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Don't Miss BCA's Nutcracker 2014!
December 17 to 19, 2014 at Diana Wortham Theatre, Asheville, NC
Join us December 17 at 6:30 and December 18 & 19 at 4:30 & 7:30 for BCA's holiday classic The Nutcracker. Featuring Julia Fleming and Rose Wuertz as the Sugar Plum Fairy, Blair Chamberlain and Caroline Roberts as the Dew Drop Fairy, Christopher Lynn as the mysterious Herr Drosselmeyer and talented dancers from our Pre-Professional division -- including Hannah Beun and Paige Kemper as Clara -- this holiday classic includes over 100 performers, lavish sets and costumes, and timeless favorites like Waltz of the Snow Flakes. There's even a classic battle between an army of Mice & Soldiers! Don't miss Clara's timeless adventures in a world of magic and beauty, a perfect holiday treat for the entire family. Tickets range from $15 to $28 and go fast -- call Diana Wortham Theatre at (828) 257-4530 or visit dwtheatre.com to reserve your tickets today.
For a limited time, Nutcracker 2014 tickets are available at the BCA Front Desk. For more info, call BCA at 828-255-5777.
The Nutcracker: The Greatest Holiday Classic
About The Nutcracker
Music by Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Original Choreography by Marius Petipa & Lev Ivanov
Restaged by Wayne Burritt & Angie Lynn
First Presented December 18, 1892 at the Imperial Maryinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg, Russia
The curtain opens to reveal the Stahlbaums' house, where a Christmas Eve party is under way. Clara, her little brother Fritz, and their mother and father are celebrating with friends and family, when Clara's mysterious godfather, Herr Drosselmeyer enters. He quickly produces a large bag of gifts for all the children. All are very happy, except for Clara, who has yet to be presented a gift. Herr Drosselmeyer gathers everyone around and tells the story of the Nutcracker and the Mouse King. The children are fascinated. Herr Drosselmeyer then produces life-size dolls, which each take a turn to dance. When the dances are done, Clara approaches Herr Drosselmeyer asking for her gift. It would seem that he is out of presents, and Clara, while still quite happy, gently hints to Drosselmeyer that she would like a toy. Drosselmeyer then produces a Nutcracker, in the traditional shape of a soldier in full parade uniform. Clara is overjoyed, but her brother Fritz is jealous, and breaks the Nutcracker. The party ends, the guests leave, and the Stahlbaum family goes to bed. After everyone is asleep, Drosselmeyer summons her in a deep sleep. She awakens and finds herself in her living room, but it has changed. Suddenly, a giant Mouse King and his minions of mice appear and frighten Clara. But Drosselmeyer's magic is powerful. A handsome Nutcracker appears and protects Clara. Then Drosselmeyer transforms Clara living room and her Christmas tree and gifts begin to grow right before her eyes! Then the Nutcracker calls for his army of soldiers. A fierce battle ensues and the Nutcracker and his soldiers are victorious. Clara thanks the Nutcracker. Then, Drosselmeyer, four beautiful Jewel Angels, and small Angels with guiding candles usher Clara into a mysterious world of beautiful dancing Snowflakes. The curtain falls on Act I.
The Jewel Angels and small Angels arrive at the Kingdom of Sweets. They are greeted by the Dew Drop Fairy, a kind and beautiful fairy who rules the Kingdom. Drosselmeyer then arrives with Clara. In honor of Clara's heroic adventures, the Dew Drop Fairy presents her with a magical necklace. The Dew Drop Fairy then commands characters from the Kingdom of Sweets to perform several dances for Clara: a Spanish Dance, an Arabian Dance, a Chinese Dance, a Russian Dance, a Marzipan Dance, Mother Ginger's Dance, the Waltz of the Flowers, and the Grand Pas de Deux between the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Prince. After the Grand Pas de Deux, everyone dances a joyous Final Waltz. Drosselmeyer then appears for the last time and mysteriously transports Clara back to her house. She awakens out of her beautiful dream, safe and sound in her house, the Nutcracker in her arms.
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