Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Volusia Civic Ballet presents The Nutcracker at Peabody Auditorium in Daytona Beach. The cast of more than 90 performers in this magnificent production come from 13 participating dance studios, with choreography produced by 11 choreographers. This event is a collaborative community project with professional guest artists from Cincinnati Ballet.
In addition to the full-length production, a condensed narrated Family Series show is Dec 4. This performance is suitable for audiences with special needs, all levels of mobility and young children. The Family Series is just under one hour and provides a memorable holiday experience with several vignettes from Act I and a full Act II.
The always highly anticipated Children’s Sugar Plum Tea is offered Dec. 4 and Dec. 5 one hour prior to the show. Children ages 3-12 will enjoy sweet confections and other holiday treats in a fairytale atmosphere with beautifully decorated trees and tables. A few of The Nutcracker characters will make an appearance to pose for photos to enhance the holiday experience.
Saturday, Dec. 4, at 2 p.m. (Family Series)
Saturday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. (full show with guest artists)
Sunday, Dec. 5, at 2 p.m. (full show with guest artists)
Children’s Sugar Plum Tea:
Saturday, Dec. 4, at 1 p.m. (show ticket and Tea ticket required)
Saturday, Dec. 4, at 6 p.m. (show ticket and Tea ticket required)
Sunday, Dec. 5, at 1 p.m. (show ticket and Tea ticket required)
During the performances, the Peabody lobby will be transformed into a quaint German village. Patrons can purchase unique Nutcracker gifts from Frau Drosselmeyer’s Magical Toy Shop and indulge in sweet delights from the breathtaking Kingdom of Sweets Shoppe.
This year’s spectacular guest artists are from the Cincinnati Ballet with Melissa Gelfin De-Poli as the Sugar Plum Fairy and Rafael Quenedit Castro as the Cavalier. They will join the cast for the Saturday evening and for the Sunday matinee shows.
For more information on the performance go to CivicBalletvc.org or contact the Peabody Auditorium Box Office.