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Stoner Winslett’s The Nutcracker, heralded as “perfect” by The New York Times returns to The Carpenter Theatre to celebrate the holiday season.
From the opening notes of Tchaikovsky’s famous overture, audiences are instantly whisked into the warm, candlelit drawing room of the Silberhaus family, buzzing with celebrations of Christmas. To the delight of the family’s young daughter, Clara, Dr. Drosselmeyer, the mysterious toymaker, and his handsome nephew arrive with a special gift – a wooden nutcracker doll – that captures the girl’s imagination. As darkness falls, Dr. Drosselmeyer’s magic begins to work, setting in motion fantastical events that will fill Clara’s dreams: a battle beneath the branches of an enchanted Christmas tree, the transformation of the nutcracker doll into the young Nutcracker Prince, and a journey from a snow-covered forest to the far-off Kingdom of Sweets.
Join the Russian Bear, the Chinese Dragon, and the Mouse King as they celebrate the magic of the holidays with Richmond Ballet’s entire professional company and students from The School of Richmond Ballet.