See and learn more about the art of weaving shadows into stories which has been around for a thousand years. Dance, music, and the duality of light and darkness come together to create stories of love and peace and countless others. Catapult, the avant-garde shadow dancing group has appeared on America’s Got Talent.
Explore how to make Shakespeare's stories interactive and invite the audience to participate in the story and the performance. The workshop culminates in a 2:30pm showing for friends and families. Open to students of all experience levels and abilities. Ages 10-18. Reservations required. $65 (scholarships available).
Attend a festival of hip hop dance theatre showcasing the very best from around the world and around the corner. Curated and hosted by UK hip hop pioneer Jonzi D, experience performances from world champion b-boy crews to cutting edge street dance companies - live on stage. Spilling off stage and taking over the whole…
See the tale based on the Brothers Grimm's version wherein, the King and the Queen survive the 100-year sleep to celebrate the Princess's wedding to the Prince. Choreography by Kristin Kingsley, inspired by Marius Petipa. Musical accompaniment features the Centennial State Ballet Chamber Orchestra. Audiences of all ages will be entranced by the artistry of…
Attend the event that brings the best equestrian talent together in front of live music from the Denver School of the Arts Orchestra. Enjoy an evening full of formal dressage, reining, liberty and other talent from around the world.
Hours and times vary. Follow the adventures of young Peter as he explores the world around him in a play inspired by the book. Pre-K-3rd grade audiences. $10; complimentary chaperone ticket for every 10 students.
Hours vary by date. See a production of The Nutcracker featuring two casts of over 170 children, pre-professional dancers, and guest artists. The production is set in Littleton in the early 1900’s and includes subtle changes every year in choreography, set design, and costuming. Colorado Ballet soloist Francisco Estevez and a female guest artist to…
See a cartoon-like world in which a puffin and a girl become unlikely friends. The performance features “full mask” style of theater from the Public Works Theatre Company, in which actors express themselves through physical movement and puppetry. $12 general admission; $9 Chautauqua members. Reservations required.
Enjoy a full day of theatrical activities including classes in music, acting, dance and more, on select BVSD no-school days. Camps end in a final presentation for family and friends. Ages 5-10. Reservations required.
Wiley is a young man of small ambition and even smaller confidence. Happy to lay around all day with his loyal Dog, Wiley argues when his mother tells him to venture deeper into the swamp to collect firewood. Hidden in the depths of the swamp is the notorious Hairy Man, a fearful giant who feasts…
Join Jane and Michael as they journey with their pal Bert and 'the Perfect Nanny", Mary Poppins, to fantastic places outside dreary ol' London. Children under 4 may find it a bit long as a full-length production. $5 tots (0-4), $8 students (5-17), $18 adults (18-59), $13 seniors (60+).
Hours vary by date. See the show that unites some of Marvel’s greatest Super Heroes including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Black Panther, Hulk and Black Widow against some of the most threatening villains. Witness cutting-edge special effects, aerial stunts and video projection. $20 and up.
Try playing a dream role that maybe you haven’t gotten a chance to play before. This one-day workshop culminates in an informal showing at 2:30pm for family. Open to students of all experience levels and abilities. Ages 10-18. $65. Reservations required: https://cupresents.org/event/10117/thou-art-miscast/
See the musical comedy about a blind date that unfolds in real time. Other restaurant patrons transform into supportive best friends, manipulative exes and protective parents, who sing and dance them through ice-breakers, appetizers and potential conversational land mines.
Attend a fast-paced comedy show featuring two teams of players competing for laughs and points, with a referee keeping things moving and calling fouls. An average of seven to twelve games are played during a match, drawn from a repertoire of over a hundred improv games. $15-$20.
See the musical that spans one day in the lives of 17 dancers all vying for a coveted spot in the chorus of a Broadway musical. Considered groundbreaking when it opened on Broadway in 1975, the musical went on to win nine Tony Awards and the 1976 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Today, it remains as…
See the play about how hard it can be moving to a new house, missing friends. books about a boy and his great big canine buddy. See the musical, based on the best-selling series of books by Cynthia Rylant.
Dressed in typical 1860s attire, “Susannah and Jackson” tell stories of crossing the plains, interspersed with some of the best loved pioneer songs accompanied by guitar, banjo, fiddle, dulcimer, mandolin, harmonica, and autoharp. Hear about early Colorado pioneer women: Clara Brown, Chipeta Silverheels, Rattlesnake Kate, and Matilda Godfrey. Tales include Native Americans, miners, cowboys, and…
Join Colorado Shakespeare Festival teaching artists as they guide you through an Elizabethan rehearsal process. On Dec. 2, participants will learn about “original practices” and receive cue scripts, which they will take home and memorize during the week. On December 9, students will rehearse their parts and stage a performance. Open to students of all…
See the Shoppies make their theatrical debut in an original new live show featuring musical performances by Jessicake, Bubbleisha, Peppa-Mint, Rainbow Kate, Cocolette, Polli Polish and more. See an ensemble cast of multi-talented performers brings the show to life on stage through urban style music, song and dance. $25-$45.
Explore Shakespeare’s most magical moments. Bring wands, capes, spellbooks, and other magical gear to use in the performance. Workshop will culminate in an informal showing at 2:30pm. Ages 8-18. $65. Reservations required.
