Program II - The Nutcracker

Music: Tchaikovsky, Choreography: Vladimir Issaev

In December, beginning with a Gala Event on Sunday December 7th at 6:30 pm, the company of the Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida will once again journey to the Land of the Sweets, as they perform the traditional annual audience favorite, The Nutcracker. This holiday ‘chestnut’ depicts the tale of a young girl, Clara, on Christmas Eve and the adventure she undertakes when her most cherished Christmas present, a nutcracker that comes to life. Together they battle the Mouse King, travel to the Land of Sweets, enjoy festivities with delicious international treats and finally travel home.

Company members of Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida are exceptionally excited about this year's performances of The Nutcracker and are proud to give life to the roles of the Sugarplum Fairy and her cavalier, the Nutcracker Prince, the Marzipan dance, the Snow Queen and all of the other wonderful characters that light up the eyes of all ages of audiences during the holiday season, to celebrate Arts Ballet Theatre’s sixteen years of bringing affordable and exquisite ballet to South Florida!

For VIP Patrons, the December 7th Gala will begin at 6:30 pm, with tapas and libations, a reception with the international corps of dancers and chances to bid on silent auction items that range from donations from Tiffany’s to weekend getaways at the Ritz Carlton in Orlando, followed by the grand opening performance of the holiday season.

The Story

It is based on the book called "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King" written by E.T.A. Hoffman. In 1891, the legendary choreographer Marius Petipa commissioned Tchaikovsky to write the music for the Nutcracker Ballet. In 1892, the first showing of the Nutcracker took place at the Mariinsky Theatre of Russia, home of the Kirov Ballet.  What is seen on the stage today has changed much from the original story of a little girl named Marie in a loveless household fighting bloody battles against a mouse king with seven heads.

Marie’s name has been now changed to Clara and her loving parents celebrate her birthday on Christmas Eve.

Her Godfather Herr Drosselmeyer brings her a Nutcracker as a present to her party and she falls in love with her new toy.

When she falls asleep she dreams of fights against soldiers and mice and The Nutcracker becomes her prince who takes her to the Kingdom of Snow and later to the Kingdom of Sweets.

Snow Queen, Dew Drop Fairy and Sugarplum Fairy introduce Clara to unimaginable characters representing the world of sweets, fantasy and love.


Aventura Arts & Cultural Center

Friday, December 11 at 10:30 am Smart Stage Matinee Series

Friday, December 11, 2015, 7:00 pm
Saturday, December 12, 2015, 7:00 pm
Sunday, December 13, 2015, 3:00 pm

Tickets: $40.00

3385 NE 188th street , Aventura, FL 33180 Phone: 954-462-0222/Toll-free 877.311.7469

Parker Playhouse of Fort Lauderdale

Wednesday, December 17 at 10:30 am Smart Stage Matinee Series

Friday, December 18, 2015, 7:00 pm - Grand Gala

Saturday, December 19, 2015, 7:00 pm
Sunday, December 20, 2015, 3:00 pm

Tickets: $12.00 to $ 105.00*


707 NE 8th Street, Fort Lauderdale,  FL 33304, Phone: 954-462-0222/Toll-free 877.311.7469


NOTE: Arts Ballet Theatre maintains a very strict late seating policy. Latecomers will NOT be seated until intermission.

* All online and phone orders may be carrying a handling fee plus a transaction fee. All sales are final. All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket.


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