I have a question for you: Were you one of those kids in high school whose lives revolved around the ever-infamous, ever-fabulous high school musical? You know the ones I’m talking about. These kids sang constantly, could usually be found hanging around the music rooms, and a surprising amount of them were also the ones who wore ostentatious fedoras on the daily.

But even if you’re not one of those drama-students of yore, going to a show in Denver always makes for a fun evening, and this year, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts has got quite the spread for us. According to this article by 9News, we’ve got several classic show-stoppers returning to the stage, including The Book of Mormon, The Phantom of the Opera, RENT, The Lion King and… wait for it… Hamilton! That’s right, the fabulous historical rap-aganza that just about everyone’s obsessed with is coming back to Denver, so are you ready for your shot? It’s true that people who’ve bought a DCPA Subscription Package will have first dibs on Hamilton tickets before the rest of us can fight for them, but don’t let that discourage you. We’ll be getting more details about the show later, as well as more information about when you can buy single tickets to different shows.

Award-Winning Musical "Hamilton" Draws Throngs To Broadway
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In case you’re interested in purchasing one of these magical, golden DCPA Subscriptions—you can’t. Apparently, new subscriptions aren’t available right now, but you can join the waiting list. Current subscribers only have until April 7th to renew their subscription, so you might be closer to one of those passes than you think. Especially if something… unfortunate were to happen to one of those subscription holders.

I’m kidding. Probably.

In the meantime, other fabulous Broadway darlings are also making their Denver debut this season, including Mean Girls (how fetch), SpongeBob Musical, Miss Saigon, Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, My Fair Lady, Jimmy Buffett’s Escape to Margaritaville and The Band's Visit. That last one won the Tony Award for this year’s best musical, so, naturally, none of us have seen it.

Mean Girls Think You Know Movies Video
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Finally, here’s the full run-down of what the DCPA has in store for us the 2019/2020 season:

Subscription Shows

Miss Saigon - Buell Theatre, Sept 10-22, 2019

The Improvised Shakespeare Company - Garner Galleria Theatre, Oct 15, 2019-Mar 22, 2020

Jimmy Buffett’s Escape to Margaritaville - Buell Theatre, Dec 23, 2019-Jan 5, 2020

SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical - Buell Theatre, Jan 28-Feb 9, 2020

The SpongeBob Musical - Buell Theatre, Mar 10-22, 2020

Mean Girls - Buell Theatre, Mar 25-Apr 12, 2020

My Fair Lady - Buell Theatre, Jul 15-26, 2020

The Band’s Visit - Buell Theatre, Jul 29-Aug 9, 2020


Added Attraction Shows

It's Not You, It's Me - The Second City - Garner Galleria Theatre, Jul 31-Aug 25, 2019

Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End - Garner Galleria Theatre Sept 4-22, 2019

Blue Man Group - Buell Theatre, Oct 22-27, 2019

The Phantom of the Opera - Buell Theatre, Nov 6-17, 2019

Jesus Christ Superstar - Buell Theatre, Nov 26-Dec 1, 2019

Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical - Buell Theatre, Dec 3-8, 2019

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis - Buell Theatre, Dec 14 & 15, 2019

RENT 20th Anniversary Tour - Buell Theatre, Feb 28-Mar 1, 2020

Disney’s The Lion King - Buell Theatre, May 13-Jun 14, 2020

The Book of Mormon - The Ellie, Jun 9-28, 2020

Hamilton - Buell Theatre, Aug 12-Oct 4, 2020


So, whether you’re a die-hard musical fan, a casual observer, or really someone who’s just there because one of the above two brought you along, it looks like we’re in for a great season. Just leave your most pretentious fedora at home.


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