$15 to See Vicky Simegiatos Dance Company's "The Nutcracker" at St. George Theatre on December 22 (Up to $25.35 Value)

St. George Theatre, Staten Island, NY

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The Deal

  • $15 for one ticket to see Vicky Simegiatos Dance Company's The Nutcracker (up to $25.35 value)
  • When: Sunday, December 22, at 1 p.m. or 6 p.m.
  • Where: St. George Theatre
  • Seating: second mezzanine
  • Door time: 45 minutes before showtime
  • Ticket values include all fees.
  • Click here to view the seating chart.

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 and regal fairy queens. 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.

Each winter, Vicky Simegiatos Dance Company's young students join two principal dancers from the New York City Ballet to bring this holiday classic to life. This year, the 30th-annual production, pulls out all the stops with international stars Jared Angle and Rebecca Krohn. Adding to the milestone performance is the fact that this production also marks the studio's 40th anniversary.

Vicky Simegiatos Dance Company

Former students of Vicky Simegiatos Dance Company have gone on to perform with some of the city's finest dance companies—a trait they have in common with the company's founder and namesake. Discovered by the directors of American Ballet Theatre during a trip to Greece, Simegiatos traveled to the United States to join the company, eventually leaving the professional ballet world behind to raise a family in Brooklyn. But the dancing bug never really left her. In the early '70s she founded what is today named the Vicky Simegiatos Performance Arts Center to teach young twirlers throughout the neighborhood Balachine-technique ballet, Greek dancing, and how to crack walnuts with their toe muscles.

In a Nutshell

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VSDC takes the stage alongside New York City Ballet dancers Jared Angle & Rebecca Krohn for the 30th annual performance of a holiday classic

The Fine Print

Expires Dec 22nd, 2013. Limit 8 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Redeem starting 12/22 for a ticket at venue box office. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at St. George Theatre. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must redeem together to sit together. Discount reflects Ticketmaster's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Doors open 45 minutes before showtime. For ADA accommodations, there is no elevator on the second floor mezzanine, call the theater directly for any accessible seating arrangements. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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