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Colorado Ballet’s Nutcracker Returns This Holiday Season with All-New Sets and Costumes | Press release

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Colorado Ballet Nutcracker Returns this holiday season with new sets and costumes

27 Nov-Dec 24 performances presented by PNC Bank

DENVER – November 4, 2021 – Colorado Ballet’s beloved production of Nutcracker will be performed live for the first time in two years with a return to the Ellie Caulkins opera this holiday season. Colorado Ballet 60 Years +1 Special Presentation Nutcracker is presented by PNC Bank and will feature 26 in-person performances from November 27 through December 24 with live music featuring the Colorado Ballet Orchestra.

The performances will begin with new sets and costumes created especially for Colorado Ballet by renowned designers Thomas Boyd and Holly Hynes. From embroidered floral details and delicate snowballs of frosted tulle, to hand-painted ornaments and impressive frames, the stunning artistry of Colorado Ballet’s new sets and costumes is not to be missed.

“After 16 wonderful years performing in sets and costumes originally made in 1986, Colorado Ballet is excited to present its own production this year,” said Gil Boggs, Artistic Director. “We are extremely grateful to our brilliant designers Thomas Boyd and Holly Hynes, and our many fantastic set and costume designers across the country, for bringing this spectacular production to life. We can’t wait to share our new Nutcracker with the audience in person at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House this holiday season.

Sold out every year, this magical tale of Clara, The Nutcracker and the Mouse King will feature the same choreography that thrills audiences every season.

This year’s performances of Nutcracker will present five different casts featuring the talented artists of Colorado Ballet.


Sat, November 27 – 1 p.m.
Sat November 27 – 6:30 p.m.

Sun. November 28 – 1 p.m.
Sun. November 28 – 6.30 p.m.

Sat, December 4 – 1 p.m.

Sun. December 5 – 1 p.m.
Sun. December 5 – 6:30 p.m.

Thu. December 9 – 7:30 p.m.

Fri December 10 – 7:30 p.m.

Sat December 11 – 1 p.m. *
Sat December 11 – 6:30 p.m.

Sun. December 12 – 1 p.m.
Sun. December 12 – 6:30 p.m.

Thu, December 16 – 7:30 p.m.

Fri December 17 – 7:30 p.m.

Sat, December 18 – 1 p.m.
Sat December 18 – 6:30 p.m.

Sun. December 19 – 1 p.m.
Sun. December 19 – 6:30 p.m.

Tue, December 21 – 1 p.m.
Tue 21 December – 6.30 p.m.

Wed, December 22 – 1 p.m.
Wed 22 December – 6.30 p.m.

Thu, December 23 – 1 p.m.
Thu 23 December – 6.30 p.m.

Fri, December 24 – 1 p.m.

Audio performance described

TICKETS Tickets range from $ 40 to $ 175. Visit COLORADOBALLET.ORG

or call Subscriber Services at 303-837-8888 ext. 2 to buy tickets.

To further reduce the number of ticket resellers, please purchase directly from Colorado Ballet through the website or phone number listed above. Tickets purchased from resellers may not be valid.

Show attendance policy To protect the public and the community from disease and slow the transmission of COVID-19, the Colorado Ballet has joined with resident companies at the Denver Performing Arts Complex to implement a policy of participating in COVID-19 performances that has entered effective October 1 for all performances. at the opera Ellie Caulkins.For more information and to read full policy details, please visit our website


SPONSORS Colorado Ballet Nutcracker

is presented by PNC Bank. The Colorado Ballet receives support from the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). LIST OF EVENTS FOR

NUTCRACKER Colorado Ballet presents
November 27 – December 24, 2021 | Ellie Caulkins Opera Tickets start at $ 40 at


The beloved holiday favorite returns in a dazzling production like no one has ever seen, with all new sets and costumes created especially for the Colorado Ballet. Sold out every year, this magical tale of Clara, The Nutcracker and the Mouse King is going to be more dreamlike than ever.

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ABOUT THE COLORADO BALLET Showcasing exceptional classical ballet and innovative contemporary dance through performance, training, education and community engagement, Colorado Ballet continues to inspire and develop an increasingly diverse audience in Denver, Colo. . Founded in 1961 by Lillian Covillo and Freidann Parker, Colorado Ballet is a non-profit organization celebrating 61 years of excellence. As a world-class professional company serving more than 100,000 national and international patrons, Colorado Ballet presents 55 performances per year to sold-out audiences in the 2,000-seat Ellie Caulkins Opera House. The Company’s 32 professional dancers and 20 studio dancers come from all over the world. The Armstrong Center for Dance at Colorado Ballet, a 35,000 square foot building, has eight state-of-the-art professional dance studios and amenities for the professional company. Under the direction of artistic director Gil Boggs, Colorado Ballet presents masterpieces of classical ballet, full history ballets and its critically acclaimed repertory production.Ballet masters , with varied works ranging from neoclassical ballets to world premieres. The Raydean Acevedo Colorado Ballet Academy welcomes more than 1,200 students each year, from toddlers to seniors. Colorado Ballet’s Education & Community Engagement offers programs to students and community members, making more than 25,000 contacts and reaching more than 200 schools and organizations each year. Participants come from a variety of backgrounds and socioeconomic status, including young people, families, teachers, and people with and without disabilities. For more information, please

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