NGB’s The Nutcracker, The Great Imperial Ballet
Sat., Dec. 22 at 2 and 7 p.m.; Sun., Dec. 23 at 2 p.m.; Carol Morsani Hall
This holiday classic features St. Pete native and New York City Ballet Principal, Daniel Ulbricht alternating with wunderkind and Boston Ballet Principal, Jeffrey Cirio along with the award winning dancers of Next Generation Ballet (NGB). “There is more authenticity in every detail than you’re likely to be able to absorb in one sitting. So distracted was I by this barrage and the beautifully executed sets…I initially forgot to pay attention to the dancing. Once I did, I was reminded of NGB director Peter Stark’s ability to choreograph to perfectly suit his dancers’ abilities … A production like this doesn’t come cheap - But it took Stark’s talented and well-rehearsed dancers, his clever choreography, and just the right amount of innovation, to make this “Nutcracker” a standout among the many.” Carrie Seidman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune.
Regularly priced tickets start at $20.50.