WIN TICKETS: Fountain Ballet celebrating 30 years of ‘The Nutcracker’ at Jane Tasch Theatre

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Nutcracker curtain call

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.


15Nutcracker_MK_v2One 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 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

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  1. My family talks about seeing the Nutcracker every year but still haven’t. Would love to change this!

  2. Can’t wait to see the show! Winning would be so fun also!

  3. My daughters would live this. Thanks for the chance to win tickets.

  4. Out of the past 30 years, I think I have only missed a handful of performances. It is a great community event that showcases the local talent under the tutelage of one of the best ballet schools in the area. It’s great that the show changes a little each year by adding new props or costumes but still maintains the tradition of the original Nutcracker story. The most fun comes from watching the beautiful dancers demonstrate their dance skills by taking on new roles from year to year. Last year’s little mouse might be this year’s snowflake and throughout the years can gradually take on the part of the Snow Queen. Attending the Nutcracker is a wonderful way to start the holiday season!

  5. I love The Nutcracker! I danced for this company growing up, and every year the holiday season was made extra special with the sounds and delights this production brings!

  6. It’s always a great performance! I appreciate all the hard work that goes into preparation, practices, and patience it take to make it a great event!

  7. Hope to win tickets my friends daughters (Mary and Kelly Jordan) are in the show and Doris has been very dedicated to the productions over the years this is one the first years I have been able to attend.

  8. We loved attending this beautiful performance in the past! FBA does such a wonderful job! Winning tix would be even better!

  9. I would LOVE to see this! I remember watching this on vhs when I was little, and I fell in love. I’ve been wanting to see it in person, but it just has never worked out.

  10. Winning ticket would be awesome! I would love to take my daughters!

  11. Sounds wonderful! I’ve never seen The Nutcracker! (Yet!). <3

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