Disclosure: We were provided with free tickets to view the performance in exchange for our honest review. All opinions are my own.
This year we decided that we had to keep the tradition going but this year we invited my mom to come along with us. A lady date at the ballet – Teagan was so excited. Once again, we got all dressed up and headed to the Ellie Caulkins Opera House downtown.
Colorado Ballet’s 56th annual production of The Nutcracker will feature more than 300 costumes, 31 Company dancers, 25 Studio Company dancers, 76 Academy dancers, scenery by José Varona and timeless choreography paired with Tchaikovsky’s extraordinary arrangement performed live by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra.
Colorado Ballet’s captivating presentation of The Nutcracker remains the ‘gold standard’ because it is largest production of the holiday favorite in Colorado. This larger-than-life holiday tradition continues to be as popular as ever, with nearly all performances sold out in 2015 and 2014. Purchase your tickets early for this dreamy production that features lavish costumes, exuberant dancing, whimsical battles, hypnotizing snow flurries, sumptuous sets, majestic live music and a little bit of magic.
|Maria Mosina and Alexei Tyukov – The Nutcracker – By Mike Watson|
Performance Information for 2016:
November 26 – December 24, 2016
Ellie Caulkins Opera House
Live Music By the Colorado Ballet Orchestra
There are a number of days and times to enjoy this performance with your family and friends.
Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, December 9, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 1 p.m.
Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 1 p.m.
Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, December 16, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 17, 2016 at 1 p.m.
Saturday, December 17, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 18, 2016 at 1 p.m.
Sunday, December 18, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at 1 p.m.
Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, December 22, 2016 at 1 p.m.
Thursday, December 22, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
Friday, December 23, 2016 at 1 p.m.
Friday, December 23, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 24, 2016 at 1 p.m.
The Ellie Caulkins Opera House is a perfect venue for the ballet because of the great seating all over the venue. No bad seat in the house! We were blessed with some amazing seats that gave Teagan the perfect view of the show. It was fun to see her remembering parts of the performance from last year. She especially loved the Waltz of the Flowers and quickly decided that the “blue flower dress” was her favorite.
|Asuka Sasaki – The Nutcracker – By Mike Watson|
Children and adults will enjoy Colorado Ballet’s 56th annual production of The Nutcracker, featuring fantastic characters, brilliant dancing, exquisite sets, dazzling costumes, classic choreography and Tchaikovsky’s extraordinary arrangement performed live by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra. This enchanting production brings the timeless story to life and transports audiences to lands of wintertime magic and delicious sweets. Whether it is your first time or 56th, you and your entire family will adore Colorado’s most spectacular holiday tradition.
|Dana Benton and Francisco Estevez – The Nutcracker – By Mike Watson|
With year 2 of the Nutcracker under our belts we are already looking forward to year 3 next December!
Is The Nutcracker ballet a Christmas tradition in your family?