December 12, 2014
The Nutcracker Ballet
Ellie Caulkins Opera House
950 13th St.
Denver, CO 80204
Fees: $25-$155 depending on date and section.
Hours: 1pm, 6:30pm, and 7:30pm on select days
Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Ballet is one of the most famous in the world. It is based on the “The Nutcracker and the King of Mice” written by ETA Hoffman. I found a synopsis of the story at the following link which is better than what I could say about it: http://classicalmusic.about.com/od/balletsynopses/a/thenutcracker.htm.
Why not make going to the Nutcracker an annual tradition? The Colorado Ballet produces the show each year. This year productions can be seen from November 29, 2014 to December 27, 2014. I went Friday night with a few friends, and we thoroughly enjoyed the show from the dancing to the costumes. Something I’ve never seen before at a venue are teleprompters on the seatbacks. While the neon blue words that flashed on the seatbacks were a little distracting, it was helpful for following the story. If I wanted, I could have turned it off.
We sat on stage left and had a very nice view of the show. It was a perfect way to get into the holiday spirit. ETB
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