WE HEAD TO THE FINISH LINE.
- 2 performances in Newberry, South Carolina at the Newberry Opera House December 15th & 16th Newberry Opera House
- 5 performances in Gainesville, Florida at the Phillips Center December 21st and 22nd with school shows December 19th & 20th. Nutcracker tickets
NUTCRACKER 2019 features award winning dancers from Brazil, Cuba, Russia, Ukraine, Japan and the United States.
You can expect dazzling dancing and a magical evening.
Performances present multiple casts in a variety of roles.
Dancing Sugar Plum Fairy and Cavalier:
- Jessie Dominguez and Roberto Vega on Saturday Matinee
- Julia Ponomareva and Alexsey Kuznetsov on Saturday Evening
- Carla Amancio and Fhilipe Teixeira on Sunday Matinee
- Rosemary Deiorio and Aaron Gomez school shows Thursday and Friday
Special guests performing the role of ‘Mother Ginger’ include:
- Lauren Poe, Mayor of Gainesville, Saturday matinee.
- Larry Wurn, Clear Passages Physical Therapy, Saturday evening.
- Mark Lowe, Long- time friend, veteran, medic, actor.
NUTCRACKER UNDER THE STARS AT LEGACY PARK
Below, Roberto Vega as 'Nutcracker Prince' in a Suzanna Mars photograph.
Dance Alive National Ballet was delighted to be the first performance in this space.
Over 500 people enjoyed the performance. In spite of the mist and chill, performers and audience members felt the excitement. It was a magical experience. Did NUTCRACKER finish as usual? Not quite! The wind and rain forced an early end when the floor became a slippery slide and the technical crew was concerned that rain on hot lights would cause exploding lights. And so we closed the performance after a beautiful performance of the Marzipan Shepherdesses to applause and cheers from the audience.
It was indeed magical!