A Sweet Tradition in Brooklyn
As the stockings are hung this holiday season, with festive lights all aglow, there's no doubt that visions of sugarplums dance through your head. For many, the traditional tale of The Nutcracker is as much a part of the holidays as Christmas trees and mistletoe. Accompanied by Tchaikovsky's famous score, it returns once again to the stages of Brooklyn. The ballet unfolds with the timeless tale of Clara and her dolls, set in the magical dream world, Kingdom of the Sweets, where a battle between the Nutcracker army and the Mouse King's army takes place. Relive the excitement or introduce the holiday classic to your children at any of these theaters, where the music, dance, costume, and sets will bring the story to life.
- The Dance Theater presents The Colonial Nutcracker on December 13, 2pm. $6. Whitman Hall, Brooklyn College CUNY, 2900 Campus Road. 718-951-4500; www.brooklyncenteronline.org.
- The Brighton Ballet Theater's School of Russian Ballet presents The Nutcracker on December 19, 2pm. $12. Leon M. Goldstein Performing Arts Center, Kingsborough Community College, 2001 Oriental Boulevard. 718-368-5596. www.brightonballet.org.
- Vicky Simegiatos Dance Company presents The Nutcracker Ballet on December 19, 7pm, and December 20, 2pm. $25; $35. The Richard Perry Theater at Poly Prep Country Day School, 9216 Seventh Avenue, Brooklyn. 718-680-0944. www.vspac.com.
For more holiday activities and events for kids and families, check out the Brooklyn Calendar Highlights for December.
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