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

by - November 15, 2013

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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