Stapleton Ballet: Nutcracker
December 1, 1 & 5 p.m. December 2, 1 & 5 p.m. $32 Adult $20 Youth / Senior Marvel as you watch the timeless tale of Clara and her wondrous adventure with the Nutcracker, beginning with the lavish Victorian holiday party. Children will be on the edge of their seats as Clara’s Nutcracker transforms into a prince to battle the evil Mouse Queen in the heart-stopping battle scene, recently re-created to feature a firing cannon and a magical tree that grows to over forty feet tall! Young imaginations will soar as Clara and the Prince journey through a snowstorm to the Land of the Sugar Plum Fairy, where highlights include a colorful dancing Chinese Lion, a mysterious, magical Arabian marketplace, a breathtaking explosion of colors in the Waltz of the Flowers, and more new costumes and surprises this year. The cast features over 150 talented and energetic dancers from the Stapleton School of the Performing Arts, as well as professional guest artists. Costumed characters will greet children in the lobby after 1 p.m. shows.