CIDE presents its 12th annual production of The Nutcrackeron 9 November 2011
For Immediate Release: November 9, 2011
Central Indiana Dance Ensemble will present its 12th annual production of the Nutcracker on December 9th through 11th at Zionsville Performing Arts Center. Central Indiana Dance Ensemble is a resident company of the Center for the Performing Arts, a Regional Dance America (RDA) Honor Company, and has the area’s longest running full length pre-professional Nutcracker.
Become a part of the magic as Clara and her Nutcracker Prince battle mice and the evil Rat King; journey to the Land of Snow where they are greeted by the Snow Queen and King and are dazzled by beautiful Snow Maidens; and are whisked away to the Land of the Sweets where Clara is joined by the Sugar Plum Fairy and exotic treats from around the world. It’s a holiday tradition not to be missed!
This year’s show will feature over 100 dancers as well as some new choreography. “Every year we make changes to keep the choreography fresh and to best showcase our dancers’ talents,” commented CIDE Artistic Director, Suzann DeLay. “This year I'm excited to present our new choreography for ACT I and the addition of Russian Trepak with our three male dancers.”
The show also features the return of guest artist Steven Wright to the role of Dr. Drosselmeyer as well as a new guest artist, Butler University Ballet Student Matt Doolin, as the Male Arabian.
Performances will be on Friday, December 9th at 7:30pm, Saturday, December 10th at 2pm and 7:30pm, and Sunday December 11th at 2pm. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students.
Join us for our Sugar Plum Fairy Dessert Party before each matinee. Sit down, have a treat, and make a festive craft. Visit our storybook corner to hear the Nutcracker story read by our snow maidens. Finish off your Dessert Party experience by having your picture taken in Clara’s sleigh with Clara, the Nutcracker, and the Sugar Plum Fairy. Tickets for the Dessert Party are $10 per person.
For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.cidedance.org or call 317-844-7453.