We are giving away four tickets to the 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, performance. The winner will be chosen at random from those leaving comments at the end of this post.
We will notify the winner on Nov. 28.
UPDATE: Melissa Anderson is the winner of the four-pack to tickets.
One of Livingston County’s longest running and most beloved holiday traditions celebrates a major milestone this year, as Fountain Ballet presents its 30th annual production of the Nutcracker Ballet. For three decades, the acclaimed dance school has supported and delighted the community by providing this high-quality and much cherished holiday spectacular featuring nearly 100 local dancers and supporting cast members.
Continuing its longstanding tradition of excellence, Fountain Ballet is thrilled to welcome guest performers from near and far. Professional guest artists Marena Perez and Daniel Ramirez from the National Ballet Theatre of Puerto Rico will again perform their dazzling rendition of the ‘Sugar Plum Pas de Deux,’ while Livingston County’s dynamic Jumpin’ Allstars jump-rope club makes a repeat appearance that is sure to thrill.
“It’s truly an honor to continue this rich holiday tradition which has meant so much not just to my family, but to families all across our area for the past 30 years,” said second-generation artistic director Katrina Frelich.
Due to the popularity of the performances, this year, Fountain Ballet will offer three opportunities to see “The Nutcracker,” with the addition of a Saturday matinee.
Performances are Saturday, Dec. 5, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 6, at 2 p.m. at the beautiful Jane Tasch Performing Arts Theatre, 2130 E. M-36, Pinckney.
Tickets are available for purchase at www.tututix.com. Ticket prices are $20 (adult) and $18 (child/teen/senior). All seats are reserved.
In honor of the 30th anniversary of this production, Fountain Ballet will be donating 100 percent of the weekend’s bottled water sales to Rain Catchers, the charitable organization that leads missionary volunteers to the southeastern mountains of Haiti to build sustainable and life-saving rainwater collection systems. Water is Life.
This expert performance includes spectacular music, colorful costuming and props, and a growing Christmas tree. The county’s original Nutcracker will leave cherished memories for years to come.
Fountain Ballet Academy, 431 W. Main Street, Brighton, MI 48116, (810) 229-7690 www.fountainballetacademy.com.