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Performing Arts in Denver

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. Explore the best upcoming performing arts events in Denver. 

This Month

'The Nacirema Society'

WHEN: Thru March 2, 2024
WHERE: The John Hand Theater on the CFU Lowry Campus

Every year since Emancipation, the Nacirema Society of Montgomery, Alabama, introduces six elegant African American debutantes to a world of wealth, privilege and social responsibility. This year, at its 100th anniversary, with young love brewing, old flames simmering and national media attention on hand, what could go awry? This warm and funny play from the Firehouse Theater Company takes place in 1964, 10 years after the bus boycott and just as Martin Luther King, Jr. is preparing for a massive voter registration drive. 

'Water by the Spoonful'

WHEN: Thru March 3, 2024
WHERE: Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, Colorado Springs

Somewhere in Philadelphia, Elliot has returned from Iraq and is struggling to find his place in the world. Somewhere in a chat room, recovering addicts keep each other alive, hour by hour, day by day. The boundaries of family and community are stretched across continents and cyberspace as birth families splinter and online families collide. "Water by the Spoonful" is a heartfelt meditation on lives on the brink of redemption. 

'Cebollas'

WHEN: Thru March 17, 2024
WHERE: Singleton Theatre

Three middle-aged Chicanas are forced to take an unexpected road trip from Albuquerque to Denver. Making their way north on I-25, they don’t travel for business or for pleasure. They just need to transport a dead body across state lines! Speeding past the familiar locales of Bernalillo, Santa Fe, Huerfano, Colorado Springs and Castle Rock, they reflect on shared family history and muse about the lives their daughters might live. On this seemingly endless stretch of highway, their bickering, laughter, singing and discoveries will fundamentally change—and strengthen—their relationship. New Mexican culture and the immutable bond of sisterhood take center stage in this outlandish comedy, which garnered stellar audience response at the 2022 Colorado New Play Summit. 

'Rubicon'

WHEN: Thru March 17, 2024
WHERE: The Dorota & Kevin Kilstrom Theatre

Overflowing with intrigue and wit, "Rubicon" tells the true story of one of history’s most effective spies. Starting in the years leading up to World War II, the plot follows Elizabeth “Betty” Pack as she transitions from society wife and mother to steely, seductive agent for British and American Intelligence. As missions take her from Madrid to Warsaw to Washington, Betty uses her charm, beauty, and intellect as tools of espionage, leveraging her sexuality to influence global affairs.

'Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812'

WHEN: Thru March 31, 2024
WHERE: Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities, Arvada

Electropop tunes meet a scandalous slice of "War and Peace" in this musical extravaganza. Meet Natasha, a young woman who arrives in Moscow longing for her fiance; and Pierre, a man caught in an existential crisis who tries to save her shattered reputation. "Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812" was nominated for 12 Tony Awards when it premiered in 2012. Expect to find the Black Box Theatre transformed into a raucous Russian dinner club with cabaret tables, immersive seating and an unforgettable theatrical and musical experience.

'The Improvised Shakespeare Company'

WHEN: Thru April 28, 2024
WHERE: Garner Galleria Theatre & Bar

You’ve never seen the Bard like this before! Based on one audience suggestion (a title of a show that has never been written), the dazzling players create a brand new, fully improvised Shakespearean masterpiece right before your eyes. Nothing has been planned out, rehearsed, or written. All of the dialogue is said for the first time, the characters are created as you watch, and if ever you’re wondering where the story is going…so are they! See the show TimeOut Chicago calls “staggeringly brilliant” and “downright hilarious!”

Lumonics Immersed

WHEN: Thru Dec. 28, 2024
WHERE: Lumonics Light & Sound Gallery

“Entering a performance at Lumonics Light & Sound Gallery is like stepping through a looking glass and into a sci-fi wonderland. The gallery’s Lumonics Immersed installation was originally created by the late Dorothy and Mel Tanner, pioneering light artists whose singular style fuses elements of light, music and sculptures to produce captivating experiences for the audience.” – Denver Westword

'Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman'

WHEN: Feb. 27 and March 1 and 3, 2024
WHERE: Ellie Caulkins Opera House

Wagner’s supernatural drama makes landfall with Opera Colorado. The captain of a legendary ghost ship is lost in more ways than one as he is doomed to roam the seas and only come to land for one day every seven years. When the Dutchman is introduced to the idealistic Senta, he begins to wonder if he has found a love strong enough to break his lonely curse.

