The pitter patter of mouse feet, twinkle of sugar plum fairies and the trembling battle between the mouse king and the Nutcracker are all part of the vernacular of the Christmas season for many whom getting dressed up and going to the ballet are cherished childhood memories. Now you can revisit those memories and create new ones, even if you go to the ballet in your cowboy boots or ski clothes.
“According to German folklore, nutcrackers were given as keepsakes to bring good luck to your family and protect your home,” says magicofnutcracker.com “The legend says that a nutcracker represents power and strength and serves like a trusty watch dog guarding your family from evil spirits and danger. A fierce protector, the nutcracker bares its teeth to the evil spirits and serves as the traditional messenger of good luck and goodwill.
“Nutcrackers embody the ‘Cycle of Life’, As the seed of a nut falls to the ground, it grows into a strong tree, living over hundreds of years nourishing the woodcutters and woodcrafters. The legends tell of a feast celebrated just before harvesting the logs of the Elder trees, where nuts and fruits were eaten as if to pass on the magic and mystery of this eternal cycle.”
Join Dancers’ Workshop as they present San Diego Ballet in The Nutcracker at the Center for the Arts theater December 11th, 12th & 13th. Dancers’ Workshop students will dance alongside the professional California-based dance company, performing all the children’s roles in this magical holiday fairytale, first told by E.T.A. Hoffmann in 1816. DW’s Junior Repertory Company, a pre-professional dance company made up of Jackson Hole’s most dedicated students, will perform additional, more featured roles in the matinee performances Saturday, December 12th at 1:30pm and Sunday, December 13th at 3:00pm.
After the Saturday matinee performance on December 12th, there is a special Meet-the-Characters tea party to see the sets and costumes up close and collect autographs from all the characters.
$35 Adult / $15 Student 7:00pm performances
$30 Adult / $10 Student 1:30pm & 3:00pm Matinee performances
Box Office fee applies to all tickets