Le Petit Nutcracker Sweet in Newnan, Nov. 29 and 30

Thu, 11/13/2008 - 5:28pm
By: The Citizen

Southeastern Ballet Company (SBC), principal dancers and soloists will perform highlights from its upcoming production, “Le Petit Nutcracker Sweet,” along with guest students from Classical Dance Theatre (CDT), at the Tree Lighting festivities at Ashley Park in Newnan on Saturday, Nov. 29. SBC and CDT dancers will take the outdoor stage between 5-6 p.m. that evening.

On Sunday, Nov. 30, SBC and CDT dancers will perform excerpts from Le Petit Nutcracker Sweet at Barnes and Noble bookstore, also in Ashley Park. Show times are 3, 4, and 5 p.m.

In addition, Barnes and Noble will be hosting a bookfair to benefit SBC, a non-profit professional dance company, based in Newnan. Barnes and Noble customers making purchases that weekend can support the work of SBC in the community by mentioning voucher # 393876 to the cashier upon checkout.

Customers can use this voucher number between Nov. 29 and Dec. 5 at any Barnes and Noble in the U.S. to help support SBC’s artistic work.

SBC volunteers and costumed dancers will also be providing complimentary holiday gift-wrapping at the Newnan Barnes and Noble store during the Nov. 29 and 30 weekend from 12-9 p.m. on Saturday and from 12-6 p.m. on Sunday.

SBC will host performances of its entire production of “Le Petit Nutcracker Sweet” on Saturday, Dec. 6 and 13. Show times are 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. both days.

SBC principal dancers and soloists, along with Classical Dance Theatre student dancers, will enchant and delight audiences in this sweet treat of a performance to be held at the Classical Dance Theatre studio at 1065 Sullivan Road in Newnan.

Seating is limited, so $8 tickets should be purchased well in advance at the CDT studio. For more information, call 770-252-5515 or visit www.southeasternballetcompany.org and www.classicaldancetheatre.com.

“Le Petit Nutcracker Sweet is based on the classic Nutcracker tale. “Le Petit Nutcracker Sweet” takes audiences on a captivating voyage through the enchanted Land of Snow, into the Land of Sweets, ruled by the Sugar Plum Fairy.

Angels dressed in white and gold greet guests, along with dancing treats from around the world including Hot Chocolate from Spain, Candy Canes from Russia, Tea from China, delicately-sugared Marzipan, and the little Polichinelles.

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