Program II - The Nutcracker

Music: Tchaikovsky, Choreography: Vladimir Issaev

A holiday classic, this yearly masterpiece will be showcased in Miami and Broward for all families’ enjoyment, with the original choreography by Vladimir Issaev.  The ballet tells the story of Clara, who receives an unsuspected gift on Christmas Eve: The Nutcracker! The magic of this present allows the beautiful young lady to travel to the Land of Sweets after enduring an epic battle with the unique Rat King.
Issaev maintains the traditional Russian ballet while implementing his own choreographic style, developed on his constantly evolving dancing troop.  Leading today by principal dancer Venezuelan Mary Carmen Catoya, shining again as Sugarplum Fairy and alternating this protagonist roll with Lillian Hill and Hinano Eto.  Opposite principal lead are Daniel Sarabia and Ramil Bagmanov rotating the roll of the Cavalier

The Story

It is based on the book called "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King" written by E.T.A. Hoffman. In 1891, the legendary choreographer Marius Petipa commissioned Tchaikovsky to write the music for the Nutcracker Ballet. In 1892, the first showing of the Nutcracker took place at the Mariinsky Theatre of Russia, home of the Kirov Ballet.  What is seen on the stage today has changed much from the original story of a little girl named Marie in a loveless household fighting bloody battles against a mouse king with seven heads.

Marie’s name has been now changed to Clara and her loving parents celebrate her birthday on Christmas Eve.

Her Godfather Herr Drosselmeyer brings her a Nutcracker as a present to her party and she falls in love with her new toy.

When she falls asleep she dreams of fights against soldiers and mice and The Nutcracker becomes her prince who takes her to the Kingdom of Snow and later to the Kingdom of Sweets.

Snow Queen, Dew Drop Fairy and Sugarplum Fairy introduce Clara to unimaginable characters representing the world of sweets, fantasy and love.


Aventura Arts & Cultural Center

Friday, December 9, 2016, 7:00 pm
Saturday, December 10, 2016, 7:00 pm
Sunday, December 11, 2016, 3:00 pm

Tickets: $40.00

3385 NE 188th street , Aventura, FL 33180 Phone: 954-462-0222/Toll-free 877.311.7469

Parker Playhouse of Fort Lauderdale

Friday, December 16, 2016, 7:00 pm - Gala

Saturday, December 17, 2016, 7:00 pm
Sunday, December 18, 2016, 3:00 pm

Tickets: $40


707 NE 8th Street, Fort Lauderdale,  FL 33304, Phone: 954-462-0222/Toll-free 877.311.7469


NOTE: Arts Ballet Theatre maintains a very strict late seating policy. Latecomers will NOT be seated until intermission.

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