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The Nutcracker Ballet
December 8, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm$40
The Legendary Ballet Danced by Children for Children of All Ages
Round Top Festival Institute will once again present Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic ballet, The Nutcracker. This year’s production celebrates the 11th annual performance danced by Ovation Ballet Company, a youth ballet company in residency at Dancers Workshop in Austin. The legendary ballet will be one show only at the Round Top Festival Institute Concert Hall on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 4pm.
The performance of The Nutcracker will include a cast of 80 dancers ranging from second grade through high school. Chris Ehresman, Austin-based actor/singer/dancer, will again join the cast as the mysterious Herr Drosselmeyer. This year’s production will include two dancers from the local area. Local students hail from La Grange and Weimar. These dancers are ballet students at Saltare Studio in La Grange. They travel to Austin every Saturday to rehearse with Ovation Ballet Company members who are all students at Dancers Workshop.
New costumes for girls in the Party Scene have been added to this year’s production along with several sections of new choreography. The role of Mother Ginger has been added to the ever popular dance by BonBons in Act II. The ballet also includes dancing party guests, menacing rats, soldiers brandishing candy canes, graceful snowflakes, the handsome Nutcracker Prince and…the most famous holiday favorite, the Sugar Plum Fairy.
Tickets are Adult $40, Student $20. Special prices are available for groups of 20 or more. Call the office for more information. General seating. Tickets will be held at the will call table on the West side of the concert hall. Doors open at 3:00 PM. No tickets will be available for purchase at the door.
Don’t miss this holiday favorite danced by children for children of any age! The performance is expected to sell out once again, so purchase tickets early. In previous years, the performance has sold out before Thanksgiving.
Overnight accommodations will be available on campus for this weekend.
Office/Information/Room Reservations: 979-249-3129
Concert Hall Location: 248 Jaster Rd, Round Top, TX 78954