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Festival Ballet Providence presents The Nutcracker

  • 220 Weybosset Street
  • Providence, RI 02903
  • Phone 401-421-ARTS
  • Dates: December 16 - 18, 2016
  • Time: various times
  • Price: $23-$85
Overview

Don't miss the dazzling and magical production which BroadwayWorld.com calls "the crowning jewel of Rhode Island's Christmas fine arts season!"

The magic and splendor of the holiday season has never been richer than in Festival Ballet Providence's elegant production. Join Clara and her Nutcracker Prince on a magical journey complete with beautiful sets, elegant choreography, and world class dancers bringing this holiday tradition to life.

The ballet begins with a grand Christmas party, complete with puppet theater, dancing dolls and a tree that grows 25 feet in height. A Nutcracker doll given to Clara by her Uncle Drosselmeyer sends the young girl into to a midnight battle between life-size toy soldiers and giant mice lead by the Mouse Queen. Clara survives the ordeal, only to find that her protector, a life-sized Nutcracker soldier, has been transformed into a handsome human prince. He leads her through a dozen dancing snowflakes to the luscious Kingdom of Sweets, where the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier introduce the couple to brightly costumed dancers from around the world. They celebrate the victory over the Mouse Queen with cultural dances from around the world, culminating in a grand finale.