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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

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

Ends 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.

'GOODNIGHT MOON'

Ends 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

Ends 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.

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 

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. 

'SHAKESPEARE’S TWELFTH NIGHT'

WHEN: Nov. 15–Dec. 22, 2019
WHERE: Space Theatre​

You'll laugh through the Bard's comedy about the clumsiness of romance, featuring hilarious hijinks, unrequited love, gender-bending disguises and a love triangle of mistaken identity and wanton foolishness. 

'CAMP CHRISTMAS'

WHEN: Nov. 21, 2019–Jan. 5, 2020
WHERE: Stanley Marketplace​

"Camp Christmas" is The Mile High City's newest holiday experience, where holiday traditions of the past and present get merrily mashed together in a giant 10,000-square-foot winter wonderland. This over-the-top indoor immersive installation turns the Christmas spirit all the way up with awe-inspiring displays of decorations that shift time and reality. 

'HIP HOP NUTCRACKER'

WHEN: Nov. 23–24, 2019
WHERE: Buell Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex

The "Hip Hop Nutcracker" is a contemporary dance spectacle set to Tchaikovsky's timeless score and performed by a cast of a dozen all-star dancers, a DJ, a violinist, and MC Kurtis Blow, one of hip hop's founding fathers. Digital graffiti transform the landscape from traditional 19th Century Germany to the vibrant streets of contemporary New York City.

'JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR'

WHEN: Nov. 26–Dec. 1, 2019
WHERE: Buell Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex

With music and lyrics by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, "Jesus Christ Superstar" tells the story of the final weeks of the life of Jesus Christ as seen through the eyes of his betrayer, Judas. This new production celebrates the iconic show's 50th anniversary. 

'DR. SEUSS’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS'

WHEN: Dec. 3–8, 2019
WHERE: Buell Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex

Kids and adults alike will love this retelling of the classic Christmas movie. Max the Dog narrates as the Grinch, whose heart is "two sizes too small," schemes to steal Christmas away from the holiday-loving Whos. 

'MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS'

WHEN: Dec. 14–15, 2019
WHERE: Buell Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex

Mannheim Steamroller's holiday CDs have become synonymous with Christmas over the past 30 years. Experience the magic of the season as the spirit of Christmas comes alive with their signature sound. 

'ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE'

WHEN: Dec. 23, 2019–Jan. 5, 2020
WHERE: Buell Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex

Set your mind on island time at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville, a little slice of paradise where people come to get away from it all — and stay to find something they never expected.

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