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Thinking to taking a vacation but want to do so on a budget? Try a staycation instead. There is so much to do in and outside of Denver that you sometimes don't think about what all is right in front of you (especially the outdoors). Sound intriguing? Follow along and we'll highlight some things that you can do on your staycation that you may not have thought of before plus we'll highlight savings opportunities and coupons (if any are available) for even more savings on your Denver staycation. There's also plenty of day trip opportunities from Denver that are within a 2 hour drive or 100 miles from the center of Denver. Or, you can turn the day trip into an overnight or weekend trip for a getaway that's still on a budget. Sometimes it's nice to escape for just a little while and recharge.

The Latest Staycation Ideas

  1. Morrison Natural History Museum
  2. Jumpin Jordy’s
  3. Dinosaur Ridge
  4. Clyfford Still Museum
  5. Comedy Works
  6. Jesters Dinner Theatre
  7. Denver Merchandise Mart
  8. Butterfly Pavilion
  9. Lakeside Amusement Park
  10. Children’s Museum of Denver

2014 Fright Fest at Elitch Gardens Coupon

2014 October 25
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This time of year it is family by day and fright by night at Elitch Gardens. Starting at 6 pm every evening Elitch Gardens turns into Fright Fest where ghosts, monsters, zombies, and everything else that is terrifying take over the theme park. This is an annual event and for 2014 the event features attractions like Side Show: Parade of Freaks, FLESH FACTORY, OUTBREAK, TERROR CHAMBER 2, SEANCE, and HURL. Don’t forget to dress up too. Now you will need an admission ticket to this event so if you don’t already have one, take a moment to check for all of the available discounts and coupons on tickets to Fright Fest at Elitch Gardens.

Get 30% Off Tickets to Fright Fest at Elitch Gardens

Now you can purchase your tickets to Fright Fest at Elitch Gardens online. If you do that then be sure to check for promo codes. You should notice a promo code box at the very top of the checkout page. Just enter your coupon in that box and click apply. You should then see your discount appear in the ticket price. Just keep in mind that there are actually several different ticket options available which gives you admission to each of the attractions at this event. Finally, you may want to check out the daily deal / coupon sites because they will sometimes offer great deals where you can save as much as 50% off the total cost of your ticket packages for Fright Fest at Elitch Gardens. It’s worth checking even up to the last weekend of this Halloween event.

Planning a visit the Elitch Gardens theme park at another time? Be sure to take a moment to check out the Elitch Gardens coupons to make sure that you get the absolute most savings possible on your general admission ticket this theme park.


"The Nutcracker" From Boulder Ballet and Boulder Philharmonic

at Macky Auditorium Concert Hall , Boulder
OFFER DATES:
Fri, November 28
FULL PRICE: $28.00 - $62.00
OFFER PRICE: $14.00 - $31.00

Classical choreography, theatrical magic, circus arts and a rare sense of humor all combine when over 100 dancers, a live orchestra, full scenery, beautiful costumes and special effects fill the grand... [more+]

Classical choreography, theatrical magic, circus arts and a rare sense of humor all combine when over 100 dancers, a live orchestra, full scenery, beautiful costumes and special effects fill the grandness of Macky Auditorium for Boulder Ballet and the Boulder Philharmonic's production of this famed holiday favorite. Set to Tchaikovsky's timeless score, this glittering tale follows young Clara, who receives the gift of a nutcracker at a festive family Christmas party. That night she dreams of a grand adventure that begins with a handsome prince, continues with an epic battle between mice and toys, and comes to a climax with a magical journey to the Land of Sweets to meet the Sugar Plum Fairy. The dancers will be joined onstage by students of the Boulder Ballet School and the Spotlights children's choir. [less-]

Devilishly Fun Music & Sketch Comedy: "Hell Toupee Cabaret"

at Denver’s Dangerous Theatre, Denver
OFFER DATES:
Fri, November 28
Thu, January 22
FULL PRICE: $7.00
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $3.50

Come for an evening of eternal damnation -- and still be home by 10 o'clock. Denver's Dangerous Theatre is gearing up to transport audiences to the 9th Plane of Hell with their live music and sketch c... [more+]

