Key Bank presents The Nutcracker by the Colorado Ballet

The Colorado Ballet treated my daughter and myself to a performance of the Nutcracker in exchange for my review and publicity. Opinions are our own.

There is something magical about seeing little girls dressed up in beautiful dresses, big girls with a group of their girlfriends or even their moms, and families with smiles on their faces as they enter the Opera House to see the Colorado Ballet’s performance of The Nutcracker. This is the second year I have taken my daughter to see a performance, and seeing the wonder in her eyes as the performers take the stage makes it worth every moment.

As a child her age, my aunt used to take me to a Nutcracker performance every winter. It became our tradition. I believe my brother joined us once and slept through it. Then it was back to just me and my aunt. I grew up loving the music, the magic and the talent of the dancers, and now I want to pass that love along to my daughter.
Dana Benton and Jesse Marks in The Nutcracker - photo by Mike Watson
The Colorado Ballet performance is just as magical as the performances I remember as a child. The Colorado Ballet Orchestra does an amazing job of bringing the music to life for the dancers. It’s a soundtrack familiar to so many. I still fangirl over the Sugar Plum Fairy, despite growing up with 2 left feet and far too tall, and I will never tire of watching the Pas de Deux.
Maria Mosina and Alexei Tyukov in The Nutcracker - Sugarplum Fairy and Cavalier - photo by Mike Watson
The Nutcracker, presented by Key Bank, runs at the Ellie Caulkin Opera House in downtown Denver through December 27th, however you can save 20% on tickets through December 14th with code KIDS through ColoradoKids.

I will never tire of taking my daughter to see the Nutcracker – I would highly recommend making this your family tradition, too!

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