Rat King, prince back on stage

Are there visions of sugarplums dancing in your head?

THE LAURIE TINKLER School of Dance will present seasonal favourite the Nutcracker this weekend with three performances Friday and Saturday at the Sid Williams Theatre.

Are there visions of sugarplums dancing in your head?

There surely will be after you attend this year’s production of the Nutcracker.

Staged by the Laurie Tinkler School of Dance, this adapted version of the seasonal classic will feature many of your favourite scenes including the opening Christmas Eve party scene featuring the magical gifts of Godfather Drosselmeyer: a life-sized Jack-In-The-Box and wind-up Christmas Doll – as well as the wonderful Nutcracker Prince.

Come, witness the battle between the Rat King and the Prince, and dream away with Clara as she visits the Lands of Snow and Sweets.

For many in the Comox Valley, attending this locally produced, popular ballet has become a seasonal tradition. The music is familiar to most and the story line so fanciful that it draws to enjoy its magic.

The seats at the 2 p.m. matinee this Saturday are sure to be filled with young ladies and gentlemen in their Christmas finery stretching to see the Nutcracker Prince and his soldiers march across the stage, or the whimsical fairies casting magic dust on the stage. Perhaps they will be enchanted by Snow or the Sugarplum Fairy herself.

Evening performances will take place this Friday and Saturday at 7:30 in the Sid Williams Theatre.

This show is sure to carry you right into the spirit of Christmas. At one hour and 45 minutes with an intermission, the Nutcracker is the right length for just about any audience member.

Tickets are on sale at the Sid Williams Theatre — adults $15, students aged six to 12 $11 and children younger than six $5.

— Laurie Tinkler School of Dance


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