Falls Church’s BalletNova will present its 10th anniversary run of the beloved holiday ballet “The Nutcracker” from Dec. 5 – 8 at Thomas Jefferson Community Theater in Arlington.
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the full-length production, BalletNova has invited several special guests to appear onstage during the Party Scene, including Susan Kearney, chair of the Falls Church City School Board; City of Falls Church Chief of Police Mary Gavin; and Penny Gross, Fairfax County Supervisor for the Mason District.
Choreographed by Nancie Woods and Caroline Frankil Warren to the Tchaikovsky score, BalletNova’s full-length “Nutcracker” leads audiences through the magical story of Clara and her mysterious Uncle Drosselmayer (a magician who can stop time) and adventures with giant mice, life-size dolls, faeries, and a lush Kingdom of the Sweets. A sophisticated 1940s Party Scene sets the tone for the family-friendly, 1 hour and 45 minute performance (with one 15-minute intermission).
Performances are schedule for Thursday, Dec. 5, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, Dec. 6, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 7, at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 8, at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Advance sale full-length performance tickets range from $13 – $35 with special discounts for students younger than 18 and seniors older than 65.
Thomas Jefferson Community Theater is located at 3501 2nd St. South, Arlington. For more information, visit BalletNova.org.