Come for an evening of eternal damnation -- and still be home by 10 o'clock. Denver's Dangerous Theatre is gearing up to transport audiences to the 9th Plane of Hell with their live music and sketch comedy show "Hell Toupee Cabaret". This eclectic evening of songs, sketches and other devilishly fun forms of entertainment features Demi Urge and the Hell Toupee Band and your host with the most, Infernal Phil. Damnation has never been this much fun! [less-]

"Hit and Run: Musical Improv" -- Broadway-Style Shows Created on the Spot

at Voodoo Comedy Playhouse, Denver
OFFER DATES:
Fri, November 28
Fri, December 12
Fri, December 19
+ 6 more dates
Fri, November 28
Fri, December 12
Fri, December 19
Fri, December 26
Fri, January 02
Fri, January 09
Fri, January 16
Fri, January 23
Fri, January 30
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FULL PRICE: $8.00
OFFER PRICE: $4.00

Get ready for a spontaneous Broadway-style, song-and-dance spectacular courtesy of Colorado's premier unscripted musical comedy team. Each week, audience members throw out suggestions, and the perform... [more+]

Get ready for a spontaneous Broadway-style, song-and-dance spectacular courtesy of Colorado's premier unscripted musical comedy team. Each week, audience members throw out suggestions, and the performers of Hit and Run create an hourlong musical comedy on the spot with live music. From the melodies to the lyrics and choreography, every show is different. You'll see flashy dance moves, soaring ballads and more emotional outbursts than "Rent" and "The Phantom of the Opera" combined. While Stephen Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Webber may take years to write a musical, Hit and Run thinks fast on their feet and sings whatever pops into their heads, debuting a hilarious new show every time they step on stage. [less-]

Shakespeare + Denver's Top Improvisers = Voodoo Comedy's "Makeshift Shakespeare"

at Voodoo Comedy Playhouse, Denver
OFFER DATES:
Fri, November 28
Fri, December 12
Fri, December 19
+ 6 more dates
Fri, November 28
Fri, December 12
Fri, December 19
Fri, December 26
Fri, January 02
Fri, January 09
Fri, January 16
Fri, January 23
Fri, January 30
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FULL PRICE: $8.00
OFFER PRICE: $4.00

None of Shakespeare's comedies, tragedies and histories are safe from the hilariously unpredictable and fast-on-their-feet improvisers of "Makeshift Shakespeare". Each week, Denver's brainiest improv ... [more+]

None of Shakespeare's comedies, tragedies and histories are safe from the hilariously unpredictable and fast-on-their-feet improvisers of "Makeshift Shakespeare". Each week, Denver's brainiest improv troupe creates new Shakespearean plays on the spot, based solely on an audience member's suggestion for a title. The unlimited possibilities of improvisation combine with the richness of William Shakespeare's legacy, turning the language, characters and stories from the greatest playwright who ever lived into something totally new -- and totally hilarious. [less-]

One Actor, 30 Characters: Off-Broadway Hit "Fully Committed"

at Aurora Fox Arts Center - Studio, Aurora
OFFER DATES:
Fri, November 28
Sat, November 29
Sat, December 06
+ 1 more dates
Fri, November 28
Sat, November 29
Sat, December 06
Fri, December 12
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FULL PRICE: $28.00
OFFER PRICE: $14.00

Steven Burge reprises his award-winning tour-de-force performance as a cast of over 30 characters in the acclaimed one-man show "Fully Committed", which was named one of "Time" magazine's top ten play... [more+]

Steven Burge reprises his award-winning tour-de-force performance as a cast of over 30 characters in the acclaimed one-man show "Fully Committed", which was named one of "Time" magazine's top ten plays of 2000. In this wry, witty show, Sam is an out-of-work actor manning the phones of a five-star Manhattan restaurant. When not placating his celebrity chef boss, Sam has to fend off a nonstop parade of desperate callers (socialites, glitterati, pushy tourists, cranky senior citizens and the occasional mafioso) who will stop at nothing to land a prime reservation. Tired of the constant barrage, Sam decides to change his circumstances for the better and begins accepting bribes for "giving good table." For Steven Burge's turn as the entire zany cast, "The Denver Post" called him "one of the most fearless comic actors in town," and gave "Fully Committed" the 2009 Ovation Award for Best Solo Performance. [less-]

