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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

'ANASTASIA'

WHEN: Ends Aug. 18, 2019
WHEREBuell Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex
This show will transport you from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer, Anya and a handsome conman embark on an epic adventure to help her discover the mystery of her past. 

'IT'S NOT YOU, IT'S ME - THE SECOND CITY'

WHEN: Ends Aug. 25, 2019
WHEREGarner Galleria Theatre & Bar
Improv fans won't want to miss their chance to see this world-famous comedy troupe right here in The Mile High City.

'CHICAGO'

WHEN: Ends Aug. 25, 2019
WHEREStudio Loft in the Ellie Caulkins Opera House
The Phamaly Theatre Company solely casts actors with disabilities in their shows and hosts a musical every summer. This year it's "Chicago" — the longest-running show in Broadway history! 

'THE LAST DEFENDER'

WHEN: Ends Sept. 8, 2019
WHERE: 1510 Blake Street
Part performance, part puzzle hunt and part live-action game, "The Last Defender" draws on the political and social turmoil of the 1980s. In this immersive storytelling experience, you'll suit up and work as a team to gather information, solve puzzles, and attempt to save the world.

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 

'INDECENT'

WHEN: Aug. 30–Oct. 6, 2019
WHERE: Space Theatre

When Sholem Asch's groundbreaking play, "The God of Vengeance," was deemed "indecent" because of its portrayal of a same-sex romance, the playwright refused to be silenced. This is a play about that play and the lengths to which Asch went to make it happen.

'ERMA BOMBECK – AT WIT’S END'

WHEN: Sept. 4–22, 2019
WHERE: Garner Galleria Theatre & Bar

This is the story behind one of America’s most beloved humorists, Erma Bombeck, an average housewife who championed the lives of women through her incomparable wit.

'A DOLL’S HOUSE & A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2'

WHEN: Sept. 6–Nov. 24, 2019
WHERE: Ricketson Theatre

Henrik Ibsen’s "A Doll's House" follows Nora, an 1870s Norwegian housewife, as she asserts her independence by walking out on her marriage and family. Fifteen years later, Lucas Hnath's "A Doll's House, Part 2" brings Nora back home. For the first time ever performed back to back, enjoy two acclaimed playwrights' takes on one woman's story of self-discovery.

'MISS SAIGON'

WHEN: Sept. 10–22, 2019
WHERE: Buell Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex

Brought to the stage by the creators of "Les Misérables," the musical "Miss Saigon" tells the story of a young Vietnamese woman named Kim who falls in love with an American soldier named Chris. When they are torn apart by the fall of Saigon, Kim goes on an epic journey to find her way back to him.

'GOODNIGHT MOON'

WHEN: Oct. 4, 2019–Feb. 16, 2020
WHERE: DPAC/The Randy Weeks Conservatory Theatre

Your little ones will love this beloved children's tale come to life and set to music! Say goodnight to Bunny with magical moments filled with songs, kittens and mittens, bears and chairs, a red balloon and – of course – the moon.

THE IMPROVISED SHAKESPEARE COMPANY

WHEN: Oct. 15, 2019–Mar. 22, 2020
WHERE: Garner Galleria Theatre & Bar

The Bard meets improv in this entirely unscripted show that creates a new and fully improvised Shakespearean masterpiece each and every night based on audience suggestion.

BLUE MAN GROUP

WHEN: Oct. 22–27, 2019
WHERE: Buell Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex

The sensational Blue Man Group celebrates human connection through art, music, comedy and non-verbal communication. It's an experience you'll never forget!

'THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA'

WHEN: Nov. 6–17, 2019
WHERE: Buell Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s classic musical about a supposedly haunted opera house in Paris is 'bigger and better than ever before.' Experience the mystery, the romance and the music for yourself. 

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