'Second Star On The Left: A Burlesque Musical'

WHEN: Feb. 29, 2024
WHERE: The Clocktower Cabaret

This burlesque musical takes you on an exciting and sexy journey of what happens when Peter Pan, the boy who never grew up, actually grows up! Lessons are learned, dreams are crushed, and tassels are twirled as we follow this icon of page and screen on a mission not just to survive the grown-up world, but also to find his passion in the process.

'Pirates of Penzance' and an Evening of Gilbert and Sullivan's Greatest Hits

WHEN: Feb. 29, 2024
WHERE: Lone Tree Arts Center, Lone Tree

A sextet of stars of New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players perform "The Pirates of Penzance" in one act, with all of the famous numbers by all your favorite characters, dressed to the nines in piratical and Victorian splendor. Set sail with this classic comedy that boasts one of the most famous patter songs in musical theatre history. On the coast of Cornwall, a band of tenderhearted pirates celebrates the coming of age of Frederic, who was mistakenly apprenticed to the pirates until his 21st birthday. Now, Frederic has vowed to devote his life to the extermination of piracy – until a ludicrous leap year snag threatens to keep him apprenticed to the pirates for life! After intermission, the performers return in black tie and gowns to entertain the audience with many selections from the full repertoire of Gilbert & Sullivan’s comic operas – including their signature section – impromptu audience requests!

'Springtime in Mourning'

WHEN: Feb. 29–March 1, 2024
WHERE: Cleo Parker Robinson Dance, Northglenn
Exciting and evocative, Cleo II (the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance 2nd company) presents "Springtime In Mourning" in celebration of the power of the human spirit and the promise of hope. Featured works will include "Springtime In Mourning" by Cedric D. Hall, set to the music of Aaron Copeland; "Check Cashing Day" by Cleo Parker Robinson; and "Timber" by Winifred R. Harris. Cleo Parker Robinson Dance uses the universal language of dance to honor the African Diaspora, explore the human condition, champion social justice, unite people of all ages and races and ultimately celebrate the complexity of life through movement.

'Awakening Beauty'

WHEN: Feb. 29–March 3, 2024
WHERE: Wonderbound
Garrett Ammon tilts the traditional story of "Sleeping Beauty" on its axis; our heroine discovers in adolescence that life is not a fairytale and things can get prickly. The brilliant Tom Hagerman (Devotchka) re-imagines Tchaikovsky’s original score into a modern-day soundtrack performed live by himself and a hand-picked selection of local musicians that will perform live.

'A Midsummer Night's Dream'

WHEN: Feb. 29–March 10, 2024
WHERE: Newman Center for the Performing Arts
On Midsummer's Night, the real and fairy worlds collide. Four young lovers, faced with the prospect of unhappy marriage or worse, flee the court of Athens and stumble into an enchanted forest. Presented by DU's Theatre Department.

'The Rivals'

WHEN: Feb. 29–March 10, 2024
WHERE: The Dairy Center, Boulder
Lydia has sworn off rich men. She only wants to marry for love, not money. She has no idea that her beloved Ensign Beverley is actually quite well-to-do Captain Absolute. When Sir Anthony Absolute decides on the spur of the moment to bring his entire household to town, his son, Captain Jack Absolute, is taken by surprise by his father’s arrival. Captain Absolute has secretly been posing as Ensign Beverley, a penniless sailor, to win the affections of Lydia Languish, a most beautiful heiress.

 

Coming Soon

'Invocation' (Boulder)

WHEN: March 1, 2024
WHERE: Dairy Arts Center, Boulder

In celebration of its 15th Anniversary Season, entitled "Invocation," Denver’s nationally acclaimed Zikr Dance Ensemble is excited to showcase some of the company’s signature works and audience favorites. “Runes”, called a masterpiece by critics, explores the ancient runic alphabets native to norther European peoples, specifically through the use of runes as a form of divination. “Parallel & Elevated” is a beautiful, acrobatic and atmospheric interaction between two beings, one on the physical plane and the other in a different dimension. “In Your Eyes” is the company’s signature work. Set to the famous music of Peter Gabriel of the same name, "In Your Eyes" will leave audiences breathless, exhilarated and uplifted! The program will also include “Ripples In The Sand”, Artistic Director David Taylor’s most recent stunning creation, set to the mesmerizing music of Hans Zimmer.

