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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. Explore the best upcoming performing arts events in Denver. 

NOW SHOWING

'The Constant Wife'

WHEN: Ends Oct. 21, 2018
WHERE: Space Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex
Constance Middleton may cheerfully play the traditional role of the intelligent, charming 1920s housewife, but she knows far more than she lets on. This cheeky satire offers a witty, modern look at marriage, fidelity and social roles.

'CORDUROY'

WHEN: Ends Dec. 16, 2018
WHERE: 
The Conservatory Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex
Your little ones will love the tale of Corduroy, a teddy bear who's been patiently waiting on a department store shelf and hoping for a real home. But before he can do that, he’ll have to find the missing button for his overalls.

The region’s only full-time professional orchestra, the Colorado Symphony embraces a tradition of musical excellence by presenting a diverse array of symphonic performances throughout the year. The Colorado Symphony performs in Boettcher Concert Hall...

COMING SOON 

'LOVE NEVER DIES'

WHEN: Oct. 23–28, 2018
WHERE: Buell Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex
The ultimate love story continues in "Love Never Dies," Andrew Lloyd Webber’s spellbinding sequel to "The Phantom of the Opera." "Love Never Dies" is a dazzling new production, which takes audiences on a thrilling rollercoaster ride of intrigue, obsession and romance. Be seduced by the beautiful, sometimes magical and poetic, sometimes joyful, and occasionally melancholic score. Don’t miss this magnificent continuation of one of the world’s greatest love stories as it makes its Denver premiere.

'BREAKIN’ CONVENTION'

WHEN: Nov. 3–4, 2018
WHERE: Buell Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex
The world's biggest festival of hip-hop dance theatre showcasing the very best from around the world and around the corner. Spilling off stage and taking over the whole building, dance workshops, graffiti, DJs, and freestyle sessions create an unforgettable experience for the whole family.

'XANADU'

WHEN: Nov. 3, 2018–Apr. 28, 2019
WHERE: 
Garner Galleria Theatre & Bar in the Denver Performing Arts Complex
Relive the glorious days of roller disco in this 1980s musical journey set in Venice Beach, California. The Tony Award-nominated Xanadu follows the journey of a Greek muse named Kira who descends from the heavens of Mount Olympus to Venice Beach, where she falls in love with a struggling (mortal) artist named Sonny.

'COME FROM AWAY'

WHEN: Nov. 13–25, 2018
WHERE: Buell Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex
Broadway takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them.

'A CHRISTMAS CAROL'

WHEN: Nov. 21–Dec. 24, 2018
WHERE: 
Stage Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex
Keep the holiday spirit flowing with this classic Christmas tale from Charles Dickens. "A Christmas Carol" is the ultimate holiday treat for theatergoers young and old. 

'THE SANTALAND DIARIES'

WHEN: Nov. 23–Dec. 24, 2018
WHERE: The Jones in the Denver Performing Arts Complex
For a less traditional take on the holiday season, don't miss "The SantaLand Diaries," based on author David Sedaris' hilarious account of his stint as a Macy's Christmas elf in New York City. This one-man show isn't for kids, but it will leave adults roaring with holiday cheer. 

'THE NUTCRACKER'

WHEN: Nov. 24–Dec. 24, 2018
WHERE: Ellie Caulkins Opera House in the Denver Performing Arts Complex

A holiday tradition, Colorado Ballet's performance of Tchaikovsky’s famous score was named the best-loved "The Nutcracker" production in the country last year. 

DRUMS OF THE WORLD

WHEN: Nov. 25, 2018 
WHERE: Boettcher Concert Hall in the Denver Performing Arts Complex

This popular annual family concert takes attendees on a musical trip around the globe. Drums of the World features your very own Colorado Symphony percussionists playing rhythmic instruments new and old — it'll be everything but the kitchen sink! Arrive early for pre-concert activities in the lobby.

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