Denver Performing Arts | VISIT DENVER (2022)

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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.

This Month

'Hair'

WHEN: Thru Oct. 2, 2022
WHERE: Miners Alley Playhouse, Golden

IThe American tribal love rock musical "Hair" celebrates the sixties counterculture in all its barefoot, long-haired, bell-bottomed, beaded and fringed glory. To an infectiously energetic rock beat, the show wows audiences with songs like "Aquarius," "Good Morning, Starshine," "Hair," "I Got Life" and "Let The Sun Shine." Exploring ideas of identity, community, global responsibility and peace, Hair remains relevant as ever as it examines what it means to be a young person in a changing world.

'Welcome to the Regular Valley'

WHEN: Thru Oct. 4, 2022
WHERE: The Jester’s Palace

It’s the improv show the refuses to die, no matter how hard we try to kill it. One of the weirdest comedy shows in the city returns with a vengeance. The performers apologize in advance for anything they break during the course of the evening.

'The Children'

WHEN: Thru Oct. 8, 2022
WHERE:Dairy Arts Center, Boulder

Humorous and profoundly timely, in “The Children,” two retired nuclear scientists reside in an isolated cottage by the sea as the world around them crumbles. Together they are going to live forever on yogurt and yoga, until an old friend arrives with a frightening request. In answering her, they must resolve a question we all face: What, exactly, do we owe to future generations?

'Into The Woods'

WHEN: Thru Oct. 9, 2022
WHERE:Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities, Arvada

How long can "Happily Ever After" last? There’s more to life than marrying the prince, attending ballsand scaling beanstalks. A tribute to the late, great Stephen Sondheim, "Into the Woods" explores the real lives of fairy tale charactersand the consequences of choices made in passing moments.

'Xanadu'

WHEN: Thru Oct. 16, 2022
WHERE: Town Hall Arts Center, Littleton

Sonny, a street artist in 1980s Los Angeles, is dissatisfied with his artistic abilities and deeply depressed. On Mount Olympus, Clio, the youngest of the Muses, decides to travel to L.A. and help him become a great artist. To be sure her true identity is not discovered, she dons roller-skates, legwarmers and an Australian accent! This charming and funny musical is based on the 1980 movie starring Olivia Newton-John and directed by Gene Kelley. Chock full of great 70s and 80s tunes that are sure to have you dancing in your seat!

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'The Chinese Lady'

WHEN: Thru Oct. 16, 2022
WHERE:Singleton Theatrein the Denver Performing Arts Complex

The year is 183,4 and 14-year-old Afong Moy is the first Chinese woman mainland America has ever seen.Her translator, protector, and only interlocutor is Atung, a Chinese man who has been living in America for decades. Under the watchful eyes of Atung and the viewing public, Afong grows up and tours the U.S. as part of a traveling sideshow.​Intriguing, powerful, and based on a true story, "The Chinese Lady" is unlike anything you’ve seen before.

Momma McCracken: A Comedy Variety Show

WHEN: Thru Dec. 17, 2022
WHERE: RISE Comedy

Every third Saturday of the month, Momma McCracken cooks up a batch of hilarity in her closet comedy variety show at Denver's RISE Comedy! The outlandish comedy show takes place in her closet. The secret sauce to her comedy? Momma processes outlandish life stories, converses with the audience and offers unconventional candid wisdom. And she packs the show with the talents of a variety of guest comedians. Sketch, Standup, Improvand unique comedy acts are regulars in the closet. Music and comedy by Colin Tilleman is always performed in the closet to give the show an edgy sound.

'Theater of the Mind'

WHEN: Thru Dec. 18, 2022
WHERE: York Street Yards

"Theater of the Mind"from Denver Center for Performing Arts will take audience members through an immersive journey in a 15,000-square-foot historic warehouse within the adaptive reuse campus of York Street Yards in the Clayton neighborhood. Audiences will explore how they perceive the world through sensory experiments that reveal the inner mysteries of the brain as they are led by a Guide whose stories are inspired by the creators' lives. It's a journeyof self-reflection, discoveryand imagination, inspired by and grounded in neuroscience, co-created by Talking Heads frontmanDavid Byrneand writer Mala Gaonkar.

'Until the Flood'

WHEN: Thru Aug. 11, 2023
WHERE: Virtual/Online

After the death of Michael Brown, The Ferguson Unrest shook the nation to its core and put a spotlight on police brutality and discrimination. Using extensive interviews she conducted herself, Pulitzer Prize finalist and Obie Award winner Dael Orlandersmith created eight fictional characters to represent the broad spectrum of perspectives that continue to define and divide our country at large.

