Sunday, November 20 - 4 p.m.
Child tickets (Age 12 and under) must be purchased in person at the Ticket Office or by phone 910.521.6361. UNCP Student tickets must be purchased in person with a UNCP Bravecard.
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Become entranced by the beauty of the Sugar Plum Fairy and her dazzling Court, enchanted by the swirling snowflakes and breathtaking snow, and cheer for the tiny toy soldiers and their leader, the handsome Nutcracker Prince. This is a sparkling production with beautiful costumes and sets; it is truly….' an all-time family favorite.'
Join us for "The Nutcracker" presented by Dance Alive National Ballet, a gem of a company that features an international roster of award-winning dancers. The company has been named the official State Touring Company of Florida for a record 34 consecutive years. Make your family Seasons Greetings special and purchase your tickets today!
The story of the NUTCRACKER, based on a tale by E.T.A Hoffman, begins with a gala Christmas Eve party at the home of Judge Silberhaus. Uncle Drosselmeyer, the children's favorite relative, arrives and presents Clara, the story's heroine, with an amazing Nutcracker in the shape of a handsome soldier. He gives her brother, Franz, a toy sword.
That night, Clara is too excited to sleep. On the stroke of midnight, she creeps downstairs to retrieve the Nutcracker and witnesses a fierce battle between her brother's toy soldiers and hundreds of mice, led by a mighty Mouse King! Clara saves the Nutcracker by throwing her slipper smack at the wicked mouse! Lo and behold, her Nutcracker becomes a handsome Prince.
To show her gratitude, the Nutcracker Prince whisks Clara away to many countries. First, they travel through the beautiful Land of Snow, where they are greeted by the regal Snow Queen and her Snowflake Fairies. Then they travel to the Land of Sweets, where the beautiful Sugar Plum Fairy puts on a glittering spectacle. Clara finds wings on her feet as she dances the Final Waltz with her Nutcracker Prince.
As the Sugar Plum Fairy and her court wave goodbye, Clara's Uncle Drosselmeyer mysteriously appears with the magical Nutcracker. Alas, it was all a dream. But was it?