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Support Colorado Ballet on Colorado Gives Day

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Be a part of Colorado Gives Day and help increase philanthropy in Colorado!

Give the gift of dance this year by supporting Colorado Ballet any time TODAY, December 8 at coloradogives.org/coloradoballet.

The value of your donation will be increased by the FirstBank Incentive Fund.  Thank you for your support!

Facts about Colorado Ballet's The Nutcracker

Wednesday, December 02, 2015
Did you know?
  • Colorado Ballet has been performing The Nutcracker for 55 seasons! The Company presented its very first production of The Nutcracker at the Bonfils Theater in Denver to sold out audiences in 1961.
  • The production continues to remain as popular as ever; most performances are completely sold out!
  • It takes a lot of people and moving parts to create The Nutcracker. Our 015 production includes: 
    • 30 Company dancers
    • 15 Studio Company dancers
    • More than 80 Academy students
    • Several guest performers
    • A full orchestra of musicians
    • More than 300 costumes.
  • During each performance: 
    • Stagehands drop more than 100 pounds of artificial snow on stage.
    • Use more than 50 pounds of dry ice to create fog.
Photo from Colorado Ballet's 1961 production of The Nutcracker

Artists of Colorado Ballet rehearse the Spanish dance from Act II of The Nutcracker

Monday, November 30, 2015


Artists of Colorado Ballet rehearse the Spanish dance from Act II of The Nutcracker.

KeyBank Presents Colorado Ballet's 55th annual
The Nutcracker

November 28-December 27, 2015
Ellie Caulkins Opera House
With live music by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra
coloradoballet.org

Artists of Colorado Ballet rehearse Snow scene from The Nutcracker

Friday, November 27, 2015


Artists of Colorado Ballet rehearse Snow scene from The Nutcracker.

KeyBank Presents Colorado Ballet's 55th annual
The Nutcracker
November 28-December 27, 2015
Ellie Caulkins Opera House
With live music by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra
http://coloradoballet.org

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 26, 2015

From all of us at Colorado Ballet, we hope that you have a happy Thanksgiving!  Thank you for your support!

Fall-Winter look book 2015-2016 featuring artists of Colorado Ballet

Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Marks-Lloyds Furs (ML Furs) presents: Fall-Winter look book 2015-2016
Shot on Location: Ellie Caulkins Theatre July 22, 2015
Release Date: September 15, 2015
 
ML Furs graciously thanks the dancers of the Colorado Ballet: Morgan Buchanan, Kevin Hale, Tracy Jones, Domenico Luciano, as well as Artistic Director Gil Boggs and Susan Struna, who along with staff members at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, made the entire shoot possible and a joy!
 
Please take advantage of our exclusive offer to members of the ballet from November 12, 2015-December 12, 2015 using coupon code Ballet25 
 
www.mlfurs.com


Colorado Ballet talks about The Nutcracker on Colorado & Company

Friday, November 20, 2015

Artistic Director Gil Boggs, principal dancer Dana Benton and soloist Francisco Estevez talk about The Nutcracker on 9News' Colorado & Company.

Colorado Avalanche mascot Bernie learns the Snow scene from The Nutcracker

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Colorado Avalanche mascot Bernie learns the Snow scene from The Nutcracker with artists of Colorado Ballet.

KeyBank Presents Colorado Ballet's 55th annual
The Nutcracker

November 28-December 27, 2015
Ellie Caulkins Opera House
With live music by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra
http://coloradoballet.org

Interview with Sarah Tryon about The Nutcracker

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

This is an interview with Colorado Ballet dancer Sarah Tryon about dancing the role of Clara in The Nutcracker. The video includes rehearsal footage of Sarah Tryon, Luis Valdes and Emily Dixon.

KeyBank Presents Colorado Ballet's 55th annual production of The Nutcracker
November 28-December 27, 2015
Ellie Caulkins Opera House
With live music by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra
http://coloradoballet.org

Beware of ticket resellers and buy early

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Last season, Colorado Ballet sold out 22 of the 24 performances of The Nutcracker and tickets are selling even faster this season, so we encourage our patrons to buy tickets before we run out of inventory.

Also, as the number of sold out Nutcracker performances grows each year, so do the number of ticket resellers, so we want to caution our patrons when they are looking to buy Nutcracker tickets.  Many ticket resellers purchase lower priced tickets and sell them at a significantly higher cost.  We have seen some tickets going for as much as $700 to $1000 each on some reseller websites.  Also, many of these sites charge additional fees.  If you purchase a ticket through coloradoballet.org and chose the print-at-home option, you will not be charge any additional taxes or fees.

Here is what Colorado Ballet's tickets should cost, if you see them for sale at much higher prices or using vague language like "seat in the center orchestra," be suspicious!

  • Pointe Circle - $155
  • Spotlight Circle - $120
  • A Seating - $90
  • B Seating - $75
  • C Seating -$50
  • D Seating - $30  

We encourage our patrons to only purchase tickets directly through Colorado Ballet (coloradoballet.org) or our partners at Altitude Tickets (altitudetickets.com).  The only other third-party promotional sites we work with are Goldstar, Travelzoo and LivingSocial.  We do not endorse any other third-party or reseller websites.

At Colorado Ballet, we want everyone to have the chance to experience the joy of The Nutcracker and not overpay for tickets.

Dana Benton and Jesse Marks by Mike Watson

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