The premier show starts at 10 a.m. on Thursday in the J. Everett Collins Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Shawsheen Road, Andover.
"Northeast Youth Ballet’s The Nutcracker is the enchanting journey of a young girl named Clara in 1835’s Germany who embarks on an adventure through a winter wonderland to a palace of sugary sweets," the event post states. "Featuring the talents of more than 125 dancers who auditioned from the Greater Boston area, along with international guest artists hailing from Australia, Columbia, Puerto Rico, Hawaii and New York, the production will occur once again at the J. Everett Collins Center for the Performing Arts in Andover, MA. Exquisite dancing, beautiful costumes, lavish sets, and Tchaikovsky's brilliant score guarantee a magical holiday experience."Performances will run from Thursday, December 12 through Sunday December 15, 2013. Tickets are $26.00 for adults and $23 for children and seniors and may be obtained through northeastyouthballet.tix.com or by calling 800-595-4849 (4tix). Groups of 20 or more and students are eligible for discounted tickets at $22.00.
Choreographed by: Artistic Director, Denise Cecere
Music by: Peter Ilych TchaikovskyShow times:
Thursday, December 12th, 10 a.m. (for school children only)
Friday, December 13th, 10 a.m. (for school children only)
Friday, December 13th, 7:30 p.m. (open to the public)
Saturday, December 14th, 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. (open to the public)
Sunday, December 15th, 2:00 p.m. (open to the public)