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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 NEW PLAY SUMMIT

WHEN: Feb. 16–17 and 22–24, 2019
WHEREDenver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA)
Get a sneak peek at playwrights' latest works and help them fine-tune everything from the dialogue to the storyline. You'll also witness the world premieres of "Last Night and the Night Before" and "The Whistleblower," as well as a special reading of "Rattlesnake Kate," a concept-album-turned-musical by The Lumineers' Neyla Pekarek and playwright Karen Hartman.

'LAST NIGHT AND THE NIGHT BEFORE'

Ends Feb. 24, 2019
WHERERicketson Theatre
Sisters Monique and Rachel live very different lives. But when Monique and her young daughter, Samantha, need a place to stay, they escape to the New York home of Rachel and her partner, Nadima. 

'ANNA KARENINA'

Ends Feb. 24, 2019
WHEREStage Theatre
Leo Tolstoy’s tragic Russian romance tells the tale of a doomed love triangle between Countess Anna Karenina, her husband, Alexei Alexandrovich Karenin, and her lover, the handsome army officer Count Vronsky. 

'THE WHISTLEBLOWER'

Ends Mar. 10, 2019
WHERESpace Theatre
An unexpected opportunity leads screenwriter Eli to question his life choices — and those of everyone around him. From Itamar Moses, author of Tony Award-winning "The Band's Visit," "The Whistleblower" explores how even the tiniest actions can have huge consequences.

'XANADU'

WHEN: Ends Apr. 28, 2019
WHERE: 
Garner Galleria Theatre & Bar in the Denver Performing Arts Complex
Relive the glorious days of roller disco in this 1980s musical journey set in Venice Beach, California. The Tony Award-nominated "Xanadu" follows the journey of a Greek muse named Kira who descends from the heavens of Mount Olympus to Venice Beach, where she falls in love with a struggling (mortal) artist named Sonny.

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 

'THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG'

WHEN: Mar. 5–17, 2019
WHEREBuell Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex
You're invited to the opening night of "The Murder at Haversham Manor," where things are quickly going from bad to worse. This madcap play is sure to tickle your funny bone.

'HELLO, DOLLY'

WHEN: Mar. 27–Apr. 7, 2019
WHEREBuell Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex
Tony Award-winning actress Betty Buckley stars as matchmaker Dolly Gallagher Levi in this lauded revival of the classic Broadway musical.

THE ILLUSIONISTS

WHEN: Apr. 12–14, 2019
WHEREBuell Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex
Get ready for a magical evening! This family-friendly show has shattered box office records on Broadway and across the globe.

'CATS'

WHEN: Apr. 24–28, 2019
WHEREBuell Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex
Andrew Lloyd Webber's beloved, Tony Award-winning musical tells the story of an extraordinary tribe of felines as they gather for their annual ball.

'SWEAT'

WHEN: Apr. 26–May 26, 2019
WHERESpace Theatre
This Pulitzer Prize-winning drama paints a portrait of working-class America through the eyes of a group of factory workers in Reading, Pennsylvania.

'WICKED'

WHEN: May 8–June 9, 2019
WHEREBuell Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex
You know about Dorothy and Toto, but what happened before they crash-landed in Oz? "Wicked" tells the story of the witches of Oz — one "good" and one "wicked" — and their unlikely friendship. 

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