Monterey Peninsula Ballet Theatre Presents The Nutcracker at The Sunset Center in Carmel-By-The-Sea
Monterey Peninsula Ballet Theatre Presents The Nutcracker
Saturday, December 7, 2019, 7:00 pm.
Sunday, December 8, 2019, 2:00 pm.
The Monterey Peninsula Ballet Theatre (MPBT) is thrilled to announce its return to Sunset Center with the 2019 production of The Nutcracker. Monterey’s own Tia Brown returns as Artistic Director. With the hope of exposing students to a professional experience, Ms. Brown collaborated with many gifted choreographers amongst which were peninsula locals and former students-turned-professional dancers, Dominc Haws and Isaiah Bindel. The culmination of such talent and creative energy working with the young people of the area makes MPBT’s Nutcracker without equal on the Peninsula! This enchanting story springs to life in keeping with the tradition of Tchaikovsky’s original ballet, first performed in San Francisco 74 years ago.
Come celebrate the magical tradition with our family of 153 dancers, countless volunteers, and enthusiastic supporters, all of whom have been celebrating the Christmas season since August and are now proud to present a beautiful interpretation of The Nutcracker. Stunning tutus are fluffed, scenery is painted and props are getting an extra coat of glitter, all in anticipation of dazzling our audience!
Join Clara as she celebrates the holiday with her family who include her mischievous little brother and her beloved and magical Uncle Drosselmeyer. As she ventures into a world of ethereal characters, she’s gifted with visions of twirling sugar plums, divine angels and pirouetting flowers. Cookies and Cupcakes spring to life from under Mother Ginger’s charmed costume, and candy canes leap, twist and twirl for your entertainment. This show provides entertainment for everyone – soldiers battling beasts, a prince saving a fair young lady, and fantastic wonders such as snow falling from Sunset’s arches and trees growing before your eyes. All spectacles that you must see to believe!
Joining MPBT for one of these performances ensures that, when your children go to bed this Christmas Eve, they are sure to be dreaming of more than just sugar plums dancing in their heads! Thank you for supporting MPBT and all of the children that benefit from their work. Merry Christmas!
Tickets: Adult $40
Military (Active duty with ID)/Seniors (60+) $37
Child (12 & under) $32