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A New England Nutcracker
December 15, 2019
One event on December 8, 2019 at 1:30 pm
One event on December 14, 2019 at 1:30 pm
One event on December 15, 2019 at 1:30 pm
One event on December 13, 2019 at 6:30 pm
New Bedford Ballet will perform its annual production of A New England Nutcracker Dec. 7 through 15 at the NBB Community Theatre. Journey back to the 1850s, as this favorite holiday story is re-imagined through New Bedford’s historic whaling era, and prepare for the “City That Lit the World” to light up your holiday season.
Set to Tchaikovsky’s beloved score, the performance follows young Mary through a night of adventure. The performance is filled with colorful and playful characters from around the globe, including those unique to the New England region. Bringing a much-loved international holiday tale into our hometown, audiences will be entertained by Chinese, Spanish, French and Russian dancers as well as whaling sailors and Native Americans.
This original adaptation of the traditional Nutcracker ballet, created by Rebecca Waskiel-Marchesseault, Director of the New Bedford Ballet, features choreography by Ms. Waskiel-Marchesseault, Erin Petitjean Allen and Eugenia Zinovieva. The performance takes place in New Bedford Ballet’s studio, offering an intimate environment charged with the dancers’ energy. This narrated version is engaging for children, and the hour-long performance is perfect for anyone juggling the many events that fill the holiday season.
Ten performances will take place over two weekends:
Saturday, Dec. 7 at 1:30 and 3 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 8 at 1:30 and 3 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 13 at 6:30 and 8 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 14 at 1:30 and 3 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 15 at 1:30 and 3 p.m.
Ticket prices are $12 for adults and $7 for seniors, students, and children. Group rates for non-profit organizations are available.
All proceeds from the ballet support the New Bedford Ballet Foundation, a non-profit organization. For over 20 years, the Foundation has granted scholarships and given thousands of area school children and seniors the opportunity to witness the splendor and beauty of ballet.
Celebrate the season with this classic holiday story. Tickets are limited and sell quickly; reserve yours soon by contacting the New Bedford Ballet at 508-993-1387. For more information, visit www.newbedfordballet.org