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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After nearly a half-century of pasta, historic Denver landmark will serve up … miniature golf

There’s plenty of backstory to how the space that once housed the Old Spaghetti Factory will become an artsy place to putter around