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"Nutcracker" Season at the Ashtabula Arts Center!

Posted 11/25/2009 / Labels:     

Ballet Theatre Ashtabula presents...

"The Nutcracker!"


December 4, 5 (sold out), 6, 11, 12, 13 (sold out), 17, 18, 19, 20. 
Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m. 
 Saturday and Sunday matinees begin at 2:00 p.m. 
Loosely based on the tale "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King," by E.T.A. Hoffmann, "The Nutcracker" was originally published in 1816 as part of a collection of children's fairy tales.  Like most fairy tales in those days, the story had a decidedly dark side.  A revision in 1845 by Alexander Dumas, a well-known French author, transformed the treasured story into a cheerier version that is more of what we recognize today.
This time-honored classic tells the story of an enchanted Nutcracker doll that magically comes to life to battle the Evil Mouse Queen and her band of mice.  Audiences will quickly be drawn into the battle scene and then carried away to a land of dancing snowflakes, angels and bon bons. It is a Christmas treasure that brings enchantment, festivity and fun to the holiday season for families throughout the world. 
Ballet Theatre Ashtabula's production features magnificent costumes, spectacular sets, artistic choreography, a giant Christmas tree and falling snow that blankets a winter wonderland.  The production has been staged in Ashtabula for more than 20 years and has become a "must see" for many area families. 

Get 50% off "Nutcracker" tickets!
Get 50% off a ticket to the 7:30 p.m. performance on Thursday, Dec. 17th at 7:30 p.m. and help support the Safe Food Pantry located at Faith Lutheran Church-the oldest food pantry in Ashtabula Co. For each item of food you bring to the Arts Center for donation to the food pantry you can purchase a ticket to the Thursday performance for half off the advance sale ticket price. Items that are especially needed include tuna, peanut butter and canned goods.  No expired items, please.
 "Sugar Plum Luncheon 2009"
Thank you for your support!
Take a Back Stage Tour!
See for yourself how the magic happens by taking a special backstage tour.  Ever wonder how we make it snow?  Find out how walls move and the enchanted tree grows!  Ballet Theatre Ashtabula's creative staff will lead you on a tour of the stage and backstage areas.  See where dancers prepare for a performance and talk to some of the lead dancers in the show. Have your questions ready!  We will try to answer them all!   Don't forget to bring your camera!  Cast members will be available for pictures. All tours will begin immediately following the 2 p.m. matinee on December 12 & 19th. 
Cost is $2 per person.  Reservations are required.
Box Office Tickets to "Nutcracker"
$14 patron
$12 adult
$11 senior 
$10 student/child
 Or save $2 per ticket by purchasing tickets in advance at the Arts Center box office or by calling the Arts Center at (440) 964-3396. 

Ashtabula Arts Center
2928 West 13th Street
Ashtabula OH 44004
(440) 964-3396