Jon Bee

Jon Bee

Jon Bee comes to Denver by way of St. Louis, MO. A longtime musician and thespian, he has worked with the Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis, as well as STAGES St. Louis, both in the administrative offices and as a Teaching Artist for the metropolitan area. Identifying as a musician first and foremost, Jon holds a BA in Music from Millikin University where he was a member of the Millikin University Choir, as well as, the flagship vocal jazz ensemble, One Voice. Jon attended graduate school for Arts Management & Leadership at Webster University. While in St. Louis, he worked regularly as a freelance Music Director and performer for local theater productions. Most recently, Jon portrayed Younger Brother in the award winning production of Ragtime with Stray Dog Theatre. His musical inspirations come from a variety of sources, including Musical Theater, Jazz, and Choral Music. Jon currently works for Rocky Ridge Music Center as the Student Services Administrator and Voice Faculty member for both the Denver and Boulder locations. 






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Review: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR 50TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR at Denver Center
Review: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR 50TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR at Denver Center
January 26, 2024

Growing up in the church was not without its challenges. As a longtime member of the RTC (religious trauma club), I have spent much time since those days deconstructing what I was taught so that I could truly learn things for myself; so that I could learn more about myself. Although those days are behind me, the stories and parables from the best selling book across the globe still hold worthwhile life lessons. Among those stories is 'the big one' - the life and times of Jesus Christ. The story of Jesus has been told through a plethora of artistic mediums throughout the centuries, but none so famous in this lifetime as Andrew Lloyd Weber's Jesus Christ Superstar now on its 50th Anniversary Tour and the latest production to make a stop at DCPA.

Review: A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC at DCPA
Review: A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC at DCPA
September 21, 2023

What did our critic think of A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC at DCPA? The biggest theatre name in town continues to produce granduer productions - even those that have 'small' in the title. Directed by Chris Coleman, DCPA's A Little Night Music fills the space like only they can: with top notch performers and clever, intricate staging. Coleman's direction accompanied by Kevin Copenhaver's costuming and Robert Mark Morgan's scenic design all work cohesively and give the actors quite the stage to stand on.

Review: JAGGED LITTLE PILL Goes Down Easy at DCPA
Review: JAGGED LITTLE PILL Goes Down Easy at DCPA
August 22, 2023

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Review: THE 39 STEPS at DCPA is Chaos Incarnate
Review: THE 39 STEPS at DCPA is Chaos Incarnate
June 6, 2023

What did our critic think of THE 39 STEPS at DCPA Theatre Company?

Review: THE COLOR PURPLE Is Excellently Black at DCPA Theatre Company
Review: THE COLOR PURPLE Is Excellently Black at DCPA Theatre Company
April 18, 2023

What did our critic think of THE COLOR PURPLE at DCPA Theatre Company?

Review: National Tour of 1776 Proves that a Woman's Place is in the House of Representatives
Review: TICK, TICK... BOOM! Blows it Out of the Water at Vintage Theatre
Review: TICK, TICK... BOOM! Blows it Out of the Water at Vintage Theatre
March 28, 2023

What did our critic think of TICK, TICK... BOOM! at Vintage Theatre? Jonathan Larson is one of those artists who, because they died young (and infamously), will live on through their treasured work. Rent, of course, is the big one for him. Though his lesser known work, Tick, Tick... Boom!

Review: National Tour of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Establishes a New 'Tradition' at DCPA
Review: National Tour of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Establishes a New 'Tradition' at DCPA
March 16, 2023

What did our critic think of NATIONAL TOUR OF FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at DCPA? The summer after high school, I was in a local community theatre production of Fiddler on the Roof. Though the show was already an established classic, I generally remember that summer as one where I watched the other 'sons' and 'daughters' my age bond while the director felt my baby-face would be better used as a 'papa.' Needless to say, it was not my favorite musical experience. The First National Tour, however, is a production I will carry with be for the rest of my life.

