Principal dancer Dana Benton in ruby red ballet slippers in advance of the Colorado Ballet's production of "The Wizard of Oz." (Kate Rolston, Colorado Ballet)

Three ballet companies click heels for whirlwind, puppet-filled “Wizard of Oz” in Denver

“We can’t keep depending on the Swan Lakes, the Cinderellas and the Sleeping Beauties. We need more narrative ballets.”

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Nicolais: Don’t be shocked by a drawn-out Democratic primary in Colorado Senate race

Despite the entry of two-term Gov. John Hickenlooper, prepare for 10 months of infighting with progressive candidates