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Some may look to the east and west coasts for the U.S.’s best opera, theater, classical music and ballet – but aficionados know that Denver is home to a performing arts scene to rival any other city.

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Defending the Caveman, April 22 - September 20, 2015

The longest running solo play in Broadway history, Defending the Caveman is live at Denver's Garner Galleria Theatre. Having been translated into 18 different languages, Caveman has won the hearts of millions in more than 45 countries and is sure to win yours. With hysterical observations into contemporary feminism, masculine sensitivity and the erogenous zones, Defending the Caveman mines the common themes in relationships that go straight through the funny bone and into the heart.

The Book of Mormon, August 11 - September 13, 2015

Ben Brantley of The New York Times calls it "the best musical of this century." The Washington Post says, "It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals." And Entertainment Weekly says "Grade A: The funniest musical of all time." Don't miss the Denver performance of The Book of Mormon at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, the nine-time Tony Award-winning Best Musical from the creators of "South Park."

Matilda The Musical, September 9 - September 20, 2015

Time Magazine's #1 show of the year! Live at the Buell Theatre, Matilda The Musical is the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her destiny.

La Sylphide, October 2 - 11, 2015

A young Scotsman pursues a beautiful winged sylph (spirit) in Colorado Ballet's romantic season opener at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. For the first time in nearly 20 years, Colorado Ballet will perform La Sylphide, which includes choreography by August Bournonville and music by Herman Severin Løvenskiold, performed live by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra. Bewitched by the otherworldly sylph, the man abandons his fiancé and follows the creature into the forest. Temptation for the unknown drives him toward an unattainable love; a quest that causes him to lose everything in one of the world's most romantic ballets.

A Christmas Carol, November 27 - December 27, 2015

Essential to the holiday season in Denver, A Christmas Carol promises to "warm your heart and renew your holiday spirit" according to the Examiner. Based on Charles Dickens' classic novel, this joyous and opulent musical adaptation traces money-hoarding skinflint Ebenezer Scrooge's triumphant overnight journey to redemption. A Christmas Carol illuminates the meaning of the holiday season in a way that has resonated for generations.

The SantaLand Diaries, November 27 - December 27, 2015

Crumpet the Elf returns to The Jones for more hilarious holiday hijinks in this acclaimed one-man show. Looking for a little more snark in your stocking this year? David Sedaris' offbeat tales from his stint as a Macy's elf in New York City are the sure cure for the common Christmas show.

The Nutcracker, November 28 - December 27, 2015

Children and adults will enjoy Colorado Ballet's 55th annual production of The Nutcracker, featuring fantastic characters, brilliant dancing, exquisite sets, dazzling costumes, timeless choreography and Tchaikovsky's extraordinary arrangement performed live by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra. This enchanting production brings the timeless story to life and transports audiences to lands of wintertime magic and delicious sweets. Whether it is your first time or 55th, you and your entire family will adore Colorado's most spectacular holiday tradition.

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis, December 12 - 13, 2015

The Ultimate Holiday Tradition is coming to the Buell Theater! Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis has been America's favorite holiday tradition for the past 30 years! Grammy Award winner Chip Davis has created a show that features the beloved Christmas music of Mannheim Steamroller along with dazzling multimedia effects performed in an intimate setting. Their holiday CDs have become synonymous with Christmas and continue to occupy top spots on Billboard's seasonal charts every year!


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