Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Wistariahurst to Host Nutcracker and Sweets

Join us for one of Holyoke’s most beloved holiday traditions as the Massachusetts Academy of Ballet presents Nutcracker & Sweets at Wistariahurst. This unique, historical interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet is presented through narration and dance, in the historic setting of Wistariahurst thanks to the support of Holyoke Gas & Electric. Student dancers perform the magical story with a local historical twist and lively choreography in eight performances on Friday, December 16 at 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, December 17 at 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m., and 4:30 p.m.; and Sunday, December 18 at 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m., and 4:30 p.m.

Seating is limited and advanced ticket purchases are required. Tickets are available online at Tickets can also be purchased in person at the Wistariahurst Visitor’s Center, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Seated tickets are available for $15. Children under 4 are permitted on laps at no additional charge (One child per adult). Standing room tickets are available for $12.

Massachusetts Academy of Ballet is a training school for students interested in pursuing a career in classical ballet. The Academy also has a program for non-professional students and adults who value the best quality ballet training and artistic education. The classes at the Massachusetts Academy of Ballet emphasize classical ballet technique, musicality, artistry, and creativity.

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