Colorado Ballet Presents the Nutcracker

The wardrobe, the sets, the timeless Holiday music… it’s that time of year again- when the Nutcracker is live on stage. For its 54th year, Colorado Ballet will share this Christmas story with Coloradans at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House.

Morgan Buchanan in the Nutcracker photo by Mike Watson
Morgan Buchanan in the Nutcracker photo by Mike Watson

The Nutcracker is the best way to kick off the holiday season and it is a must-see for children and adults,” said Colorado Ballet Artistic Director Gil Boggs.  “This enchanting adventure will transport audiences to a magical world of awe and wonder. It doesn’t matter how many times I have seen The Nutcracker, every performance is still magic.  That is why nearly 50,000 people see our production each year.”

From November 29th through December 27th the Sugarplum fairy will dance her way across the stage, bringing joy and awe to children and grown-ups alike. Accompanied by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra performing Tchaikovsky’s score live, the audience will be transported to one oh-so famous Holiday party!

“Year after year, Colorado Ballet’s presentation of The Nutcracker continues to be one of Colorado’s most popular holiday traditions,” said Boggs.  “We encourage people to purchase their tickets early because last season, we sold out 19 of the 25 performances and the year before, we sold out 18 of the 24 performances.  It is still as popular as ever!”

Ticket prices range from $25 to $155. To purchase tickets, visit or call 303-837-8888 ext. 2.