BANDALOOP

WHEN: Sept. 29, 2022
WHERE:Newman Center for the Performing Arts

A free eventfor the entire community, BANDALOOP brings their vertical performance to the outside walls of the Newman Center. Gliding, dancing, falling with style – the members of BANDALOOP seamlessly weave dynamic physicality with intricate choreography and climbing technology to turn the dance floor on its side. The performance is part of an afternoon of fun and delight that includes food trucks, activities for the kids and more.

'Alice in Wonderland'

WHEN: Sept. 30, 2022
WHERE: Parsons Theatre, Northglenn

After Alice tumbles down a mysterious rabbit hole, she finds herself in a strange land where everyone is raving mad. With the help of a Cheshire Cat, an astute Caterpillarand a righteous Humpty Dumpty, Alice must find her way home and discover who she really is. This production reimagines the experience of Wonderland and ends with an unexpected new twist!

'Coyote. Badger. Rattlesnake.'

WHEN: Sept. 30–Oct. 15, 2022
WHERE: Buntport Theater

"Coyote. Badger. Rattlesnake." is a wild comedy written in collaboration with local playwright Ellen K. Graham. Join Carroll and Glenn as they work behindthe scenes on a museum nature diorama. Working on this outmoded intersection of science and art, they are confronted with their own humanity. Being alive among the dead - real among the fake - can be taxing. Furthermore, something is awry at the museum, and when Carroll and Glenn start hearing unexplained noises, things dive even deeper.

'Much Ado About Nothing'

WHEN: Sept. 30–Nov. 6, 2022
WHERE:The Dorota & Kevin Kilstrom Theatrein the Denver Performing Arts Complex

A playful comedy layered with all the rich complexity that comes with Shakespeare’s work, "Much Ado About Nothing" is a snappy, surprisingly timely meditation on gossip, gender rolesand the follies of romance. Comedic, yet cautionary. Elegant, yet down to earth. It’s mischievous and undeniably merry. It might just be the world’s most well-known (and beloved) Renaissance rom-com.

'The River Bride'

WHEN: Sept. 30–Nov. 6, 2022
WHERE:Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities, Arvada

Once upon a time in a Brazilian fishing town, a mysterious man is pulled from the Amazon River. Blending Brazilian folklore with magical realism, "The River Bride" is a haunting and evocative tale about a mystical strangerand two sisters who are torn between love and family.

Coming Soon

WHEN: Oct. 1–2, 2022
WHERE:JCC Mizel Arts and Culture Center

Ballet Ariel opens its 24th season with the 1910 masterpiece "Carnaval," a light and romantic ballet choreographed by Michel Fokine. "Carnaval" is perfect for Ballet Ariel’s expressive and emotive style as comedic characters dance with couples at a carnival, creating charminglittle vignettes. Also on the program is Ballet Ariel’s enchanting original ballet, "Sleeping Beauty’s Dream." As Sleeping Beauty awaits her prince, cross the threshold into a storybook world inhabited by Beauty and the Beast, Tom Thumb, Empress of the Pagoda and The Fairy Garden. Performed to Maurice Ravel’s "Mother Goose Suite" score and scenario, "Sleeping Beauty’s Dream" is choreographed by Ballet Ariel’s Artistic Director Ilena Norton and Resident Choreographer Gregory Gonzales.

'Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story'

WHEN: Oct. 1, 2022–Jan. 28, 2023
WHERE:
Boulder's Dinner Theatre, Boulder
In just three short years, Buddy Holly set the music world on fire and forever changed the face and sound of rock and roll. Armed with a Fender Stratocaster guitar, his signature specs and a charismatic blend of rockabilly swagger, Buddy explodes onto the stage in this jukebox musical, fully loaded with classics like “Peggy Sue,” “Oh Boy,” “That’ll Be the Day,” “Well…All Right,” “Not Fade Away” and many more, with an encore that will have you on your feet and dancing in the aisles.

'Come From Away'

WHEN: Oct. 4–9, 2022
WHERE: Buell Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex

This New York Times Critics’ Pick takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 passengers who were stranded after the events of 9/11 and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.

'Dracula'

WHEN:Oct. 7–16, 2022
WHERE: Ellie Caulkins Opera House
Back by bloodthirsty demand,Colorado Ballet'sseason opens with Bram Stoker’s legendary gothic love story, set in 19th century Transylvania. Featuring choreography by Michael Pink and Philip Feeny’s original score performed live by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra, this haunting, all-consuming cult favorite promises goosebumps.

