Colorado Ballet: Nutcracker
Costume Design: Holly Hynes
Ellie Caulkins Opera House
Music: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Based on Choreography: Martin Fredmann
Additional Choreography: Sandra Brown
Scenic Design: Thomas Boyd
Lighting Design: Todd Elmer
Assistant Costume Designer: Ricky Lurie
This was Ricky's third production of The Nutcracker with Holly Hynes, but this one was a bit different than the previous two. This Nutcracker was built entirely during the Covid-19 global pandemic.
Holly, Ricky, and 16 different shops/vendors from around the country made a new "how to build a Nutcracker" playbook as they went along. Truncated speed shopping, Zoom fittings, stand in fit models, shipping samples off to Holly, and building to generic sizes to be fit later were just a few new techniques used to ensure everyone's health and safety while trying to complete this project on time and in budget.
In the end this Nutcracker was as beautiful as her others and full of special meaning for the team!