'Invocation' (Denver)

WHEN: March 2, 2024
WHERE: Central Presbyterian Church

In celebration of its 15th Anniversary Season, entitled "Invocation," Denver’s nationally acclaimed Zikr Dance Ensemble is excited to showcase some of the company’s signature works and audience favorites. “Runes”, called a masterpiece by critics, explores the ancient runic alphabets native to norther European peoples, specifically through the use of runes as a form of divination. “Parallel & Elevated” is a beautiful, acrobatic and atmospheric interaction between two beings, one on the physical plane and the other in a different dimension. “In Your Eyes” is the company’s signature work. Set to the famous music of Peter Gabriel of the same name, "In Your Eyes" will leave audiences breathless, exhilarated and uplifted! The program will also include “Ripples In The Sand”, Artistic Director David Taylor’s most recent stunning creation, set to the mesmerizing music of Hans Zimmer.

'125 "No"s'

WHEN: March 1–23, 2024
WHERE: Buntport Theater

Entertainment lore says that the flop film "Desire Me" is the movie that made Robert Mitchum stop taking Hollywood seriously. He insists that one of the many uncredited directors made his co-star Greer Garson do 125 takes of the word “no”. Buntport's new play takes audiences behind the scenes, following four people as they pass the time, caught in this absurd moment of repetitive takes. Conversation runs the gamut from Hollywood gossip to facts about sardine fishing to the character's own desires.

'A Jukebox for The Algonquin'

WHEN: March 1–April 7, 2024
WHERE: Miners Alley Performing Arts Center, Golden

The contemporary community room at the Placid Pines Senior Care Center could really use a jukebox. When it costs more than the center can raise, a small band of former Brooklyn and Bronx residents hatch a plot to prove that aging is not a New York state of mind. This funny, heartwarming story reminds us that age is just a number, as long as we have friends to connect with.

'Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! The Musical!'

WHEN: March 2–24, 2024
WHERE: Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, Colorado Springs

It’s not easy being the Pigeon—you never get to do ANYTHING! But when the Bus Driver has a crisis that threatens to make her passengers (gasp!) late, maybe that wily bird CAN do something. With a script written by Mo Willems, the creator of the #1 New York Times best-selling, Caldecott Honor award-winning Pigeon picture books, "Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! The Musical!" is sure to get everyone’s wings flapping.

'MAD LIBrarians'

WHEN: March 2 and April 6, 2024
WHERE: Boulder Public Library, Boulder

Whenever this team of buttoned-up librarians hears about a fantastic new book, they go wild. In each episode, buttons go flying as the MAD LIBrarians craft a new book title based on your suggestions and then—right before your very eyes—they act, sing, and shout that book out full-blast. Come visit the library that can’t ever keep quiet…no matter how hard its terribly serious and wonderfully silly librarians may try.

'Hairspray'

WHEN: March 5–10, 2024
WHERE: Buell Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex

Broadway’s Tony Award-winning musical comedy phenomenon is back on tour! Join 16-year-old Tracy Turnblad in 1960s Baltimore as she sets out to dance her way onto TV’s most popular show. Can a girl with big dreams (and even bigger hair) change the world? Featuring the beloved score of hit songs including “Welcome to the ‘60s,” “Good Morning Baltimore” and “You Can’t Stop the Beat,” The New York Times hails "Hairspray" asv“fresh, winning, and deliriously tuneful!”

'Cuarenta Y Ocho'

WHEN: March 7–23, 2024
WHERE: Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center

50 years ago: two bombs, 48 hours, six Chicano activists dead.

Jeff Dunham

WHEN: March 8–9, 2024
WHERE: Bellco Theatre

Jeff Dunham has consistently delivered laughs and shattered ratings with his broadcast specials, global tours, and a best-selling autobiography. His successes have been commemorated with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, he’s been named Pollstar’s Top Touring Artist, and he was awarded the Guinness Book of World Records’ "most tickets sold for a stand-up comedy tour," cementing his place in entertainment history. 

