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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

Frozen

WHEN: Ends 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.

COMING SOON

Girls Only – The Secret Comedy of Women

WHEN: Sept. 21–Oct. 22, 2017
WHERE: Garner Galleria Theatre & Bar

Girls Only is a hilarious mix of sketch comedy, improvisation, audience participation, song and video. The two-woman show is based on the girlhood diaries of the actresses and examines all things female. 

Supernova

WHEN: Sept. 22–23, 2017
WHERE: Downtown Denver Theatre District 

Supernova is an outdoor digital animation festival that celebrates the latest advances in digital animation by artists from around the world. Animations will be shown for free on giant outdoor LED screens for an experience like no other. 

Dracula

WHEN: Oct. 6–15, 2017
WHERE: Ellie Caulkins Opera House

The Colorado Ballet brings Bram Stoker’s classic horror novel Dracula to the stage, with choreography by Michael Pink and exhilarating music by Philip Feeney. It's the perfect way to kick off the spookiest month of the year!

Smart People

WHEN: Oct. 13–Nov. 19, 2017
WHERE: Ricketson Theatre

Follow four Harvard colleagues as they navigate issues of love, success and race in the intellectual comedy Smart People, from Tony Award-nominated playwright Lydia R. Diamond. 

Something Rotten

WHEN: Oct. 17–29, 2017
WHERE:
Buell TheatreDenver Performing Arts Complex
Two brothers set out to give Shakespeare a run for his money by writing the world's first musical in the smash hit Something Rotten.

Stravinsky's The Firebird

WHEN: Oct. 20–22, 2017
WHERE:
Boettcher Concert HallDenver Performing Arts Complex
The Colorado Symphony pays tribute to composer and conductor Igor Stravinsky with his saga of love-struck Russian Prince Ivan, The Firebird

Disney in Concert: Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas

WHEN: Oct. 26–27, 2017
WHERE:
Boettcher Concert HallDenver Performing Arts Complex
Our favorite Halloween film comes to life with Disney in Concert: Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas. Bring the family and watch the full-length film on the big screen accompanied by the Colorado Symphony.

Halloween Spooktacular

WHEN: Oct. 28, 2017
WHERE:
Boettcher Concert HallDenver Performing Arts Complex
Join the Colorado Symphony for more family-friendly Halloween fun at the annual Halloween Spooktacular, including music from the Harry Potter films. Costumes encouraged!

Breakin' Convention

WHEN: Nov. 4–5, 2017
WHERE:
Buell TheatreDenver Performing Arts Complex
Denver plays host to the world's biggest festival of hip hop dance theatre. Hosted by hip hop pioneer Jonzi D, Breakin’ Convention promises two days of cutting-edge performances, workshops, music and freestyle sessions.