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'ShakesFear: An Autumn's Tale'

WHEN:Oct. 7–16, 2022
WHERE: Mary Rippon Outdoor Theatre, Boulder
Something wicked this way comes! Shakespeare’s characters have broken free of his pages and are haunting campus. In this immersive theatrical experience, you'll traverse the perimeter of the Mary Rippon Outdoor Theatre and face the most bloody, ghostly and ghastly characters from the Bard’s work.

'Futurity - A New Indie-Rock Musical'

WHEN:Oct. 7–30, 2022
WHERE: Aurora Fox Arts Center, Aurora
What if we could generate world peace with the simple flip of a switch? "Futurity," the new folk-rock musical by César Alvarez and The Lisps, imagines just such a world. At the height of the Civil War, a soldier named Julian Munro joins forces with inventor and mathematician, Ada Lovelace, to invent a machine that creates peace. It is a story about the power of imagination combined with ingenuityand the importance of dreaming up the impossible. This hit show enjoyed an extended run by popular demand when it first premiered and proposes that music and storytelling are the very machines that might create peace.

Warner Bros. presents Bugs Bunny at the Symphony

WHEN:Oct. 8 & 9, 2022
WHERE:
Boettcher Concert Hall in the Denver Performing Arts Complex
Whilethe world's most beloved Warner Bros. Looney Tunes characteris projected on the big screen, the Colorado Symphonyplays the original scores.

'Rocky Horror Picture Show'

WHEN: Oct. 15, 2022
WHERE:Studio Loft in the Ellie Caulkins Opera House

Join Colorado Elusive Ingredient for a night of absolute pleasure with an interactive shadow cast performance of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show." In this cult classic story, sweethearts Brad and Janet happen upon an eerie castle after their car breaks down during a rainstorm. The castle is home to the diabolical mad scientist, Dr. Frank-N-Furter, and his gang of henchmen. Once inside, Brad and Janet are swept in a whirlwind of dancing, rock ‘n roll, sexand the creation of life itself. This is an audience participation movie where viewers are encouraged to yell callbacks, danceand sing along throughout the film!Throw bags will be available for purchase before the start of the show, which will include all of the Rocky Horror classic essentials.

Kevin Hart

WHEN:Oct. 16, 2022
WHERE: Ball Arena

Get a "Reality Check" from one of the most popular comedians working today.

Disney’s Hocus Pocus in Concert

WHEN:Oct. 21 & 22, 2022
WHERE:Boettcher Concert Hall in the Denver Performing Arts Complex

A curious youngster moves to Salem, where he struggles to fit in before exploring an abandoned house with his sister, Dani, and their new friend, Allison. They awakendiabolical witches from the 17th century. Now, with the help of a magical cat, the kids must steal the witches' book of spells to stop them from becoming immortal!

'The Old Man and The Old Moon'

WHEN: Oct. 21–23 and 28–30, Nov. 4–6 and 11–13, 2022
WHERE: Center Stage Theatre, Evergreen
The Old Man has kept his post as the sole caretaker of the moon for as long as hecan remember, but when she is drawn away by a mysterious melody sparking memories of their shared past, the Old Man must decide between duty (and routine) and love (and adventure). Luckily for audiences everywhere, he chooses the latter, and what follows is an imaginative sea-faring epic, encompassing apocalyptic storms, civil wars, leviathans of the deep and cantankerous ghosts, as well as the fiercest obstacle of all: change.

'Ain't Too Proud- The Life and Times of the Temptations'

WHEN: Oct. 25–Nov. 6, 2022
WHERE: Buell Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex

Nominated for 12 Tony Awards, this is the electrifyingmusical about The Temptations' extraordinary journey from the streets of Detroit to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The unforgettable story of this legendary quintet is set to some of the group's most treasured hits, including "My Girl," "Get Ready," "Just My Imagination," "Papa Was a Rolling Stone" and many more.

'The Rocky Horror Picture Show'

WHEN:Oct. 28, 2022
WHERE: PACE Center, Parker
Colorado’s Elusive Ingredient presents an immersive interactive shadow cast performance of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show." In this cult classic story, sweethearts Brad and Janet happen upon an eerie castle after their car breaks down during a rainstorm. The castle is home to the diabolical mad scientist, Dr. Frank-N-Furter, and his gang of henchmen. Once inside, Brad and Janet are swept in a whirlwind of dancing, rock ‘n roll, sexand the creation of life itself. This is an audience participation movie where viewers are encouraged to dress up and have fun! One costume contest winner will win two free tickets to "The Addams Family!"

