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Motown - The Musical at the Buell Theater, Denver

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From 31 Mar 2015

Motown: The Musical is Broadway's hottest music history musical - a vibrant journey through the Motown genre from Smokey Robinson and Marvin Gaye to Diana Ross and Michael Jackson. The show tells the story of Berry Gordy, the founder of the record label Motown Records and one of the pioneers of Motown.

Wicked at the Buell Theater, Denver

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From 3 Jun 2015

Long before Dorothy drops in, two other girls meet in the Land of Oz. One, born with emerald green skin, is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. Wicked follows these two unlikely friends and college roomates grow into very different women: The Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch.

The Australian Bee Gees at the Buell Theater, Denver

The Australian Bee Gees

5 Mar 2015

Billed as the world's top Bee Gees tribute act, the Australian Bee Gees embody the stylish swagger and unmistakable sound of one of the worlds most successful musical trios. With their flawless three-part harmonies, abundant facial hair and flared bell bottom trousers, the band truly brings the best of a golden era to stage with astounding accuracy.

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Shen Yun Performing Arts at the Buell Theater, Denver

Shen Yun Performing Arts

From 6 Mar 2015

A glorious celebration of five thousand years of Chinese culture, Shen Yun presents colorful and exhilarating performances of classical Chinese dance and music, integrating technique and influence from both East and West. A performance by Shen Yun is a presentation of traditional Chinese culture as it once was: a study in grace, wisdom, and the virtues distilled from an ancient feudal period of time.

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Stomp at the Buell Theater, Denver


From 10 Mar 2015

Stomp is explosive, provocative, sophisticated, sexy, utterly unique and appeals to audiences of all ages. The international percussion sensation has garnered an armful of awards and rave reviews, and has appeared on numerous national television shows. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments in their performances.

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Hal Holbrook: Mark Twain Tonight at the Buell Theater, Denver

Hal Holbrook: Mark Twain Tonight

21 Mar 2015

Hal Holbrook Mark Twain Tonight! continues to enthrall audiences, with Holbrook performing 20-25 shows a year. By Holbrook's estimation, he has now performed the show well over 2,000 times since 1954. Just as Mark Twain brought his wit and humor to far-flung places a half-century before, Holbrook-as-Twain has also performed around the world, from Saudi Arabia and Warsaw, to Edinburgh and New Delhi.

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Chris Tucker at the Buell Theater, Denver

Chris Tucker

28 Mar 2015

There is nothing tranquil about comedian/actor Chris Tucker. A limber, wiry fellow with a high-pitched voice and a delivery as fast as a mosquito's wing beats, he seems energy incarnate. Tucker first started out on the LA comedy scene in the Nineties, on the Def Comedy Jam circuit before coming to prominence in films such as his debut, Friday and then the Rush Hour trilogy. Nowadays he is back on the stage following an expensive run-in with the IRS, and his humor draws upon this and his early life, switching seamlessly between different personas.

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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Buell Theater, Denver

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

From 22 Apr 2015

Joseph is the Biblical saga of a boy blessed with prophetic dreams, his jealous brothers, famine, forgiveness and reconciliation. Brought to life by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, this enduring musical returns to US stages in 2014 to charm audiences with its high energy score and will star American Idol contestants Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young!

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Annie at the Buell Theater, Denver


From 29 Apr 2015

Leapin' lizards... Annie is coming to town! Annie is a delightful theatrical experience for the entire family. Don't miss this Tony-nominated Broadway production of the timeless family tale of Little Orphan Annie. This season's tour stars talented nine-year old actress Issie Swickle in the lead role performing classics like 'Tomorrow' and 'Hard Knock Life'!

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Matilda - The Musical at the Buell Theater, Denver

Matilda - The Musical

From 9 Sep 2015

Matilda is a story about dreaming big, even though you may just be little. This hit musical is based on Roald Dahl's much-loved book of the same name, which tells the tale of an extraordinary child with hideous parents and an even more horrible headmistress. The production is given the musical treatment by the combined talents of Tim Minchin and the Royal Shakespeare Company - a winning combination earning it four awards at the 2013 Tonys!