Review: HOTTER THAN EGYPT at DCPA Theatre Company
Review: HOTTER THAN EGYPT at DCPA Theatre Company
March 8, 2023

What did our critic think of HOTTER THAN EGYPT at DCPA Theatre Company? Some say the world will end in fire - they must not be familiar with husbands who can be as cold as ice. Such is the case in DCPA's latest local production, Hotter than Egypt.

Review: LAUGHS IN SPANISH at DCPA is a New Classic in World Premiere Production
Review: LAUGHS IN SPANISH at DCPA is a New Classic in World Premiere Production
February 15, 2023

What did our critic think of LAUGHS IN SPANISH at DCPA Theatre Company? Theatre is often boiled down into two things: comedy and tragedy. From there, the seeds take root and bloom into a plethora of unique stories. However, I often find the greatest stories capture both elements and therefore are that much stronger and beautiful a bloom. Such is the case for the newest play from DCPA, Laughs in Spanish.

Review: National Tour Revival Of MY FAIR LADY at DCPA
Review: National Tour Revival Of MY FAIR LADY at DCPA
December 14, 2022

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Review: AN EVENING WITH BERNADETTE PETERS at Colorado Symphony
Review: AN EVENING WITH BERNADETTE PETERS at Colorado Symphony
November 23, 2022

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Review: BUDDY, THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY at BDT Stage
Review: BUDDY, THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY at BDT Stage
November 15, 2022

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Review: AIN'T TOO PROUD, THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS at DCPA
Review: AIN'T TOO PROUD, THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS at DCPA
November 3, 2022

What did our critic think of AIN'T TOO PROUD, THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS at DCPA? It's been said that people love nostalgia. There are certainly examples that reflect various time periods in our history but I would argue that last 10 years has seen the biggest increase in 'homage art.' Music holds memories - and memories can be powerful.

Review: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING at DCPA is Everything You Need
Review: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING at DCPA is Everything You Need
October 21, 2022

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Review: PRETTY WOMAN, THE MUSICAL at Denver Center for the Performing Arts
Review: PRETTY WOMAN, THE MUSICAL at Denver Center for the Performing Arts
September 27, 2022

What did our critic think of PRETTY WOMAN, THE MUSICAL at Denver Center for the Performing Arts? Listen, If Julia Roberts is involved, I'm involved. But what in the world is Pretty Woman, The Musical? Having say through the show recently I can honestly say it felt like a fever dream with tits, ass, and Adam Pascal.

Review: Run, Don't Walk, to See THE CHINESE LADY at Denver Center for the Performing Arts
Review: Run, Don't Walk, to See THE CHINESE LADY at Denver Center for the Performing Arts
September 26, 2022

What did our critic think of THE CHINESE LADY at Denver Center for the Performing Arts? Picture it: New York City, 1834. Afong Moy has been taken from her home in Guangzhou and brought to America by Nathaniel and Frederick Carne. She is put on display and becomes known as 'The Chinese Lady' - all at the adolescent age of 14 years old. For years on end, she sits; walks; eats; drinks; repeats. Such is how Afong Moy is once again on display in DCPA's latest production, The Chinese Lady. Only this time - she's telling the story.

Review: INTO THE WOODS at Arvada Center is Nice - Not Good, Not Bad - Just Nice.
Review: INTO THE WOODS at Arvada Center is Nice - Not Good, Not Bad - Just Nice.
September 22, 2022

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Review: Kristin Chenoweth in Concert at Colorado Symphony
Review: Kristin Chenoweth in Concert at Colorado Symphony
August 15, 2022

If you want to view paradise, go see Kristin Chenoweth in concert. In her recent engagement with the Colorado Symphony, the legendary good witch cast a captivating spell over the audience from the moment she took the stage of Denver's own Boettcher Hall.

BWW Review: DEAR EVAN HANSEN at Denver Center For The Performing Arts
BWW Review: DEAR EVAN HANSEN at Denver Center For The Performing Arts
June 10, 2022

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