who have never heard of nutcracker?
This is a classic performed to the score of Pyotr Tchaikovsky since the first Russian two-act ballet was performed in St. Petersburg in 1892.
A doll-clad girl, Clara, receives a precious Nutcracker from her godfather for Christmas, a wooden doll that comes to life and becomes a brave warrior prince who fights against the evil Mouse King. Clara ends up saving the Nutcracker, and the two are celebrated with a frolic ring of sugarplum fairies.
We all know the story, but there are endless ways to tell it.
In fact, this year in Reno, you’ll be able to see the movie rendition in three ways. Nutcracker. which one is for you?
Keep Classic (2x)
what: The AVA Ballet Theater and Reno Dance Company will separately present classic versions of The Nutcracker.
AVA Ballet Theater Presents The Nutcracker featuring the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra. AVA Ballet Theater Artistic Director Alexander Van Alstein will choreograph the ballet and Laura Jackson will conduct the orchestra. Principal his dancers, who have performed with professional ballet companies such as Ballet West, Houston Ballet and Diablo Ballet, take center stage alongside a large cast of local talent. After the performance on Saturday and Sunday afternoons, a special Sugar Plum Fairy Party will be held where children can meet the characters.
when: Friday 8:00 pm December 11th. December 12th 2:00pm, 8:00pm, December 13th 2:00pm
where: Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts at 100 S. Virginia Street in Reno
cost: From $25 to $55, there are discounts for seniors and children. Tickets can be purchased online at pioneercenter.com or by calling the Pioneer Center Box Office at 1-866-553-6605. Show hours are 11am to 6pm Monday to Friday. For more information, call the AVA Ballet Theater at 775-762-5165 or watch the ballet online at avaballet.com.
The Reno Dance Company The Nugget Casino and Resort also presents The Nutcracker. The dance company also sticks to classic stories.
when: December 18th at 8pm. December 19, 3:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m. December 20, 3:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m. December 21st, 22nd and 23rd at 7pm
where: Nugget Resort and Casino at 1100 Nugget Ave Sparks
cost: Tickets are $26.95 for general seating, $21.95 for seniors, and $19.95 for children under 12. VIP booth seats are available for $36.95. Regular tickets and VIP booths are available online at www.nuggetcasinoresort.com. Tickets can also be purchased by calling 775-356-3300 or at the box office or front desk between 9am and 5pm.
for children, by children
what: Watch a shortened 45-minute version of The Nutcracker by the Sierra Nevada Ballet. Peanutcracker: The Story in a Nutshell was written for families with young children by Rosine Bena, Artistic Her Director of the Sierra Nevada Ballet. Bena said she won the 2015 Challenge She received an American grant and dance Alicia Holloway and James of the Theater of Harlem Her Applewhite, Sierra Nevada Ballet dancers, Sierra Nevada Ballet Academy students, and other ballet students across the community produced a show featuring Over 35 local kids perform on the Peanut Crackers stage.
when: In northern Nevada, performances are scheduled at schools. Teachers can book excursions to the 10:00 am or 12:00 pm ballet performance on December 4th at the Carson City Community Center or December 15th at the Pioneer Center. Community performances include her Dec. 5 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. shows at the Bob Baldrick Theater at the Carson City Community Center.
where: Carson City Community Center at 851 E. William Street in Carson City.Pioneer Center in Reno, 100 S. Virginia Street in Reno
cost: Ticket prices start at $6 for youth under 15. All other tickets are $11 and can be reserved by calling Cara Zamora at 775-636-5266 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets can also be purchased on-site. For more information on ballet, please visit www.sierranevadaballet.org.
nice wrapper crackers
what: The Brüka Theater presents the Nutcracker parody Buttcracker 6: Underland. Brüka Theater, according to the Batcracker cast, “takes off your pants and dances,” in this wild and hilarious ride into a twisted wonderland that’s a little different than your average sugarplum fairy land. The show is directed by Brüka Theater Director Mary Bennett and choreographed by La Ronda Etheridge, Amy Ginder and Ensemble. The December 13th matinee will be followed by a talkback between the company and the audience.
when: 8pm December 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th. December 13, 2:00 p.m.
where: Brüka Theater, 99 N. Virginia Street, Reno
cost: Artist night is Wednesday. On December 2nd, tickets will be $10. The target age is 8 years old and over. Not recommended for those with tight slippers. Individual tickets are $22, students, seniors, and military are $20 general, and all tickets are $25 upon entry. Purchase tickets online at www.brownpapertickets.com or call the box office at 775-323-3221 to purchase tickets. Tickets are also available at the Melting Pot World Emporium at 1047 S. Virginia Street. The theater has enabled parking in the First Street and Sierra Street parking galleries. For more information about the theater, please visit www.bruka.org online.