"The Dinner Detective" Interactive Murder Mystery Show -- Everyone's a Suspect!

at Embassy Suites Downtown Denver, Denver
OFFER DATES:
Sat, November 29
Sat, December 20
Sat, December 27
+ 4 more dates
Sat, November 29
Sat, December 20
Sat, December 27
Wed, December 31
Sat, January 10
Sat, January 17
Sat, January 31
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FULL PRICE: $79.81 - $199.81
OFFER PRICE: $47.88 - $65.88

Could you be dining with a killer? Might "you" be the killer? Named "Best Dinner Show" in Los Angeles and Denver for four years running, "The Dinner Detective" now comes to downtown Denver to serve up... [more+]

Could you be dining with a killer? Might "you" be the killer? Named "Best Dinner Show" in Los Angeles and Denver for four years running, "The Dinner Detective" now comes to downtown Denver to serve up a tasty whodunit along with a four-course sit-down dinner and a commemorative mug to take home. And since this comedic murder mystery involves the audience, 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. [less-]

"Seussical the Musical" Brings the Cat in the Hat & More to Life

at Jesters Dinner Theatre, Longmont
OFFER DATES:
Sat, November 29
Sat, November 29
Sun, November 30
+ 8 more dates
Sat, November 29
Sat, November 29
Sun, November 30
Fri, January 02
Sat, January 03
Sun, January 04
Fri, January 09
Sun, January 11
Fri, January 16
Sat, January 17
Sun, January 18
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FULL PRICE: $24.00 - $39.00
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $20.00

The mischievous Cat in the Hat joins a cast of everyone's favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Gertrude McFuzz, Lazy Mayzie, the Whos of Whoville and the grouchy Grinch in this whimsical productio... [more+]

The mischievous Cat in the Hat joins a cast of everyone's favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Gertrude McFuzz, Lazy Mayzie, the Whos of Whoville and the grouchy Grinch in this whimsical production of "Seussical". The famous stories of Dr. Seuss are linked together in the show by JoJo, a young boy who is a "thinker of strange and wonderful thinks," and Horton the Elephant, who's out to prove that "a person's a person, no matter how small." Each charming story is backed by a myriad of musical styles, from Latin to pop, swing to gospel, and R&B to funk. Dr. Seuss's trademark sense of fun and wonder come through loud and clear, making this a musical that appeals to all ages. [less-]

Christmas Musical "Red Ranger Came Calling"

at Aurora Fox Arts Center - Main Stage, Aurora
OFFER DATES:
Sat, November 29
Sun, November 30
Fri, December 05
+ 3 more dates
Sat, November 29
Sun, November 30
Fri, December 05
Fri, December 12
Sun, December 14
Fri, December 19
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FULL PRICE: $28.00
OFFER PRICE: $14.00

This clever holiday musical is based on based on the beloved children's book by Pulitzer-winning author-cartoonist Berkeley Breathed ("Bloom County", "Edwurd Fudwupper Fibbed Big"). Inspired by a real... [more+]

This clever holiday musical is based on based on the beloved children's book by Pulitzer-winning author-cartoonist Berkeley Breathed ("Bloom County", "Edwurd Fudwupper Fibbed Big"). Inspired by a real anecdote from the author's father, the story takes place during the Depression around Christmas time. That's when a moody young boy, who's decided to change his name to the Red Ranger of Mars, meets a Scroogy old man named Sander Clos. Through their encounter, the unlikely pair inspire each other to believe in the magic of Christmas once again -- leading to a delightful surprise ending. [less-]

David Tutera's "Dream Bigger" Tour: Learn How to Live Fabulously

at Paramount Theatre, Denver
OFFER DATES:
Thu, December 04
FULL PRICE: $39.00 - $49.00
OFFER PRICE: $19.50 - $24.50

Join one of Hollywood's premiere wedding planners for a night of inspirational talks, competitions, giveaways and useful tips on how to throw events in style. David Tutera's (star of WeTV's "My Fair W... [more+]

