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The Nutcracker 2018- Saturday Evening Performance

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Fairhope Civic Center

161 N Section St

Fairhope, AL 36532

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Tutus and point shoes twirl and swirl as dancers of The Bay Shore Ballet Theatre grace the stage once again, bringing the holiday season to life performing the world’s most beloved ballet, “The Nutcracker”. Performances will be presented at the Fairhope Civic Center, 161 N. Section St., on Saturday, December 8th and Sunday, December 9th. Janet Carole, artistic director and former professional principal dancer with leading U.S. ballet companies, has restaged this legendary classic formore than 70 dancers and performers from all of the east bay communities. The production is danced to the brilliant score of Peter Tchaikovsky in two full acts and features the professional set design of the late William Lloyd. Written by E.T.A. Hoffman in 1816, the story of “The Nutcracker” evokes the nostalgia of a Victorian Christmas and tells the story of a little girl named Clara. The ballet is set in a European village long ago as Clara’s family is preparing for a Christmas party. Clara’s mysterious Uncle Drosselmeyer arrives with his nephew and brings gifts forall the children, along with wonderful life sized mechanical dolls to entertain the guests. For Clara, he brings the very special gift of a Nutcracker. As midnight approaches Clara tiptoes downstairs to find her Nutcracker, and as she falls asleep by the firelight, she begins to have a strange dream. In Clara’s dream, she sees her belovedNutcracker come to life to battle a straggly army of rats and the menacing King of the Rats.The brave toy soldierscome to life to battle the Rats, but the Nutcracker is only saved when Clara throws her shoe at the Rat King, killing him. Then, the Nutcracker is magically transformed into a handsome prince and along with her UncleDrosselmeyer,they are swept away on a fantastic journey to themajestic Kingdom of Snow. As snowflakes swirl around them in abeautiful waltz, the Nutcracker Prince dances for Clara in an elegant pas de deux, partnering with the Queen of theSnow. As the story continues, Clara and Uncle Drosselmeyer travel on to the Kingdom of Sweets to meet thebeautiful Sugar Plum Fairy. She summons her court to bring flowers and sweets to Clara as they perform dancesfrom all around the world. As the ballet closes, Clara remembers her beautiful dream as she safely cradles her nutcracker in her arms.

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