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Are You Attending the Nutcracker This Year?

BalletNova’s 10th Anniversary Nutcracker Performance

With Special Guests From Arlington, Fairfax and Falls Church

Falls Church, VA:     BalletNova presents the 10th Anniversary of our beloved holiday ballet, The Nutcracker on December 5 – 8 for six performances at Thomas Jefferson Community Theater in Arlington (3501 2nd Street South, Arlington, VA 22204).

To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of our full-length production, we’ve invited several special guests to appear onstage during the Party Scene:

  • Andrea Roane, Channel 9 News Anchor(Thursday, Dec. 5 at 7:30 pm)
  • Jim Corcoran, President of the Fairfax Chamber of Commerce
    • (Friday, Dec. 6 at 7:30 pm)
  • Janet Kopenhaver, Co-Chair of the Arlington Commission on the Arts
    • (Saturday Dec. 7 at 5:00 pm)
  • Walter Tejada, Chair of the Arlington County Board
    • (Saturday Dec. 7 at 5:00 pm)
  • Chief Mary Gavin, Sheriff of Falls Church
    •  (Saturday, Dec. 7 at 1:00 pm)
  • Dr. Patrick Murphy, Superintendent of the Arlington County Schools
    • (Friday, Dec. 6 at 7:30 pm)
  • Susan Kearney, Chair of the Falls Church School Board
    • (Saturday, Dec. 7 at 1:00 pm)
  • Penny Gross, Fairfax County Supervisor for the Mason District
    •  (Saturday, Dec, 7 at 5:00 pm)
  • Ilryong Moon, Chair of the Fairfax County School Board
    •  (Saturday, Dec. 7 at 1:00 pm
  • Linda Sullivan, President of the Arts Council of Fairfax County
    •  (Sunday, Dec. 8 at 5:00 pm)

Choreographed by Nancie Woods and Caroline Frankil Warren to Tchaikovsky score, BalletNova’s full-length Nutcracker leads you through the magical story of Clara and her mysterious Uncle Drosselmayer (a magician who can stop time) and her adventures with giant mice, life-size dolls, faeries, beautiful Snowflakes and a lush Kingdom of the Sweets. A sophisticated 1940s Party Scene sets the tone for the family-friendly 1 hour and 45 minute performance (with one 15 minute intermission).

Performance Schedule:

Thursday, December 5 at 7:30 PM

Friday, December 6 at 7:30 PM

Saturday, December 7 at 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM

11:00 AM – Girl Scout “Behind the Scenes” Education Program

Sunday, December 8 at 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM

11:00 AM – Girl Scout “Behind the Scenes” Education Program

 

Advance sale full-length performance tickets range from $13 – $35 with special discounts for Students under 18 and Seniors over 65.

Tickets are available online at www.BalletNova.org, or call 703-778-3008. Tickets can also be purchased at the studio (3443 Carlin Springs Road, Falls Church, VA 22041). CAUTION:  Reserve your seats early as these performances sell out quickly.

 

PLUS MORE NUTCRACKER EVENTS:

¨              A Girl Scout Behind the Scenes Education Program presented before the matinee performances on December 7 and 8 at 11:00 AM is geared for children 12 and under, and can be used by Girl Scouts to earn their Nutcracker patch (program is an additional fee of $7).

¨              Two Nutcracker Teas at the Westin Arlington Gateway, 801 North Glebe Road, Arlington, VA‎ at 11:00 AM and 2:30 PM on Sunday, December 15.  Enjoy a delightful Tea, pictures with the Sugar Plum Fairy, a mini-Nutcracker performance, raffle prizes, and the chance to get autographs from your favorite Nutcracker characters.  Tickets:  $58 adults; $38/ages 4 – 12; $18 under 4.  Reserved tables available – Tables of 4 – $250; tables of 10 – $550. RSVP DEADLINE: December 9. Reservations online at www.BalletNova.org

 

CALENDAR LISTINGS

What:   BalletNova’s The Nutcracker

When:  Thursday, December 5 at 7:30 PM

Friday, December 6 at 7:30 PM

Saturday, December 7 at 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM

11:00 AM – Girl Scout “Behind the Scenes” Education Program

Sunday, December 8 at 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM

11:00 AM – Girl Scout “Behind the Scenes” Education Program

Who:                BalletNova Center for Dance

Where:             Thomas Jefferson Community Theater, 125 South Old Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22204

Tickets:           Reserved seating – Adults: $15 – $35; Students/Seniors:  $13 – $32.  All tickets an additional $3 at the door day of performance.  Advanced purchase highly recommended.

Information/Reservations:

Online at www.BalletNova.org; Email at info@BalletNova.org

Call 703-778-3008 or stop by the studio at 3443 Carlin Springs Road, Falls Church, VA  22041

 

 

What:   The Nutcracker Tea with BalletNova

When:              Sunday, December 15

Who:                BalletNova Center for Dance

Where:             Westin Arlington Gateway, 801 North Glebe Road, Arlington, VA

Tickets:           Tickets:  $58 adults; $38/ages 4 – 12; $18 under 4.  Reserved tables available- tables of 4 – $250; tables of 10 – $550. RSVP DEADLINE: December 9.

Information/Reservations:

Online at www.BalletNova.org; Email at info@BalletNova.org

Call 703-778-3008 or stop by the studio at 3443 Carlin Springs Road, Falls Church, VA  22041

 

BalletNova Center for Dance, founded in 1981, is dedicated to educating and mentoring dancers in a positive, nurturing environment and preserving the traditions of classical ballet through quality dance productions and education.  Formerly Arlington Center for Dance/The Center Dance Company, the organization moved to a beautiful six-studio 20,800 square foot state-of-the-art facility in July 2008, and offers classes in ballet, modern, tap, jazz, and hip hop for children, teens and adult dancers. The pre-professional ballet program is recognized as one of the best in the Metro Washington DC area, and BalletNova also has an extensive Adult Dance Division with classes in several levels of Ballet, Contemporary, Tap, Jazz and Theater Dance.

BalletNova is supported in part by the Arts Council of Fairfax County, Arlington County through the Arlington Cultural Affairs Division of Arlington Economic Development, the Arlington Commission for the Arts, and the Virginia Commission for the Arts.


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