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Colorado Ballet's "The Nutcracker"
Ellie Caulkins Opera House

Colorado Ballet's "The Nutcracker"

Ellie Caulkins Opera House
1345 Curtis Street Denver CO 80202

Colorado Ballet's The Nutcracker

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For 57 years, Colorado Ballet's Nutcracker has been charming audiences with its magical story, becoming a cherished part of the holiday season. Timeless choreography performed by talented dancers to Tchaikovsky's extraordinary score played live by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra is quintessential holiday fare. Complete with beautiful fairies, handsome princes, dancing snowflakes and a lovely young girl making her way to the Sugar Candy Kingdom, this gorgeous ballet is the perfect way to celebrate the season, and it's coming to the stage of Ellie Caulkins Opera House in Denver.

Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 / 7:30pm Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 / 7:30pm Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 / 6:30pm Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017 / 6:30pm Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017 / 6:30pm Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 / 6:30pm

"Scrooge: Bah Humbug!"
Jesters Dinner Theatre

"Scrooge: Bah Humbug!"

Jesters Dinner Theatre
224 Main Street Longmont CO 80501

Musical Tradition Scrooge: Bah Humbug!

Buy Tickets $12.50 - $21 $25 - $42

One of Longmont's most enduring holiday traditions takes Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol and adds a heaping helping of music, dancing and comedy, plus a full meal, while still serving up the heartfelt Yuletide themes of charity and goodwill. Scrooge: Bah Humbug! has been an annual staple of the Jesters Dinner Theatre repertoire since 1987 -- and it even stars the same actor in the title role. A family-friendly event with a bedtime-friendly length, this popular production offers a variety of entrees if your ticket includes a meal, with fresh bread and your choice of salad or soup. A kids' menu is available too, and so is a show-only ticket.

Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 / 7:30pm Show Time (Dinner Seating at 6:00pm) Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017 / 7:30pm Show Time (Dinner Seating at 6:00pm) Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017 / 7:30pm Show Time (Dinner Seating at 6:00pm) Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 / 7:30pm Show Time (Dinner Seating at 6:00pm) Friday, Dec. 22, 2017 / 7:30pm Show Time (Dinner Seating at 6:00pm) Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017 / 7:30pm Show Time (Dinner Seating at 6:00pm) Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017 / 1:00pm Show Time (Dinner Seating at 11:30am) Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 / 7:30pm Show Time (Dinner Seating at 6:00pm)

"Honeymoon in Vegas"
Vintage Theatre

"Honeymoon in Vegas"

Vintage Theatre
1468 Dayton Street Aurora CO 80010

Honeymoon in Vegas: Broadway Musical Comedy

Buy Tickets $15 $34

The New York Times raves Honeymoon in Vegas is "a real-live, old fashioned, deeply satisfying Broadway musical in a way few new shows are anymore." Based on the 1992 Nicholas Cage comedy hit, this is the hilarious story of commitment-phobe Jack, his not-so-patient girlfriend Betsy and a professional gambler named Tommy. Featuring a book by Andrew Bergman (who wrote and directed the original film) and music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown, this is a musical comedy in the Golden Age theatrical tradition, with gags, gams and great tunes. The original Broadway team of director Gary Griffin and choreographer Denis Jones brings Honeymoon in Vegas to the Vintage Theatre in Aurora.

Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 / 7:30pm Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 / 7:30pm Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 2:30pm Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 7:30pm Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 / 2:30pm

"Santa's Big Red Sack"
Avenue Theater

"Santa's Big Red Sack"

Avenue Theater
417 E 17th Ave. Denver CO 80203

Twisted Sketch Show Santa's Big Red Sack Skewers the Season

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Christmas carols, Santa's reindeer, the Whos in Whoville, gift exchanges and good will -- everything warm and fuzzy about the holidays gets a red-hot skewering in the seasonal sketch show Santa's Big Red Sack. A non-traditional look at Christmas cheer that's ironically become an annual tradition for Denver's Avenue Theater, Santa's Big Red Sack is clever, witty, silly, relentless -- and definitely not for the easily offended. The scenes are as predictably unpredictable as always, and this year the gang mixes new over-the-top material with hit sketches from years past.

Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 / 7:30pm Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 / 7:30pm Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 7:30pm Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 / 4:00pm Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017 / 7:30pm Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 / 7:30pm Friday, Dec. 22, 2017 / 7:30pm Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017 / 7:30pm

"Hi-Hat Hattie!"
Aurora Fox Arts Center - Main Stage

"Hi-Hat Hattie!"

Aurora Fox Arts Center - Main Stage
9900 E. Colfax Avenue Aurora CO 80010

Hi-Hat Hattie!: Bluesy One-Woman Musical Tour-de-Force

Buy Tickets $16.50 $33

A one-woman musical tour-de-force about the artist who played Mammy in Gone With The Wind, Hi-Hat Hattie! takes place backstage of an old theater where Ms. Hattie McDaniel recalls the incredible events of her storied show business life. Raised in Denver and a graduate of Denver East High School, the show details her journey from childhood through her pain as a stunned widow to the graceful artist that never buckled under the restraints of appearance, gender or race. Hi-Hat Hattie! is the funny and thought-provoking musical journey of a talented female artist who would become the first African-American to win an Oscar for her iconic role. Featuring jazz and blues classics like "St. Louis Blues," "Danny Boy," "Can't Help Lovin Dat Man," "Amazing Grace" and more, Hi-Hat Hattie! now comes to the Aurora Fox Arts Center - Main Stage.

Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 / 7:30pm Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 / 7:30pm Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 / 7:30pm Friday, Dec. 22, 2017 / 7:30pm

"Resolutions"
The Edge Theater

"Resolutions"

The Edge Theater
1560 Teller Street Lakewood CO 80214

Resolutions: An Original From The Edge

Buy Tickets $15 $30

In line with Edge Theater Company in Lakewood's commitment to new and original work, they have commissioned local playwright and Edge team member Josh Hartwell to write a different kind of holiday story. Every year, six couples convene in a fancy Vail cabin to celebrate after Christmas and make resolutions for the coming year. But this year, something is different. Join the fun for this hilarious new work -- a holiday play not about Christmas. Directed by Missy Moore, Resolutions boasts an all-star cast: Emily Paton Davies, Karen Slack, Scott McLean, Andrew Uhlenhopp, Jonathan Brown and Drew Hirschboeck.

Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 / 8:00pm Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 8:00pm Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 / 6:00pm Friday, Dec. 22, 2017 / 8:00pm Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017 / 8:00pm Friday, Dec. 29, 2017 / 8:00pm Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017 / 8:00pm Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017 / 7:00pm

"Who Killed Santa?"
Dangerous Theatre

"Who Killed Santa?"

Dangerous Theatre
2620 W. 2nd Ave #1 Denver CO 80219

Outrageous Holiday Comedy Who Killed Santa?

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The jolly old elf gets offed on Dec. 23rd. Who killed him? Was it Frosty the Snowman? Maybe Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer? Did Tiny Tim even have the strength to do it? Steve, The Little Drummer Boy, sure seemed to be mad? Or was Chastity, the new holiday character to blame? They all had motives and they all had alibis. In true holiday fashion, they parody favorite holiday tunes to place blame one another. In the end, its the audience who decides. There are four possible endings to the play. The final show on 12/29 will reveal all possible endings. Find out Who Killed Santa? at Dangerous Theatre.

Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 / 8:00pm Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 7:00pm Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 / 4:00pm Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 / 7:30pm Friday, Dec. 22, 2017 / 8:00pm Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017 / 7:00pm

Howl at the Moon Denver
Howl at the Moon Denver

Howl at the Moon Denver

Howl at the Moon

Howl at the Moon Denver
1735 19th Street Denver CO 80202

Live Party Hits and Cocktail Buckets With Howl at the Moon

Buy Tickets COMP $7 - $8

Howl at the Moon brings together a live concert and a full bar so you can party the night away as musicians jam out their own renditions of dance anthems and party hits. Whether it's that pop song you hear on repeat on the radio or a good old '90s throwback, Howl at the Moon re-charges each tune with a new, refreshing kick that gets the crowd jumping. Massive buckets of sugar-fueled cocktails will keep your energy up at this non-stop party that rocks the Rockies and keeps downtown Denver dancing all night long.

Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 / 8:00pm-2:00am Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 8:00pm-2:00am Friday, Dec. 22, 2017 / 8:00pm-2:00am Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017 / 8:00pm-2:00am Friday, Dec. 29, 2017 / 8:00pm-2:00am Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017 / 8:00pm-2:00am Friday, Jan. 5, 2018 / 8:00pm-2:00am Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 / 8:00pm-2:00am

"ComedySportz" Denver
Avenue Theater

"ComedySportz" Denver

ComedySportz

Avenue Theater
417 E 17th Ave. Denver CO 80203

Fast & Funny Comedy Competition

Buy Tickets $10 $20

ComedySportz, the ingenious improv show that pits two teams of quick-witted performers against each other in a balls-to-the-wall battle for comedy supremacy, has been around for 30 years -- which is long enough for it to have its own abbreviation (CSz) and tons of famous alumni, including Wayne Brady (Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Let's Make A Deal) and Jason Sudeikis (SNL, Horrible Bosses). Now coming to the Avenue Theater in the Mile-High City, it works like this -- you and your fellow audience members provide suggestions to each squad, who throw down by coming up with scenes, bits and songs on the spot. Each show includes up to a dozen different improv games, out of a list of more than 100. A referee oversees the action, calling fouls (groan-worthy puns'll get you a flag) and keeping score. Yep, there are points and everything -- but the power to bestow winners and losers is ultimately in your hands. It's no laughing matter, except for the fact that it definitely is.

Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 / 10:00pm Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 10:00pm Friday, Dec. 22, 2017 / 10:00pm Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017 / 10:00pm

"A Drag Queen Christmas"
Fillmore Auditorium

"A Drag Queen Christmas"

A Drag Queen Christmas

Fillmore Auditorium
1510 Clarkson St. Denver CO 80218

A Drag Queen Christmas: The Naughty Tour

Buy Tickets $20.75 $33.25

Your favorite divas from Logo TV's RuPaul's Drag Race are bringing the merry and bright for an oh-so-fabulous holiday spectacular at the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver. Hosted by glamazon Trinity "The Body" Taylor, this holiday extravaganza is set to chanté onto the stage with appearances by fan-fave contestants that range from side-splitting comedy queens to fierce fish to vintage-inspired ingenues. And as a special holiday treat, these talented performers will participate in an audience Q&A sesh. So get ready to receive the gift of shade-throwing, face-serving and stage-stomping.

Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 / 8:00pm

"Smokefall"
Buntport Theater

"Smokefall"

Buntport Theater
717 Lipan Street Denver CO 80204

Smokefall: A Deeply Moving Family Drama

Buy Tickets $15 $30

Whipping from astonishing tenderness to profound humor and back again, Smokefall explores the lives of a family in a lyrical treatise on the fragility of life and the power of love. Written by Noah Haidle, this production from Benchmark Theatre is directed by Rachel Rogers and is coming to the Buntport Theater in Denver.

Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 / 8:00pm Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 / 8:00pm Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 8:00pm Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 / 6:00pm Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 / 8:00pm Friday, Dec. 22, 2017 / 8:00pm Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017 / 8:00pm

Colorado Symphony: Holiday Brass
Colorado Symphony - Boettcher Concert Hall

Colorado Symphony: Holiday Brass

Colorado Symphony

Colorado Symphony - Boettcher Concert Hall
1000 14th Street Denver CO 80202

Colorado Symphony Brass Performs Holiday Faves

Buy Tickets $5.50 - $36.85 $11 - $73.70

Holiday Brass returns to Boettcher Concert Hall this holiday season! Witness the brilliance and power of the Colorado Symphony Brass in a resounding program of seasonal faves. Whether it comes from the vitality of the Renaissance, the glory of the Baroque or the nostalgic fun of the music of Hollywood's most popular Christmas flicks, you're sure to start your holiday season off right by joining the Colorado Symphony Brass for this exciting program.

Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017 / 7:30pm

A Colorado Christmas
Colorado Symphony - Boettcher Concert Hall

A Colorado Christmas

Colorado Symphony - Boettcher Concert Hall
1000 14th Street Denver CO 80202

A Colorado Christmas: Family Favorites

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The warm sounds of the holidays fill Boettcher Concert Hall with your favorite songs this December. "'Twas the Night Before Christmas," narrated live from stage, will put a smile on your face and set a festive tone for this treasured holiday program. You won't want to miss other favorite works like "Sleigh Ride," "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" from The Nutcracker and more! This family-friendly evening features traditional Christmas carols, highlights from our popular production of Too Hot to Handel and a chance to sing along to a few of your favorite Frozen winter tunes. Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus will be on hand to see who's naughty and who's nice in preparation for the big night! You may want to come an hour early for Half Notes, family-friendly pre-concert activities individually curated for each concert that will feature rotating activities like crafts and an instrument petting zoo!

Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 / 7:30pm

"Christmas in Vegas"
Vintage Theatre

"Christmas in Vegas"

Vintage Theatre
1468 Dayton Street Aurora CO 80010

Martinis & Mistletoe II: Christmas in Vegas

Buy Tickets $5 $10

Christmas lights and Vegas lights... it's a match made it heaven. Get a joyful dose of holiday cabaret with this star-studded, Sin City-style spin on the most wonderful time of the year at Aurora's Vintage Theatre. All the warmth and music of the holidays melds with the allure of the Strip in the second installment of Christmas in Vegas.

Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 / 10:30pm Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 10:30pm Friday, Dec. 22, 2017 / 10:30pm Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017 / 10:30pm

Denver Philharmonic Orchestra: "Holiday Cheer!"
Antonia Brico Stage at Central Presbyterian Church

Denver Philharmonic Orchestra: "Holiday Cheer!"

Antonia Brico Stage at Central Presbyterian Church
1660 Sherman St. Denver CO 80203

Denver Philharmonic Orchestra's Holiday Concert

Buy Tickets $6 - $14.50 $12 - $25

At the Antonia Brico Stage at Central Presbyterian Church, voices will soar from two choruses -- Colorado Repertory Singers and Young Voices of Colorado -- as they join the Denver Philharmonic Orchestra to celebrate the season. Revel in beloved holiday classics from The Nutcracker to Home Alone. An annual favorite, Holiday Cheer! enriches your spirit with music that will send you back to your childhood -- complete with cocoa and caroling!

Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 / 7:30pm Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 2:30pm

Denver Chorale: "Beauty and Light"
Washington Park Center for Music and Arts

Denver Chorale: "Beauty and Light"

Denver Chorale

Washington Park Center for Music and Arts
400 S Williams St Denver CO 80209

Denver Chorale's Holiday Extravaganza

Buy Tickets $7.50 $15

The Denver Chorale, accompanied by vocal students from the Denver School of the Arts, brings to life excerpts from the beloved Gian Carlo Menotti opera Amahl and the Night Visitors at its holiday concert. There's something for everyone in the Chorale's uplifting Beauty and Light at the Washington Park Center. In addition to featuring Amahl, this festive celebration is set to entertain audiences with everything from Old English carols and a Christmas song by esteemed British composer John Rutter, to a Yiddish call-and-response song about peace, holiday favorites with new twists and contemporary classics like "Grown-Up Christmas List."

