Nutcracker Ballet

Held Saturday, December 8 & 9, 2018
Join the WSO and the Laurel Ballet Company on a magical, musical trip to the land of the Sugarplum Fairy, waltzing snowflakes and enchanted toys. You’ll experience Tchaikovsky’s magical score performed by the full orchestra. Whether going to The Nutcracker Ballet is a family tradition or a once-in-a-lifetime visit, the experience will warm your spirit and stay with you forever. This year’s production includes a spectacular growing Christmas tree and a live-action sword fight between two fencing masters.

Eleanor Tornblom is Artistic Director and choreographer of the production. The principal dancers include Dr. Juraj Adamek, formerly of the Tamburizans and Alan Obuzor, of Texture Contemporary Dance, will be returning to dance the role of the cavaliers.

The role of Clara will be performed by Sarah Barkley-Mastalski (Saturday Afternoon); Ashlyn Mough (Saturday Evening) and Katie Parker (Sunday). Katie Barkley Mastalski will dance the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Nutcracker Prince will be performed by Jonathan Meilaender.

Press:

Symphony, ballet celebrate 25 years of ‘Nutcracker’ collaboration Tribune Review December 6, 2018

Video: Nutcracker Behind-the-Scenes Steel City News December 4, 2018

Two area ballet companies will spin Nutcracker’s Magical Spell Tribune Review November 29, 2018

Laurel Ballet students gain poise, skill, as they progress through ‘Nutcracker’ roles Tribune Review November 27, 2018

Laurel Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker’ will feature Mother of Sorrows students Tribune Review November 23, 2018

 

 

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