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American Academy of Ballet presents– Sat Dec 1st, 2018 1:00 pm
– Sat Dec 1st, 2018 5:00 pmAt Mainstage Theatre
The magic of the holiday season begins with the Nutcracker. Come celebrate a very special performance of the holiday classic with the American Academy Nutcracker. This production has become a Western New York favorite, selling out performances at UB Center for the Arts. Now in its 23rd year, it is Buffalo’s longest running production of “The Nutcracker.” The charm of this production is its child friendly approach. Choreographed to delight children of all ages, there are surprises tucked into every scene.
This production has scene after scene of color and magic. In China, a giant dragon takes center stage. In Holland, a 6 foot butterfly flies above the sleeping flowers. At the North Pole, Santa’s elves are busy putting finishing touches on holiday toys. The Snow Scene takes place in Central Park with an actual skating park
A highlight of the Academy’s Nutcracker is a visit that Clara and her Prince take to exciting lands each year. They travel around the world in a hot air balloon, sponsored by Flying by Foy, returning year after year to fly Herr Drosselmeyer and the Butterfly as well.
Misa Kuranaga, principal dancer with Boston Ballet, and Daniel Ulbricht, principal dancer with New York City Ballet, will perform the lead roles of the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier.