A Complete Guide To Summer Theater in Colorado

Summer is here and the opportunities to enrich yourself in the performing arts culture are endless. This list is no wear near all of the productions that will be going up shortly. Hundreds of smaller more intimate local shows that also deserve your attention are playing all around the state. The Corken + Company team hopes you get out there and enjoy the summer theater this great state has to offer!

Denver Center for the Performing Arts

Located in the heart of downtown Denver and known for its high production value, there are plenty of shows this summer that will delight any fan. The Denver Center for the Performing Arts is the epitome of modern Colorado Theatre. Touring Broadway productions and locally produced theater production companies call this sprawling complex their home. There is always the next great theater experience right around the corner.


Pretty Woman: The Musical

Where: Buell Theatre, Denver
When: August 2 – August 14
PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL, is based on one of Hollywood’s most beloved romantic stories of all time. The show stars Broadway superstar Adam Pascal as Edward Lewis and rising star Olivia Valli as the charming Vivian Ward. PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL is brought to life with a powerhouse creative team led by two-time Tony Award-winning director and choreographer Jerry Mitchell (Hairspray, Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde).”



Where: Buell Theatre, Denver
When: August 30 – September 11
“Hadestown intertwines two mythic tales — that of young dreamers Orpheus and Eurydice, and that of King Hades and his wife Persephone — as it invites you on a hell-raising journey to the underworld and back. Mitchell’s beguiling melodies and Chavkin’s poetic imagination pit industry against nature, doubt against faith, and fear against love. Performed by a vibrant ensemble of actors, dancers, and singers, Hadestown is a haunting and hopeful theatrical experience that grabs you and never lets go.”


Newsical The Musical

Where: Garner Galleria Theatre, Denver
When: September 7 – September 25
“Winner of the Off-Broadway Alliance Award for Best Musical, NEWSical is the hilarious, ever evolving, always changing, up-to-the-minute musical comedy of all the news that’s fit to spoof. Through sketches, parodies and original music, NEWSical tackles everything from the lowest depths of reality television to the highest office in the land.”

Theater of the Mind

Where: York Street Yards, Denver
When: August 31 – December 18
“Inspired by both historical and current lab research, Theater of the Mind takes you on an immersive journey inside how we see and create our worlds. Caution: the brain may wander. Side effects may include a distrust of your own senses, a disorientation of self and a mild to severely good time. You may not be who you think you are. But we’re all in it together.”
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A Complete Guide To Summer Theater In Colorado

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