Another successful run of Cats kicks off an amazing summer season full of Broadway favorites at the DCPA.

Since its debut on the Broadway stage nearly 40 years ago, Andrew Lloyd Weber's Cats has captured the hearts of audiences worldwide in more than 30 countries and has been translated to over 15 languages. This groundbreaking musical has become a favorite for the people of Denver, and just recently stopped in the Mile-high city for its 10th year.

The Denver Center for Performing Arts (DCPA) just ended their latest production of Cats, which ran from April 24-28. Each year the show seems to break another box office record, and this year was no different. The production grossed $1,724,150 during the show's four-day stay. This record-breaking event proved to be a major boost for Denver's economy, generating over $6.2 million from travel, restaurants, and hotels, among other things. 

This successful showing is a great example of Denver's rich artistic community and how much we value the musical theater. It was also the perfect way to start what is going to be an amazing line of upcoming shows this summer. Here a few of the other Tony award-winning musicals you can expect to visit Denver this summer. 

Wicked

May 8 - June 9

Wicked Tour

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Wicked, one of Broadways' favorite shows, is making another stop in Denver this year, and it's coming up fast! Don't miss out on your chance to dive into the fantastical world of the Land of Oz long before Dorothy skipped down the yellow brick road. Find out how the two witches got their start and the painful road that tore their friendship apart. And if you didn't know, the DCPA will have a lottery system in place during Wicked's run? Learn more here.

Fiddler on the Roof

June 11-6

Fiddler on the Roof Tour

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Tony Award-winning director Bartlett Sherr is sharing his reimagined vision of Fiddler on the Roof with Denver for 5 days this year, and it's sure to be a production you can't miss. This awe-inspiring masterpiece will make you fall in love all over again with this uplifting story of tradition and family. Get your tickets today

Rain

June 23

Rain Tour

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Travel down memory lane as you celebrate the 50th year anniversary of The Beatles' historic Abbey Road album. You will be captivated by unbelievable visuals and an out-of-this-world performance that will make you feel like you are back in 1969 watching the real thing. This unforgettable experience doesn't come around often so make sure to see it while you can! Get your tickets here

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

July 9-28

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Tour

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has become a favorite of children and adults alike, and now you can see this classic like never before. Listen to your favorite songs like "Oompa Loompa" and "Pure Imagination", and also enjoy a new soon-to-be-classic from the songwriters of Hairspray. Get your tickets here.

Anastasia

August 7-18 

Anastasia Tour

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The movie that was favorited by Disney fanatics everywhere has finally hit the Broadway stage, and now it's coming to Denver! Prepare yourself to be blown away by this magical and beautifully acted performance as you journey with the young, fearless Anastasia as she travels from Russia to Paris in the 1920s to uncover the truth about her past. Buy your tickets here

Miss Saigon

September 10-22

Miss Saigon Tour

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The summer ends on a high note with a 12-day engagement of Miss Saigon. This epic love story is a must-see and will have you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end. Brought to you by the creators of Les Miserables, you will be in awe of this one-of-a-kind story of love overcoming war, adversity, and separation. Get your tickets here.

Did you see Cats during its Denver-run? If so, what did you think? Also, are there other musicals not included on our list that you're excited to see? Sound off in the comments section below.