Colorado Ballet will host the “Queen of Hearts Ball,” an Alice in Wonderland-themed
gala at 5:30 p.m. on February 25, 2016 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera
House. The evening’s entertainment will include a performance by
Colorado Ballet dancers performing sections from the ballet Alice (in Wonderland).
In addition, Tom Wopat, who began his career as Luke Duke in The Dukes
of Hazzard and went on to become a Tony-nominated Broadway singer,
television and movie actor will perform live.
Wopat’s songs will be accompanied by a performance by Colorado Ballet
dancers, with new choreography by Sandra Brown, Colorado Ballet’s Ballet
Mistress and Choreographer. In addition to the live entertainment, the
ball will include cocktails, appetizers, a silent auction and a
three-course meal by Kevin Taylor in the Chambers Grant Salon. The
event will conclude with dancing on the stage of the Ellie Caulkins
Opera House. Colorado Ballet will also pay tribute to Honorary Queen of
Hearts Ball Chair and Board Member, Joanne Posner-Mayer during the
“I’m thrilled about Tom Wopat as entertainment at
the Queen of Hearts Ball,” said Susan Stiff, Colorado Ballet Corporate
Development Officer. “He has performed in Denver in Annie, Get Your Gun at the Buell Theatre as well as at a recent performance at Augustana Arts. He is an absolutely terrific entertainer!”
are $100 for young professionals (does not include dinner), $300 for
individuals before January 1, $350 for individuals after January 1, $450
for VIP until January 1, and $500 after January 1. Tables of 10 are
$3,500, VIP tables of 10 are $5,000, and a table to sit with Tom Wopat
is $10,000. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.coloradoballet.org/gala.
attire is black-tie or ballet-themed costumes. The entertainment
sponsor for the Queen of Hearts Ball is Always Best Care Senior
About Tom Wopat
Thrust into the
national consciousness by his role in the iconic TV show, The Dukes of
Hazzard, Tom Wopat has enjoyed a long and varied career -he has starred
in a dozen Broadway shows, including Tony-nominated roles in Annie, Get Your Gun and Catered Affair, and worked in several different films, most recently Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained.
He has also recorded and helped produce nine different critically
acclaimed albums, including last year’s Christmas collaboration with
Dukes co-star, John Schneider, entitled “Home for Christmas.”