Join one of Hollywood's premiere wedding planners for a night of inspirational talks, competitions, giveaways and useful tips on how to throw events in style. David Tutera's (star of WeTV's "My Fair Wedding" and its many nuptial spinoffs) "Dream Bigger" tour is interactive and informative talk show-style fun, perfect for Tutera fans, brides, future brides or anyone who just wants to live life fabulously and with style. This is your chance to meet the man behind the bridal empire that has celebrities everywhere clamoring for his expertise. [less-]

Twisted Holiday Sketch Show "Santa's Big Red Sack" Skewers the Seasoning of Giving

at Avenue Theater, Denver
OFFER DATES:
Thu, December 04
FULL PRICE: $26.50
OFFER PRICE: $13.25

Christmas carols, yuletide bedtime stories, Santa's reindeer, gift exchanges and good will -- everything warm and fuzzy about the holidays gets a red-hot skewering in the seasonal sketch show "Santa's... [more+]

Christmas carols, yuletide bedtime stories, Santa's reindeer, 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 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 once again this year the gang's mixing new over-the-top material with hit sketches from years past. [less-]

"Scrooge: Bah Humbug!" Musical Dinner Theater

at Jesters Dinner Theatre, Longmont
OFFER DATES:
Fri, December 05
Sat, December 06
Sun, December 07
+ 12 more dates
Fri, December 05
Sat, December 06
Sun, December 07
Fri, December 12
Sat, December 13
Sun, December 14
Fri, December 19
Sat, December 20
Mon, December 22
Tue, December 23
Wed, December 24
Thu, December 25
Fri, December 26
Sat, December 27
Sun, December 28
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FULL PRICE: $22.00 - $39.00
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $20.00

This musical Christmas show based on Dickens' timeless tale is back at Jesters Dinner Theatre and still going strong after more than 20 annual productions, making it a true holiday tradition. The orig... [more+]

This musical Christmas show based on Dickens' timeless tale is back at Jesters Dinner Theatre and still going strong after more than 20 annual productions, making it a true holiday tradition. The original "Christmas Carol" tells the story of grumpy old miser Ebenezer Scrooge, who's offered a second chance to become a kind and generous human being through the aid of four ghosts who visit him in turn one Christmas Eve, each teaching him valuable lessons. This tale of redemption and forgiveness captures the true spirit and magic of the holiday season for the whole family. Opt for dinner and the show, and enjoy your choice of an entree with sides. [less-]

Holiday Drama "The Perfect Gift" Reminds Us About the True Spirit of the Season

at Denver’s Dangerous Theatre, Denver
OFFER DATES:
Fri, December 05
Sun, December 07
Fri, December 12
+ 5 more dates
Fri, December 05
Sun, December 07
Fri, December 12
Sun, December 14
Fri, December 19
Sun, December 21
Fri, December 26
Sun, December 28
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FULL PRICE: $20.00
OFFER PRICE: $10.00

Dangerous Theatre brings this heartwarming holiday favorite back for a third year. Stacia hates the holidays and the over-the-top consumerism it's come to represent. Instead of spending quality time w... [more+]

Dangerous Theatre brings this heartwarming holiday favorite back for a third year. Stacia hates the holidays and the over-the-top consumerism it's come to represent. Instead of spending quality time with loved ones, it seems to be all about finding that "perfect gift" for everyone on your list. But when the jaded Stacia gets invited to a very special Christmas Eve celebration under a bridge hosted by two homeless men and their invisible friends, will discussing favorite Christmas traditions and their shared love of holiday TV shows renew her faith in the season? [less-]

"Miss Saigon": Hit Musical From the Creators of "Les Miz"

at Vintage Theatre, Aurora
OFFER DATES:
Fri, December 05
Sat, December 06
Sun, December 07
+ 3 more dates
Fri, December 05
Sat, December 06
Sun, December 07
Fri, December 12
Sat, December 13
Sun, December 14
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FULL PRICE: $26.00
OFFER PRICE: $13.00

This epic, award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of "Les Misérables" tells the tale of the tragic romance between a strong-willed Vietnamese girl and an American G.I. during the last days ... [more+]

