Sanya Andersen-Vie - December 6, 2012
DENVER - Governor John Hickenlooper and former Governor Bill Owens, who both performed in Colorado Ballet’s annual production of The Nutcracker in 2011 and 2010, will once again grace the stage during the evening performance at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 23 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House.
The political duo will artfully take the stage during the second act as Arabian Sherpas, and will carry the Arabian Princess on and off stage and wait as she dances with her Arabian Prince.
“The Nutcracker really has the power to bring everyone together; families, sugarplums, mice, and princes alike,” said Colorado Ballet Artistic Director Gil Boggs. “After such an intense election year, it’s an honor to have Governor Hickenlooper and former Governor Owens perform with us, and bring some bipartisanship to The Nutcracker.”
Colorado Ballet’s annual production of The Nutcracker is a favorite among dance-lovers who are awed by the masterful choreography after Petipa, and by Tchaikovsky’s enchanting score performed live by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra. Running through Dec. 24, this year’s production marks the 52nd year that Colorado Ballet’s The Nutcracker has been a part of Denver’s holiday celebration.
To purchase tickets, visit www.ColoradoBallet.org or call 303-837-8888 ext. 2.
About Colorado Ballet
Established in 1961 by Lillian Covillo and Freidann Parker, Colorado Ballet is a non-profit organization celebrating 52 years of presenting world-class classical ballet and superior dance in Denver. Under the direction of Artistic Director Gil Boggs, Colorado Ballet presents approximately 50 performances annually. Colorado Ballet enhances the cultural life of Colorado through performances of the professional company, training at the Academy, and Education & Outreach programs.