Ballet Nouveau Colorado & Lighthouse Writers Workshop

Ballet Nouveau presents "Rock Ballets" & Lighthouse Writers Workshop

Outdoor Amphitheater
Friday, June 8, 7:30 p.m.

Plaza opens at 6:00 p.m.
Gates open at 6:30 p.m.

Ticket Prices
Premium Covered $32
Covered $24
GA Lawn $15
Children $5.00 (unlimited for lawn seating)

Garrett Ammon's "Rock Ballets", featuring the music of Queen, INXS and David Bowie. Back by popular demand, this production premiered to sold-out crowds in 2008.




Critical acclaim for Garrett Ammon's Rock Ballets:

"Meaty and full of ideas that, well, just rock" -  Pointe Magazine

"Not Flips-And-Tricks - Just Kick-Ass Dance" - World Dance Reviews, Donald Atwood

"I love creating dance to all kinds of music. With my rock ballets, the music presented particular possibilities and ideas that I explored. I find both rock music and dance to be connections to the more primal aspects of our human beauty. I think the music provides a pathway for the viewer to immediately enter into the work without the need for a
guidebook and helps strip away perceptions of what ballet and dance should be. Dance is a vocabulary for thoughts, dreams and the struggles of human nature; for these ballets, rock music happens to be the soundtrack." - Garrett Ammon


Lighthouse Writers Workshop is an independent creative writing center in Denver, Colorado, founded and operated by working writers and university-level teachers of writing. Since 1997, Lighthouse has enabled writers to explore their craft in a supportive yet challenging environment. Our faculty are among the best and brightest writers in Colorado and beyond, and have won many prestigious awards, including Stegner Fellowships, the Rome Prize, Pushcart Prize, and the Colorado Book Award. Among our members, many have published and received awards too--but that's not the only goal of Lighthouse. We care about the written word, the beauty and energy in telling stories, but mostly we believe in the transformative power of writing, which is an integral part of our mission.

Lighthouse Writers Workshop bios:

Michael Henry is co-founder and Executive Director of Lighthouse Writers Workshop, where he teaches poetry and memoir writing. He’s also author of a collection of poetry, No Stranger Than My Own, and Intersection, a chapbook. He has worked closely with Garrett Ammon of Ballet Nouveau Colorado on two critically acclaimed narrative ballets - When the Power Goes Out and Intersection.

John Brehm was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, and educated at the University of Nebraska and Cornell University. He is the author of Sea of Faith, which won the 2004 Brittingham Prize and was published by The University of Wisconsin Press. *Help is on the Way is his latest collection.

Brynn Downing is a New Jersey-born, Denver-based poet surviving on too many cups of coffee. She is a National  Foundation for Advancement in the Arts winner, and Presidential Scholar in the Arts nominee. She received her
B.A from the College of William and Mary, and still isn't quite sure what to do with it.

Ginny Hoyle is a part-time poet with a growing interest in fossils, birds and the Colorado landscape. She collaborates with artist Judy Anderson. Their latest project and collection is When We Were Birds, a small-edition artist book released last year.

Ticket Prices
Premium Covered $32
Covered $24
GA Lawn $15
Children $5.00 (unlimited for lawn seating)



All concerts are held in the Outdoor Amphitheater, where the lawn seats are less than 70 feet from the stage.

Concessions Available or Bring your Own Picnic, but no glass, please

Free Parking
Concerts held rain or shine

Outdoor Amphitheater

The amphitheater is also an intimate setting where no patron is more than 100 feet from the stage. This beautiful outdoor venue features covered, fixed seating for 600 people, room on the lawn for up to 1,000 more and plenty of space for picnics.

Amphitheater Seating Map

Amphitheater Policies


Everyone Must Have a Ticket
Please be advised that all patrons, including children, need a ticket for concert entry

Please be advised that we no longer reprint concert tickets.

All Events Held Rain or Shine
Summer concerts will still be held in the amphitheater. All events are held rain or shine and because of this we cannot give refunds, credits, or exchanges for summer events.

Food and Beverages
In compliance with City of Arvada regulations please do not bring alcohol beverages or glass containers. Wine and beer service is available at each event.

You may bring your own picnic dinner into the outdoor amphitheater, or enjoy our barbecue plate and picnic items available for purchase from our concession area located in the plaza. Concessions open at 6PM.  Coolers will be allowed in the Amphitheater: however as lawn seating begins to fill you may be asked to remove your coolers to your car prior to the performance start time. The center grounds and picnic areas are open all day.

Event Times
Please check your ticket for when the Amphitheater gates open. These times are NOT the same for all concerts.

General Admission Lawn
If you have tickets for general admission lawn seating, you are welcome to bring your own blanket to sit on, but NO CHAIRS will be allowed into the amphitheater. 

Free Parking
As always parking is ample and free.


Due to the nature of live theatrical bookings - dates, titles, availability and prices are subject to change.