Why See Ballet Arkansas - The Nutcracker?
40th Anniversary Spectacular
Holiday cheer is set to return with Ballet Arkansas' delightful Nutcracker Spectacular this year. Now fully updated with dazzling new choreography, festive treats and more, join the company as they celebrate their 40th season with a production that is sure to enchant the whole family!
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Our scene is set in 19th century Europe at a party in a grand townhouse, home of the Stalbaum family. Gathered together are the family and friends, including the rather eccentric toy inventor Herr Drosselmeyer. Presenting Clara our heroine with a striking nutcracker doll, he later comforts her when her boisterous brother Fritz breaks it.
Still distraught, Clara is tired from the evening's festivities and falls asleep in the parlour, nestling with her fixed nutcracker. As midnight strikes, she starts to dream vividly; her Nutcracker has come alive (and human-sized!), and is engaged in battle with a pack of unruly mice. Defeating them, he whisks Clara to the Land of Sweets and beyond. There she encounters dancing snowflakes, a host of exotic and beautiful sweets and the kingdom's benevolent ruler, the Sugar Plum Fairy.
With exquisite sets and costumes, thrilling drama and sweet romance, let yourself be transported into this magical realm where nothing is as it seems!
Opening night: 7 December 2018
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