Northwest Florida Ballet Presents The Nutcracker

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Mattie Kelly Arts Center

November 21 – November 23, 2014 7:30 pm and 2:30 pm

In November treat yourself to the magic of The Nutcracker, where dolls come to life and Clara travels to the Kingdom of the Sweets.  This year’s performances will be particularly special, as Demetrius Fuller and Sinfonia Gulf Coast take to the orchestra pit to provide live musical accompaniment.  This ballet has been a favorite for families since 1892 when Marius Petipa, the Senior Ballet Master of the Russian Imperial Ballet, commissioned Tchaikovsky to compose a full-length ballet based on the E. T. A. Hoffman story.  NFB’s rendition features a cast of over 80 local children, as well as a number of guest performers.  Perfomances will be Friday, November 21 at 7:30 pm Saturday, November 22 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, November 23 at 2:30 pm at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center.

Season subscriptions for the entire 2014-15 performing season are available now.  For only $80 for adults and $40 for children you will receive a ticket for each of the three main stage productions – and the earlier you secure your seats, the better the will be!  The regular box office will open one month before the premiere performance of each show.  For more information call NFB at 850-664-7787 or visit