Disney In Concert: Tim Burton’s 'The Nightmare Before Christmas'

WHEN: Oct. 28–29, 2022
WHERE: Boettcher Concert Hall in the Denver Performing Arts Complex
Back by popular demand, see one of Tim Burton’s most celebrated films like never before! The full-feature film, "The Nightmare Before Christmas," will be projected on the big screen with dialogue, singingand effects, accompanied by Danny Elfman’s darkly charming score played live by yourColorado Symphony. Families are welcome and costumes are encouraged. After all, "this is Halloween!"

'Little Red'

WHEN: Oct. 28–Dec. 18, 2022
WHERE: Weeks Conservatory Theatrein the Denver Performing Arts Complex

This charming, song-infused retelling of Little Red Riding Hood finds Little Red at the center of new adventures and new ways of seeing familiar characters. With a wandering wolf, a gardening grandma, a forest at riskand characters from other tales joining in, Little Red discovers her own power as a vital doer in her community. Joyous and inspiring, the musical captures the warmth of Little Red and her family of smart, engaged females while also welcoming a new friendship between Red and Wolf.

Halloween Spooktacular!

WHEN: Oct. 30, 2022
WHERE: Boettcher Concert Hall in the Denver Performing Arts Complex
It’s a spooktacular event for all boys and ghouls! This family-favorite concert features music from films, televisionand more, played by yourColorado Symphony! Costumes are encouraged, and the best of the bunch will be invited to show off their creations on stage for the whole crowd. It’s a ghostly-good time for every little monster and their mummy!

'The Crown Live!'

WHEN:Nov. 2–20, 2022
WHERE:Garner Galleria Theatre & Barin the Denver Performing Arts Complex

Two actors reimagine the story of how Elizabeth Windsor became Queen Elizabeth II (and recreate the resplendent Netflix show) in 80 minutes of frenetic hat-passing, period accents and corgi impressions.

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'My Fair Lady'

WHEN: Nov. 15–27, 2022
WHERE: Buell Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex

"My Fair Lady" tells the story of Eliza Doolittle, a young Cockney flower seller, and Henry Higgins, a linguistics professor who is determined to transform her into his idea of a "proper lady." But who is really being transformed?This production boasts all theclassic songs you love, including "I Could Have Danced All Night," "The Rain in Spain," "Wouldn't It Be Loverly" and "On the Street Where You Live."

'Camp Christmas'

WHEN: Nov. 17–Dec. 24, 2022
WHERE: Heritage Lakewood Belmar Park, Lakewood

The season’s Camp-iest and most over-the-top holiday extravaganza is back! Journey through afantastical wonderland of lights, dazzling decorations, musicand memorabilia as you explore mesmerizing yuletide scenes spread across a six-acre landscape. Most importantly, "Camp Christmas" is an opportunity to rediscover (and reimagine!) the holiday spirit and connect with people you love.

'A Christmas Carol'

WHEN: Nov. 18–Dec. 24, 2022
WHERE: Wolf Theatrein the Denver Performing Arts Complex

Essential to the holiday season, "A Christmas Carol" is a joyous and opulent musical adaptation for the whole family that traces money-hoarding curmudgeon Ebenezer Scrooge’s triumphant overnight journey to redemption. Based on Charles Dickens’ classic novel, the DCPA Theatre Company’s “blessedly exhilarating!” (Westword) production illuminates the meaning of the holiday season in a way that has resonated for generations.

Colorado Ballet: 'The Nutcracker'

WHEN:Nov. 26–Dec. 24, 2022
WHERE:Ellie Caulkins Opera Housein the Denver Performing Arts Complex

Featuring breathtaking new sets and costumes for the second year, Colorado Ballet invites you to follow Clara and her Nutcracker prince on the sweet, snow-dusted adventure only Tchaikovsky could score.

Disney On Ice: Road Trip Adventures

WHEN:Dec. 2–4, 2022
WHERE: Ball Arena

Exciting twists and turns await as Mickey Mouse and his Disney friends embark on a wild ride to your favorite Disney destinations. Travel with Moana to the sun-soaked Motunui, and set off on a safari to the Pride Lands with Simba. Discover a whole new world as you’re swept up in Aladdin’s princely parade. Play at a larger-than-life carnival with Woody and Forky.

'Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation'

WHEN:Dec. 7, 2022–Jan. 1, 2023
WHERE:Garner Galleria Theatre & Barin the Denver Performing Arts Complex

From "Frozen"to "Phantom of the Opera" to "Wicked," this all-new fall-down funny, satirical roast of more than 30 Broadway hits features outrageous costumes, silly spoofs of the songs you know by heart and madcap impressions by a stellar cast! Newer spoofs include "Hamilton," "Dear Evan Hansen" and "MoulinRouge."

Mannheim Steamroller

WHEN:Dec. 10 & 11, 2022
WHERE:Buell Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex

Grammy Award-winner Chip Davis has created a show that features Mannheim Steamroller Christmas classics in the distinctive Mannheim sound. The program celebrates the group’s recent anniversary of 35 years since the first Christmas album and includes dazzling multimedia effects performed in an intimate setting.

'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical'

WHEN: Dec. 16–18, 2022
WHERE: Buell Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex

Your favorite holiday special comes to you live on stage! The beloved TV classic "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" soars off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season.

'Mean Girls'

WHEN: Dec. 20, 2022–Jan. 1, 2023
WHERE: Buell Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex

Cady Heron may have grown up on an African savanna, but nothing prepared her for the vicious ways of her strange new home: suburban Illinois. Soon, this naïve newbie falls prey to a trio of "mean girls" led by the charming but ruthless Regina George. But when Cady devises a plan to end Regina's reign, she learns the hard way that you can't cross a Queen Bee without getting stung.

'Laughs in Spanish'

WHEN: Jan. 27–March12, 2023
WHERE: Singleton Theatrein the Denver Performing Arts Complex

A joyous, downright hilarious snapshot of Cuban and Colombian-American culture set in the heart of Miami’s Wynwood arts district. Art Basel is about to begin and Mariana, the director of a swanky modern art gallery, has a serious problem on her hands. Her showroom is an active crime scene. Part crime-comedy, part telenovela, and 100% chistoso, the play centers on Mariana and her impromptu support system, including her intern Carolina, a young police officer named Juan, and her mother Estella, a larger-than-life film and television star who insists on saving the show.

'Hotter Than Egypt'

WHEN: Feb. 10–March12, 2023
WHERE: The Dorota & Kevin KilstromTheatrein the Denver Performing Arts Complex

No matter where you live, the ups and downs of married life are universal. For a middle-aged American couple traveling to Egypt, their relationship is put to the test when an old connection leads to new temptation. As the eager tourists strive to connect with Egyptian culture in an authentic way, they end up getting more than they bargained for as long-dormant marital issues begin to percolate. This quick-witted dramedy set in the heat of Cairo pits loyalty against attraction as its characters grapple with the ever-changing struggle of staying committed to their partners.

'1776'

WHEN: March 21–April 2, 2023
WHERE: Buell Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex

What will it take to get two dozen powerfully passionate, exceedingly complicatedand all-too-human individuals to settle their differences, while they hold the very future of a nation in their hands? "1776" comes to Denver with the celebrated Broadway cast that reflects multiple representations of race, genderand ethnicity. You may never think about our country—who we are and why—the same way again.

'The Color Purple'

WHEN: March31–May 7, 2023
WHERE: Wolf Theatrein the Denver Performing Arts Complex

Few stories have had the cultural significance and lasting power of Alice Walker’s "The Color Purple."Beloved by audiences worldwide, the play traces one woman’s fraught journey towards freedom and self-love. The musical adaptationfeatures awe-inspiring soul, gospel, jazzand blues vocals underpinned by raw dialogue and a masterful plot. It is a triumphant, uplifting piece of art that reaffirms some fundamental truths: that Black is beautiful, that women are powerful, and that love is love.

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'Anastasia'

WHEN: April14–16, 2023
WHERE: Buell Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex

Inspired by the beloved films, the romantic and adventure-filled new musical "Anastasia" is on a journey to Denver at last! This dazzling show transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, loveand family.

'The 39Steps'

WHEN: April 14–June 18, 2023
WHERE: Singleton Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex

Combine a film masterpiece by Alfred Hitchcock with a juicy spy novel and add a large splash of Monty Python humor. The result? A fast-paced whodunit with four versatile actors portraying more than 50 roles! It's London in1935, and the rather dull Richard Hannay encounters a woman who claims to be a spy. When she is suddenly murdered, Richard finds himself the focus of a nationwide manhunt led by a mysterious organization called “The 39 Steps.”A fresh take on the classic adventure-comedy, this is theatre at its best: an absurd, delightful journey that can only be brought to life on stage.

