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Denver’s latest Broadway shows: “Back to the Future,” “Kimberly Akimbo” lead DCPA’s 2024-25 schedule

In addition to the national tour launch for “Kimberly Akimbo,” which won the 2023 Tony award for Best Musical, Denver will host first visits and returns for blockbusters such as “Back to the Future: The Musical,” “Some Like It Hot,” “Hamilton,” “The Book of Mormon” and “Mean Girls” in its upcoming touring Broadway series.

“If you’re thinking about broad themes, it’s a very high-energy season with a sense of joy and humor,” said John Ekeberg, executive director of Broadway at Denver Center for the Performing Arts. “The ultimate example of that is a show like ‘& Juliet,’, with confetti cannons and that sort of high energy production, and ‘Some Like It Hot,’ which just has amazing dancing and choreography.”

The balanced season, as Ekeberg called it, has been cobbled together through his visits to see new works in London and New York, but also the success of returning shows such as “Hamilton,” “Book of Mormon” and “Mamma Mia!” Like last season’s movie adaptations and touring veterans, they bring in the crowds while also supporting more adventurous works.

Ekeberg also worked with the producers of “Kimberly Akimbo,” to bring the show to Denver for its national tour launch. The city in the past has hosted pre-Broadway runs and tour launches from Disney titles including “The Lion King” and “Frozen.”

“When we started conversations about it we wanted to acknowledge that everybody has different sensibilities and tastes, and what speaks to them is different than what speaks to me,” he said. “But if someone takes a look at the season, they’ll find things that stand out to them.”

Single tickets for the 2024-25 season shows will not go on sale until a later date, DCPA officials said Monday, but are on sale now to subscribers at

Here’s the full list:

DCPA 2024-25 Broadway season

“The Second City: Comedian Rhapsody”
July 17-Aug. 11, 2024 (Garner Galleria Theatre)

“Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End”
Sept. 4-22, 2024 (Galleria)

“Kimberly Akimbo” (national tour launch)
Sept. 22-Oct, 5, 2024 (Buell Theatre)

Oct. 16-Nov. 24, 2024 (Buell)

“Gutenberg! The Musical!”
Nov. 2, 2024-May 4, 2025 (Galleria)

“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical”
Nov. 29-Dec. 1, 2024 (Buell)

“Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis”
Dec 6-8, 2024 (Buell)

“Funny Girl”
Dec. 10-22, 2024 (Buell)

“Back to the Future: The Musical”
Jan. 22-Feb. 9, 2025 (Buell)

“Mean Girls”
Feb. 25-March 2, 2025 (Buell)

“Life of Pi”
March 18-30, 2025 (Buell)

“The Wiz”
April 8-26, 2025 (Buell)

“The Addams Family”
May 2-4, 2025 (Buell)

“The Book of Mormon”
May 6-18, 2025 (Buell)

“& Juliet”
June 4-15, 2025 (Buell)

“Mamma Mia!”
June 25-29, 2025 (Buell)

“Some Like it Hot”
July 8-20, 2025 (Buell)

“Moulin Rouge! The Musical”
Aug. 5-10, 2025 (Buell)

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