Concert Ballet of Virginia presents ‘The Nutcracker’

The Concert Ballet of Virginia, the state’s oldest continually operating ballet company presents a variety of versions of the classic favorite, “The Nutcracker,” throughout this holiday season. Among the performances are:

“Nutcracker” Readings: A 30-minute version of “The Nutcracker” story with narration and dances by major characters in costume; suitable for audiences of all ages, very young to seniors; free, open to the public. Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 6:30 p.m., Henry Clay Elementary School, 310 South James Street, Ashland. Friday, Dec. 6 at 6 p.m., Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, 1440 North Laburnum Avenue, Henrico. Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 6 p.m., Deep Run Recreation Center, 9910 Ridgefield Parkway, Henrico.

“The Nutcracker” (full length): The complete version of this classic holiday favorite has been popularly hailed as “one of the best renditions in Virginia” and combines beautiful scenery and bright, colorful costumes set off with exciting, enthusiastic performances. Tickets are $12 (with discount coupons) – $24; please phone (804) 798-0945, email concertballetofvirginia@yahoo.com, or visit www.concertballet.com, and at Pointe Dance Boutique, 6900 Woodlake Commons Loop, Midlothian, (804) 639-4215. Saturday, Dec. 7 at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 8 at 2:30 p.m., Benedictine High School, Sheppard Theatre, 12829 River Road, Goochland. Saturday, Dec. 14 at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m., Monacan High School Theatre, 11501 Smoketree Drive, Chesterfield. Friday, Dec. 20 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 21 at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 22 at 2:30 p.m., Atlee High School Theatre, 9414 Atlee Station Road, Mechanicsville.

Posted on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at 2:04 pm