Coral Springs Center for the Arts Presents ‘The Nutcracker’

By: Chris Brunner

Christmas music embodies the spirit of the season. Treat your ears to classical Yuletide tunes and buy your tickets to see The Nutcracker, presented by the International Ballet Company.

More than 130 cast members pirouette across a wintry stage to recreate the classic, fantastical children’s ballet tale that has drawn sold-out crowds for the last 12 years to the Coral Springs Arts Center.

In this popular holiday spectacle, audiences follow Clara, a young girl who receives a prince-shaped nutcracker for Christmas. At night when everyone else is sleeping, she creeps through the house to visit her gift, only to discover that he and the other toys have come alive and are battling an army of mice.

The enchanting score by Tchaikovsky whisks ears through flakes that flutter and a journey that takes Clara and the Nutcracker Prince across the Land of Snow. Eyes chase the elaborate choreography as dancers leap over the stage during famed scenes such as the battle between the toy soldiers and evil Mouse King. When the Sugar Plum Fairy escorts Clara and her prince through her own kingdom in the second act, hearts will swoon and tongues will mimic doormats before the pixie monarch’s sugar-encrusted slippers. Brought to life by gorgeous costumes and breathtaking choreography, this fanciful ballet will enchant viewers of all ages.

Show dates are: Saturday, December 15 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. and Sunday December 16 at 2:00 p.m.  Tickets available here. If you are interested in tickets for Friday, December 14, contact Mary at 954-224-0024.