The Nutcracker Ballet

With Berkshire Ballet Theatre

December 20 @ 3P & 7P

December 21 @ 3P

Tickets: $30, $27

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As audience members, you will hear Tchaikovsky’s unforgettable music, witness emotional dancing, and view lavish costumes when the come to the Raue Center’s stage for another fantastic year of the Nutcracker Ballet.  This incredible production is brought to you in conjunction with The Berkshire Ballet Theatre.

The Nutcracker Ballet itself is based on the story of E.T.A. Hoffman, but over the years the story of the Nutcracker has come to be nearly synonymous with Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece.  And rightfully so, as it takes Hoffman’s literary world and transports it to a new medium in which the fantastic happenings in the Nutcracker are given a new lighthearted dreamscape; one in which the imaginations of children can thrust real lives into the inanimate dolls that inhabit their mind’s world.

The Berkshire Ballet Theatre, located in Crystal Lake, has worked in conjunction with Raue Center for the Arts for years bringing talented and profession works to the stage.  Their mission is to create a professional performance environment that the Berkshire Ballet Theatre and apprentices, trainees, and company dancers can use to gain experience, artistry, education, and a love of the arts.