- $14 for one ticket to Jayneoni Ballet's The Nutcracker (up to a $27.50 value)
- When: Saturday, December 14, at 2 p.m. or 7 p.m.
- Where: El Portal Theatre
- Seating: general admission
- Door time: one hour before showtime
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the seating chart.
Jayneoni: Ballet Children's Theatre Company's The Nutcracker
Fashion personality Jayneoni Moore presents a production of Tchaikovsky's classic ballet. Her whimsical production aims to fascinate families with the familiar notes—the sugarplum fairy, the growing Christmas tree, the wrathful Mouse King—but also weaves in a few new backdrops to Tchaikovsky's classic scenes, such as a New York snowstorm and a pair of shutter shades on the infamous toy. The cast is filled out by young dancers between the ages of 5 and 18, recruited locally and trained by ballet instructors. As Jayneoni told The Sunday Journal, her priorities lay in letting the young performers take some ownership of the production. "When I started to work on this, I let the kids pick what scene they wanted to be in, and help me with the costumes."
Before the evening performance, a black-tie reception will be held in the lobby at 6 p.m., getting audiences into the holiday spirit with carolers, dessert, and a meet-and-greet with some of the show's dancers. Anyone who attends is encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to a child in need, and can participate in a silent auction.