BALLET PALM BEACH Presents Holiday Classic at Two Venues

BALLET PALM BEACH Presents Holiday Classic at Two Venues

The county’s professional ballet company, Ballet Palm Beach, will present favorite holiday classic, The Nutcracker, at two venues this 19-20 season.

November 29-December 1

+ Black Friday, Nov 29 at 7pm
+ Saturday, Nov 30 at 1pm & 7pm
+ Sunday, Dec 1 at 4pm
The King’s Academy
8401 Belvedere Road in West Palm Beach

December 6-7         

+ Friday, Dec 6 at 7:30pm
+Saturday, Dec 7 at 2pm & 7:30pm
Kravis Center for the Performing Arts – Dreyfoos Hall
701 Okeechobee Boulevard in West Palm Beach

After beginning the season with a “deliciously wind-swept…well-crafted… and intelligent work” (Demetrius Klein, Palm Beach Daily News), Cinderella, to sold-out audiences; the company will present The Nutcracker. The production features Ballet Palm Beach’s professional dancers, praised for being “of a uniformly high quality…deeply expressive” (Demetrius Klein, Palm Beach Daily News); local resident character artists; and over 50 students selected from Ballet Palm Beach Academy and the Trainee Program. The show also features talents of local costumers, Will Linn, Paige Sleva, and Karen Roraff. This is the third time the ballet company will present this grandly re-imagined production that reviewers hailed as “an extraordinary show” (Michelle Wright, What’s Trending Palm Beach) and “a repeat favorite at the holidays” (Greg Stepanich, Palm Beach ArtsPaper).

“This timeless and much-loved ballet matches the incredible talent of Palm Beach County’s professional ballet dancers to a magnificent venue and creates a memorable holiday tradition for audiences of all ages,” says Artistic Director Colleen Smith.

The Nutcracker is sponsored in part by UBS Florida Private Wealth Management. New costuming is underwritten in part by Stuart Gordon and Wayne Daniel. The professional dancers of Ballet Palm Beach are sponsored in part by the Anka Fund for Dancers.

Ballet Palm Beach leaps into the season with holiday classic, The Nutcracker, the coming-of-age story of Marie who receives a mysterious gift on Christmas Eve. Adventures ensue as Tchaikovsky’s score draws Marie into a terrifying battle with the Mouse King, past a mystical snowstorm, and to the prince’s Enchanted Kingdom.

About Ballet Palm Beach:

Ballet Palm Beach (BPB), the professional ballet company of the Palm Beaches, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) ballet company dedicated preserving the art of classical ballet, cultivating new visions in choreography, impacting the next generation through the discipline of dance, and enriching the community through this universal art form.  Established in 2001, the company has become a fixture in Palm Beach County. Each year BPB produces main stage ballets as well as outreach shows, both locally and abroad. For more information about the professional company or its school, Ballet Palm Beach Academy, or to support BPB’s outreach efforts call 561.630.8235 or visit www.balletpalmbeach.org.

Upcoming performances and events by Ballet Palm Beach include:

Dance Revealed II: Cocktail Fundraiser and Show Preview

January 31 at 6pm
Kravis Center for the Performing Arts – Rinker Playhouse

701 Okeechobee Boulevard in West Palm Beach

Swept Away

February 1-2                       

+ Saturday, Feb 1 at 2pm & 7:30 pm

+ Sunday, Feb 2 at 2pm
Kravis Center for the Performing Arts – Rinker Playhouse

701 Okeechobee Boulevard in West Palm Beach

Queen Esther

March 20-22

+ Friday, March 20 at 7pm

+ Saturday, March 21 at 1pm & 7pm

+ Sunday, March 22 at 4pm
The King’s Academy

8401 Belvedere Road in West Palm Beach

Peter Pan’s Neverland

May 8-10

+ Friday, May 8 at 7pm

+ Saturday, May 9 at 1pm & 7pm

+ (Mother’s Day) Sunday, May 10 at 4pm                   

The King’s Academy

8401 Belvedere Road in West Palm Beach
How to Purchase Tickets:

For general information about prices and how to purchase tickets, please call Ballet Palm Beach at 561.630.8235 or visit www.balletpalmbeach.org.

For tickets to performances at the Kravis Center, please call 561.832.7469 or 800.572.8471, or visit www.kravis.org.

For tickets to performances at The King’s Academy, please call 888.718.4253 or visit www.TKAFineArts.net.