Brandon Ballet will present four performances of the favorite seasonal ballet, Tchaikovsky’s "The Nutcracker" on Dec. 8 and 9, also the dates for the Theatre Arts and Dance Alliance's production of the same holiday classic.
The ballet tells the story of a little girl named Clara who, on the eve of Christmas, receives a wonderful gift, a wooden toy nutcracker from her mysterious Uncle Drosselmeyer. The toy leads Clara on a magical journey through an enchanted winter wonderland with wondrous dancing snowflakes and the elegant Snow Queen, then onto the land of the sweets where Clara meets the regal and majestic Sugar Plum Fairy.
"The Nutcracker" is suitable for the entire family and is a great way to introduce young children to the power and beauty of classical ballet.
The Brandon Ballet 'Nutcracker'
- The Brandon Ballet performances are scheduled for Dec. 8 at 2 and 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 9 at 2 and 5:30 p.m., in the Spoto High School auditorium, at 8538 Eagle Palm Drive in Riverview.
- The cost is $25 for adults; $15 for children (age 18 and under); and $20 for seniors (age 55 and up).
- Tickets are available online. Or call: 813-684-4282.
Theatre Arts And Dance Alliance 'Nutcracker'
- The Theatre Arts and Dance Alliance of FishHawk Ranch, with Tampa Bay Dance Theatre, will present its annual holiday production of "The Nutcracker" Dec. 8 and 9 at 3 p.m. at Blake High School for the Performing Arts, at 1701 North Blvd., Tampa.
- Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students and seniors.
- Call 813-571-0901. Or visit: www.tadance.com.