Favorite

Event Pick: Richmond Ballet's "The Nutcracker" 

Dec. 18

click to enlarge art50_ballet_nutcracker.jpg

Richmond Ballet

When “The Nutcracker” made its stage debut at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Sunday, Dec. 18, 1892, I wonder if any involved realized what a lasting impression the two-act ballet would have. I’m sure they were fully aware of the beauty of the work, but I’m confident that no one thought that 123 years later, a dance company in Richmond still would be packing houses with its own presentation of the libretto adapted from E.T.A. Hoffmann’s story, “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King.” This Friday through Wednesday, Dec.18-23, the Richmond Ballet and the Richmond Symphony conclude their annual run of holiday performances of “The Nutcracker” at the Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage. Featuring the timeless music of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky, Stoner Winslett’s version of the holiday fantasy is a testament to its enduring appeal. For show times and ticket information, call 592- 3400 or visit richmondcenterstage.com.
Favorite

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

  • Re: InLight Richmond Announces 2017 Location

    • Hello all viewer online herpes has cure but doctor said herpes has no cure until…

    • on July 26, 2017
  • Re: InLight Richmond Announces 2017 Location

    • Hello all viewer online herpes has cure but doctor said herpes has no cure until…

    • on July 26, 2017
  • Re: Architecture Review: The New Maggie Walker Statue Took Awhile, but Should Become a Much-Needed Oasis

    • I agree and have been there three times already. My only criticism is there is…

    • on July 24, 2017
  • More »
  • More by Chris Bopst

    Copyright © 2017 Style Weekly
    Richmond's alternative for news, arts, culture and opinion
    All rights reserved
    Powered by Foundation