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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.

Colorado Shakespeare Festival

WHEN: June 3 - Aug. 7, 2016
WHERE: University of Colorado Boulder

See Shakespeare under the stars in the historic Mary Rippon Outdoor Theatre or in the newly renovated indoor University Theatre during the summertime favorite Colorado Shakespeare Festival on the University of Colorado campus in Boulder. 2016's plays include "The Comedy of Errors," "Troilus and Cressida," "Cymbeline," and "Henry VI, Part 2."   

Colorado Dragon Boat Festival

WHEN: July 30 & 31, 2016
WHERE: Sloan's Lake Park

While the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival is known for its colorful boat racing competition, there will also be five performing arts stages, featuring a variety of Asian dances and music performances throughout the two-day festival.
 

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Why We Dance: American Indian Art in Motion

WHEN: May 29 - Aug. 15, 2016
WHERE: Denver Art Museum

Learn about the motives behind Native American dance and how it impacts the arts in Why We Dance: American Indian Art in Motion.

The Phantom of the Opera

WHEN: Aug. 25 - Sept. 11, 2016
WHERE: Buell Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex
Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera boasts many exciting special effects. It's been hailed by critics as "bigger and better than ever before."

Rhythm & Roots: Dance in American Art

WHEN: July 10 - Oct. 2, 2016
WHERE: Denver Art Museum

See American artwork from the 19th and 20th centuries that chronicle the evolution of dance and its distinct traditions in Rhythm & Roots: Dance in American Art.  

 

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