 S. Dahlia Street in Denver. For more information, visit, like us on Facebook and Instagram @jccdenver or call (303) 399-2660.

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