The Show


When the Colorado Ballet’s “The Little Mermaid” came to the June Swaner Gates Concert Hall last week, I figured “Why not?” I dressed Cici in a fancy green dress, ill-fitting white shoes with tiny heels and headed to the concert hall, which is at University of Denver’s Newman Center for the Performing Arts. To say I didn’t know what to expect is an understatement.


After attending a recent Sunday night performance of the perennial cornerstone of holiday enchantment at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House in Denver, my ballet curiosity has been piqued. It’s morphed from a mild spirit of inquiry about a diminutive office on Santa Fe Drive to an incensed devouring of my first playbill bearing that red Colorado Ballet logo.