Beyond the Nutcracker is the perfect title for Ballet 5:8's new twist on the holiday classic. In fact, this production is not about a Nutcracker at all. The scene opens in the 1940's with Emma and Peter eagerly awaiting the arrival of their Uncle Abrahms from the war, while the family prepares for their annual Christmas party. And just when it seems the kids have given up all hope that he's coming, Uncle Abrahms and over 100 students from Ballet 5:8 School of the Arts enter the Stagg Performing Arts Center stage to whisk you away on a magical journey set to Tchaikovsky's renowned Nutcracker score.
The performance includes two acts and one 15-minute intermission. The total performance time should be just about two hours.
This performance is generally suitable for children ages 4 or older.
No food or drink is allowed in the auditorium.