'Coppélia'

WHEN: March 8–17, 2024
WHERE: Ellie Caulkins Opera House

For the first time in 15 years, Colorado Ballet will present "Coppélia": a widely acclaimed ballet based on two short stories by E.T.A. Hoffmann. Renowned for its charming blend of humor and classical sensibility, "Coppélia" is a whimsical story of love and mistaken identity. Colorado Ballet’s adaptation features original choreography by Arthur Saint-Léon, staged by Sandra Brown, Lorita Travaglia and Maria Mosina, set to the music of Léo Delibes.

'Amelia’s Big Idea'

WHEN: March 9, 16, 23 and 30 and April 6, 2024
WHERE: Miners Alley Performing Arts Center, Golden

Ten-year-old Amelia Smart wants to build a dog park. Her pet Gadget needs a safe place to play, but her big idea to transform Townville will take a lot of work! Along the way, Amelia needs help from the Mayor, the Librarian, Mr. Delivery, and others. Kids (suggested ages 4-12) learn about teamwork, community, and civic life through catchy songs and interactive fun. Warning: You might take some big ideas home with you.

Passport to Culture: Trekking Mexico

WHEN: March 10, 2024
WHERE: Lone Tree Arts Center, Lone Tree

Take a deep dive into folk traditions, both ancient and contemporary. This colorful educational show takes you on a Mexican expedition of historic and geographic regions through folkloric music and dance. From feeling the rumbling drums of Tenochtitlan to the sweet sounds of the stringed Jaranas of Veracruz, audiences are transported to the jungles of Tabasco and trek the mountains of Guerrero, this multimedia show will whisk you away on a joyful ride through this culturally rich republic.

'Cirque du Soleil: Crystal'

WHEN: March 13–17, 2024
WHERE: Ball Arena

"Cirque du Soleil Crystal™" is more than an ice show. For the first time, Cirque du Soleil® pushes the boundaries of performance, redefining the artistic possibilities of ice. Watch as world-class ice skaters and acrobats claim their frozen playground with speed and grace, challenging the laws of gravity with daring acrobatics. Feel the thrill of poetry in motion as our protagonist Crystal’s journey toward empowerment is brought to life on ice. Enter a dreamlike world fueled by her imagination, where boundless creativity transforms the everyday into something extraordinary. Crystal invites you to suspend reality and glide into a world that springs to colorful life with astounding visual projections and a soundtrack that seamlessly blends popular music with the quintessential sound of Cirque du Soleil.

'Shrek the Musical'

WHEN: March 14–17, 2024
WHERE: Buell Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex

An unlikely hero finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue in the hilarious stage spectacle based on the Oscar®-winning, smash-hit, DreamWorks animated film. This Tony Award®-winning fairy tale musical adventure features brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life. You’ll be a “believer” too, as there’s more to the story than meets the ears.

'Cost of Living'

WHEN: March 16–April 20, 2024
WHERE: Curious Theatre Company

Winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize, this surprisingly funny and very human play from an exciting new voice is about the forces that bring people together, the realities of facing the world with physical disabilities, and how deeply we all need each other. A powerful, bittersweet play about people who need other people to survive. Featuring Phamaly Theatre Company.

'Sphinx Virtuosi'

WHEN: March 20, 2024
WHERE: 
Newman Center for the Performing Arts
Inspired by the poetry of Langston Hughes and Julia Alvarez, this dynamic, inspiring, self-conducted chamber orchestra will present a program showcasing the beauty and tradition of excellence inherent in classical music created and performed by Black and Latinx composers for many generations.

'Disney On Ice Presents: Mickey's Search Party' (Colorado Springs)

WHEN: March 21–24, 2024
WHERE: Broadmoor World Arena, Colorado Springs

Join Mickey Mouse and his friends on an adventure filled with world-class skating, high-flying acrobatics, and unexpected stunts! Look for clues in the search for Tinker Bell through immersive, fantastic worlds. Explore the colorful spirit realm of  "Coco," sail away with Moana as she bravely saves her island, see Belle in the sky as the enchanted chandelier comes to life, and sing along with Elsa in the icy world of  "Frozen." Make memories during  "Aladdin," "Toy Story" and "The Little Mermaid" as the search party becomes an all-out celebration!

