Nutcracker Ballet - Denver (CO)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
Paramount Theatre
Friday, December 13, 2019 - 7:00 pm
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
Paramount Theatre
Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 12:00 pm (noon)
Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 4:00 pm
Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 8:00 pm
T: 303.534.6773

The Gift of Christmas Tour Comes to Denver Friday, December 13 and Saturday, Dec. 14

This Christmas give your family the gift of Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker at the Paramount Theatre in Denver! Step into a simpler time filled with sweet dreams and Christmas magic as you and your loved ones journey with Masha and her Nutcracker Prince through the Snow Forest. With world-class artists, over 200 dazzling costumes, stunning sets, towering puppets and soaring birds, Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is the family tradition perfect for all ages! Celebrate this cherished Holiday experience set to Tchaikovsky’s timeless score and create memories that will last a lifetime. Get tickets in Denver for family and friends today!

Musical Wunderkind in Denver: Violinist Andrea Liu

Denver’s Andrea Liu is 17 years old and started playing the violin at age six. She participated in Denver Young Artists Orchestra since the age of 10 and has served as concertmaster and principal second for multiple cycles touring with DYAO and playing at Carnegie Hall in New York. In 2019 she joined Solisti Rossi Chamber Orchestra run by Rocky Ridge Music Center. She was invited as youth group to accompany the Piano Guys at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. She currently studies with Erik Peterson, of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, and is member of the Ivy Street Trio. Liu is an active member of the community, participating in numerous community outreach projects. Her most recent venture is playing a violin duet with her sister at Children’s Hospital. She was invited to coach a chamber group at DYAO and she is currently assisting local violin teacher to teach younger students. 

Summer 2019 Andrea participated at Boston University Tanglewood Institute (BUTI) for both the Young Artist Orchestra, in which she served as Principle Second, and in the String Quartet workshop. During the workshop, she studied under Peter Zazofsky, professor at Boston University and a member of the Muir String Quartet. During the BUTI summer term, Liu studied with Miguel Perez-Espejo, a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

About the Paramount Theatre

Welcome to the home of Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker in Denver! Built by Temple Buell for Publix Theatres in 1930, the Paramount Theatre instantly surpassed the standards of the dozens of theatres that lined the streets of Denver and has remained the only local theatre of its time to maintain its original dignity and glamour. It is significant not only as an excellent illustration of Art Deco design and craftsmanship and a tribute to an architect who made considerable contributions to the Denver region, but as a unique reflection of a broad social and cultural phenomenon that prevailed in the early decades of the 20th century in Denver and the entire nation. The Paramount Theatre was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980 and was declared an historic landmark by the City of Denver in 1988. Today, The Historic Paramount Theatre remains a vibrant, multi-event facility where Denver Metro residents enjoy a wide variety of entertainment options each year.  From rock concerts to dance performances, comedy to lectures and movies to Wurlitzer organ performances, the Historic Paramount Theatre remains a top choice in Denver's entertainment scene.

Denver Ballet Partnership: Cherry Creek Dance

Nutcracker wouldn’t be Nutcracker without the local Children’s cast! Dancing along side the full professional Russian cast are local Denver children from Cherry Creek Dance. Cherry Creek Dance owner, Stephanie Prosenjak, opened the studio in 1994 bringing with her some of the top dancers from around the Denver metro area as teachers and as students. Since opening, Cherry Creek Dance has experienced great performances at events such as a Denver Broncos Halftime, the Cherry Creek Arts Festival and Disneyland's Magic Music Days to name a few. Cherry Creek Dance philosophy is to have fun, create great self-esteem and to put student's talents to good use. There are 2 full-scale recitals per year with moving lights, concert sound, special f/x and full production. There are also many master classes and guest teachers.