This epic, award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of "Les Misérables" tells the tale of the tragic romance between a strong-willed Vietnamese girl and an American G.I. during the last days of the Vietnam War. Their struggles to find each other over the ensuing years end in tragedy for her and a fighting chance for the child he never knew he had. The powerful love story is a modern retelling of Puccini's "Madame Butterfly" and boasts such songs as "I Still Believe," "Sun and Moon," "The American Dream," "Why, God, Why?" and "I'd Give My Life for You." Nominated for 11 Tonys in its original run, it took home three for its stars Jonathan Pryce, Lea Salonga and Hinton Battle. [less-]

Christmas Comedy "Unwrapped" Charts Love's Quirks

at Denver’s Dangerous Theatre, Denver
OFFER DATES:
Sat, December 06
Sun, December 07
Sat, December 13
+ 5 more dates
Sat, December 06
Sun, December 07
Sat, December 13
Sun, December 14
Sat, December 20
Sun, December 21
Sat, December 27
Sun, December 28
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FULL PRICE: $20.00
OFFER PRICE: $10.00

Relieve the stress of the holiday season with this light-hearted Christmas comedy. A new, original play from Denver's Dangerous Theatre, "Unwrapped" tells the story of people in love. Bradley is chomp... [more+]

Relieve the stress of the holiday season with this light-hearted Christmas comedy. A new, original play from Denver's Dangerous Theatre, "Unwrapped" tells the story of people in love. Bradley is chomping at the bit to give his gift to Janet, but she never arrives. Meanwhile, Stacia purchases herself the gift of love, but what arrives is not what she had expected. As the two sort out their woes, a narrator adds spark to their stories with his own song and dance interpretation of the season. This funny new comedy captures the holiday spirit in a whole new light. [less-]

Colorado Wind Ensemble Reimagines Holiday Favorites: Jazz, Funk, Klezmer & More

at Littleton United Methodist Church , Littleton
OFFER DATES:
Sat, December 06
FULL PRICE: $15.00
OFFER PRICE: $7.50

Give your ears a gift this holiday season with a spectacular Colorado Wind Ensemble concert that offers a fresh take on songs of Yuletide yore. With guest conductor Dr. David Kish leading the way, the... [more+]

Give your ears a gift this holiday season with a spectacular Colorado Wind Ensemble concert that offers a fresh take on songs of Yuletide yore. With guest conductor Dr. David Kish leading the way, the acclaimed symphonic group will perform fascinating compositions that delightfully transform holiday music. Steven Bryant's "Radiant Joy" brings '70s and '80s funk, jazz and fusion into the mix, while Adam Gorb's "Yiddish Dances" builds on Klezmer styles for a festive take on traditional Jewish folk melodies. And you won't want to miss Max DiJulio's "A Carol Fantasy" or Emmy-nominated composer Julie Giroux's "Reimagined Holiday Favorites", which offers a series of innovative takes on beloved Christmas classics. [less-]

Colorado Ballet's "The Nutcracker": An Unforgettable Holiday Tradition

at Ellie Caulkins Opera House, Denver
OFFER DATES:
Thu, December 11
Fri, December 12
Sun, December 14
+ 7 more dates
Thu, December 11
Fri, December 12
Sun, December 14
Thu, December 18
Fri, December 19
Sun, December 21
Fri, December 26
Fri, December 26
Sat, December 27
Sat, December 27
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FULL PRICE: $50.00 - $120.00
OFFER PRICE: $33.00 - $90.00

For over half a century. Colorado Ballet's "Nutcracker" has been charming audiences with its magical story, becoming a cherished part of the holiday season. Complete with beautiful fairies, handsome p... [more+]

For over half a century. Colorado Ballet's "Nutcracker" has been charming audiences with its magical story, becoming a cherished part of the holiday season. 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. With timeless choreography and Tchaikovsky's delightful score played live by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra, this holiday treat has been enchanting generations of Colorado families for more than 50 years. [less-]

"Sister's Christmas Catechism": A Comedy-Mystery That Includes You

at Paramount Theatre, Denver
OFFER DATES:
Fri, December 19
FULL PRICE: $44.00
OFFER PRICE: $22.00

Sister is back with a holiday edition of her ever-popular catechism class, in which she tells the story of the nativity as only she can. This hilarious production tackles a mystery that has intrigued ... [more+]

