Mary Rippon Outdoor Theatre

The Bard, and then some, at this season's Colorado Shakespeare Festival

July 10, 2018

In its 61st season, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival brings five classic plays, including Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost and Richard III, to CU Boulder stages through Aug. 12.

Grateful Dead skeleton with colorful kaleidoscope background

Fiske Planetarium show brings the Dead to life July 12

July 9, 2018

Delve into the various flavors of the Grateful Dead's repertoire at Dead on the Dome. From classic bluegrass to funky jazz, relive the sound that has inspired generations of free spirits.

Fireworks display at Folsom Field

Catch fireworks, entertainment at Ralphie's Independence Day Blast

July 2, 2018

Admission and parking are free at Boulder's annual Fourth of July celebration at Folsom Field. Entertainment starts at 8 p.m., and fireworks begin at dark.

A concert photo by Peter Burke

Coming soon: Dead & Company again to perform on campus

June 19, 2018

You can still get tickets to the Dead & Company concerts July 13 and July 14, taking place at CU Boulder's Folsom Field. Get details and get set to go!

Whimsical illustration of a mask

Cyrano de Bergerac is the hero we need right now

June 5, 2018

Like a mashup of “Romeo and Juliet,” “The Three Musketeers” and “The Princess Bride,” “Cyrano” is a big, bold, romantic adventure boasting swoon-worthy overtures, clever wordplay and thrilling swordplay.

Rodney Lizcano

Rodney Lizcano to play the villain

June 5, 2018

Colorado Shakespeare Festival favorite Rodney Lizcano will soon have something in common with great actors Ian McKellen, Laurence Olivier, Kenneth Branagh and Benedict Cumberbatch: having played the role of Richard III.

A 1921 photo of children with a large Chautauqua sign

Back to school with ‘Love’s Labour’s Lost’

June 5, 2018

The festival's 2018 season kicks off with a lighthearted homage to its academic surroundings in a play about a king and three of his noblemen who make a pact to sequester themselves, concentrate only on learning and swear off love.

In 2016, Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer workshopped “It’s a Wonderful Life” with CU student singers before its premiere that fall at Houston Grand Opera.

CU New opera workshop, performances return with Heggie, Scheer

May 15, 2018

Composer Jake Heggie and librettist Gene Scheer will return to develop "If I Were You," a contemporary Faustian tale, resulting in performances June 15 and June 17 that are free and open to the public.

Two Archive Transformed residents sit against headstone

Announcing first cohort, Archive Transformed to hold 2 public events this month

May 8, 2018

The new program connecting artists and scholars will host a performance May 13 at Old Main Chapel and presentations by the inaugural residency cohort May 17 at the Boulder Public Library.

Emily Daub performs a modern dance while wearing LED-lit costume

Dance variety performance May 4 features innovative wearable tech

May 1, 2018

"The Show" features integrated, responsive lighted costumes that change pattern, color and brightness based on sensor data to tell relatable stories about personal relationships.

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