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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

'DISGRACED'

WHEN: March 31–May 7, 2017
WHERE:
Ricketson TheatreDenver Performing Arts Complex
In this Pulitzer Prize-winning play, described as “breathtaking, raw and blistering,” the character of Amir has built what seems like the perfect life. But as a high-profile court case and his wife’s Islamic-inspired art show reveal how little his culture is understood, their misconceptions become too much to bear. "Disgraced" highlights the collision of mainstream society and the expectation to be true to oneself.

COMING SOON

'THE SECRET GARDEN'

WHEN: April 21–May 28, 2017
WHERE: Stage Theatre,
 Denver Performing Arts Complex
The beloved classic "The Secret Garden" blossoms anew in this enchanting musical full of beautiful melodies. When young Mary uncovers the key to her late aunt’s long-lost garden, she becomes determined to revive the beauty that once flourished.

'LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR'

WHEN: May 6, 9, 12 and 14, 2017
WHERE: Ellie Caulkins Opera House
Denver Performing Arts Complex
In Donizetti’s dark dramatic opera, "Lucia di Lammermoor" (May 6, 9, 12 and 14), young Lucia is caught in the middle of a feud between her family and the man she loves. Forced by her brother to forsake her love and marry for money, she loses more than her happiness. She loses her mind. After she kills her bridegroom, Lucia plunges headlong into madness in one of opera’s most horrifying and musically gorgeous scenes. A stunning evening of grand opera, this Opera Colorado production will feature traditional costumes and sets.

'THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME'

WHEN: May 30-June 18, 2017
WHERE: Ellie Caulkins Opera House
Denver Performing Arts Complex
An exceptional 15-year-old boy falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor’s dog. When he sets out to solve the crime, he uncovers an earth-shattering discovery and a journey that will change his life forever. "The Curious Incident" is a five-time Tony Award winner, adapted from Mark Haddon's best-selling novel.

'LUZIA: A WAKING DREAM OF MEXICO'

WHEN: June 1–July 9, 2017
WHERE: Pepsi Center, Prius West Lot

Cirque du Soleil’s latest dazzling masterpiece,"Luzia" transports you to an imaginary Mexico where you’ll be immersed in a world that inspires you to explore your senses, enveloped in light and nurtured by rain. Inspired by the cultural richness of Mexico, Cirque du Soleil’s production LUZIA features original music written by Canadian composer Simon Carpentier.

'ANNIE'

WHEN: July 13–Aug. 6, 2017
WHERE: Stage Theatre,
 Denver Performing Arts Complex
The tale of energetic and optimistic Annie, an orphan living in Depression-era America, is perhaps more timely than ever, with its themes of class division and courage in the face of uncertainty. Come tap your toes and sing along to "Annie" classics, such as "Hard Knock Life" and "Tomorrow."

'Frozen'

WHEN: Aug. 17–Oct. 1, 2017
WHERE:
Buell TheatreDenver Performing Arts Complex
Disney's blockbuster film "Frozen" — a wildly popular tale of two sisters torn apart and their journey to find themselves and their way back to each other — will come to life on the stage. Be among the first to see this highly anticipated new musical before it makes its Broadway debut.