Littleton Youth Ballet, in association with Littleton Ballet Academy, presents an encore performance of its original production of Snow White. Set to music by Gabriel Faure and Gustav Holst, the production features 70 dancers ranging from ages 8 to 18. There are also two guest artists that are also appearing with the production. Former Colorado Ballet principal dancer Francisco Estevez will be reprising the roles of the Huntsman and Prince again and perennial favorite Scott Elliott will be performing as the Hag. The role of Snow White is shared by three young dancers: 16-year-old Olivia Key from Littleton, 15-year-old Sofia Holmes from Lone Tree, and 17-year-old Caroline Owen of Denver. The dancers have all performed leading roles before, although this is Owen’s first-time performing Snow White. The girls are all very different in style and presentation, as well as height. But all three are excited to perform the role and they love that the ballet combines ballet and acting.
Littleton Youth Ballet strives to present the most professional production possible. The company rents professional backdrops and uses full sets including 7 beds for the dwarves. Dancers rehearse up to three times a week (with its youngest dancers rehearsing only once a week), in addition to their regular class schedule.
Snow White is a well-known fairy tale that has been around for centuries. The most famous version of Snow White is the one collected by the Brothers Grimm in the 19th century. But it’s not normally done as a classical ballet. All of the choreography is by co-artistic director Alison Jaramillo who brings her own artistic flair to the story, making this ballet production distinct and captivating in its own right.
Littleton Youth Ballet hopes to be able to introduce young families to the arts in a family friendly setting. Productions are age-appropriate, visually engaging, and emotionally resonant. Through colorful costumes, expressive choreography, and beautiful music, this adaptation is a wonderful way to introduce classic stories and ballets like Snow White to a new generation of children. There is a meet and greet with the characters after every show so that children can see the young ballerinas up close. All performances are under two hours with intermission.
Performances are Sunday, September 17th at 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm and Monday, September 18th at 6:00 pm at the Lone Tree Arts Center. Tickets range between $26 to $40 and can be purchased by calling (720) 509-1000. Tickets can also be purchased by going to www.littletonyouthballet.org.
For more information, please call (303) 794-6694. You may also go to our websites for more information at www.littletonyouthballet.org AND
Australian Storytime Adventures for Children will be held from 11 am to noon Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Global Village Museum of Arts and Cultures. The Wonky Donkey and other books from Australia will entertain preschool and early elementary children, although all ages are welcome. The program is free for children 3 and under and $1 for ages 4-15. Light refreshments will be served, and the children will also enjoy a fun activity. During the storytime, parents can tour the four galleries of the Museum at the regular admission rate of $5/adult. In the Museum’s Main Gallery, Australia and New Zealand: Miles Apart explores the rich cultures, histories, and arts of the two countries. The Global Village Museum is located at 200 West Mountain Avenue, and Museum hours are 11 am to 5 pm Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, visit globalvillagemuseum.org or call 970-221-4600.
In honor of Veterans Day on Saturday, Nov. 11, veterans will enjoy free admission to the Global Village Museum of Arts and Cultures from 11 am to 5 pm. In the Main Gallery, Australia and New Zealand: Miles Apart explores the rich cultures, histories, and arts of the two countries. The Global Village Museum has four galleries, an international music room, handmade Tibetan dolls in the Losel Doll House, and a gnome scavenger hunt for children. The Museum is located at 200 West Mountain Avenue, and Museum hours are 11 am to 5 pm Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, visit globalvillagemuseum.org or call 970-221-4600.
In today’s chaotic, challenging world, we often don’t know where to turn for help. Little did we know that life’s most valuable lessons lie within the undead. Finally, zombies engage us with musings on life, death, and everything in between. They show us that brains aren’t everything…you are what you eat…and what doesn’t kill you makes you…more alive.All I Really Need to Know I Learned from Being a Zombie will be performed every Saturday and Sunday @3pm, on the trail at Chautauqua Park in Boulder, CO.
Check in and meet at the picnic pavilion behind the Chautauqua Auditorium. Our hikes are at a moderate level/pace and last no more than 2 hours. When you first arrive, you will be greeted by your hiking guide who will check you in and lead the way down the trail to each scene location. Once you arrive at a scene location, you can sit back and relax to watch a scene from the production. Once the scene is complete, we all gather our things and hike to the next location.During an Arts in the Open production, you will be hiking along a moderate trail. We encourage all audience members to wear proper hiking attire and shoes. We also recommend you bring: Weather appropriate clothing, water, snacks, hats, umbrellas, sunscreen, and blankets to sit on and/or lightweight camping chairs. There will be water and granola bars available for a suggested donation.
Step into a whimsical world of mischief and melody as young singers from across the nation studying at the National Children’s Chorus Vail Opera Camp present “The Tinker of Tivoli,” bringing uproarious laughter and toe-tapping tunes in a hilarious youth opera adventure that will leave you grinning from ear to ear! The talented kids present a free and fully staged and costumed production of the comic opera which is based on the Brothers Grimm Tale “The Gallant Tailor” and features music by Giacchino Rossini written and arranged by Michael Jacobsen.The show is free and open to the public and will take place at Harry A. Nottingham Park’s Avon Performance Pavilion.Each year, some of the nation’s best and the brightest young singers travel from across the country to Vail Colorado to take part in the National Children’s Chorus’ prestigious Opera Camp. On their second to last day of camp, the campers present a fully realized staged operatic performance to the public.This year’s production, the Tinker of Tivoli, is set in the style of a Rossini comic opera and is sung throughout. Its energetic musical score features music drawn from Gioacchino Rossini’s “The Barber of Seville” and “La Cenerentola.”The story follows Beppe, a tinker, and his meteoric rise and subsequent fall in village popularity. Beppe’s adventure – highlighting the wonderful rewards of love and the pitfalls of pride – ends happily with friendships repaired, young love triumphant, and fresh pies for all.The Tinker of Tivoli
Thursday, August 10 from 5-6:30pm
90 minute run timeHarry A. Nottingham Park’s Avon Performance Pavilion
1 Lake St. Avon, CO 81620Admission is free and open to the whole family!
The show is suitable for ages 6 and older
We recommend bringing lawn chairs or a blanket to enjoy the performance.
It doesn’t get more picturesque than Estes Park! But the views are just one of the countless reasons that Westernaires appreciates performing here each year.Come see the Westernaires perform precision drills at speed, along with thrilling horse acrobatics, daring trick riding, trick and fancy roping, Cavalry riders, liberty riding, a dressage exhibition, and much more. It’s great family entertainment that frequently leaves the grandstands stomping their feet and clapping their hands with delight!Shows are on Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:00PM. The ticket box office opens at 5:30PM on the days of the show.General admission tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. Box seats are $15. Tickets will go on sale in advance and will be available to purchase online or at the door on the day of the event. Contact the Estes Park Event Center at 970-586-6104 for more details.For tickets, click this link: https://ci.ovationtix.com/35551/production/1158715For box seats, click this link: https://ci.ovationtix.com/35551/production/1158911
Produced by justicecry.org, the Ride For The Voiceless is a special event to help raise awareness about the horrific realities of human trafficking.The Westernaires Precisionettes, Cavalry, and Indian Warrior teams will all perform, along with their myriad specialty acts. Ride for the Voiceless will also include other special guests TBD.The show begins at 6:00PM. Tickets are $10, and children 5 years and younger are free. Tickets can be purchased online, or at participating Garfield County Alpine Bank locations. https://secure.givelively.org/event/justice-cry-inc/ride-for-the-voiceless-sponsorship-opportunities/ride-for-the-voiceless-2023