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If/Then at the Buell Theater, Denver


From 13 Oct 2015

A new musical about the different paths our life can take, If / Then embarks on its first national tour. Written by the Pulitzer Prize winning duo of Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey, the show launched on Broadway in 2014, and garnered two Tony nominations.

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The Lion King at the Buell Theater, Denver

The Lion King

From 4 Nov 2015

Still going strong after 15 years, this Tony Award-winning extravaganza will delight, enthrall and bring out your inner cub. Based on the 1994 Disney movie, The Lion King incorporates several changes and additions to the storyline as compared to the film, making for a whole new experience!

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A Christmas Story at the Buell Theater, Denver

A Christmas Story

From 16 Dec 2015

Based on the classic 1983 movie, A Christmas Story invites you into the home of Ralphie Parker, a nine-year old kid who is desperate to win the most coveted holiday prize: An Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action 200-Shot Range Model Air Rifle. This Tony-nominated musical is the perfect show for all the family this holiday season.

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Dirty Dancing at the Buell Theater, Denver

Dirty Dancing

From 26 Jan 2016

Dirty Dancing treats you to an unprecedented live experience, exploding with achingly cool music, romance, and above all, sensational dancing. Adapted by the movie's original scribe Eleanor Bergstein, this touring production hews closely to the movie, packing in all its anthemic songs (I Had the Time of My Life, Hungry Eyes) and cheesy one-liners with aplomb. It delivers everything the audiences can hope for - lots of sexy dancing and plenty of rock 'n' roll!

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The Wizard Of Oz at the Buell Theater, Denver

The Wizard Of Oz

From 7 Feb 2016

Andrew Lloyd Webber's lauded production of The Wizard Of Oz is an enchanting adaptation of the perennial MGM movie classic starring Judy Garland, totally re-imagined for the stage. Following highly successful productions in London and Toronto, the show has embarked on the ever-winding Yellow Brick Road that is North America. Join Dorothy and Toto as they meet a motley crew of lost characters, all with one thing in mind; to gain their hearts' desire from the great Oz.

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Newsies at the Buell Theater, Denver


From 23 Mar 2016

The record-breaking, Tony Award-winning Broadway phenomenon that tells the story of an unlikely band of underdogs who take on the biggest names in publishing in an "inspirational" (The Hollywood Reporter) fight for justice, is touring the country!

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Disney's Beauty And The Beast at the Buell Theater, Denver

Disney's Beauty And The Beast

From 7 Jun 2016

Disney's timeless stage masterpiece features the animated film's Academy Award-winning score with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by the late Howard Ashman, with additional songs with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Tim Rice.

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Beautiful: The Carole King Musical at the Buell Theater, Denver

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

From 19 Jul 2016

Tracing the career of Carole King, and endorsed by the beloved Grammy winner herself, Beautiful is the feel good hit of 2014, scoring two 2014 Tony Awards. Described by The New York Times as 'A complex, revitalizing portrait of the real, conflicted person within the reluctant star', we learn about King's inspiring, but rocky road to the icon she is today.

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Show Archive

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Spring Awakening
15 Feb 2011 - 16 Feb 2011

