The Notara Dance Theatre celebrates 35 years of the Nutcracker Ballet on Saturday, November 24 at 2:30 PM and 7:30 PM, and Sunday, November 25 at 2:30 PM at the East Stroudsburg High School South Auditorium, 279 North Courtland Street, East Stroudsburg, PA. The Balanchine-style choreography, the professional dancers from New York City, and the local ballerinas directed by American Ballet Theatre certified teacher, Sally Notara, are what make this Nutcracker Ballet truly sparkle.
The Nutcracker Ballet tells the story of Clara, who receives the Nutcracker as a gift at her family’s Christmas Eve party. The Nutcracker is eventually transformed into a handsome young prince, who leads her through an enchanted forest, a glistening snow scene, and on to the Land of Sweets where she meets the Sugar Plum Fairy. As the performance ends, the Sugar Plum Fairy closes the book of dreams, and opens your heart to the magic of the holiday season.
Tchaikovsky’s familiar holiday music transports the audience to a magical land where everything is sweet, with the exception of the swashbuckling sword fight between the Mouse King and the Nutcracker. The Notara Dance Theatre’s version of this classical ballet has delighted children and their grown-ups in the Poconos for more than 34 spectacular seasons.
The Nutcracker Ballet is appropriate for all ages. Tickets are available at the Box Office one hour prior to show time. To purchase tickets in advance or for more information, visit the website at notaranutcracker.weebly.com, email NotaraNutcracker@gmail.com, or call 570-421-1718.
Notara Dance Theatre is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating and developing the dancer, producing artistry, and expanding the culture and enjoyment of dance in the community.