'Les Misérables'

WHEN: May 10–21, 2023
WHERE: Buell Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex

Set against the backdrop of 19th century France, "Les Misérables" tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption—a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. This epic and uplifting story has become one of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history. The magnificent scoreincludes the songs “I Dreamed a Dream,” “On My Own,” “Bring Him Home,” “One Day More,” “Master of the House” and many more. Seen by over 130 million people worldwide in 53 countries and 22 languages, "Les Misérables" is undisputedly one of the world’s most popular musicals.

'Aladdin'

WHEN: June 13–18, 2023
WHERE: Buell Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex

From the producer of "The Lion King" comes the timeless story of "Aladdin," a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle. It’s an extraordinary theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite.

'The Book of Mormon'

WHEN: June 21–July 2, 2023
WHERE: Buell Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex

This outrageous musical comedy follows the adventures of a mismatched pair of Mormon missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. With standing room only productions in London, on Broadwayand across North America, the nine-time Tony Award®-winning Best Musical "The Book of Mormon" has truly become an international sensation.

'Jagged Little Pill'

WHEN: Aug. 16–27, 2023
WHERE: Buell Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex

Joy, love, heartache, strength, wisdom, catharsis, LIFE—everything we’ve been waiting to see in a Broadway show— is here in the exhilarating, fearless new musical based on Alanis Morissette’s world-changing music. You live, you learn, you remember what it’s like to feel truly human… at "Jagged Little Pill."

'Beetlejuice'

WHEN: Sept. 5–17, 2023
WHERE: Buell Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex

It’s showtime! Based on Tim Burton’s dearly beloved film, this hilarious musical tells the story of Lydia Deetz, a strange and unusual teenager whose whole life changes when she meets a recently deceased couple and a demon with a thing for stripes.

'TINA - The Tina Turner Musical'

WHEN: Oct. 18–29, 2023
WHERE: Buell Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex

Her voice is undeniable. Her fire is unstoppable. Her triumph is unlike any other. An uplifting comeback story like no other, "TINA – The Tina Turner Musical" is the inspiring journey of a woman who broke barriers and became the Queen of Rock n’ Roll.

'Annie'

WHEN: Nov. 21–26, 2023
WHERE: Buell Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex

Holding onto hope when times are tough can take an awful lot of determination.And sometimes, an awful lot of determination comes in a surprisingly small package. Little Orphan Annie has reminded generations of theatergoers that sunshine is always right around the corner, and now the best-loved musical of all time is set to return in a new production—just as you remember it and just when we need it most.

'SIX'

WHEN: Dec. 5–24, 2023
WHERE: Buell Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex

From Tudor queens to pop icons, the six wives of Henry VIII take the microphone to remix five hundred years of historical heartbreak into a euphoric celebration of 21st century girl power.This new original musical is the global sensation that everyone is losing their head over!

'Message In A Bottle'

WHEN: Feb. 13–25, 2024
WHERE: Buell Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex

"Message In A Bottle" is a spectacular new dance-theatre show from triple-Olivier Award nomineeKate Prince, set to the iconic hits of 17-time Grammy Award-winning artist Sting, including “Every Breath You Take,” “Roxanne,” “Walking On The Moon” and more.

'MJ'

WHEN: April10–28, 2024
WHERE: Buell Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex

The music. The showmanship. The icon. Now, the unparalleled artistry of the greatest entertainer of all time comes to Denver as "MJ," the Tony Award®-winning new musical centering on the making of the 1992 Dangerous Tour, begins a tour of its own. "MJ" is startin’ somethin’ as it makes its Colorado premiere at the Buell in April 2024.

'Company'

WHEN: May/June, 2024
WHERE: Buell Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex

It’s Bobbie’s 35th birthday party, and all her friends keep asking, "Why isn’t she married? Why can’t she find the right man and isn’t it time to settle down and start a family?" As Bobbie searches for answers, she discovers why being single, being marriedand being alive in the 21st-century could drive a person crazy.Winner of 5 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical, "Company" is “sophisticated, intimate and in-tune with the currents of modern life—brilliantly conceived and funny as hell.”

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'WICKED'

WHEN: July 24–Aug. 25, 2024
WHERE: Buell Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex

"WICKED," the Broadway sensation, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz…but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another young woman, born with emerald-green skin—smart, fiery, misunderstoodand possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships…until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “wicked.”

