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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.

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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.

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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.

Boulder Chamber Orchestra

'May the 4th (Be With You)' performance highlights town-gown cultural partnership

April 28, 2018

The Boulder Chamber Orchestra will once again bring a special performance to Macky Auditorium, this time, in a concert titled "May the 4th (Be With You)" featuring the music of "Star Wars."

Ariodante art

Eklund Opera Program to stage Italian opera 'Ariodante'

April 10, 2018

The production, running April 26–29, illuminates the plot from a feminist point of view and considers the banality of capital punishment cast upon women charged with being unchaste.

Takacs Quartet

Takács Quartet to perform at Grusin Music Hall

April 9, 2018

The Grammy Award-winning string quartet has been moving audiences and selling out concerts for three decades at CU Boulder, with this month's performances already sold out.

University Theatre Building

CU Presents to stage 'Hair' at University Theatre

April 5, 2018

The Theatre and Dance Department will celebrate the musical's 50th anniversary with performances from April 13 through 22.