Disclosure: We were hosted for this performance, however all content presented is my own.
A couple weekends ago, the tiny princess and I were honored to attend Colorado Ballet presents The Nutcracker. We had went as a large family last year, but this year it was just the princess and I. The day was hectic, but the performance was stunning.
I had planned the day perfectly, I thought. I would drop off my son at my moms about and hour and half before and then we would get downtown in time to grab our tickets from will call and have time for bathroom breaks and snacks. That was not how that went down. We did leave on time, but I did not anticipate the terrible traffic situation downtown. We finally parked and ran to will call and into the show just as the curtain was literally coming up.
|Dana Benton and Artists of Colorado Ballet - The Nutcracker - By Mike Watson|
|Artists of Colorado Ballet in Snow Scene - The Nutcracker - By Mike Watson|
This was the point, that the threenager arrived. She started to eat her yogurt covered pretzels and popcorn and decided the only place she could sit was on my lap. The second half of the ballet started and she was once again very into the music and dancing. She laughed and smiled through all the dancers. She loved the Arabian and Russian Dancers and told me that she wanted to do that. Then Mother Ginger came on and she laughed hysterically. Until her snacks ran out.
|Dana Benton and Francisco Estevez - The Nutcracker - By Mike Watson|
We ended up leaving with about 15 minutes left and I was totally bummed. However, the portion of the show that we did see was spectacular and made me want to go back! Even as we loaded up in our truck, the princess started crying because she didn't want to leave. We drove about 2 minutes and she was crashed out. Turns out she needed a nap. I already am ready for next season, a new year and a new tradition with my little girl.
The Nutcracker presented by KeyBank still has performances scheduled throughout the holiday season and is a can't miss family tradition. If you want to get tickets, you can click here and use the discount code "SNOW" for 15% off your tickets at checkout! If you would like to check out the Colorado Ballet please be sure to follow them on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and their Website.