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.
Tony Award-winner and Broadway superstar Idina Menzel (Wicked, Rent, Frozen, "Glee") will reprise her critically-acclaimed performance as Elizabeth in If/Then, a role and a Broadway musical written specifically for her a the Buell Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex.
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.
Giraffes strut. Birds swoop. Gazelles leap. The entire Serengeti comes to life as never before. And as the music soars, Pride Rock slowly emerges from the mist. This is Disney’s The Lion King, making its triumphant return to the Buell Theatre!
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. Live from the Stage Theatre, 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.
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.
Nominated for three 2013 Tony Awards including Best Musical, A Christmas Story, The Musical, comes to the Buell Theater this holiday season! Based on the classic 1983 movie, the story takes place in 1940’s Indiana, where Ralphie has a big imagination and one wish for Christmas. A kooky leg lamp, pink bunny pajamas, a cranky department store Santa and a triple-dog-dare to lick a freezing flagpole are just a few of the obstacles that stand between Ralphie and his Christmas dream. The Associated Press calls A Christmas Story, The Musical “a joyous Christmas miracle.”
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!