- This event has passed.
Dance Appreciation Series
September 11 - September 12
An educational ballet series, Dance Appreciation Series condenses classical ballet performances into hour-long specials for young audiences.
The Nutcracker is an enchanting tale about the adventures of a little girl, Clara, and her Christmas toy, a beautifully-crafted German Nutcracker doll which comes to life.
Introduction to The Nutcracker is a specially designed performance for the young and the curious, a chance to experience the magic of ballet through narration and dance excerpts; a magical journey to the magnificent Land of Snow, featuring the enchanting Kingdom of Sweets, the Snow Queen and the Sugar Plum Fairy.
With breath-taking costumes and characters who dance their way into your hearts, the show is 45 minutes long with no intermission.
1.00 p.m. & 4.00 p.m
It is Christmas Eve and the Nightingales are having a Christmas party. Drosselmeyer, one of the guests at the party, gives Clara, the Nightingales’ youngest daughter, a magical Nutcracker doll as a present. Later that night after the guests have gone home, Clara lies in bed, clutching onto her new doll. It is long past her bedtime, but she is wide awake.
Suddenly, her house is invaded by an army of fierce giant mice! Brave toy soldiers and the Nutcracker doll come to life to help Clara. The Nutcracker battles the evil Mouse King, who is eventually defeated with a little help from Clara. As a reward, Clara is brought on a magical journey to the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of Sweets.