Ovation West Performing Arts, a vibrant performing arts organization based in Evergreen, Colorado, is the umbrella operating organization for The Evergreen Chorale and Altezza Chamber Choir, Ovation West Theatre Company, the Ovation West Concert Series, the historic Center Stage venue, as well as its thriving education and outreach arm.
At Ovation West Performing Arts, our goal is not simply to provide temporary entertainment, but to create experiences that transform, inspire, and connect our community. We strongly believe that the performing arts play a vital role in making the world a better place for all.
The organization’s focus on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility demonstrates our enduring commitment to the pursuit of respect, belonging, and trust. There is no intention of being finished. As we build and foster an inclusive culture, we will accomplish extraordinary things through our artistic work.
The Evergreen Chorale is a vibrant community choir which offers music education and performance opportunities for our multi-generational membership. Since its “birth” in 1972 when a group of friends gathered around a piano, the Evergreen Chorale has grown to a diverse body of over 100 talented and committed performers and partnered with several performing arts organizations throughout Jefferson County and the greater Denver area to present choral concerts for a wide variety of patrons from throughout the region. The Evergreen Chorale’s current season schedule can be found here.
The Ovation West Theatre Company produces award-winning, fully-staged musicals at Center Stage. Recent productions include I Love You, You’re Perfect (2023), Godspell (2022), Fiddler On The Roof (2021), Nunsense (2019), Funny Girl (2018), Company, and The Hunchback of Notre Dame (2017), which was honored with five Broadway World Denver awards for Best Dramatic Musical, Best Music Director, Best Director, Best Costume Design and Best Set Design. Check our upcoming season line up here.
Center Stage dates back to 1924 when it was constructed by the Episcopal Church and known as The Meeting House. Recognized as a Jefferson County Historic Landmark in 2021, and named Best Things Colorado, as one of the top ten places in Colorado to see live theatre, Center Stage is owned by Ovation West Performing Arts. It serves as the organization’s home base, as well as a venue for numerous local organizations, an art gallery, and community gathering place. Over the years and to this day, regional, and national artists include Center Stage on their performance tours.
Formerly known as “Shining Stars,” the Ovation West Concert Series brings acclaimed regional and national performers to the intimate concert setting of Center Stage to tell the stories of humanity through a diverse array of musical genres. Past performers have included baritone Steven Taylor, the Patrick Lee Trio, Celtic band Colcannon, singer-songwriter Rob Drabkin, and the
Thomas Dance Project. Click here
to see the upcoming Ovation West Concert Series schedule.
Ovation West Education and Outreach programs seek to bring the magic of the performing arts to the broader community by providing experiential learning opportunities such as community singing classes and our ever-popular Summer Musical Theatre Camp, as well as educational outreach performances to schools and other community organizations. We also offer a variety of choral and theatrical internships
to high school and college students who want to be involved in high-level performing arts productions.
As fierce advocates for the performing arts, we maintain that arts education is of vital importance to the health of our society and endeavor to support and augment the arts programs at regional schools by donating our time, talent, and a portion of our ticket proceeds to these programs.