9 to 5: The Musical
26 Apr 2011 - 8 May 2011

Billy Elliot
11 May 2011 - 5 Jun 2011

Les Miserables
31 Aug 2011 - 10 Sep 2011

4 Oct 2011 - 16 Oct 2011

Straight No Chaser
20 Oct 2011 - 20 Oct 2011

The Lion King
2 Nov 2011 - 4 Dec 2011

Amos Lee
9 Dec 2011 - 9 Dec 2011

West Side Story
13 Dec 2011 - 1 Jan 2012

Bring It On - The Musical
10 Jan 2012 - 21 Jan 2012

Ryan Adams
3 Feb 2012 - 3 Feb 2012

Lenny Kravitz
10 Feb 2012 - 10 Feb 2012

Lord Of The Dance
17 Feb 2012 - 19 Feb 2012

Disney's Beauty And The Beast
14 Mar 2012 - 18 Mar 2012

Shatner's World: We Just Live In It
20 Mar 2012 - 20 Mar 2012

7 Jun 2012 - 7 Jun 2012

The Addams Family
19 Jun 2012 - 1 Jul 2012

Andrew Bird
17 Aug 2012 - 17 Aug 2012

Dead Can Dance
19 Aug 2012 - 19 Aug 2012

La Cage Aux Folles
4 Sep 2012 - 16 Sep 2012

Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
19 Sep 2012 - 19 Sep 2012

Memphis - The Musical
10 Oct 2012 - 21 Oct 2012

Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson
23 Oct 2012 - 23 Oct 2012

Irving Berlin's White Christmas
23 Nov 2012 - 24 Dec 2012

War Horse
8 Jan 2013 - 20 Jan 2013

Jekyll & Hyde
29 Jan 2013 - 10 Feb 2013

Catch Me If You Can
26 Feb 2013 - 10 Mar 2013

Monty Python's Spamalot
28 Mar 2013 - 30 Mar 2013

26 Apr 2013 - 26 Apr 2013

Mary Poppins
1 May 2013 - 5 May 2013

Kathy Griffin
10 May 2013 - 10 May 2013

Ron White
17 May 2013 - 17 May 2013

Les Miserables
22 May 2013 - 26 May 2013

Jerry Seinfeld
30 May 2013 - 30 May 2013

Ballroom with a Twist
8 Jun 2013 - 9 Jun 2013

Priscilla Queen of the Desert
3 Sep 2013 - 15 Sep 2013

Jamie Kennedy & Dave Coulier
19 Sep 2013 - 19 Sep 2013

Sister Act
24 Sep 2013 - 6 Oct 2013

The Book of Mormon
22 Oct 2013 - 24 Nov 2013

Mannheim Steamroller
30 Nov 2013 - 1 Dec 2013

Cirque Dreams: Holidaze
10 Dec 2013 - 22 Dec 2013

15 Jan 2014 - 26 Jan 2014

Mamma Mia!
28 Jan 2014 - 2 Feb 2014

Million Dollar Quartet
25 Feb 2014 - 9 Mar 2014

Jim Gaffigan
12 Mar 2014 - 14 Mar 2014

Chicago - The Musical
18 Mar 2014 - 23 Mar 2014

Celtic Woman
19 Apr 2014 - 19 Apr 2014

Rock of Ages
25 Apr 2014 - 27 Apr 2014

6 May 2014 - 18 May 2014

American Idiot
23 May 2014 - 25 May 2014

Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
24 Jun 2014 - 24 Jun 2014

The Voice Tour
22 Jul 2014 - 22 Jul 2014

6 Sep 2014 - 20 Sep 2014

Blue Man Group
10 Oct 2014 - 12 Oct 2014

John Adams Band & John Fielder: A Tribute to John Denver
25 Oct 2014 - 25 Oct 2014

Kinky Boots
29 Oct 2014 - 9 Nov 2014

John Oliver
19 Nov 2014 - 19 Nov 2014

Ghost Brothers of Darkland County
1 Dec 2014 - 1 Dec 2014

Jersey Boys
10 Dec 2014 - 14 Dec 2014

How The Grinch Stole Christmas
17 Dec 2014 - 28 Dec 2014

Bill Cosby
17 Jan 2015 - 17 Jan 2015

Dancing Pros Live
23 Jan 2015 - 24 Jan 2015

Neil DeGrasse Tyson
29 Jan 2015 - 30 Jan 2015

Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella - The Musical
3 Feb 2015 - 10 Feb 2015

Celtic Thunder
22 Feb 2015 - 22 Feb 2015

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