AUBURN HILLS – The Michigan Ballet Theatre will bring the legendary, Christmas classic The Nutcracker to the Avondale High School Performing Arts Center this holiday season.
The beloved holiday ballet, with music by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky, is the highlight of Michigan Ballet Theatre’s season and is a delight to audiences of all ages.
The story of The Nutcracker recreates the Christmas Eve dream of a young girl named Clara, and her vivid fantasies of a Nutcracker Prince, an evil Mouse King, a Sugar Plum Fairy and her magical Kingdom of Sweets.
MBT dancers Isabella Little, and Gina Newsome of West Bloomfield will share the role of Clara. Featured as the Sugar Plum Fairy is MBT’s Elizabeth Yanick of Troy.
MBT’s Nutcracker shines under the direction of artistic director Cornelia Sampson. The production comes complete with an elegant Christmas party, the mysterious magical guest Herr Drosselmeyer and the drama of Clara’s brave rescue of the Nutcracker Prince as he duels and defeats the evil Mouse King.
This holiday extravaganza is full of surprises and special effects, including a sky-scraping Christmas tree, swirling snow, dangling sweets, and a towering Mother Ginger complete with twelve helpers tucked under her skirt.
The Nutcracker runs December 14 – 16 at the Avondale High School Performing Arts Center in Auburn Hills.
You can call (248) 652-3117 for ticket information or click on the link below.