17 can't-miss shows coming to Colorado before 2020

DENVER – From Broadway musicals to improv performances, there are many exciting shows coming to Denver before 2020!

Here are 17 you may want to keep an eye on in case you’re planning to take your family or a special someone to the theater: 

1.) An Act of God – Garner Galleria Theatre

God takes human form in An Act of God, the sinfully funny and critically acclaimed new play direct from Broadway.

Showing from: Oct. 15, 2016 – April 8, 2017

Running time: 75 minutes with no intermission  

Age/advisory: 16+; Contains adult language, mature themes and irreverent humor.

For ticket information click here.

2.) The Book of Will – Ricketson Theatre

This comedy tells the tale of Henry Condell and John Heminges, two actors who will have to borrow, beg and band together to get William Shakespeare’s First Folio done. 

Showing from: Jan. 13 – Feb. 26, 2017

Run Time: Approximately 2 hours, plus 15 min. intermission

Age/advisory: 13+.

For ticket information click here.

3.) The Christians – Stage Theatre

The New York Times calls Lucas Hnath’s The Christians a “terrific new play about the mystery of faith.”

“Pastor Paul inspires faith in the members of his growing congregation through his preaching. But when he brings up unexpected questions during a sermon, his changing perspective may ask too much of his followers.” 

Showing from: Jan. 27 – Feb. 26, 2017

Run Time: Approximately 1hr. 30 minutes with no intermission

Age/advisory: High school+

For ticket information click here

4.) Two Degrees – The Jones

The smallest changes can eventually lead to the biggest impact – and no one knows better than Emma, a climate change scientist conducting research in Greenland. 

Showing from: Feb. 3 – March 12, 2017

Run time: Approximately 1hr. 45 mins. with no intermission

Age/advisory: Recommended for mature audiences; Adult content and language used throughout.

For ticket information click here.

5.) Circus 1903: The Golden Age of Circus – Buell Theathre

“The producers of the world’s biggest magic show, The Illusionists have teamed up with the award winning puppeteers from War Horse to present a thrilling turn of the century circus spectacular.”

Showing from: Feb. 21 – Feb. 26, 2017

Run time: 2 hours 20 minutes, including intermission

Age/advisory: To be announced

For ticket information click here.

6.) Rain: A Tribute to The Beatles – The Ellie

Rain – A Tribute to The Beatles celebrates the 50th anniversary of the release of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

This play takes you back in time with The Beatles who deliver a note-for-note theatrical performance that “is the next big thing to seeing the Beatles.”

Showing from: March 2, 3 2017

Run time: Approximately 2 hours with no intermission

Age/advisory: All ages

For ticket information click here

7.) An American in Paris – Buell Theatre

An American In Paris is the new Tony Award-winning musical that showcases the life of an American soldier, a mysterious French girl and the City of Love, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war.

Showing from: March 8 – March 19, 2017

Run time: To be announced

Age/advisory: 10+; to be announced

For ticket information click here.

8.) Travelers of the Lost Dimension – Stanley Marketplace

“A ragtag group of explorers will brave an inter-dimensional journey to discover the fantastical realm in the beyond”

Showing from: March 16  - April 23, 2017

Run time: Roughly 1 hr. 30 minutes without intermission

Age/advisory: 10+

For ticket information click here.

9.) Shaping Sound: After the Curtain – The Ellie

Visual musicians continue to impress audiences across the nation as they tell the story of a man fighting to find his creative voice after the death of his one true love.

Showing from: March 18 and 19, 2018

Run time: To be announced

Age/advisory: To be announced

For ticket information click here

10.) Disgraced – Ricketson Theatre

Amir has spent his adulthood downplaying his upbringing to build the perfect life – but several circumstances will test him to be true to himself and to fit into mainstream society.

Showing from: March 31 – May 7,2017

Run time: To be announced

Age/advisory: 17+; Adult content and language throughout

For ticket information click here

11.) Hal Holbrook: Mark Twain Tonight! – Buell Theatre

Billed as one of the most acclaimed and enduring performances in the history of theatre, Hal Holbrook continues to introduce a man the audience will never forget – Mark Twain.

Showing from: April 1, 2017

Run time: To be announced

Age/advisory: To be announced

For ticket information click here

12.) MAMMA MIA! – Buell Theatre

Meryl Streep brought this play into movies all across the United States – and now, you can enjoy this smash-hit musical that combines ABBA’s greatest hits with an enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship.

Showing from: April 11 – April 16, 2017

Run time: Approximately 2 hr. 30mins.   

Age/advisory: 12+

For ticket information click here.

13.) The Secret Garden – Stage Theatre

When young Mary is stent to live with her uncle after the death of her parents, she finds a distant family overcome by grief and fear. But, the discovery of a secret garden will embark her on a new adventure.

Showing from: April 21 – May 28, 2017

Run Time: To be announced

Age/advisory: All ages

For ticket information click here

14.) Cult Following & SCRIPTprov – The Jones

See the wild sides of famous scenes as the script gets flipped! After two traditional actors perform a classic scene word-for-word, an improve performer will come in who has no idea what’s going on – so they’ll have to the react to the script and create their own context on the spot. 

Showing from: April 28, May 12, 2017

Run time: Approximately 1 hour to 1hr. 30 mins.

Age/advisory: 17+; Unpredictable adult themes and language

For ticket information click here.  

15.) The Illusionists: Live from Broadway – The Ellie

The best-selling magic show is coming to Denver directly from Denver!

The Illusionists – Live from Broadway has broken box records across the world and impressed audiences of all ages with incredible illusions.

Showing from: May 19 – May 21, 2017

Run Time: To be announced

Age/advisory: To be announced

For ticket information click here

16.) Frozen – Buell Theatre

As if you didn’t know, Disney’s Frozen tells the story of two sisters – one with extraordinary abilities – as they are torn apart and work to find their way back together.

Showing from: Aug. 17 – Oct. 1, 2017

Run time: To be announced

Age/advisory: To be announced

For ticket information click here

17.) Hamilton – Buell Theatre

The national tour of the Broadway musical Hamilton will play The Buell Theatre as part of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts’ 2017/18 Broadway subscription series.

The best way to guarantee you’ll get a spot is to purchase a full subscription for the 2016/17 Broadway season.

Hamilton is based on Ron Chernow’s biography of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton.

Showing from: To be announced

Running time: To be announced

Age/advisory: To be announced

For ticket information click here.

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