Miami City Ballet’s George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker 12/14/12-12/24/12

Miami City Ballet’s George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker
Friday, December 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 15 at 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 16 at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Au-Rene Theater
201 SW Fifth Ave.
Fort Lauderdale

Thursday, December 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, December 21 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 22 at 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 23 at 1 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.
Monday, December 24 at 1 p.m.
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Ziff Ballet Opera House
1300 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami

Miami City Ballet School Students from Miami-Dade And Broward Counties to Perform with MCB’s Internationally-Acclaimed Dancers!

Tickets range in price from $20 to $74 and are available online at miamicityballet.org, at the MCB box office by phone at (305) 929-7010 or toll-free at (877) 929-7010 or in person: 2200 Liberty Ave., Miami Beach, Monday through Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
 
Tickets also on sale at:
Adrienne Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami  (305) 949-6722 ● arshtcenter.org
Broward Center, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale  (954) 462-0222 ● browardcenter.org
 
A Nutcracker doll will come to life, a Sugar Plum Fairy will dance, snowflakes will fall and smiles from children of all ages will rain down as Miami City Ballet, Florida’s Internationally Acclaimed Company under the direction of Artistic Director Lourdes Lopez, presents its enchanting holiday production of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker TM at the Broward Center – Au-Rene Theater – December 14 through 16 in Fort Lauderdale and at the Adrienne Arsht Center – Ziff Ballet Opera House – December 20 through 24 in Miami. Students from Miami-Dade and Broward counties, enrolled in the prestigious Miami City Ballet School, will perform in the production along with the Company’s internationally-acclaimed dancers.  
 
Based on the story The Nutcracker and The Mouse King by E.T.A. Hoffmann, George Balanchine’s The NutcrackerTM is a captivating tale of a little girl’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 a cast of more than 100 dancers and children.                                                                         
 
Nothing short of a feel-good, Broadway spectacular, this elaborate, full-scale musical stage production features glorious sets, lavish costumes and magical special effects. Families will be captivated watching a Christmas tree that soars from twelve to thirty feet tall, beautiful ballerinas dancing amid a live blizzard, flying sleighs, a Nutcracker doll that turns into a handsome Prince and fanciful choreography that takes the entire family on a magical journey to the Land of the Sweets. 
 
With its sumptuous décor and dazzling character dance numbers, Miami City Ballet’s production of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™ is a must-see holiday extravaganza for everyone, young and old: children, parents and grandparents!

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