Denver Gets Excited for Colorado Ballet's Premiere of The Wizard of Oz
January 23, 2019
DENVER, CO (January 23, 2019) – The Denver premiere of The Wizard of Oz, presented by Colorado Ballet takes place February 1-10, 2019 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, and Colorado audiences can’t wait to see this monumental new production.
- Seven of 10 performances have already SOLD OUT, with remaining additional performances having very limited availability. Tickets are still available, but going quickly.
- Mayor Michael B. Hancock officially proclaimed February 2019 to be known as: “The Colorado Ballet Wizard of Oz Month”
- Popular Denver locations show their support by lighting up green in celebration. Be on the look-out for green lights at Denver’s Union Station, Daniels and Fisher Clock Tower, The Dairy Block, Denver’s Botanic Gardens and the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. Additionally, life-sized cut-outs of the Oz characters can be seen at Union Station, The Dairy Block, The Curtis Hotel and the Embassy Suites Denver Downtown.
- Photo Op: Media is invited to the company’s final dress rehearsal on Thursday, January 31 at 5 p.m. to take photos and interview members of the artistic team, including choreographer Septime Webre. To request access to the dress rehearsal and/or interviews, please contact Rachel Perez at Colorado Ballet (contact details above).
- Video: For a behind-the-scenes looks at the rehearsals and insights from the choreographer, Répétiteur Phillipe Larouche explains how The Wizard of Oz is different from other ballet productions and Choreographer Septime Webre discusses creating a brand new ballet.
- Colorado Ballet is hosting a photo contest on its social media channels, inviting patrons to take and post photos of themselves with the cut-out characters around town. Winners will receive two free tickets to the evening performance on Friday, February 8.
Colorado Ballet created this monumental new full-length ballet of The Wizard of Oz in partnership with Kansas City Ballet and Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet, featuring choreography by Septime Webre with music by Matthew Pierce.
PERFORMANCE DATES & TIMES
Fri., Feb. 1, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. SOLD OUT
Sat., Feb. 2, 2019 at 2 p.m. SOLD OUT
Sat., Feb. 2, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. SOLD OUT
Sun., Feb. 3, 2019 at 2 p.m. SOLD OUT
Sun., Feb. 3, 2019, 6:30 p.m. Best Avail.
Fri., Feb. 8, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. Best Avail.
*Sat., Feb. 9, 2019 at 2 p.m. SOLD OUT
Sat., Feb. 9, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. SOLD OUT
Sun., Feb. 10, 2019 at 2 p.m. SOLD OUT
Sun., Feb. 10, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. Best Avail.
(*) Audio Described Performance
Tickets range from $30 to $155. Visit COLORADOBALLET.ORG or call Patron Services at 303837-8888 ext. 2 to purchase tickets.
To continue to reduce the number of ticket resellers, please purchase directly through Colorado Ballet via the website or phone number listed above. Tickets purchased through resellers may not be valid.
COLORADO BALLET’S THE WIZARD OF OZ SPONSORS
The Wizard of Oz is presented by MDC/Richmond American Homes Foundation, and supported by Accenture, PNC Wealth Management, the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), Anadarko, Colorado Ballet Auxiliary and Pura Vida.
ABOUT COLORADO BALLET
Presenting exceptional classical ballet and innovative contemporary dance through performances, training, education and community engagement, Colorado Ballet continues to inspire and grow an increasingly diverse audience base in Denver, Colorado. As a world-class professional company, Colorado Ballet presents more than 55 performances annually to sold-out audiences in the 2,000 seat Ellie Caulkins Opera House. The Company’s 33 professional dancers and 22 studio company dancers come from all over the world. In 2014, Colorado Ballet moved into its new home, The Armstrong Center for Dance, a 35,000 square foot building that boasts eight state-of-the-art professional dance studios and amenities for the professional Company.
Established in 1961 by Lillian Covillo and Freidann Parker, Colorado Ballet is a non-profit organization celebrating 58 years of presenting classical ballet and superior dance. Under the direction of Artistic Director Gil Boggs, Colorado Ballet performs classical ballet masterpieces, full-length story ballets and its critically-acclaimed repertory production Ballet MasterWorks, featuring varied works from neoclassical ballets to world premieres.
The Raydean Acevedo Colorado Ballet Academy serves over 1,200 students from toddlers to seniors each year and has doubled in size since 2014. Colorado Ballet’s Education and Community Engagement programming serves under-resourced students, teachers, families, people with disabilities and lifelong learners, reaching more than 35,000 contacts in 300 schools and organizations annually.
Colorado Ballet enhances the cultural life of Colorado through performances of the professional company, training at the Raydean Acevedo Colorado Ballet Academy and Education & Community Engagement programming. For more information please visit COLORADOBALLET.ORG.