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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

COLORADO SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL 

WHEN: Ends Aug. 12, 2018
WHERE: Boulder, Colo. 

Experience Shakespeare under the stars at the University of Colorado in Boulder. This year's lineup includes "Richard III," "Edward III," "Love's Labour's Lost," "You Can't Take It With You" and "Cyrano de Bergerac."

'On Your Feet!'

WHEN: Ends Aug. 19, 2018
WHERE: Buell Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex
From their humble beginnings in Cuba, Emilio and Gloria Estefan came to America and broke through all barriers to become a crossover sensation at the very top of the pop music world. 'On Your Feet!' features some of the most iconic songs of the past quarter-century — and one of the most inspiring stories in music history.

'AMERICA’S MUSICAL JOURNEY' IMAX 3D

WHEN: Ends Sept. 6, 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 CAKE'

WHEN: Sept. 1–Oct. 13, 2018
WHERE: 1080 Acoma St.

Inspired by the Masterpiece Cakeshop case that was recently decided by the Supreme Court, "The Cake"  tells the story of Jen, a New York bride, and her southern, cake-baking mother, Della. 

'Beautiful — The Carole King Musical'

WHEN: Sept. 4-9, 2018
WHERE: Ellie Caulkins Opera House
This Tony Award-winning musical tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.

'Dear Evan Hansen'

WHEN: Sept. 25–Oct. 13, 2018
WHERE: Buell Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex
"Dear Evan Hansen," one of the most celebrated musicals of the current Broadway season, will launch its first national touring production in Denver. The plot is based on a misunderstanding over a teenager’s death that inadvertently turns Evan into a social media celebrity and his subsequent journey of healing and self-discovery.

'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 Diesis 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.

 

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