Artists of Colorado Ballet rehearse the Snow scene from "The Nutcracker."
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Shelby Dyer, Morgan Buchanan and Dana Benton rehearse Dew Drop from "The Nutcracker."
Dana Benton and Francisco Estevez rehearse Sugarplum Fairy and Cavalier from "The Nutcracker."
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This video features an interview with Morgan Buchanan and video of her rehearsing Dew Drop from "The Nutcracker."
Colorado Ballet will present "The Nutcracker" November 29-December 27, 2014 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. Visit www.coloradoballet.org for more information. Presented by KeyBank.
Unfortunately, ticket scammers are out again, purchasing tickets to Colorado Ballet productions and reselling them at much higher prices. We encourage our patrons to be cautious when purchasing tickets to our productions, especially for The Nutcracker. We have seen tickets on these sites for sale for as high as $350 each. We don't want our patrons overpaying for tickets--the highest price level that Colorado Ballet offers is $155.
When purchasing tickets to Colorado Ballet's The Nutcracker and other shows, we encourage you to only purchase through our website, www.coloradoballet.org or Altitude Tickets, www.altitudetickets.com. These are the only two ticketing sites that we endorse. We also occasionally sell tickets to select performances through Travelzoo, LivingSocial and Goldstar. If you see our tickets for sale on any other websites, please note that these are not authorized vendors and you could get scammed.
If you purchase tickets through www.coloradoballet.org, please note that we do not include additional fees for print-at-home tickets--all taxes and fees are included in the price of the ticket. So, a $25 ticket is $25 with the print-at-home option. There is a small fee for will call or to have tickets mailed to you. If you purchase on www.coloradoballet.org or through Altitude Tickets, you can pick your own seats. Beware of sites that do not allow you to see exactly where you are sitting! If they tell you what "zone" you are in but do not show you where the seats are located, you are probably paying too much for your tickets.
Colorado Ballet offers six ticket price levels, which are spread throughout the different levels in the venues. Here are the prices of Colorado Ballet's tickets during the 2014-2015 season:
If you see Colorado Ballet tickets for sale at prices higher than these, they are probably for sale through a non-authorized ticketing vendor that has added on additional fees. Additionally, if you purchase through another site, unfortunately, our ticketing staff cannot help with any ticketing problems. We want our patrons to have the best experience possible, so please be cautious when purchasing tickets. We hope you enjoy the ballet!
This marks the 54th year that Colorado Ballet’s The Nutcracker has been a part of Colorado’s holiday celebration. The Nutcracker features memorable characters including Clara, the Nutcracker Prince and the Sugarplum Fairy as well as dazzling costumes, onstage blizzards and larger-than-life sets.
“The Nutcracker is the best way to kick off the holiday season and it is a must-see for children and adults,” said Colorado Ballet Artistic Director Gil Boggs. “This enchanting adventure will transport audiences to a magical world of awe and wonder. It doesn’t matter how many times I have seen The Nutcracker, every performance is still magic. That is why nearly 50,000 people see our production each year.”
In addition to Colorado Ballet’s professional Company and Studio Company on stage, more than 60 students from the Colorado Ballet Academy will perform as polichinelles, party children, soldiers, angels and sugarplum attendants.
“Year after year, Colorado Ballet’s presentation of The Nutcracker continues to be one of Colorado’s most popular holiday traditions,” said Boggs. “We encourage people to purchase their tickets early because last season, we sold out 19 of the 25 performances and the year before, we sold out 18 of the 24 performances. It is still as popular as ever!”
Colorado Ballet announced today that they have named Colorado Ballet’s new building at 1075 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204 "The Armstrong Center for Dance” in honor of Liz and Bill Armstrong, long-time Colorado Ballet patrons, past trustees, and donors. The new facility for Colorado Ballet opened its doors in late August.
Colorado Ballet purchased the building on Santa Fe Drive in January 2013 and after a year and half of major renovations and a capital campaign moved from their previous home at 1278 Lincoln Street. Liz and Bill Armstrong served as the lead donors on this project. As past trustees, it was always their dream that Colorado Ballet would have its own home.
“We are thrilled to name the new building, The Armstrong Center for Dance,” said Liz Armstrong. “After seeing the building, knowing the years of work that went into making this dream happen, this facility is beyond what we could have imagined. Bill and I couldn’t be happier to invest in the future of Colorado Ballet and have our name on the facility for decades to come.”
Colorado Ballet's new $6.5 million facility hosts rehearsal and training studios as well administrative offices, while performances will continue to take place primarily in the Ellie Caulkins Opera House and Newman Center for the Performing Arts.
“The Armstrong Center for Dance puts Colorado Ballet’s company on the national level and enhances the training of the next generation of dancers,” said Colorado Ballet's Artistic Director Gil Boggs. “Bill and Liz Armstrong’s generous donation to name The Armstrong Center for Dance supports us in owning our own building for the first time in our nearly 54-year history.”
The new facility, designed by Denver-based Semple Brown Design, features eight state-of-the-art dance studios for Colorado Ballet’s professional Company and the Colorado Ballet Academy. In addition, a multi-use black box theater will function as both a dance studio and performance space equipped with theatrical lighting, sound and telescoping seats for presenting smaller performances and hosting outside groups and their events. Improved amenities for the Company also include locker rooms, showers and a physical therapy room. The new Academy location also includes safer student drop-off and increased parking in the neighborhood for Academy families. Denver-based CMC Group, Inc. was the contractor.
A sign with “The Armstrong Center for Dance” will be added to the outside of the main entrance of the building soon.
“As a former board chair of Colorado Ballet, I’ve seen the organization transform over the years but this building is a statement to the city of Denver that the ballet is an organization that is here to stay,” said Liz Armstrong. “That is very exciting for everyone involved with Colorado Ballet and we can’t wait to see the next generation of dancers come out of The Armstrong Center for Dance.”
Photo by David Lauer