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Colorado Ballet’s The Nutcracker

The magical spirit of the season comes to life in this acclaimed production and beloved holiday favorite that sells out every year.

Tune in to view this special presentation of Colorado Ballet’s The Nutcracker on Rocky Mountain PBS. Join Clara and her army of toy soldiers as they battle the Mouse King and journey to the legendary land of Sweets.

Colorado Ballet's The Nutcracker premieres on Rocky Mountain PBS on Thanksgiving Day at 7pm.

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Broadcast schedule on Rocky Mountain PBS:

• Thurs. Nov. 26 – 7pm
• Fri. Nov. 27 – 3pm
• Fri. Dec. 18 – 9pm
• Sat. Dec. 19 – 1am
• Thurs. Dec. 24 – 7pm
• Fri. Dec. 25 – 12am

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RMPBS Presents...

The Nutcracker, By Colorado Ballet


Join artists of Colorado Ballet to celebrate the spirit of the season.

About the Performance

The Nutcracker

This presentation of The Nutcracker on Rocky Mountain PBS is made possible by PNC Bank, with additional support provided by Genesee Mountain Foundation, Colorado Athletic Club, David and Mary Ellen Wright and the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District, the SCFD.

Based on Choreography by Martin Friedmann
Additional Choreography by Sandra Brown
Staged by Sandra Brown, Lorita Travaglia and Maria Mosina
Music by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, performed live by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra
Based on the Story by E.T.A. Hoffman
Scenery and Costumes by Jose Varona
Additional Costumes by Colorado Ballet Wardrobe Department
Lighting Design by Todd Elmer
Associate Lighting Designer Patrick “Red” Howard


Clara and Nutcracker Prince
Sarah Tryon and Francisco Estevez

Sugarplum Fairy and Cavalier
Chandra Kuykendall and Christophor Moulton


Kevin Gaël Thomas

Frau Stahlbaum
Morgan Buchanan

Dr. Stahlbaum
Joshua Allenback

Gregory K. Gonzales

Clara’s Friends
Sheridan Guerin, Kyra Hughes, Gabriela Rodriguez, Nani Ross

Jacqueline Gionet, Hannah Lesold

Robbie Downey, Alexandra Gilliom, Madeleine Kuebler, Ever Larson, Ariel McCarty, Simon Zinabu Costello, Liam Hogan, Tyler Humphrey, Tate Lee, Jacob Ray

Francesca Martoccio

Grandmother and Grandfather
Eileen Fenner, Dan Fenner

Fernanda Oliveira

Soldier Doll
Jeremy Studinski

Mouse King
Benjamin Winegar

Tate Lee, Alejandro Perez, Tyler Rhoads, Alexander Roy, Marty St. Pierre, Jeremy Studinski

Morgan Buchanan, Tracy Jones, Fernanda Oliveira, Melissa Zoebisch

Renee Castonguay, Arianna Ciccarelli, Christina Cummings, Madeleine Kuebler, Hannah Lesold, Francesca Martoccio, Ariel McCarty, Leah McFadden, Beverly Mitchell, Lauren Philson, Gabriela Rodriguez, Rosemary Shahani, Daniella Silverman, McKenzie Thomas, Sara Thomas, Alexandra Wilson


Ariel McCarty, Sara Thomas, Tyler Rhoads

Fernanda Oliveira, Nicolas Pelletier

Bryce Lee

Alejandro Perez, Jacob Ray, Marty St. Pierre

Arianna Ciccarelli, Leah McFadden, Simon Zinabu Costello

Alexandra Wilson, Joshua Allenback, Tate Lee

Mother Ginger
Tyler Humphrey

Dew Drop
Asuka Sasaki

Catherine Aoki, Isabella Browne, Renee Castonguay, Sheridan Guerin, Madeleine Kuebler, Gabriele Lukasik, Francesca Martoccio, Catherine McGregor, Gabriela Rodriguez, Rosemary Shahani, McKenzie Thomas, Shelby Vennekotter

To view Colorado Ballet’s Company Dancer’s Headshots and Biographies, please visit the website.

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