FAQs

Is Denver a good theater city? ›

Performing Arts in Denver. 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.

How long is Moulin Rouge in Denver? ›

2 hours and 45 minutes, including one intermission. Recommended for ages 12 and up.

What do you wear to the Denver Theater? ›

There is no formal dress code but most patrons wear business casual clothing. Almost anything is acceptable, from jeans to gowns.

How many theaters are in the Denver Performing Arts Center? ›

THEATRES AND SEATING. We perform in nine performance venues within the Denver Performing Arts Complex.

Where is the music scene in Denver? ›

Red Rocks Amphitheater is now a destination for music fans and artists from around the world, both because of its sound and stage, but also because of the views overlooking the city in the rocky, natural amphitheater. Red Rocks has hosted legends like The Beatles and Stevie Nicks, and still hosts local bands each year.

Is Moulin Rouge musical worth seeing? ›

There is a lot to love: with a wonderfully wild energy throughout, it's happily queerer than the film, and the well-known songs really are spectacular. The show's downfall comes with its attempts to bring the music up to date. The 2002 musical is famous for its jukebox choices, blending genres, styles and cultures.

What do you wear to the Moulin Rouge on Broadway? ›

CLOAKROOM & DRESS CODE

What is the dress code? It is a requirement that you wear smart dress when attending an evening at Moulin Rouge: shorts, Bermuda shorts, flipflops, sportswear and sports shoes are not permitted.

Is Moulin Rouge kid friendly? ›

The Show Might Not Be Appropriate For Children

Children are allowed into the Moulin Rouge from the age of six as long as they are dressed properly and accompanied by an adult.

Can you wear jeans to a Broadway show? ›

Broadway doesn't have a specific dress code (anymore). Some people go in jeans and others make a special night of it and dress up. As long as you've got a ticket they'll let you in the door.

Do people dress up in Denver? ›

Denver is a laid-back city, and most people dress casually (call it “mountain-chic”), even at work. But if you like getting dolled up for dinner, go for it. One important thing to remember: Always have a sweater or jacket with you, just in case the weather changes quickly, which it often does.

What should a woman wear to a Broadway show? ›

Here are your options: Casual attire (jeans, skirts, shirts) Cocktail/Professional attire (dresses, blouses, slacks, button-ups, suits) Themed outfits (musical shirts, outfits inspired by a character, attire inspired by the period of the musical)

Does the Buell Theater have a dress code? ›

What is the dress code for performances at the theatre? The Denver Performing Arts Complex has no specific dress code – patrons often choose to wear smart/casual or cocktail attire.

What are the best seats at the Buell Theater Denver? ›

best seat: Sections 112 and 113 are the most consistently solid. The outside edges of the floor also are proper. worst seat: You want to avoid the upper reaches of any section starting with “2.” Depending on the layout of the stage, the first few rows of 206 and 219 can be perfectly fine seats.

How many seats in Ellie Caulkins Opera House? ›

What part of Denver has the best nightlife? ›

Five Points / RiNo

Just north of Union Station lies Five Points (aka River North or RiNo), one of Denver's most historic neighborhoods and probably the best neighborhood to stay in Denver for nightlife.

Does Denver have a jazz scene? ›

Fast forward to the jazz scene in Denver today and you will still find a few niche spots where the community is as vibrant as it was 70 years ago. Though outside of Five Points, Dazzle and the Nocturne Jazz and Supper Club are the new staples, and the annual Five Points Jazz Fest draws in over 100,000 people a year.

Where can I bar hop in Denver? ›

If you'd like to hop your way through the city's best bars without breaking the bank, be sure to follow Veronica's lead.
  • The Retro Room Lounge & Salon.
  • The 1up – Colfax.
  • The Refinery.
  • First Draft Taproom & Kitchen.
  • Gaslamp.
  • Freshcraft.
  • The Ginn Mill.
  • Beauty Bar.
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How many hours is the play Moulin Rouge? ›

What is the running time of the show? Running time is approximately 2 hours and 35 minutes with one intermission.

Is Mrs Doubtfire on Broadway any good? ›

And if not all of the plot and character updates quite work, what has ended up on stage is still a very entertaining, very successful, very good time. A good time for all ages, despite our beloved, battered Broadway, is exactly what the audience-friendly, warm-centered, modestly scaled "Mrs. Doubtfire" delivers.

