Nutcracker return to Comox Valley stage

For the 10th year in a row, the magical story of The Nutcracker returns to a Comox Valley stage Dec. 20 and 21.

Godfather Drosselmeyer brings wonderful gifts on Christmas Eve including a dancing Jack-In-The-Box played this year by Megan Jones. One of the most magical dances in the Nutcracker is the snow scene at right.

For the 10th year in a row, the magical story of The Nutcracker returns to a Comox Valley stage Dec. 20 and 21.

This local production has become a holiday season tradition for many in the Comox Valley. Young children in fancy dress will fill the seats at the Sid Williams along with parents, grandparents and other charmed audience members as three magical shows are offered by the Laurie Tinkler School of Dance.

This adapted version of the ballet classic features many favourite scenes including the Christmas Eve Party at the home of young Clara and her brother Fritz.  Join in their delight as they open their wonderful Christmas presents – including the fantastic Nutcracker!

Accompany Clara into her mystical dream as she watches the battle between the Prince and the Rat King. Fly away with her to the Land of Snow and onto the Land of Sweets. Here, you will be charmed by dancing candy canes and gumdrops and enchanted by dancers from foreign lands.

Joining Laurie Tinkler and MacKenzie Ruthven on the choreography team this year is Jessa Ruthven Pereira, an alumnus of the Laurie Tinkler School of Dance who has been dancing for the past several years with the Goh Ballet in Vancouver.

Jessa has brought new perspectives on this show home with her. We are looking forward to seeing them come to life on the stage!

A 2 p.m. matinee this Saturday will accompany the two evening performances on Dec. 20 and 21 at 7:30 in the Sid Williams Theatre.

This show is sure to lift you into the spirit of Christmas. At one hour and 45 minutes with an intermission, it is the perfect length for most audience members.

Tickets can be purchased in person at the ticket centre from Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., by phoning 250-338-2430 or online at sidwilliamstheatre.com.

— Laurie Tinkler School of Dance

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