'Spring Awakening Musical'

WHEN: March 22–24, 2024
WHERE: The Spark, Boulder

Synthesis Theatre Company presents "Spring Awakening." Based on Frank Wedekind’s groundbreaking and controversial play (once banned in Germany), Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik’s brilliant rock score and searingly emotional book take the story of sexual awakening, youth revolt and self-discovery into a new century. It’s 1891, and grown-ups hold all the cards. Headstrong Melchior and naive Wendla stumble into each others’ arms, passionate and curious, while anxious Moritz struggles to live up to the stringent expectations of society. With only each other for guidance, this group of young men and women travel the fraught and rocky path of adolescence, discovering their bodies, their minds and themselves along the way. An electric, vibrant celebration of youth and rebellion, "Spring Awakening" fuses issues of morality, sexuality and rock and roll into a story that packs a powerful emotional punch.

'Noises Off'

WHEN: March 22–May 5, 2024
WHERE: Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Arvada

A touring troupe’s flop of a play revolves and devolves into comedy chaos in this multi-award-winning play within a play. "Noises Off" is a relentless, high-energy farce filled with embarrassing moments, behind-the-scenes kerfluffles, physical comedy hijinks and even flying sardines. Take a trip behind the scenes as everything that could possibly go wrong, goes wrong. "Noises Off" gives audiences a voyeuristic view into the inner workings of theatre, and how the real drama happens when the actors leave the stage.

'Wild Women: "Never Say Never"' (Boulder) 

WHEN: March 23, 2024
WHERE: Nomad Playhouse, Boulder

A salute to terrific women everywhere, back by popular demand.

'Gem of the Ocean'

WHEN: March 23–April 14, 2024
WHERE: Aurora Fox Theater, Aurora

Pittsburgh, 1904: Seeking redemption, a young southerner, Citizen Barlow, arrives at the doorstep of the legendary Aunt Ester, a 285-year-old spiritual guide. There he meets Solly Two Kings, a former slave turned Underground Railroad conductor. Through a series of intertwining events, their lives become forever altered, as Citizen Barlow is taken on a mythical journey of awakening to the City of Bones, realizing the value of community and the power of belief.

'Guadelupe in the Guest Room'

WHEN: March 23–April 20, 2024
WHERE: John Hand Theater

Steve is grieving the death of his wife. His mother-in-law, Guadalupe, has moved into his guest room while she works to translate the children’s books her deceased daughter has written. Both are overcome with grief but struggle to connect. Differences in language and culture keep them separated until they find common ground watching Mexican telenovelas on the T.V. The play is a deeply moving and very funny celebration of life, new beginnings and the healing power of telenovelas. Presented by Firehouse Theater Company.

'Wild Women: "Never Say Never"' (Denver)

WHEN: March 24, 2024
WHERE: Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center

A salute to terrific women everywhere, back by popular demand.

'A Raisin in the Sun'

WHEN: March 24–April 14, 2024
WHERE: Littleton Town Hall Arts Center, Littleton

Be among the first people in Colorado to experience this powerful, musical retelling of Lorraine Hansberry’s classic, “A Raisin in the Sun.” This soulful and inspiring musical about a proud Black family’s quest for a better life in 1951 Chicago. Three generations of Walter Younger’s family live in a single, cramped apartment. But when Walter’s father passes away, and the family receives a substantial life insurance payout, grief gives way to hope. Walter wants to use the money to open a small business, while his mother wants to invest in homeownership outside the impoverished community in Southside Chicago and to pay for her daughter’s medical school education. 

'Disney On Ice Presents: Mickey's Search Party' (Denver)

WHEN: March 28–31, 2024
WHERE: Historic Denver Coliseum

Join Mickey Mouse and his friends on an adventure filled with world-class skating, high-flying acrobatics, and unexpected stunts! Look for clues in the search for Tinker Bell through immersive, fantastic worlds. Explore the colorful spirit realm of  "Coco," sail away with Moana as she bravely saves her island, see Belle in the sky as the enchanted chandelier comes to life, and sing along with Elsa in the icy world of  "Frozen." Make memories during  "Aladdin," "Toy Story" and "The Little Mermaid" as the search party becomes an all-out celebration!

'Shen Yun'

WHEN: March 29–April 3, 2024
WHERE: Buell Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex

Travel back to the magical world of ancient China and experience a lost culture through the incredible art of classical Chinese dance, where legends come to life. "Shen Yun" pushes the boundaries of the performing arts, with a unique blend of stunning costuming, high-tech backdrops and an orchestra like no other. Be prepared for a theatrical experience that will take your breath away!

