Stapleton Ballet: Nutcracker
December 6, 1 & 5 pm
December 7, 1 & 5 pm
$34 Adult $22 Youth / Senior
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The vibrant and magical Stapleton Ballet Nutcracker is a wonderful way to begin the holiday season! This production, now in its 26th year, features inspired dancing, stunning imagery and beautifully crafted sets and costumes. The timeless tale of Clara and her wondrous adventure with the Nutcracker opens with the lavish Victorian holiday party, featuring exquisite, period-authentic costumes created in 2013. The mysterious Uncle Drosselmeyer makes a grand entrance, weaving his magic into the festivities and placing a spell on Clara’s wooden toy. 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 surprises abound. Artistic Director Virginia Stapleton’s production flows seamlessly and is designed to engage young and old from start to finish. The cast features over 250 talented and energetic dancers from the Stapleton School of the Performing Arts, as well as professional guest artists. Meet and greet with costumed characters after 1p.m. matinees - bring the camera!