Single tickets are on sale now for Colorado Ballet’s 57th season, which will include Dracula, The Nutcracker and Romeo and Juliet at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House and Ballet Director’s Choice at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts.
Colorado Ballet opens its 57th season with the crowd-favorite Dracula, October 6-15, 2017 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. Dracula features choreography by Michael Pink and music by Philip Feeney, performed live by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra. Based on Bram Stoker’s Gothic horror, Dracula features seductive vampires, frightening mental patients and the king of the undead himself, Count Dracula.
The season continues with the holiday classic The Nutcracker, November 25 through December 24, 2017 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. The 57th annual production features timeless choreography paired with Tchaikovsky’s extraordinary arrangement performed live by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra. In addition to being the largest production of The Nutcracker in the state, Colorado Ballet’s 2016 production was named the best-loved Nutcracker in the U.S. in the 10th Annual Goldstar National Nutcracker Award contest.
In the spring, Colorado Ballet will present the Shakespearean love story Romeo and Juliet, February 16-25, 2018 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. The romantic ballet features choreography by Derek Deane and music by Sergei Prokofiev, performed by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra. Prokofiev’s music serves as a melodic substitute for Shakespeare's poetry and Deane’s staging of the ballet focuses on the characters’ relationships.
Colorado Ballet will close out its season with a collection of ballets in Ballet Director’s Choice, March 30-April 1, 2018 at the June Swaner Gates Concert Hall at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts. Ballet Director’s Choice includes Pillar of Fire by choreographer Antony Tudor and music by Arnold Schoenberg, Brief Fling by choreographer Twyla Tharp with music by Michel Colombier and Percy Grainger, and a third work to be announced. Colorado Ballet received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to perform Pillar of Fire.
Tickets range from $30 to $155. Visit www.coloradoballet.org or call 303-837-8888 ext. 2. To continue reducing the number of ticket resellers who buy Colorado Ballet tickets and resell them at much higher prices, the print-at-home option for tickets will not be available until approximately one month before each production opens. Until then, Colorado Ballet will send paper copies of tickets in the mail at no additional charge to ticket buyers. Colorado Ballet used this strategy for the first time last season and it significantly cut down on the number of ticket resellers.
In addition to the season performances, Colorado Ballet will perform at the Vail Dance Festival on July 31 and August 1. For more information, visit www.vaildance.org. Colorado Ballet will also perform An Evening under the Stars at the Arvada Center Outdoor Amphitheater on August 26. For more information, visit www.arvadacenter.org.
For the second season in a row, Colorado Ballet will also have two Attitude on Santa Fe productions in its Black Box Theater during the season. Attitude on Santa Fe features three original works choreographed and performed by Colorado Ballet dancers. The Company will present two Attitude on Santa Fe performances in September 2017 and two performances with different works in February 2018. Information about these performances will be available soon on Colorado Ballet’s website.