Holiday Ballet Favorite The Nutcracker by South Bay Ballet
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Though it may be a 'tale as old as time,' Inland Pacific Ballet has found a way to make Beauty and the Beast terrifically new in its dazzling original adaptation of the fabled story. When her father is abducted after picking a rose from the garden of the mysterious Beast, Beauty offers herself in exchange for her parent's safety. Thus begins a journey of love and transformation for both herself and the Beast. Featuring a score of classical masters including Dvorak, Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky and Mendelssohn, Beauty and the Beast also features spectacular sets, stunning costumes and amazing theatrical effects. The addition of sublime choreography makes this ballet a feast for the senses, one to be savored long after the lights come up. Learn More
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The Nutcracker ballet by Peter Tchaikovsky is based on the story “The Nutcracker and the King of Mice” written by E.T.A. Hoffman. Although what is seen on the stage today is different in detail from the original story, the basic plot remains the same: the story of a young girl who dreams of a Nutcracker Prince and of a fierce battle against a Mouse King with seven heads.
When Marius Petipa first choreographed the story into a ballet in 1892, it was actually based on a revision by Alexander Dumas, a well-known French author. His version reflects more of what audiences have come to love as The Nutcracker ballet.