'Disney On Ice Presents: Mickey's Search Party' (Loveland)

WHEN: April 4–7, 2024
WHERE: Blue Arena, Loveland

Join Mickey Mouse and his friends on an adventure filled with world-class skating, high-flying acrobatics, and unexpected stunts! Look for clues in the search for Tinker Bell through immersive, fantastic worlds. Explore the colorful spirit realm of  "Coco," sail away with Moana as she bravely saves her island, see Belle in the sky as the enchanted chandelier comes to life, and sing along with Elsa in the icy world of  "Frozen." Make memories during  "Aladdin," "Toy Story" and "The Little Mermaid" as the search party becomes an all-out celebration!

'Emma'

WHEN: April 5–May 5, 2024
WHERE: Wolf Theatre

Ever the romantic, Emma Woodhouse prides herself on being the best matchmaker in town. Goaded by her friend George Knightley, she sets out on a quest to set up the adorable ingénue Harriet with a fitting suitor. But love has its own agenda with plenty of twists and turns in store – including a few for Emma herself. This rendition of "Emma" is a joyous, irreverent take in conversation with the Regency novel. In a new adaptation that’s a bit zany and refreshingly contemporary, playwright Kate Hamill infuses the language and perspectives of today into Austen’s beloved characters. You may be surprised by who says what — and how.

'MJ'

WHEN: April 10–28, 2024
WHERE: Buell Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex

The music. The showmanship. The icon. Now, the unparalleled artistry of the greatest entertainer of all time comes to Denver as "MJ," the Tony Award®-winning new musical centering on the making of the 1992 Dangerous Tour, begins a tour of its own. "MJ" is startin’ somethin’ as it makes its Colorado premiere at the Buell in April 2024.

'The Mousetrap'

WHEN: April 11–21, 2024
WHERE: Lone Tree Arts Center, Lone Tree

Murder mystery stories never go out of style. With the resurgence of the whodunit in popular culture, Agatha Christie’s "The Mousetrap" is the ideal addition to the LTAC theatrical season. After a local woman is murdered, the guests and staff at Monkswell Manor find themselves stranded during a snowstorm. It soon becomes clear that the killer is among them, and the seven strangers grow increasingly suspicious of one another. A police detective, arriving on skis, interrogates the suspects: the newlyweds running the house; a spinster with a curious background; an architect who seems better equipped to be a chef; a retired Army major; a strange little man who claims his car has overturned in a drift; and a jurist who makes life miserable for everyone. When a second murder takes place, tensions and fears escalate. This record-breaking murder mystery features a brilliant surprise finish from Dame Agatha Christie, the foremost mystery writer of her time.

'Urban Bush Women: Legacy + Lineage + Liberation'

WHEN: April 12, 2024
WHERE: 
Newman Center for the Performing Arts
Founded in 1984 by dance icon Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, Urban Bush Women’s groundbreaking work centers women(+) and members of the African diaspora. "Legacy + Lineage + Liberation" is an evening of classic works that transcend genre, illuminating overlooked perspectives that contribute to our national conversation around equity and justice.

'Where Did We Sit on the Bus?'

WHEN: April 19–June 2, 2024
WHERE: Singleton Theatre

What follows is a theatrical mixtape of Bee’s life. It’s a one-person show that immerses the audience in elaborate, layered soundscapes by fusing Latin rhythms, hip-hop, and spoken word poetry. And it’s all made, in-person, in real time, through the magic of live music and storytelling. "Where Did We Sit on the Bus?" captures both the innocence of youth and the pressures that come with being the child of immigrants and asks, “What is my place? Where do I fit in?”

'MAD LIBrarians'

WHEN: April 20, 2024
WHERE: The Arts HUB, Lafayette

Whenever this team of buttoned-up librarians hears about a fantastic new book, they go wild. In each episode, buttons go flying as the MAD LIBrarians craft a new book title based on your suggestions and then—right before your very eyes—they act, sing, and shout that book out full-blast. Come visit the library that can’t ever keep quiet…no matter how hard its terribly serious and wonderfully silly librarians may try.

'A Year With Frog and Toad'

WHEN: April 25– May 17, 2024
WHERE: Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities, Arvada

Based on the award-winning books by Arnold Lobel, "A Year With Frog and Toad" follows the adventures of two best friends—the cheerful Frog and the grumpy Toad—as they hop, sing and dance their way through a year of adventure. Journey through the four seasons alongside Frog and Toad, learning about friendship, caring and what makes each of us special. A theatre production for young audiences, this whimsical musical draws connection to literacy, social-emotional learning, and life sciences and is recommended for grades K through 5.

