Fall Passport to the Arts 2014

The 2013 Original Production of PIPPIN. Photo Credit: Joan Marcus
Denver Center Attractions – Buell Theatre
Tuesday, September 9, 7:30pm

Join us for this magical, unforgettable production the New York Times declared “Astonishing! A Pippin for the 21st Century.” The 2013 Tony Award winner for Best Musical Revival is back for the first time since it thrilled audiences 40 years ago. With a beloved score by Tony nominee Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Wicked), Pippin tells the story of a young prince on a death-defying journey to find meaning in his existence. Will he choose a happy but simple life? Or will he risk everything for a singular flash of glory? This captivating new production is directed by Tony winner Diane Paulus (Hair and The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess). Pippin features sizzling choreography in the style of Bob Fosse and breathtaking acrobatics by Les 7 Doigts de la Main, the creative force behind the nationwide sensation Traces.

Colorado Ballet – Ellie Caulkins Opera House
Saturday, October 4, 2:00pm

Colorado Ballet opens its 54th season with A Midsummer Night’s Dream, September 26-October 5, 2014 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. Join us for an enchanting presentation of Shakespeare’s classic, filled with mischief, romance and comedy. This fanciful production features choreography by Christopher Wheeldon and a score by Felix Mendelssohn, performed live by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra and the Colorado Children’s Chorale. Between the festive costumes, majestic scenery, meddlesome fairies and the crisscrossed young lovers, this ballet is pure magic.

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Opera Colorado | Ellie Caulkins Opera House

Tuesday, November 18 | 7:30 p.m.

Giacomo Puccini’s tragic tale of the beautiful young Japanese woman who is loved and betrayed by an American Naval Officer at the dawn of the 20th century; classic elegance meets a timeless work. This traditional production and stunning music will bring to life both the clash of cultures and her ultimate sacrifice.

Colorado Symphony – Boettcher Concert Hall
Sunday, December 21, 1:00 pm

Colorado Symphony Chorus; Duain Wolfe director
Colorado Children’s Chorale; Debbie DeSantis director

The warm sounds of the holidays fill the hall during this annual Christmas spectacular featuring the Colorado Children’s Chorale.

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