A Nutcracker doll will come alive, a Sugar Plum Fairy will dance, snowflakes will fall and smiles from children of all ages will rain down as Miami City Ballet (MCB) presents its enchanting holiday production of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach December 3 through 5, Broward Center in Ft. Lauderdale December 10 through 12 and Adrienne Arsht Center in Miami December 17 through 23, in celebration of Miami City Ballet’s 25th Anniversary Season.
Joining MCB’s internationally-acclaimed dancers on stage will be Palm Beach County children at the Kravis Center and Miami City Ballet School students from Miami-Dade and Broward counties at the Broward Center and Adrienne Arsht Center.
Based on the story The Nutcracker and The Mouse King by E.T.A. Hoffmann, George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker is a tale of a little girl’s Christmas Eve dream about a handsome prince, a mouse king, toy soldiers and dancers from faraway lands set to the beloved music of Tchaikovsky, brought to life by a cast of more than 100 dancers and children.
The production features glorious sets, lavish costumes like the ones worn by the Arabian and Chinese dancers, magical special effects, such as a Christmas tree that soars from twelve to thirty feet tall and fanciful choreography that takes the spectator on a magical journey to the Land of Sweets.
With its sumptuous décor and dazzling character dance numbers, Miami City Ballet’s production of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker is a must-see holiday extravaganza for everyone young and old.