Celebrate the holiday season with “The Nutcracker,” the all-time family favorite with beautiful dancing, sets and costumes. It’s just not the holidays without “The Nutcracker!”
A Dufford Institute for Cultural Diversity Event in conjunction with Newberry Arts For All (NAFA)
Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 4:00 P.M.
Student price: $25.00 Standard price: $50.00 Tier 2
Student price: $20.00 Standard price: $40.00 Tier 3
Student price: $15.00 Standard price: $30.00
This famous holiday ballet was originally a two-act ballet choreographed by Russian choreographer Marius Petipa. The original version premiered in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1892 and was not a success.
In the 1960s, US ballet companies discovered this classic and were met with huge success. Set in the late 1800s, a young girl’s godfather is a toymaker whose toys magically come alive at 12:00 A.M. Clara is awakened at midnight and becomes caught in a battle between the Nutcracker Prince's soldiers and the Rat King’s minions. Clara then ventures through a magical realm to reach the Sugar Plum Fairy.
Dance Alive National Ballet has created a modern twist on the original story with beautifully choreographed dancing, impressive sets, and spectacular costumes.
ENHANCED EXPERIENCE: TEA WITH THE SUGAR PLUM FAIRY // 2:00 P.M. // $25
Don’t miss your chance to have tea with the Sugar Plum Fairy before the performance at the Firehouse Conference Center (serving tea, sweets, and light sandwiches). Tickets are limited and not included in performance ticket price. Event is perfect for boys and girls ages 5-12.