'Rent'

WHEN: May 2–26, 2024
WHERE: Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, Colorado Springs

Based loosely on Puccini’s "La Boheme," Jonathan Larson’s "Rent" follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York’s Lower East Side under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. The physical and emotional complications of the disease pervade the lives of Roger, Mimi, Tom and Angel. Maureen deals with her chronic infidelity through performance art; her partner, Joanne, wonders if their relationship is worth the trouble. Benny has sold out his Bohemian ideals in exchange for a hefty income and is on the outs with his former friends. Mark, an aspiring filmmaker, feels like an outsider to life in general. How these young bohemians negotiate their dreams, loves and conflicts provides the narrative thread to this groundbreaking musical. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and Pulitzer Prize for Drama. 

'The Cher Show'

WHEN: May 3–5, 2024
WHERE: Buell Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex

For six straight decades, only ONE unstoppable force has flat-out dominated popular culture, breaking down barriers, pushing boundaries and letting nothing and no one stand in her way. "The Cher Show" is the Tony Award®-winning musical of her story, and it’s packed with so much Cher that it takes three women to play her: the kid starting out, the glam pop star, and the icon.

'What the Constitution Means to Me'

WHEN: May 3–19, 2024
WHERE: Dairy Arts Center, Boulder

During its 2019 run on Broadway, "What The Constitution Means to Me" received a tidal wave of critical praise, two Tony Award nominations and ultimately became a Pulitzer finalist. In this smart and timely comedy, Heidi Schreck resurrects her 15-year-old self who traveled the country competing in American Legion speech competitions to save money for college. Unearthing her perspective on the Constitution then and now, she delves into four generations of women in her family and how the founding document shaped their lives. 

'The Lehman Trilogy'

WHEN: May 3–June 2, 2024
WHERE: 
The Dorota & Kevin Kilstrom Theatre
In 1847, the Lehman brothers open a modest clothing shop in Alabama. But they have big dreams. They evolve as new opportunities arise. They capitalize on railroads, oil booms, personal computers, and, eventually, capital itself. They become so intertwined with the U.S. government and in the daily lives of millions of stakeholders that some begin to believe that Lehman Brothers, the institution, is too big to fail. Hailed as “a genuinely epic production” by The New York Times.

'MAD LIBrarians'

WHEN: May 4, 11 and 18, 2024
WHERE: Dairy Arts Center, Boulder

Whenever this team of buttoned-up librarians hears about a fantastic new book, they go wild. In each episode, buttons go flying as the MAD LIBrarians craft a new book title based on your suggestions and then—right before your very eyes—they act, sing, and shout that book out full-blast. Come visit the library that can’t ever keep quiet…no matter how hard its terribly serious and wonderfully silly librarians may try.

Cirque de la Symphonie with Boulder Phil

WHEN: May 5, 2024
WHERE: Lone Tree Arts Center, Lone Tree

The Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra and Cirque de la Symphonie join forces to bring a truly unique and mesmerizing performance to the stage. Through this awe-inspiring collaboration of musicianship and artistry, audiences will be transported to a world of wonder and excitement as they witness the seamless integration of music and acrobatics in this unforgettable performance.

'Bluey's Big Play'

WHEN: May 11–12, 2024
WHERE: Buell Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex

When Dad feels like a little bit of Sunday afternoon time out, Bluey and Bingo have other plans! Join them as they pull out all of the games and cleverness at their disposal to get Dad off that bean bag. "Bluey’s Big Play" is a brand-new theatrical adaptation of the Emmy® award-winning children’s television series, with an original story by Bluey creator Joe Brumm, and new music by Bluey composer, Joff Bush. Join the Heelers in their first live theatre show made just for you, featuring brilliantly created puppets brought to real life.

'Cullud Wattah'

WHEN: May 18–June 15, 2024
WHERE: Curious Theatre Company

This time-bending play takes on the Flint Water Crisis and dives deep into the poisonous choices of the outside world, the contamination within, and how we make the best decisions for our families’ futures when there are no real, present options. This Regional Premiere features an intergenerational cast of all Black Women joined in song, in reckoning and in ritual.

