Akjun Ballet Theatre Presents "The Nutcracker" at Whitney Theater on December 6 or 7 (Up to 45% Off)

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In a Nutshell

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Elite ballet company tackles a holiday classic with the help of performing children from local schools

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The Nutcracker dazzles children’s eyes, but it also confirms their deep suspicion that toys come to life, even when no one is looking or poking them repeatedly with cattle prods. Feel the season’s electricity with this GrouponLive deal.

The Deal

  • $15 for one ticket to see The Nutcracker (up to a $27.50 value)
  • When: Friday, December 6, at 7 p.m. or Saturday, December 7, at 2 p.m.
  • Where: Whitney Theater
  • Seating: general admission
  • Door time: one hour prior to the show
  • Ticket values include all fees.

The Nutcracker

Based on a novel by 19th-century romantic fabulist E.T.A. Hoffman, The Nutcracker weaves a magical tale of holiday adventure around one of the most recognizable scores in the ballet repertoire. It begins when young Clara receives a nutcracker from her godfather, a wizardly toymaker named Drosselmeyer. Sneaking downstairs to see the toy after everyone else has gone to bed, she suddenly finds herself caught in the middle of a pitched battle between the toys and an army of mice. After saving the nutcracker with a well-thrown shoe to the Mouse King's head, Clara and her now-living prince venture into the Land of Snow and the Land of Sweets to celebrate.

Throughout their adventures, Tchaikovsky's dazzling inventiveness propels the dances of nimble flowers, regal fairy queens, and seasonally confused vampires. The "Waltz of the Snowflakes" floats weightlessly above the angelic voices of a youth choir, whereas the "Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy" tiptoes to the haunting, music-box chimes of a celesta. A medley of exotic national dances—including a Spanish bolero and Russian Trepak—add to the phantasmagoric celebration before the whole dream ends, as all dreams must. Joining the Ajkun Ballet Theatre company is a cast of children from the Public School District of New Rochelle.

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