Forty-eight members of the Mercer Island Youth Ballet and students from the Children’s Dance Conservatory will bring the classic holiday ballet to life in “Excerpts from the Nutcracker.” Directed by Susan Valencia, founder and director of the Island Youth Ballet, the performance has become a tradition and a must-see for all who wish to experience the holiday magic of one of the ballet world’s most cherished classics.
This holiday offering will delight the spirit and fire the imagination of audience members with exquisite costumes, theatrical wizardry, period settings and beautiful dancing. The audience will be transported to a magical place where mice and soldiers battle, snowflakes dance and a Sugar Plum Fairy reigns in the Land of the Sweets.
The performance is set to the music of Tchaikovsky and is two hours long, including intermission. General admission is $22 and VIP platinum tickets are $35. Tickets may be purchased in advance at www.IYBNutcracker.com. Advance purchase is recommended and performances often sell out.
- December 10, 11, 17 and 18 at 2 p.m.
- December 16 and 18 at 7 p.m.
For more information, call (206) 275-4750 or visit www.IYBNutcracker.com.