SARATOGA SPRINGS– One of the most anticipated events of the holiday season, the Lewis A. Swyer School of the Arts at the National Museum of Dance will present its Fifth Annual production of The Nutcracker, Act II, Kingdom of the Sweets on Saturday, December 8.
Seventy students age six to eighteen from the School of the Arts, this year celebrating its tenth anniversary, will dance favorite Nutcracker roles such as Snow, Flowers, Angels, Spanish, Russian, Arabian, Chinese, and Marzipan. Other highlights of this spectacular production include the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier, enchanting Polichinelles, and Mother Ginger, performed once again by School of the Arts instructor William Otto. A former New York City Ballet Dancer, Otto starred as Mother Ginger in the 1993 film version of this beloved holiday classic.
Performances will be held on Saturday, December 8 at 1 pm and 7 pm at Maple Avenue Middle School’s Trombley Auditorium. Tickets are $17 each online and $20 each at the door. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit NMD’s Facebook page or call (518) 584-2225 x 3008. Don’t miss your chance to see this exciting holiday favorite!