Sister is back with a holiday edition of her ever-popular catechism class, in which she tells the story of the nativity as only she can. This hilarious production tackles a mystery that has intrigued historians throughout the ages: On the night of that famous holy birth, whatever happened to the Magi's gold? With forensic tools in hand -- and assistance from a local choir and you -- Sister hunts over the manger and under a camel hump for answers, and along the way, she offers a history lesson on the origin of nativity sets, provides line-by-line analysis of favorite Christmas carols and creates a living nativity unlike any you've ever seen. [less-]

Staged Reading of "A Christmas Carol" Brings Holiday Tale Alive

at Center Stage, Evergreen
OFFER DATES:
Fri, December 19
Sat, December 20
Sun, December 21
FULL PRICE: $20.00
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $10.00

Charles Dickens himself once enthralled sell-out audiences with dramatic live readings of his classic Christmas story during that era. Now Evergreen Players returns to the staged reading genre as seve... [more+]

Charles Dickens himself once enthralled sell-out audiences with dramatic live readings of his classic Christmas story during that era. Now Evergreen Players returns to the staged reading genre as seven actors work from the text of Dickens' own original reading copy to create an engaging evening of holiday storytelling. Listen as grumpy old miser Ebenezer Scrooge finds a second chance to become a loving, generous, kind human being through the aid of four ghosts who visit him in turn one Christmas Eve, each teaching him valuable lessons. Will Scrooge catch the holiday spirit and save himself in the process? This tale of redemption and forgiveness captures the true spirit and magic of the holiday season for the whole family. [less-]

"Holiday Cheer!" -- Seasonal Songs & a Sing-Along With the DPO

at Central Presbyterian Church, Denver
OFFER DATES:
Sat, December 20
FULL PRICE: $20.00
OFFER PRICE: $10.00

The Denver Philharmonic Orchestra's annual tradition returns in "Holiday Cheer!", a concert and sing-along that's brimming with festive favorites. From Tchaikovsky's "Waltz of the Flowers" from "The N... [more+]

The Denver Philharmonic Orchestra's annual tradition returns in "Holiday Cheer!", a concert and sing-along that's brimming with festive favorites. From Tchaikovsky's "Waltz of the Flowers" from "The Nutcracker" to Handel's "Hallelujah" chorus from the "Messiah", Vivaldi's "Winter" from "The Four Seasons" and more, the classical part of the performance -- which will see the DPO joined by Mark Stamper and the Colorado Repertory Singers -- perfectly complements the pops portion of the program. With Soprano Elizabeth Montgomery in the spotlight then, she'll sing numbers like "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" and "O Holy Night," and lead the sing-along. [less-]

"Dreamgirls": The '60s Musical Sensation

at Aurora Fox Arts Center - Main Stage, Aurora
OFFER DATES:
Sat, December 27
Sun, December 28
Fri, January 02
+ 9 more dates
Sat, December 27
Sun, December 28
Fri, January 02
Sat, January 03
Sun, January 04
Mon, January 05
Fri, January 09
Sat, January 10
Sun, January 11
Fri, January 16
Sat, January 17
Sun, January 18
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FULL PRICE: $27.00
OFFER PRICE: $13.50

Famous as both a Tony-winning Broadway musical and the star-studded film that won Jennifer Hudson an Academy Award, "Dreamgirls" is a soulful sensation and a chart-topping favorite of millions worldwi... [more+]

Famous as both a Tony-winning Broadway musical and the star-studded film that won Jennifer Hudson an Academy Award, "Dreamgirls" is a soulful sensation and a chart-topping favorite of millions worldwide. Featuring '60s Motown hits (and a dash of disco), and inspired by true stories of R&B stars like the Supremes, the Shirelles, James Brown and Jackie Wilson, "Dreamgirls" follows the tumultuous rise to fame of a female trio from Chicago whose joy and celebration come hand-in-hand with deceit and betrayal. The sparkle, sass and sorrow of the girls' journey is captured in unforgettable songs like "One Night Only," "Cadillac Car," "Steppin' to the Bad Side," "I Am Changing" and the gorgeous torch song "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going." [less-]