Locals perform in VBT’s Nutcracker ballet Dec. 15-16

Vermont Ballet Theater is returning for its eighth season with their luxurious production of The Nutcracker ballet. Now performing exclusively at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts in Burlington, it has quickly become a Christmas tradition for Vermont families.

All ages will be enthralled with VBT’s Nutcracker, from the spectacular start to the resounding conclusion, with VBT company director Alexander Nagiba’s stellar choreography set to Tchaikovsky’s beloved score. Performers include VBT’s extraordinary dancers and special guest artist Samuel Wilson of the Dance Theatre of Harlem, in New York City.

Follow the delightful adventures of Clara and the Nutcracker Prince as they conquer the evil Mouse King and travel on a mystical journey to The Land of Sweets where the enchanting Sugarplum Fairy reigns. A fantasy world of dancers include mice filching Christmas gifts, snowflakes swirling in dreamy white tutus, and dolls spinning like tops. From a Christmas tree that grows to tower over Clara and the mysterious Herr Drosselmeyer to the captivating ballerinas, VBT’s  Nutcracker will thrill one and all.

The performance schedule at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts is as follows:

Saturday, Dec. 15 at 2 pm and 7 pm

Sunday, Dec. 16 at 1 pm and 6:30 pm

For tickets call (802) 86Flynn, (802) 863-5966, or visit www.flynntix.org.

For more information on the Vermont Ballet Theater visit www.vbts.org.

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