Passport to Culture: Cleo Parker Robinson Dance

WHEN: May 19, 2024
WHERE: Lone Tree Arts Center, Lone Tree

Members of Cleo Parker Robinson’s Cleo II share the timeless magic of cultural storytelling through dance, music and spoken word. Join in celebrating the ways in which these wonderful stories honor our diversity and bring us together to strengthen our understanding and uplift community for all!

'Company'

WHEN: May 22–June 2, 2024
WHERE: Buell Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex

"PHONE RINGS, DOOR CHIMES, IN COMES COMPANY." It’s Bobbie’s 35th birthday party, and all her friends keep asking, why isn’t she married? Why can’t she find the right man and isn’t it time to settle down and start a family? As Bobbie searches for answers, she discovers why being single, being married, and being alive in the 21st-century could drive a person crazy. Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical, "Company" features Stephen Sondheim’s award-winning songs "You Could Drive a Person Crazy," "The Ladies Who Lunch," "Side by Side by Side" and the iconic "Being Alive." Let’s all drink to that!

'Prom'

WHEN: May 24–June 23, 2024
WHERE: Littleton Town Hall Arts Center, Littleton

Big-city stars set themselves on a collision course with small-town PTA politicians in this sequin-covered musical comedy. Fresh off a humiliating and high-profile flop, four of Broadway’s brassiest, sassiest stars decide to put themselves back in the spotlight by finding a noble cause to champion. As luck (and social media) would have it, a high school in Indiana has gotten itself into some controversy surrounding its prom. A sweet, courageous young woman wants to take her girlfriend to the dance. But the conservative faculty members and self-righteous parents in the community will stop at nothing to deny the same-sex couple their spin around the dance floor. Enter the quirky Broadway quartet on the rescue, inviting the students to be the kick-ball-change they want to see in the world!

'Broadway’s Next Hit Musical'

WHEN: June 12–30, 2024
WHERE: Garner Galleria Theatre & Bar

Every song is fresh. Every scene is new. Every night is different. It’s all improvised and it’s all funny. "Broadway’s Next Hit Musical" is the only unscripted theatrical awards show. Have you heard of the TONY Awards? Well, "Broadway’s Next Hit Musical" is…The PHONY Awards! Audience members write down made-up song titles and our master improvisers gather these suggestions and present them as “nominated songs” for this coveted award, creating spontaneous scenes and songs filled with dancing, catchy melodies, and tons of laughter. The audience votes for their favorite song and watches as the cast turns that song into a full-blown improvised musical – complete with memorable characters, witty dialogue and plot twists galore.

'Disney's Frozen'

WHEN: June 19–July 3, 2024
WHERE: Buell Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex

"Frozen" features the songs you know and love from the original Oscar®-winning film, plus an expanded score with a dozen new numbers by the film’s songwriters. for an unforgettable theatrical experience filled with sensational special effects, stunning sets and costumes, and powerhouse performances. It's everything you want in a musical: It’s moving. It’s spectacular. And above all, it’s pure Broadway joy.

Passport to Culture: ArtistiCO

WHEN: June 23, 2024
WHERE: Lone Tree Arts Center, Lone Tree

ArtistiCO is a local dance company that is dedicated to bringing the art of dance to the hearts of their community. They embrace various dance techniques including Mexican folk dance, classical and contemporary ballet. By promoting Latinx culture and history through dance, ArtistiCO serves as a bridge between nations, connecting people locally, nationally and internationally.

'WICKED'

WHEN: July 24–Aug. 25, 2024
WHERE: Buell Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex

"WICKED," the Broadway sensation, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz…but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another young woman, born with emerald-green skin—smart, fiery, misunderstood and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships…until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “wicked.” 

'Kimberly Akimbo'

WHEN: Sept. 1–29, 2024
WHERE: Buell Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex

Kim is a bright and funny New Jersey teen, who happens to look like a 72-year-old lady. And yet her aging condition may be the least of her problems. Forced to maneuver family secrets, borderline personalities and possible felony charges, Kim is determined to find happiness in a world where not even time is on her side. This musical about growing up and growing old (in no particular order), was named BEST MUSICAL by the New York Drama Critics Circle, The Drama Desk Awards, The Lucille Lortel Awards, and The Outer Critics Circle Awards.

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