We had the opportunity to enjoy a classic holiday production this weekend. The Colorado Ballet’s The Nutcracker. There were so many little girls and their families, all dressed up so pretty, excited to see the show! When we got to our seats you could feel the excitement in the air. The lights dimmed and the curtain rose and little girls were whispering all around. 

Once the performance began, everyone was captivated. The dancers were amazing! We were seated next to a family who had a daughter in the production and learned that the Colorado Ballet has a Sugar Plum program for little girls. Girls in 2nd grade can apply to be a part of the program where they get to begin their appreciation for the ballet. The Sugar Plum Alums are third grade girls who then get to be on stage during the Nutcracker performance. What a wonderful way to introduce kids to the arts! 

As the performance went on the dances became more complex and the audience was even up to their feet for a standing ovation at the end. It was a beautiful show and one families will love to make a tradition going to year after year. 


Colorado Ballet presents the 53rd annual production of The Nutcracker at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House.  The holidays are not complete until you join us for this seasonal favorite featuring unforgettable characters, dazzling costumes, classic choreography and Tchaikovsky’s extraordinary arrangement performed live by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra. This dazzling spectacle of glittering snowflakes and shimmering sugarplums will transport your whole family to the Land of Sweets.


The show runs through December 28th and tickets are still available! 

Tickets Still Available

Performances of The Nutcracker are sold out this weekend, but later shows of The Nutcracker still have availability.  Click here to purchase tickets or call 303-837-8888 X2. 

If you order your tickets before December 15th, you can receive 20% off. 

Receive 20% first three weeks of The Nutcracker with promo code KIDS.
To redeem this offer, go to www.coloradoballet.org, click buy tickets and enter promo code KIDS. Disclaimers: Promo valid for performances Nov. 30-December 15, 2013 only. Not valid on D seating, seats subject to availability, limited quantities available. Not valid in combination with other offers or toward past purchases.

Maria Mosina and Alexei Tyukov - photo by Mike Watson
Maria Mosina and Alexei Tyukov – photo by Mike Watson


disclosure: We received complimentary tickets to review the show. No monetary compensation was made.



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