Ballet Idaho’s sparkling production of Tchaikovsky’s ballet brings the holidays alive with magic and dance. Artistic director Peter Anastos’ version tells the story of Clara and her magical life-size nutcracker doll. The doll transforms into a prince to defeat the Mouse King, but needs Clara’s help. To thank her, the Prince takes her to the Land of the Sweets where the Sugar Plum Fairy and all kinds of confectionary characters dance for her. You’ll see delightful performances from more than 125 area children from the Ballet Idaho Academy in the roles such as Clara and her brother Fritz, Angels, Bakers and Saltwater Taffy Sailors.
Friday, December 10
Idaho Statesman
Dana Oland

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