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Catapult – The World’s Premier Shadow Dance Company

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.

Immersive Shakespeare

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).

SF Family Tree: My Father’s Dragon

Enjoy the story of a compassionate and courageous young boy and his unlikely friendship with a splendid yellow and blue-striped dragon. Presented in a sensory-friendly environment.

Breakin’ Convention 2017

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…

The Sleeping Beauty

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…

Seussical – Denver

See the show that brings to life favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie and a little boy with a big imagination, Jojo.

An Evening of Dancing Horses

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.

Seussical – Boulder

Watch favorite Dr. Seuss characters come to life on stage, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie and a little boy with a big imagination, Jojo.

Experience the Magical Tradition of The Nutcracker

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…

Wild West Show

Go on an historical trip back to the days of the Old West with reenactments of the original Buffalo Bill Wild West Shows.

Flight of Fancy

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.

School-Day-Off Theater Classes

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 and the Hairy Man

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…

Fantastic Friday Theatre

Introduce young students to live theater with Jaws, The Parody, presented by BackStory Theatre. All ages. Tickets available at the door. $3 per person, Free under age 4.

Mary Poppins presented by BackStory Theatre

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+).


See the multi-award-winning Broadway musical as it makes a stop in Denver on its national tour. Age 13 and up due to mature themes. $30 and up.

Marvel Universe Live – Age of Heroes

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.

Thou Art Miscast

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/

First Date

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.

Winter Cultural Series

Enjoy four performances over the course of the month offering a variety of family friendly entertainment including a jazz concert, dance, and opera.


Open the 2017/2018 Colorado Ballet season with the crowd-favorite Dracula. Age 13 and older. $30 and up.


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.

A Chorus Line

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…

Pinkalicious the Musical

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.


Performance times vary. See this uplifting musical celebrating friendship, motherhood and the magic of a well-made pie. $25 and up.

Harvey, the story of Elwood Dowd

See Legacy High School students present their fall play about the comedic misunderstandings surrounding a man and an imaginary six-foot tall rabbit. $8.00 at the box office.

Henry and Mudge

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.

Hairspray Jr. – Denver

Noon and 4pm. Attend a family-friendly musical adapted from the Broadway production that won eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Age 7 and up. $15 adults, $12 children.

Hairspray The Musical

Aug 4-6 Times vary by date. Follow big-haired teenager Tracy Turnblad as she becomes a celebrity overnight and uses her new-found fame to advocate for racial integration. Age 14 and up. $22-$27.

Family Discovery Series: The Arvada Center’s “Songs and Tales from the Colorado Trails”

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…

Stage It Like Shakespeare: Original Practices

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…

American Mariachi

Watch the musical story of Lucha and Boli, who want to start their own all-female mariachi band but face numerous obstacles.


See the musical with little orphan Annie in New York City, the evil Miss Hannigan, and the billionaire Oliver Warbucks, featuring the hit song, "Tomorrow." Reservations required.

Shopkins Live! Shop it Up!

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.

Shakespeare’s Magic Moments

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.

Teachers’ Sneak Peek

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.

The Amazing Elstun’s Magic

Dress in your red, white and blue and join master magician Amazing Dave and his real life partner comedy magician and entertaining educator Connie Elstun. Age 3 and up. $5.

ELF The Musical

Performance times vary. See the modern-day Christmas classic come to life. $25 and up.

The Little Mermaid

See the classic Hans Christian Andersen story of Ariel the mermaid.

Backstage Tours

Explore backstage at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, the world’s largest performance facility under one roof.

The Music Man

See the classic musical filled with catchy tunes. Tickets are available including or excluding dinner before the show.

Girls Only – The Secret Comedy of Women

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…


See a fantastical Broadway musical in which the Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton the elephant and other Dr. Seuss characters. Prices vary.

SF Family Tree: Flight School the Musical

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.

Holiday Festival

Experience a CU tradition in which student and faculty talent come together for a holiday concert, featuring student choirs, bands and orchestras. $20 and up. Reservations required.

Talent Showcase & Silent Auction

Attend a black tie, red carpet fundraising event to support the Legacy High School Theatrical Program. Hosted by ABC Channel 7 weatherman, Mike Nelson. $45 per ticket. Age 14 and up.

Bring It On The Musical

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

BETC: Every Christmas Story Ever Told

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.

Family Magic Show

Kick off the New Year with a magic show by Matthew Brandt.

How I Became A Pirate

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.

Bye, Bye Birdie

Aug 12, 13, 18, and 19. See Parker Arts and Inspire Creative's "for kids-by kids" production of Bye Bye Birdie. Age 12 and up. $14.

Tony Baker

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…

Jack and the Beanstalk

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.

Something Rotten

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.

Al Goodwin

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.

The Nutcracker

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.

The Foreigner

Hours vary by date. Follow Charlie Baker, a painfully shy Englishman, who finds himself in rural Georgia hunting lodge for a few days of peace and quiet. Young adult-adult audiences. $45 and up.

Le Petit Prince

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.

Danse Etoile Ballet: Celebrate Dance & Music

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.

Youth Musical Theater Class – Register now through Sep 7th

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.…

Smart People

Times vary. Follow four Harvard intellectuals as they explore the human brain's response to race. Age 16 and older. $30 and up.

SF Family Tree: SMIRK

Enjoy some family entertainment with physical comedian Reid Belstock and juggling ace Warren Hammond. Presented in a sensory-friendly environment. Age 12 and under. $5.

Sense and Sensibility

See Jane Austen's story come to life in this joyous and moving play.

Neil Simon’s Plaza Suite

Fri-Sat 7pm; Sun 2pm. See a comedy in three acts following three different awkward encounters in Suite 719 of New York's Plaza Hotel. Age 13 and up. $10-$15 in advance; $15-$20 at the door.

Moscow Ballet’s Nutcracker

Enjoy the 25th anniversary tour of the ballet company's performance of the holiday classic. See larger-than-life puppets, nesting dolls and hand-crafted costumes. $28-$89.

SF Family Tree: Pinkalicious the Musical

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.

Seussical, The Musical

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.

A Chorus Line

Follow the story of seventeen dancers as they audition for a highly sought-after place in the chorus of a Broadway musical. Age 13 and up. $53 and up (preview $36).


Times vary by date. See the musical about the comic strip heroine. Age 5 and up. $20 and up.

Night of the Living Dead…Live On Stage

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.

RENT 20th Anniversary Tour

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.

A Year With Frog and Toad

Times vary by date. Journey through four seasons alongside Frog and Toad while learning about Friendship, caring and what makes each of us special. $9 and up.

African Drum Ensemble

Watch traditional, neo-traditional and highlife dance music from Ghana performed by a University of Colorado ensemble.

Beatboxing with the Bard

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/

Sugar Plum Tea Party

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…