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“Barbie” will be screened in Denver with a live orchestra playing the score

Hey, Barbie! Your orchestra is here.

Following the box-office success and critical acclaim of last year’s “Barbie” film adaptation — which will further be tested at the Academy Awards on Sunday — promoters at AEG Presents Rocky Mountains on Monday announced a Denver stop for “Barbie the Movie: In Concert.”

The 8 p.m., all-ages show on Wednesday, July 17, show at Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre will feature Macy Schmidt and the Barbie Land Sinfoinietta, promoters wrote, as part of the production’s summer North American tour.

Tickets are on sale starting at 10 a.m. Friday, March 15, via They’ll cost $25-$99.50, not including service charges.

The production takes cues from other movies-and-symphony shows by screening the film live, in a large format, as the band plays along. It will be led by orchestrator and executive producer Schmidt, whose players are all women and majority women-of-color, producer Overture Global Entertainment said.

“The record-smashing film will be projected onto a giant LED screen above The Barbie Land Sinfonietta as they perform the film’s award-winning score,” according to a press statement. “Fans of all ages can celebrate the music of 2023’s highest-grossing film in a one-of-a-kind immersive experience, with the tour also featuring specialty limited-edition merchandise, photo opportunities, and more.”

The show is looking to replicate the success of Barbie’s in-theater screenings, which became group events last year and pushed box offices to new heights as part of the dual-film “Barbenheimer” phenomenon, with the drama “Oppenheimer” (also heavily nominated for Oscars this weekend).

The tour kicks off in Tampa, Fla., on July 2 and continues on to another 37 cities, AEG wrote. Orchestrator Schmidt, a Tony award winner, recently became the first woman of color orchestrator in Broadway history.

The tour also features a road crew consisting of a veteran lineup of all-women technical and production professionals, promoters wrote. Visit for more.

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