Holiday Classic The Nutcracker from the New York Theatre Ballet
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The last date listed for The Nutcracker was Thursday December 3, 2009 / 7:00pm.
Currently at South Orange Performing Arts Center
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Nothing on this site suggested the performance was specifically geared towards children, so the theater was literally packed with children under the age of 7. Additionally, the venue had no idea what Goldstar was or why they were selling tickets to shows there, luckily they gave us tickets anyway. The venue is beyond small and thus there was no live orchestra, just music played over a speaker system and so you could hear the ballerinas every step, not quite so graceful but certainly not their fault. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone over the age of 7.
The New York Theatre Ballet company, founded by artistic director Diana Byer in 1978, has a long tradition of talent and excellence, presenting classical ballet to a wider audience outside of New York. At SOPAC, they return to present two performances of the holiday classic The Nutcracker, choreographed by Keith Michael and set to the famed original score by Tchaikovsky.
This version of The Nutcracker is the first of the New York Theatre Ballet’s one-hour performances, which began in the 1980s with the goal of bringing classical ballet to the family audience. This presentation is the only hour-long professional production of The Nutcracker in the New York metropolitan area, making it a must-see for fans of the work and classical ballet. The dancers bring warmth and sincerity to the performance of a holiday classic that is suitable for the entire family.