Stapleton Ballet Nutcracker
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The vibrant Stapleton Ballet Nutcracker provides a magical start to the holiday season! Now in its 31st year, this production features inspired dancing, exquisite costumes and lavish sets. The Victorian-era tale opens with a joyful party, featuring exquisite period-authentic costumes. The mysterious Drosselmeyer makes a grand entrance, weaving magic into the festivities and giving Clara a Nutcracker. Audiences will be on the edge of their seats as Clara’s Nutcracker transforms into a prince to combat the evil Mouse Queen in the heart-stopping battle scene, featuring a firing cannon and a sparkling tree that grows to over forty feet tall! Imaginations soar as Clara and the Prince journey through a glittering snowstorm to the Land of the Sugar Plum Fairy, where visually rich surprises abound. Artistic Director Virginia Stapleton’s engaging production delights audiences young and old and features guest artists performing with over 250 dancers from the Stapleton School of Performing Arts. Complimentary meet and greet with costumed characters after 1:00 p.m. matinees.