The drive down and even parking was very easy. Parking was $12.00 for the evening which I felt was extremely reasonable and it was not stressful at all. There were a ton of spots open and not much walking to be had. Getting into the Ellie Caulkins Opera House was also a very relaxed feeling. So relaxed in fact that our little princess fell asleep and slept through ALL of Act 1. We took a couple photos and readied ourself for the show.
|Yosvani Ramos and Artists of Colorado Ballet photo by Mike Watson|
Oh my WOW! That was my reaction. The dancers were stunning. Their technique was on “point” and I could not take my eyes off of the stage. My son was extremely interested as well. He really enjoyed the leaps and turns. When Act 1 ended my son was so excited he accidentally woke the sleeping princess to tell her about the magic and fights and jumping people!
|Asuka Sasaki Photo by Mike Watson|
Intermission was very nice and calm as well even with a full house. The bathroom lines went quickly as well as the snack area. There was also a professional photographer on hand with a beautiful set up and a barbershop quartet singing carols. It was actually a great little time.
|Dana Benton and Yosvani Ramos photo by Mike Watson|
|Dana Benton and Gregory Gonzales photo by Mike Watson|
I cannot wait to go back next year. If you are interested in catching a presentation of The Nutcracker, the show runs through December 27, 2015 with The Colorado Ballet Live Orchestra. There are day and evening shows. We attended an evening show and even on a school night we were home and in bed by 9:00 pm and that includes nearly a 40 minute drive home. You can purchase tickets here and they are very reasonable. Prices range from $30.00 to $155.00 and honestly are worth every single penny.