BURLINGTON, VT â€“ Vermont Ballet Theater is returning for its seventh season with their luxurious production of The Nutcracker ballet.
With four sold-out performances last year at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts in Burlington, it has quickly become a Christmas tradition for Vermont families.
All ages will be enthralled with VBTâ€™s Nutcracker, from the spectacular start to the resounding conclusion, with VBT company director Alexander Nagibaâ€™s stellar choreography set to Tchaikovskyâ€™s beloved score and performed by VBTâ€™s extraordinary dancers and special guest artist Samuel Wilson of the Dance Theatre of Harlem, in New York City.
Follow the delightful adventures of Clara and the Nutcracker Prince as they conquer the evil Mouse King and travel on a mystical journey to The Land of Sweets where the enchanting Sugarplum Fairy reigns.
Mice filching Christmas gifts, snowflakes swirling in dreamy white tutus, dolls spinning like tops, a fantasy world of dancers â€” from a Christmas tree that grows to tower over Clara and the mysterious Herr Drosselmeyer to the captivating ballerinas, VBTâ€™s Nutcracker will thrill one and all.
This year there will be four performances of Vermontâ€™s Own Nutcracker at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts in Burlington.
Shows are Saturday, December 17th at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., and on Sunday, December 18th at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. For tickets call 802-86Flynn (802-863-5966) or visit www.flynntix.org. For more information on the Vermont Ballet Theater visit www.vbts.org.