NUTCRACKER: A SWEET TREAT FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
Miami City Ballet performs George Balanchineâ€™s The Nutcracker â„¢
Dec 11th through 13th in Fort Lauderdale and Dec 18th through 23rd in Miami
Miami City Ballet. George Balanchineâ€™s The Nutcracker â„¢
Fort Lauderdale Dates: Dec 11th through 13th, 2009
Location: Broward Center for the Performing Arts. 201 SW Fifth Ave., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312
Miami Dates: Dec 18th through 23rd, 2009
Location: Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. 1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami, FL 33132
A Nutcracker doll will come alive, a Sugar Plum Fairy will dance, snowflakes will fall and smiles from children of all ages will rain down as Miami City Ballet (MCB) presents its enchanting holiday production of George Balanchineâ€™s The Nutcracker â„¢ at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts December 11th through 13th and Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, December 18th through 23rd.
Based on the story The Nutcracker and The Mouse King by E.T.A. Hoffmann, The Nutcracker is a captivating tale of a little girlâ€™s Christmas Eve dream about a handsome prince, a mouse king, toy soldiers and dancers from faraway lands set to the beloved music of Tchaikovsky. Brought to life by more than 100 dancers, the performance includes the participation of talented children from Miami City Ballet School who will dance alongside this New York Times critically acclaimed Company.
Nothing short of a Broadway spectacular, the production features glorious sets, arresting costumes like the ones worn by the Arabian and Chinese dancers, magical special effects, such as a Christmas tree that soars from twelve to thirty feet tall, and fanciful choreography that takes the spectator into a magical journey to the Land of Sweets.
With its sumptuous dÃ©cor and dazzling character dance numbers, MCBâ€™s Nutcracker is a canâ€™t-miss holiday extravaganza.
Broward Center for the Performing Arts (201 SW Fifth Ave., Ft. Lauderdale)
Friday, December 11th at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 12th at 2:00 & 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 13th at 2:00 & 7:30 p.m.
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts (1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami)
Friday, December 18th at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 19 at 2:00 & 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 20th at 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, December 22nd at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, December 23rd at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets for the shows are available at Miami City Ballet Box Office, 2200 Liberty Avenue, Miami Beach, or online at www.miamicityballet.org. The Box Office toll free phone number is 1.877.929.7010. Tickets range from $19.75 – $65. Tickets are also available at the theater box offices or through Ticketmaster.
Miami City Ballet performs in the Tri-County South Florida area: in Broward at Broward Center for the Performing Arts, in Miami-Dade at Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, and in Palm Beach at Kravis Center for the Performing Arts. MCB is presented as the resident ballet company at the Naples Philharmonic Center in Naples, Florida. The Company also tours extensively.
The performance of George Balanchineâ€™s The Nutcrackerâ„¢ a BalanchineÂ® Ballet, is presented by arrangement with The George Balanchine Trust and has been produced in accordance with the Balanchine StyleÂ® and Balanchine TechniqueÂ®, Service Standards established and provided by The Trust.
Miami City Ballet
2200 Liberty Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
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