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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

'This Is Modern Art'

WHEN: Ends April 15, 2018
WHERE: The Jones

Where does art belong? In "This Is Modern Art," a Chicago graffiti crew sparks a public debate about the meaning and boundaries of art.

'First Date'

WHEN: Ends April 22, 2018
WHERE: Garner Galleria Theatre & Bar

Watch as a blind date between romance newbie Aaron and serial-dater Casey unfolds at a busy New York restaurant in the hilarious, high-stakes musical comedy "First Date."

'Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill​'

WHEN: Ends April 23, 2018
WHERE: Garner Galleria Theatre & Bar

This tribute to the incomparable Billie Holiday showcases the award-winning vocal talents of actress and singer Mary Louise Lee as she tells Lady Day's turbulent life story through songs like "Strange Fruit" and "Taint Nobody's Biz-ness."

'AMERICA’S MUSICAL JOURNEY' IMAX 3D

WHEN: Ends Dec. 31, 2018
WHERE: Denver Museum of Nature & Science

Tap your toe across America as you experience the sounds of jazz, blues, zydeco and old-time country music, and see how they have shaped our nation’s distinctive musical heritage in this engaging film. 

COMING SOON 

THE WHO'S 'TOMMY'

WHEN: April 20–May 27, 2018
WHERE: 
Stage Theatre
When Tommy, deaf and blind, discovers a newfound talent for pinball, he’s swept up in the fame and fortune of his success.

'YOUR BEST ONE'

WHEN: May 3–June 16, 2018
WHERE: 
1080 Acoma, Denver, CO 80204
Curious Theatre presents "Your Best One," a touching look at how a cancer diagnosis can bring family together — and keep them apart.

'HUMAN ERROR'

WHEN: May 18–June 24, 2018
WHERE: 
Garner Galleria Theatre & Bar
Two couples with very different world views learn how to get along after a mix-up at the fertility clinic leaves one couple pregnant with the other couple's baby.

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL 'CORTEO'

WHEN: May 24–27, 2018
WHERE:
 1STBANK Center
The aerial acrobats of Cirque du Soleil are back with "Corteo," an exuberant production that celebrates life in the face of loss.

TWO TITANS: BERNSTEIN & MAHLER

WHEN: May 25–27, 2018
WHERE: Boettecher Concert Hall

The Colorado Symphony honors Leonard Bernstein’s birth with a program highlighting the maestro as both composer and conductor, ending with Gustav Mahler's “Titan” symphony to mark Bernstein's lifelong study of the great composer.

COLORADO RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL

WHEN: June 9–July 29, 2018
WHERE: Larkspur, Colo. 

Take a trip back to the 16th century and experience full-armor jousting, period music and giant turkey legs at the Colorado Renaissance Festival.

'THE BOOK OF MORMON'

WHEN: June 13–July 1, 2018
WHERE: Ellie Caulkins Opera House

Nine-time Tony Award winner "The Book of Mormon" is back in The Mile High City. This outrageous musical comedy follows the misadventures of a pair of Mormon missionaries as they travel halfway across the globe to spread the Good Word.