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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

'STOMP'

WHEN: Feb. 13–18, 2018
WHERE: Buell Theatre

"STOMP" has been thrilling audiences across the globe with its one-of-a-kind, pulse-pounding percussion since 1991. Catch the beat during its six-day run in The Mile High City. 

'Zoey's Perfect Wedding'

WHEN: Ends Feb. 25, 2018
WHERE: Space Theatre

Denver Center for the Performing Arts is thrilled to host the world premier of playwright Matthew Lopez's newest show, "Zoey's Perfect Wedding," a celebration of true love that turns into a matrimonial fiasco. 

'American Mariachi'

WHEN: Ends Feb. 25, 2018
WHERE: Stage Theatre

Denver playwright José Cruz González brings the world of mariachi music to the stage in "American Mariachi," a tale about an all-female mariachi band pursuing their big break — and a break with tradition.   

'The Great Leap'

WHEN: Ends March 11, 2018
WHERE: Ricketson Theatre

In "The Great Leap," tensions rise between an American college basketball team and their Chinese rivals during a 1989 exhibition game in Bejing.

'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"

COMING SOON 

Stravinsky’s 'The Rite of Spring'

WHEN: Feb. 16–18, 2018
WHERE: Boettcher Concert Hall

Spring is just around the corner, and what better way to welcome it than with Stravinsky's classic "The Rite of Spring"? Listen as the Colorado Symphony performs this master work that radically changed twentieth-century composition. 

'Romeo and Juliet'

WHEN: Feb. 16–25, 2018
WHERE: Ellie Caulkins Opera House

Colorado Ballet brings Shakespeare's most enduring love story to life this February. From the street battle to the balcony scene, this romantic ballet will take your breath away. 

'Hamilton'

WHEN: Feb. 27–Apr. 1, 2018
WHERE: Buell Theatre

The national tour of Lin-Manuel Miranda's sensation "Hamilton" comes to Denver this spring, blending hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B and Broadway to tell the story of the rise and fall of founding father Alexander Hamilton.

'Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill​'

WHEN: March 5–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."

'The Illusionists' Present Adam Trent

WHEN: March 20, 2018
WHERE: Ellie Caulkins Opera House

Join Broadway star Adam Trent for a spellbinding evening of magic, music and comedy.

'Star Wars: A New Hope' in Concert with the Colorado Symphony

WHEN: March 22 and 24, 2018
WHERE: 1STBANK Center

Star Wars fans won't want to miss the Colorado Symphony performing the score from "Star Wars: A New Hope" live along with a screening of the film.

'This Is Modern Art'

WHEN: March 22–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.