The Nutcracker is sure to delight children and adults of all ages with its classical tale of holiday spirit. It is the most frequently performed ballet in the world and a joyful Christmas tradition for families. The story is centered around the journey of a young girl to a magical land on Christmas Eve. Clara befriends a Nutcracker that comes to life and wages a battle against the evil Mouse King. The Nutcracker and Clara dance through the snow forest and encounter a variety of characters, such as the Snow Queen, Mother Ginger and the Sugar Plum Fairy. The Nutcracker is Christmas magic, come to life.
The August Ballet, the Performing Company of the Columbia County Ballet, will present the Nutcracker on December 10 at 7:00 PM. There will be a special presentation offered for schools that morning.
Ron and Kathleen Jones, the Artistic Directors of the Ballet are excited with the new additions that will be premiering in the Nutcracker with Guest Dancers Michael and Olivia Viator (Choreographers of FREEDOM) who have recently joined the staff of the Columbia County Ballet. “This promises to be an exciting year of performance for the Ballet as we collaborate with talented Teachers, Choreographers, Costumers, Make-up specialists and beautiful young dancers to bring the Nutcracker to our county’s new Performing Arts Center!” said Ron Jones.