Find out what is entailed in putting on an Opera Colorado touring production. This sneak peek for teachers and parents provides an insider's look, the performance of Rossini's "Cinderella," and a chance to talk to the performers after the show who bring opera directly into schools. Reservations required.
See the original comedy that celebrates the honor, truth, humor and silliness of being female. Born out of the girlhood writings of the two authors, the show is a mix of sketch comedy, improvisation, audience participation, and hilarious songs and videos will remind you that underneath, women all have very funny and very charming feminine…
Follow Penguin as he figures out a way to fulfill his dream of flying. Based on the book Flight School from best-selling author Lita Judge. Performed in a sensory-friendly environment. Reservation required.
See website for times. See Disney’s new Broadway-bound musical Frozen, featuring more music, incredible stagecraft, and the epic story you love – now told as a full-length Broadway musical. Age 6 and up. $25.
Nov. 29-Dec 3. Watch a musical about the cutthroat world of competitive cheerleading and the fierce rivalries of high school politics and romance. Presented by Fairview High School. $10. Reservations required
Revel in a holiday mash-up for people who have a love-hate relationship with traditional holiday classic shows. Age 9 and up due to mild adult language and revelations about the existence of Santa Claus. $20-$36. Reservations required.
Sail off on a swashbuckling musical excursion as young Jeremy Jacobs joins Captain Braid Beard’s band of comical pirates and searches for the perfect spot to bury their treasure. Jeremy finds fun and adventure on the high seas, but he soon learns that home and family are treasures you can't find on any map.
Times vary by date. Be entertained by Tony Baker, a stand-up comedian and actor who has amassed hundreds of thousands of followers on his social media pages with his original sketch content and his funny voiceovers. All ages welcome for Family Friendly shows, all other shows are 21 and older. $24, $10 age 12 and…
Nov. 30-Dec. 23, 10am and 11am select days. See a comedic interpretation of the well-known classic tale in which Jack trades the family cow for magic beans. Part of the Kids Kabaret series. $7-$8. Reservations required.
Follow Nick and Nigel Bottom, two brothers who are desperate to write their own hit play - but end up writing the world's very first musical. Age 8 and older. Ticket prices and times vary; visit denvercenter.org for more info.
Have a few laughs with comedian Allan Goodwin (aka “Badgerine”). Goodwin connects with his audiences–getting them to appreciate the lighter side of their own lives relating his own life experiences. All ages. $11 age 12 and younger, $22.
Join us for this magical holiday tradition. Classical Ballet Academy and Ballet Mélange present this traditional three-act production of the Nutcracker. Guest artists include Liang Fu, Raul Orozco, and Alexander Glusacov.
See the world premiere of Le Petit Prince, a magical story ballet based on the beloved story by Antoine de Saint-Exupery. Music includes classical and contemporary styles with scores by Les Choristes and original compositions for the ballet by Colorado composer Bruce Klepper.
Enjoy a reception, silent auction, cocktails and hors d'euvres followed by a performance and meet-and-greet with the dancers. This show features a little of everything from Dance Etoile: classical variations, student pieces, guest musicians, and new pieces by Artistic Director Marie-Jose Payannet.
Learn and practice all the concepts that make up musical theater! Concepts covered include acting, singing, choreography, blocking, staging, scene work, tech, production, directing, and more. For ages 7-12, no experience necessary. Taught by award winning instructor Shauna Marble. The series runs from Sep 7th into December, with a performance the last day of class.…
Follow Pinkalicious, a girl who turns pink from eating too many pink cupcakes, as she tries to figure out a way to get out of this predicament. Presented in a sensory-friendly environment. Reservation is required.
Sat. through Oct 28, 11am with noon lunch. Watch the Peanut Butter Players perform in Seussical, The Musical during its luncheon theater. Features many Dr. Seuss stories including Horton Hears a Who, Horton Hatches An Egg, Gertrude McFuzz and more. $15 includes lunch. Reservations requested.
Fri. and Sat. 8pm. See an adaptation of the classic film with an outer space twist in this joint effort of The Bug Theatre and Paper Cat Films.Best for older teens. $15 in advance for students, seniors and military. $18 general admission at the door or $15 if dressed like a zombie.
See the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning show return to the stage in a touring production. A re-imagining of Puccini's La Bohème, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out.
See two Ballet Ariel presentations. Rikki-Tikki-Tavi is an original ballet about the mongoose Rikki who encounters two dangerous cobras Nag and Nagaina. Aurora’s Wedding, as fairytale characters attend the princess wedding in the classical ballet ‘Sleeping Beauty’. $25 adult, $23 student/senior, $20 child.
Join the stars of Colorado Ballet under the stars for a program featuring excerpts from upcoming and past productions as well as other classical and contemporary works. $44/$32 reserved covered, $15 GA lawn.
Come see what happens when you blend beatboxing, hip hop rhythms, free-style rapping, and Shakespeare’s verse in a one-day workshop. Culminates in an informal show at 2:30 for family. Open to all levels and abilities. Ages 10-18. $65. Reservations required: https://cupresents.org/event/10118/beatboxing-with-the-bard/
Hours vary by date. Attend an afternoon with tea, sweet and savory edibles and harp accompaniment, a mini-Nutcracker performance and a souvenir photo taken with the Sugar Plum Fairy. The fundraising event is the perfect introduction to the classic tale of Clara & her prince for young audience members and includes interactive excerpts of the…