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Ballet Chelsea and the Jackson Symphony present The Nutcracker
Saturday, Dec 9, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
An event every day that begins at 2:00pm, repeating until December 9, 2017
An event every day that begins at 2:00pm, repeating until December 10, 2017
An event every day that begins at 12:30pm, repeating until December 10, 2017
Ballet Chelsea and the Jackson Symphony present
Ballet Chelsea is thrilled to present its 20th-anniversary performance of The Nutcracker in December. Adding to the excitement is Ballet Chelsea’s collaboration with the Jackson Symphony Orchestra. This event, bringing music and dance together for three performances to Jackson and Washtenaw Counties, will spark energy and excitement while raising the visibility of the arts in both communities.
Combining the talents of Matthew Aubin, Music Director of the JSO, and Wendi DuBois, Artistic Director of Ballet Chelsea, two cultural leaders in southern Michigan, will offer an unforgettable presentation of this holiday classic. Both organizations have a history of delivering outstanding artistic performances, and this unique partnership will enchant audiences of all ages.
Ballet Chelsea’s Nutcracker, an exceptional, full-length, narrated production, will feature new sets and costumes for this 20th-anniversary production. Performances will take place December 8th at Jackson’s Potter Center and December 9th and 10th at Chelsea High School.
Both organizations draw broad audiences from all over southern Michigan, and the joint production features participants from many mid-Michigan communities. This family-friendly experience, combining the beauty of ballet and the thrill of live orchestral music, will prove to be very popular.
For the young and young at heart, The Sugar Plum Tea is a festive event at 12:30 PM, prior to the Sunday matinee performance of The Nutcracker. Guests are invited to dress for the occasion and bring their young guests to this delightful addition to their The Nutcracker tradition.
The Nutcracker will be performed December 8th, 7 PM, at the George E. Potter Center, 2111 Emmons Rd., Jackson, Michigan and Chelsea High School Performing Arts Complex, 740 N. Freer Road in Chelsea, Michigan on December 9th, 7 PM, and December 10th, 2 PM. Sugar Plum Tea tickets are $10 and The Nutcracker tickets range in price from $10 – $25. Tickets are available online at balletchelsea.org or jacksonsymphony.org or at Ballet Chelsea, 1050 S. Main St., Chelsea, Michigan.