November 15, 2013

Family Fun for Everyone! Rock School Presents Nutcracker 1776, Holiday Spectacular!

Mice.  Magical fairies.  And founding fathers?  The Rock School for Dance Education proudly presents its annual “Nutcracker 1776” – a family-friendly, history-filled take on the traditional holiday ballet – on Saturday, Dec. 7 at the Merriam Theater in Center City, and on Saturday and Sunday, December 14 and 15, at the Haverford School on the Main Line.

Against the backdrop of Revolutionary-era Philadelphia, the story ballet – set to Tchaikovsky’s beloved score – follows two children entrusted with a magical Nutcracker.  The young adventurers embark on an enchanted journey, meeting such colorful characters as George Washington, Benjamin Franklin and General Mouse Howe. 

This 70-minute ballet features a cast of 200 Rock School students [including the School’s professional-track dancers] hailing from all over the world, under the artistic direction of Bojan Spassoff and Stephanie Wolf Spassoff. 

Philadelphia Performances:
The Merriam Theater (250 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA)
Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 1:00pm & 4:00pm
Tickets start at $10

Main Line Performances:
CENTENNIAL HALL at the Haverford School (450 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA)
Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 1:00pm & 4:00pm
Sunday, December 15, 2012 at 1:00pm & 4:00pm
Ticket prices are $15 and $25

Highlights from last year’s performance can be found here.  Let me know if this is of interest for a story!

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