Lincoln Center Announces its 2018/2019 40th Anniversary Season Lineup

The Lincoln Center announced its lineup for its upcoming 40th Anniversary Season today. Headlining the season on October 14 is Jay Leno, the legendary, everyman comedian that’s best known for dominating late-night TV from behind the desk of The Tonight Show.

As The Lincoln Center gets set to turn the big 4-0, it is also planning a celebration in conjunction with the Jay Leno show. Exactly 40 years later to the day of The Lincoln Center’s grand opening, they’re throwing a Fête de 40 that will include live entertainment, the unveiling of Odell’s Lincoln Center 40th Anniversary Ale, dinner and premium seating for Jay Leno.

The 2018/19 season also features four national Broadway tours including Finding Neverland, The Sound of Music, Something Rotten! and Chicago. The season will showcase amazing musicians including blues and soul legend Mavis Staples and jazz piano icon Chick Corea, as well as stunning displays of dance featuring the all-male, classical ballet parody troupe Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo and Push Physical Theatre’s spine-tingling version of Dracula. Family-friendly shows include the visually stunning and cirque-esque “B” The Underwater Bubble Show and the beloved and interactive Journey to Oz. Other great acts include the internet sensation Postmodern Jukebox, the world-renowned taiko group Kodo, and the hilarious Netflix sensation Mortified’s All Stars of Angst — featuring the best storytellers from the project’s 15-year history.

Season renewals and new season package sales begin today. People who purchase season packages will have first access to tickets for both the Fête de 40 and Jay Leno on August 1 at noon. Remaining tickets to the Fête de 40 and Jay Leno will go on sale to the general public on August 8 at noon. All other Individual performances will go on sale August 8, including all The Big Deal seats ranging from $15-$25. Visit for more information on shows and to purchase a season package now.

Showstoppers Series:

Finding Neverland – Nov 8–10
The Sound of Music – Jan 10–12
Something Rotten! – Mar 28–30
Chicago – Apr 18–20


Anything Goes Series:

Mortified’s All Stars of Angst ­– Oct 26
Shaun Boothe: The Unauthorized Biography Series – Jan 26
The Aluminum Show ­– Mar 20

Dance Series:

PUSH Physical Theatre’s Dracula – Oct 23
Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo ­– Jan 24
Aspen Santa Fe Ballet – Mar 5

Imagination Series:

ArcAttack – Sep 29
Journey to Oz ­– Jan 19
“B” The Underwater Bubble Show – Mar 16


Classical Convergence Series:

Conspirare: Considering Matthew Shepard – Oct 7
ATOS Trio – Nov 7
Animaniacs In Concert – Feb 8
International Contemporary Ensemble – Feb 28
Collectif9 – Mar 30
Borromeo String Quartet – Apr 28

Additional Shows:

The Chick Corea Trio: Vigilette – Sep 16
Portland Cello Project – Oct 12
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s Wild and Swingin’ Holiday Party – Nov 24
Friends! The Musical Parody – Jan 17
Mavis Staples – Jan 20
Kodo: Evolution – Feb 17
The Choir of Man – Feb 23
Ladysmith Black Mambazo – Mar 15
Postmodern Jukebox – Apr 5
The Illusionists Live from Broadway – Apr 9–10

Here’s to Another Fantastic Year!

For the past two years, we have been inviting our patrons to “FIND YOUR CENTER.” Judging by the number of seats filled over the duration of the 17/18 season, many folks have done just that!

We want to thank all of you who came to see a show, visited our art gallery or held an event here. Because of your support and patronage, we are able to continue doing what we do best — delivering the best arts, culture, entertainment and customer service in the region to the Fort Collins community and beyond.

We’re proud to say that over the past season, we have amassed many successes that we’d like to reflect on and acknowledge.

Arts Education

The Lincoln Center takes its commitment to arts education very seriously, and it has been another amazing year for us. With the help of the Lincoln Center Support League, we connected 4,689 students and community members with world-class professional artists at 17 different events during the 2017-2018 season. Poudre School District students enjoyed shows like Siro A, where they were able to experience the dazzling special effects of an international dance troupe, and Bill Blagg, who sparked excitement about science through the use of magic and illusions. Students even got the rare opportunity learn from and to jam with blues legends William Bell, Bobby Rush, and Charlie Musselwhite!

There were also numerous Master classes held this season with the artists from our Classical Convergence and Dance series — including the world’s most famous brass group, Canadian Brass, and the landmark contemporary dance group, Martha Graham Dance Company.

40 Under 40

This year, the Lincoln Center was proud to partner with BizWest and host the 40 Under 40 event, a celebration of the region’s best and brightest young professionals who are shaping the business communities of Northern Colorado.


Every two years, the Lincoln Center Art Gallery hosts ArtWear, a fashion extravaganza that raises money for our Visual Arts program. This was a monumental year for us, with more people participating than ever before. A big thank you to all the volunteers and models that graciously gave their time to make this an incredible event!

Free Programming

The Lincoln Center strives to provide programming that is accessible to everyone. This past season, we presented the Air Force Jazz Band, The Falconaires for a great show that was completely free to the public. In addition, the Lincoln Center Support League continued their long tradition of presenting free children’s summer programs that feature acts that excite as much as they enlighten.


This year we were pleased to be a part of bringing diversity to the local music scene with our partner The Music District. OneBeat | Listen Global, Act Local brought musicians together from all over the world to collaborate and talk about how we can build resilient communities through music. This successful collaboration culminated in an amazing artist collective performance in the Magnolia Theatre.


PostSecret: The Show helped us to address issues surrounding mental health. Leading up to the show, we hosted free events in partnership with our Season Sponsor UCHealth that addressed depression, mental health issues for children and adolescents, and suicide prevention training. We also had a mental health resource table staffed by professionals before and after PostSecret: The Show.

Costume Drive

In conjunction with Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella, The Lincoln Center ran a costume drive to benefit The Junior League Career Closet and Realities for Children. Thanks to the community, we received over 250 items!

Full-capacity crowds

With shows like Cinderella, Jersey Boys,  Black Violin, and The Moth, our performances are more vibrant than ever and attracting new ticketholders from every corner of the community.


The Lincoln Center prioritizes serving the community and its needs. Since becoming the first business in Northern Colorado to receive the official dementia-friendly designation,  we’ve partnered with the Fort Collins Symphony’s B Sharp program and have renewed our commitment to making all of our patrons feel welcome and comfortable.

We hope you’ll agree, it’s been a fabulous season. As we close this chapter, we can’t help but look forward with much excitement and anticipation to our next season – our 4oth anniversary season. We thank you for your patronage and support this past season and we hope you’ll join us again for the 18/19 season and our year-long, 40th-anniversary celebration!