Phamaly Theatre Company

History & Awards

1989

  • Originally created as the Physically Handicapped Amateur Musical Actors League, PHAMALy was founded in Denver by 5 individuals with disabilities who were graduates of the Boettcher School - Kathleen Traylor, Gregg Vigil, Teri Wagner (formerly Westerman), Kevin Ahl, and Rick Britton

1990

1991

1992

  • Anything Goes
    • Phamaly produces its first show at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) beginning a longstanding community partnership between the two organizations.

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

1999

  • Side Show
  • Phamaly received Denver Mayor's Award for Excellence in Arts and Culture

2000

2001

2002

2003

  • The Pajama Game
    • Denver Post Ovation Award - Best Choreography (Debbie Stark)​

2004

  • Guys and Dolls
    • Westword Award - Best Supporting Actress in a Musical (Lucy Roucis)
  • Steve Wilson joins the company as Artistic Director and provides new vision for the company.

2005

  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
    • Denver Post Ovation Award - Best Musical
    • Denver Post Ovation Award - Best Director (Steve Wilson)
    • ​Colorado Theatre Guild Henry Award - Outstanding Direction of a Musical (Steve Wilson)

2006

2007

  • Our Town
    • Phamaly produces its first non-musical.
    • Phamaly partners with Aurora Fox Arts Center for the first time, beginning a 10-year partnership.
  •  Urinetown the Musical
    • Colorado Theatre Guild Henry Award - Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Juliet Villa)
    • Colorado Theatre Guild Henry Award - Outstanding Lighting Design (Stephen D. Mazzeno)
    • Colorado Theatre Guild Henry Award - Outstanding Choreography (Debbie Stark, Cindy Bray)
    • Colorado Theatre Guild Henry Award - Outstanding Direction of a Musical (Steve Wilson)

2008

  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  • Side Show
    • Colorado Theatre Guild Henry Award: Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Regan Linton)
  • Vox Phamalia: Tales from the Crips
    • Phamaly creates its first show comprised of original material written and performed by Phamaly artists, with a focus on honest, irreverent, and creative perspectives of the disability identity.
  • Stand Up for Democracy

2009

  • Steel Magnolias
    • Westword Award - Best Return to Stage (Lucy Roucis)
  • Man of La Mancha
    • Colorado Theatre Guild Henry Award: Outstanding Direction of a Musical (Steve Wilson)
  • Vox Phamalia: Redux

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

  • Baby with the Bathwater
  • Red Riding Hood
  • Cabaret
  • The Fantasticks
    • Phamaly presents its first international performance, at the Big-i Communications Center for People with Disabilities in Osaka, Japan.
  • Bryce Alexander becomes Artistic Director.
  • Denver Mayor's Award for Excellence in Arts and Culture (in collaboration with Lone Tree Arts Center)

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

And here we are now...

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