Presented by Down East Dance and New Bern Civic Theatre
Take a break from the holiday rush and enter the magical world of the Nutcracker. Performance dates: Dec. 3 and 10 @8:00pm, Dec. 4 and 11 @ 2:00 & 8:00pm, and Dec. 5 and 12 @ 2:00pm. at the Historic Athens Theatre, Downtown New Bern.
Written by by Peter I. Tchaikovsky, the ballet was a commission by the Russian Imperial Opera Directorate based on the E.T.A. Hoffman story The Nutcracker and Mouse King. Tchaikovsky himself did not think much of his production but ballet-goers around the world have consistently acclaimed the work. For many the highlight of Christmas is hearing the beautiful tones of Tchaikovsky’s music as the snow begins to fall with the dancing Snowflakes or feeling the pure sweetness as they watch the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy.
Be greeted by Christmas Carolers as you enter the Historic Athens Theatre to enjoy this year’s ballet production presented as a bedtime story for Marie, as told by her Mother. Join in the magical adventure that includes a grand Christmas party, twirling snowflakes, toy soldiers, life-size mice, and a journey to the Land of the Sweets with its beautiful Sugar Plum Fairy and its Waltzing Flowers.
Tickets for The Nutcracker are $10 general seating and are available at New Bern Civic Theatre, Craven Arts Council, Craven County Convention Center, or online at http://www.downeastdancestudio.com/Nutcracker_2010.html
*Tickets available Oct. 1, 2010