Though now commonplace, acting was condemned in colonial times as “public lying,” but only because universal truth had not been invented yet. Embrace vaudevillainy with today’s Groupon: for $22, you get two tickets to see Reno Dance Company’s 10th Anniversary “Nutcracker Ballet” on December 17 at the John Ascuaga’s Nugget (a $45.90 value). Choose between the following show times:
- December 17 at 2:00 p.m.
- December 17 at 7:00 p.m.<p>
Reno Dance Company’s 10th Anniversary “Nutcracker Ballet” inspires wonderment in adults and children alike through a skilled retelling of Tchaikovsky’s famous tale featuring professional local talent from around Reno and Sparks. Over the course of the performance, audiences are treated to the magic of toys brought to life, the horrors of vicious rat kings, and the desire to nosh on the costumes of sugarplum fairies and gingerbread soldiers. Dancers soar and arabesque across the stage of the Celebrity Ballroom, which eschews isle seating for intimately sized tables and plush purple booths illuminated by colorful lights.
Reno Dance Company carries out a nonprofit mission to shepherd the arts to the communities of Reno and Sparks, giving idle nutcrackers a much-needed creative outlet. The company holds frequent complimentary workshops during which underprivileged children get to try their hands and feet at dancing.