Event Listings

2018 Spring Ballet Dance Concert
Peter Pan

2018 WWI Film Series
Co-presented with the Denver Film Society, commemorating the centennial of American involvement in World War I. Film followed by a scholar facilitated discussion.

Sense and Sensibility
This isn’t your grandma’s Jane Austen! This rollicking, ingeniously-theatrical new adaptation follows the Dashwood sisters – sensible Elinor and passionate Marianne. When they lose their fortune, marriage is their only hope, but can love and marriage go together for women without money? Surrounding them is a company of shape-shifting actors who transform into characters, animals, and even scenery to bring Austen’s story to life in this goofy, joyous and deeply moving play.

Seussical The Musical
Enter the fantastic world of Dr. Seuss in the musical, Seussical! Music and dance bring characters like Horton, the Cat in the Hat, and Gertrude McFuzz together on stage. Don’t miss out on all the fun and all the “thinks you can think”!

Electric Baby
A folktale for adults, The Electric Baby combines magic, myth, and humor to explore devastating loss and hopeful healing. Six strangers’ lives collide after a tragic car accident, forcing them to confront the secrets, hopes, and fears that haunt their lives. At the play’s center is a mysterious baby that glows like the moon and draws the characters together as they open their hearts and rediscover that human connection, laughter and stories shared can redeem sorrow.

2018 Stories of Wartime
Every spring semester for the past 23 years, Regis University’s Center for the Study of War Experience has led a public history series, "Stories from Wartime," featuring veterans and civilians sharing their wartime experiences. The moderated panels have represented WWII, Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf War and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. This year, the Center partners with the Arvada Center to bring its panels to a larger public audience.

These events are free and open to the public. If you wish to attend, please register in advance.

The Legacy Show
The Legacy Show is a multimedia concert of music by African-American composers performed by violinist Tami Lee Hughes and pianist Byron Burford-Phearse . The program features classical music infused with a variety of styles, including spirituals, blues, gospel, hip-hop, and jazz. Portraying cultural themes of the Antebellum Period, the Harlem Renaissance, the Civil Rights Era, and Modern Times, the program includes poetry and visual media. Poems, by such writers as Langston Hughes and Maya Angelou, introduce each piece. Visual media, which is projected onto a large screen during the music performances, provides images of people and places thematically related to the music. A special component of the program is Songbirds, a tribute to African-American women written by Grammy-nominated music producer and Rock and Roll "Hall of Famer" Kerwin Young. The program also includes Duke Ellington Suite, homage to one of jazz's great legends, arranged exclusively for The Legacy Show by Ozie Cargile. The Legacy Show is more than a concert. It is a musical, cultural, and historical journey guided by the work of prolific American creative artists. Each artist has a story influenced by his or her experiences. The Legacy Show reaches into the heart of these stories to celebrate the exuberance of life, and the spirit of triumph over tragedy. The Legacy Show is for everyone, and it is food for the soul.

All My Sons
Winner of the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award, and the first-ever Best Play Tony Award, All My Sons is a powerful American classic that explores the dark side of the American dream, complex family dynamics and a person’s responsibility to the world beyond his own home. Based on the true story of an Ohio manufacturer who sold faulty parts to the U.S. military during World War II, the play’s central character faces the true cost of his choices and their devastating impact on the family he loves.

Coffee Concert with Jeffrey Siegel - <i>Storytelling Through Music</i>
March 14, 2018
11:00 a.m.

Storytelling in Musical Tones, Enchanting descriptive music of Mendelssohn, Grieg, Tchaikovsky, and others.

Join us prior to this performance to enjoy complimentary refreshments and conversation.

Jeffrey Siegel Keyboard Conversations - <i>A Musical Kinship - Bach and Chopin</i>
March 14, 2018
7:30 p.m.

Bach and Chopin - A Musical Kinship, Bach was Chopin's favorite composer. Hear their respective Preludes and Fantasies!

2018 War of Words
World War I inspired hope, despair, anger, anxiety, patriotic fervor, and more—all of which found its way into our most intense and powerful language, the language of poetry. In “War of Words,” actors lend their voices to long-dead poets, with the aim of helping us hear them as they were: alive with conflicting passions, ideas, and beliefs shaped in response to the Great War. Audiences will find these voices not just historically intriguing, but contemporary—as if the poets are speaking both to us and for us about a war that has yet to reach its end.

Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra "A Tribute to Buddy Rich"
High energy, hard-driving music made famous by the man who, humbly, called himself the world's greatest drummer. The CJRO will perform the Suite from West Side Story, Love For Sale, Cape Verdean Blues, featuring our own Mike Marlier on drums!

Sunday in the Park with George
This stunning masterpiece merges past and present into beautiful, poignant truths about life, love and the creation of art. The story spanning over a century begins in 1884 with George Seurat who is struggling to balance his extreme natural tendencies of artistic sensitivity and logical construction. Then the story skips ahead, a century later, to Seurat’s great-grandson, George, who is also an artist. Present-day George is frustrated as he searches for his artistic path only to find the answer to his future is in the past.

Planet Earth