Get ready to enter a magical world of holiday delight as Brighton School of Ballet proudly presents its 34th annual production of “The Nutcracker” at 2 p.m Saturday, Dec. 7, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at the Brighton Center for the Performing Arts.
If you’d like to get in the running for two tickets to the Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, performance, leave a comment at the end of this post. A winner will be chosen at random on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019.
Let your holiday spirit soar with this festive family-friendly ballet. Adventure awaits as Clara and her Nutcracker Prince battle the Mouse King and embark on a journey through the Land of Sweets with the Sugar Plum Fairy. Led by artistic director and studio owner Katrina Frelich, this production features more than 100 local performers, along with professional guest artists, and will leave the audience with cherished memories for years to come.
“It’s an honor to once again bring this beloved holiday tradition to life for Livingston County,” said Frelich, who took over the studio and the production from her mother. “We love that so many families across the area kick off the holiday season with ‘The Nutcracker,’ and that we are able to showcase the depth of artistic talent and appreciation in the community.”
This year, principal dancers Marena Perez and Daniel Ramirez from the National Ballet Theatre of Puerto Rico and Mauro Ballet will reprise their dazzling rendition of the ‘Sugar Plum Pas de Deux,’ while Francisco Rivera Bermudez of the Pennsylvania Ballet will again dance the title role of the Nutcracker.
While the choreography, dazzling scenery, and beautiful, timeless music of Tchaicovsky will surely delight, Brighton School of Ballet aims to benefit the community in another way. A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales and special events will be donated to Torch 180, a Livingston County non-profit that prepares people with disabilities for careers in the food service industry.
“We are blessed to be able to give back to the community that has supported us for so long, and to help inspirational organizations like Torch 180 that are truly changing lives,” Frelich said.
Tickets for “The Nutcracker” ($25 adults, $20 children/seniors) are on sale now through Dec. 6, 2019, at www.brightonschoolofballet.com. Any remaining tickets will be sold at the door of both performances.