It just isn't the holidays without The Nutcracker, the magical story of Claire, who dreams that her new toy nutcracker soldier has come to life. Complete with beautiful fairies, handsome princes, dancing snowflakes and a lovely young girl making her way to the Sugar Candy Kingdom, this gorgeous ballet is the perfect way to celebrate the season. This holiday treat will be performed by students from A Terre School of Dance in Fontana under the direction of Danielle San Paolo. It's a show the entire family can enjoy.
The Stalbaum family is preparing for their long awaited Christmas Eve gathering. Guests arrive and greet Mr. and Mrs. Stalbaum along with their two children, the incorrigible Franz and the lovely Claire. Claire and Franz are particularly delighted to greet their Godfather Drosselmeyer who always arrives with enchanting gifts. Drosselmeyer has fashioned a wooden Nutcracker in the image of his nephew, a young soldier who was placed under a curse by the evil King of Mice. Drosselmeyer’s enchantment will break the curse, but only if a young lady falls in love with the Nutcracker. And thus begins the most frightening and wonderful Christmas Eve of Claire’s life. She finds herself enamored with the Nutcracker and overjoyed when Drosselmeyer gives it to her as her present.
Later that night, Claire finds herself trapped in a terrible nightmare, battling the Mouse King. Suddenly her Nutcracker comes to life and after defeating the Mouse King she and her Prince Nutcracker travel through a winter snow storm to the land of sweets where they are greeted by the Sugar Plum Fairy and her court of dancers from lands near and far. Claire enjoys a beautiful performance and is then transformed by the Sugar Plum Fairy into a princess ballerina. She and her prince dance together to end the splendid evening.