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 7:30pm Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 / 2:00pm

"Red"
Vintage Theatre

"Red"

Vintage Theatre
1468 Dayton Street Aurora CO 80010

Red Captures Famous 20th-Century Artist's Life

Buy Tickets $13 $30

Set in the 1950s, and based on real events, Red takes a compelling look at world-famous abstract artist Mark Rothko at the pinnacle of his creative powers. As he struggles with creating a series of large paintings for a commission, Rothko gets a brand-new assistant and the thin line between teacher and student begins to blur. See this this taut, visceral play by John Logan at Denver's Vintage Theatre.

Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 / 7:30pm Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 7:30pm Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 / 2:30pm Friday, Dec. 22, 2017 / 7:30pm Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017 / 7:30pm Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017 / 2:30pm Friday, Dec. 29, 2017 / 7:30pm Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017 / 7:30pm

Comedian John Morgan
Denver Improv

Comedian John Morgan

Denver Improv
8246 Northfield Avenue Denver CO 80238

Comedian John Morgan, "The Ragin' Cajun"

Buy Tickets COMP - $8.50 $17

With his animated style and thick New Orleans accent, it's no mystery why comedian John Morgan is known as "The Ragin' Cajun." But Morgan's humor is universal, mining his life as a father and husband with a natural storyteller's gift for exaggeration. A headliner who tours the U.S., Morgan has also opened for comics like Jerry Seinfeld and Kathleen Madigan, as well as musicians like The Monkees. His credits include appearances on MTV and Showtime and at the prestigious Montreal Comedy Festival. You can catch John Morgan when he hits the stage at the Denver Improv.

Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 / 7:30pm Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 / 9:45pm Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 9:45pm Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 / 7:30pm

"The Dinner Detective" Murder Mystery Dinner Show Denver
Embassy Suites Downtown Denver

"The Dinner Detective" Murder Mystery Dinner Show Denver

The Dinner Detective

Embassy Suites Downtown Denver
1420 Stout Street Denver CO 80202

The Dinner Detective: Interactive Murder Mystery Dinner Show

Buy Tickets $54 - $65 $67 - $78

Could you be dining with a killer? Named "Best Dinner Show" in Los Angeles and Denver for four years running, The Dinner Detective serves up a tasty whodunit along with a four-course dinner at the Embassy Suites. And since this comedic murder mystery is set in the present day, you'll have no way of knowing whether someone at your table is just another guest or one of the talented cast of improvisers. In fact, everyone's a suspect ... including you! The event starts out with a reception featuring passed hors d'oeuvres, followed by the meal, which includes salad, choice of entree and dessert. Between courses you can expect plenty of murder, mayhem and hidden clues coming to light as you puzzle through the crime. The top sleuth even wins a prize package at the end of the evening -- not to mention serious bragging rights.

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 6:00pm Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017 / 6:00pm Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017 / 6:00pm Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 / 6:00pm Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 / 6:00pm

"The Dinner Detective" Murder Mystery Dinner Show Fort Collins
Hilton Fort Collins

"The Dinner Detective" Murder Mystery Dinner Show Fort Collins

The Dinner Detective

Hilton Fort Collins
425 W Prospect Rd. Fort Collins CO 80526

The Dinner Detective Interactive Murder Mystery Show

Buy Tickets $54 - $65 $67 - $78

Could you be dining with a killer? Named "Best Dinner Show" in Los Angeles and Denver for four years running, The Dinner Detective is the largest interactive murder mystery dinner show in the country. Now it comes to Fort Collins, serving up a tasty whodunit along with a four-course sit-down dinner at the Hilton. Set in the present day, these murder-mystery events don't have cheesy costumes, campy dialogue or hokey song and dance interludes. The performers are dressed just like everyone else, so you'll have no way of knowing whether someone at your table is just another guest or one of the talented cast of improvisers. In fact, everyone's a suspect -- including you. The event starts out with a reception featuring tray-passed hors d'oeuvres, followed by the meal, which includes salad, an entree and dessert. Between courses you can expect plenty of murder, mayhem and hidden clues coming to light as you puzzle through the crime. The top sleuth even wins a prize package at the end of the evening -- not to mention serious bragging rights.

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 6:00pm Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 / 6:00pm Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 / 6:00pm