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

  • Guys and Dolls

1991

  • Oklahoma!

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

  • Kiss me, Kate

1994

  • Fiddler on the Roof

1995

  • How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

1996

  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

1997

  • Mame

1998

  • The Boy Friend

1999

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

2000

  • Grand Hotel

2001

  • Damn Yankees

2002

  • One Upon a Mattress

2003

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

2004

  • Guys and Dolls
  • 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

  • The Wiz

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
  • Man of La Mancha
    • Colorado Theatre Guild Henry Award: Outstanding Direction of a Musical (Steve Wilson)
  • Vox Phamalia: Redux

2010

  • Barefoot in the Park
  • Beauty and the Beast
    • Colorado Theatre Guild Henry Award: Outstanding Direction of a Musical (Steve Wilson)
  • Vox Phamalia: Triage

2011

  • The Diviners
  • How To Succeed in Business without Really Trying
  • Vox Phamalia: Quadrapalooza

2012

  • The Elephant Man
  • Cyrano, an adaptation by Joe Roets (touring production)
  • disLabled
  • Little Shop of Horrors
  • Vox Phamalia: Cinco de Vox

2013

  • The Foreigner
  • disLabled: Improvise, Adapt, & Overact
  • Fiddler on the Roof
  • Vox Phamalia: G.I.M.P Nation
  • It's a Wonderful Life
  • Velveteen Rabbit (touring production)

2014

  • The Glass Menagerie
  • disLabled: Disorderly Conduct
  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
  • Vox Phamalia: Pity Pity Bang Bang
  • Rapunzel (touring production)

2015

  • Baby with the Bathwater
  • Red Riding Hood
  • 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

  • Fuddy Meers
  • Taking Leave
  • Evita
  • James and the Giant Peach (touring production)
  • Regan Linton, former Phamaly performer, becomes Artistic Director as the first person with a disability to be in the role, and the first wheelchair user to head a major U.S. theatre company.

2017

  • Pygmalion
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream (workshop)
  • Annie
  • VOX: Under Construction
  • True West Colorado Theatre Person of the Year (Regan Linton)

2018

  • Romeo and Juliet (workshop)
  • Into the Woods
  • Harvey

2019

  • Phamaly 30th Anniversary Concert
  • Chicago
  • Come to Your Senses
  • Morph Masters: How Disability Made Famous Artists Awesome!
    • Phamaly premieres its first touring show developed in collaboration with Phamaly actors. The show focuses on famous artists throughout history who live(d) and work(ed) with a disability, and whose disability was an asset in their creativity.

 

And here we are now...

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