Is Mr Saturday Night on Broadway good? ›

Overall, Mr. Saturday Night is a fun time, but it also feels like it's missing the spark that would make it memorable. Perhaps the show would work better as a 90-minute musical, or even as a play focused on Buddy's comedy routines, which are its high points thanks to Crystal's comedic timing and showmanship.

Can I wear jeans to the Moulin Rouge? ›

You can wear jeans, but snickers are not allowed.

Do people get dressed up for Moulin Rouge? ›

The official website suggests “elegant attire”. However, jackets and ties are not required, but if you feel like getting decked out to fully get into the spirit of the evening you're of course welcome to. Shorts, flip flops and sportswear are not permitted inside.

Can you wear sneakers to Broadway? ›

At a minimum, men should wear slacks, a button-down shirt, and a casual shoe, no sneakers. Women should wear either a dress or slacks paired with a blouse or sweater or jacket. A small heel or boots would work and no sneakers. No jeans, no sweatshirts and no gym clothing.

Is six the musical inappropriate? ›

The show is recommended for ages 10 & up. Children under 5 are not permitted in the theatre but Don't Lose Ur Head, we love our Queens of all ages!

Is Wicked OK for a 6 year old? ›

Wicked: Recommended age for children is 8 and up. Children under the age of 5 will not be permitted in the theatre.

What is the age limit for Moulin Rouge? ›

No age restrictions. Children are accepted from age 6 and must be accompanied by an adult.

Where is Moulin Rouge in Denver? ›

Moulin Rouge! The Musical | Denver Performing Arts Complex.

How long is Moulin Rouge on Broadway? ›

How long is Moulin Rouge! The Musical on Broadway? Running time is 2 hours and 35 minutes, including one intermission.

Does the Buell Theater have a dress code? ›

What is the dress code for performances at the theatre? The Denver Performing Arts Complex has no specific dress code – patrons often choose to wear smart/casual or cocktail attire.

What is the storyline of Moulin Rouge? ›

Where does Moulin Rouge go after Denver? ›

Moulin Rouge opens in Denver this week. The touring production has made stops in Chicago and Minneapolis and will visit Los Angeles and San Francisco later this year. The 2021 Broadway version of the show won 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

Why is the Moulin Rouge so famous? ›

The Moulin Rouge began with an audacious bet that it would become “the palace of dance and women” that was “more luxurious, bigger and more elegant” than any other location at the time. Success came fast thanks to a dance that debuted on opening night: the French cancan, previously known as the quadrille.

Where are the best seats for Moulin Rouge? ›

The best seats in the Al Hirschfeld Theatre are the front rows of the Center Mezzanine. These are ideal for the best views of Moulin Rouge! The Musical's set design and choreography, including the balconies and catwalk.

What is Satine's Secret in Moulin Rouge? ›

The film stars Nicole Kidman as Satine, a star dancer who has a deadly secret; she is dying of tuberculosis. This is not a secret from the audience, which learns it early on, but from Christian (Ewan McGregor), the would-be writer who loves her.

Can you wear jeans to a Broadway show? ›

Broadway doesn't have a specific dress code (anymore). Some people go in jeans and others make a special night of it and dress up. As long as you've got a ticket they'll let you in the door.

What should a woman wear to a Broadway show? ›

Here are your options: Casual attire (jeans, skirts, shirts) Cocktail/Professional attire (dresses, blouses, slacks, button-ups, suits) Themed outfits (musical shirts, outfits inspired by a character, attire inspired by the period of the musical)

What do you wear to a Broadway show in Denver? ›

The short answer: There isn't one. That's right, regardless of the show you are seeing, the time of day you are seeing it, or the theatre you are seeing it at, there is no official dress code for Broadway. There is no need to stress about what to wear to a Broadway show.

Is Moulin Rouge a tragedy? ›

Moulin Rouge on Broadway in Chicago is a romantic tragedy that follows a song writer, Christian, and a cabaret singer, Satine.

Is Moulin Rouge based off a true story? ›

Moulin Rouge (United States/Australia, 2001) Baz Luhrmann's Moulin Rouge is a rigorously accurate historical account of events that occurred during the period between 1899 and 1900 in Paris' infamous Moulin Rouge nightclub.

Is Moulin Rouge based on La Boheme? ›

While I've known for a long time that Moulin Rouge! is based on Puccini's La Boheme, I recently discovered that the story also comes from an ancient Greek legend. Yes, really: Moulin Rouge! is totally inspired by the story of Orpheus and Eurydice.

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