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Nutcracker 2016

Ballet Ariel Presents
The Nutcracker – 2016

December 10, 11, 17, 18, 22, 23

Ballet Ariel’s third holiday season at the Lakewood Cultural Center features bigger sets and dances after 8 years at the intimate Cleo Parker Robinson Theatre.  Audiences delight in this beautiful production of The Nutcracker to Tchaikovsky’s famous score. Clara and the Prince journey on a magical adventure of toy soldiers, dancing snowflakes and Sugar Plum fairies. Enjoy this holiday treat for the whole family, with beautiful costumes and exciting choreography danced by Ballet Ariel’s professional company and school students. Ballet Ariel’s The Nutcracker blends holiday traditions of previous productions at the Lakewood Cultural Center and our own special ballet, directed by Ilena Norton, Oleg Dedogryuk, and Patricia Renzetti with guest artist Paul Noel Fiorino as Drosselmeyer.  “Ready to infuse your soul with Christmas?  Well, then, go see Ballet Ariel’s The Nutcracker now.” reviews 12/14/2014

Ballet Ariel offers seven holiday performances of The Nutcracker on Saturday, Dec. 10, Sunday, Dec.11, Saturday, Dec. 17, Sunday, Dec. 18, Thursday, Dec. 22, Friday, Dec. 23 at 2:00 pm and Saturday, Dec. 17 at 7:00 pm at the Lakewood Cultural Center. Ticket prices are $35 for adults, $30 for seniors and students, and $25 for children. Tickets can be purchased at, 303-987-7845 or at the Lakewood Cultural Center Box Office, 470 S. Allison Parkway.

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Denver's Ballet Ariel Company and School is building excitement about ballet, with beautiful, original ballets and great ballet and dance classes