A Holiday Must
Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida pride themselves on bringing exquisitely presented, affordable ballet to Miami and the surrounding area. Their company of professionals and apprentices perform classical pieces all year round, but the undoubted highlight of their season is The Nutcracker. Tchaikovsky's holiday classic is guaranteed to bring the house down and is a fantastic introduction for any little ones to the grace and beauty of the artform. Choreography comes courtesy of artistic director Vladimir Issaev.
What is The Nutcracker About?
The Nutcracker opens on Christmas Eve, in the Stahlbaum house. There's music and presents and food, and the three Stahlbaum children are beside themselves with joy at the wonder of it all. There's danger on the horizon though, heralded by the arrival at the door of local magician Drosselmeyer. He brings bearing gifts for the children, including a wooden nutcracker. This is just the start of an adventure which will lead our characters into a war between mice and gingerbread men and through the Land of Sweets.