The ballet students at Broad Ripple Magnet High School for the Arts and Humanities have been working hard all year to boost the holiday spirit in Indianapolis. You’re invited to their annual performance of The Nutcracker next week.
“We start auditions and rehearsals as soon as they come back from summer break. Then we explode with excitement during the holiday season,” said dance faculty member Nicole Hargro.
Broad Ripple’s version of the holiday classic ballet is perfect for families. It’s one hour long, so you don’t have to worry about the little ones getting restless in the middle of a long night’s performance. The price point is hard to beat as well – tickets for the main evening performance are only $7 each!
Director Therese Chatelaine found a creative way to condense the show into 60 minutes by adding narration. Audience members will see a grandmother reading the story to her granddaughter. Then the story will come to life through dance. This unique version of the classic is sure to include all of the characters and moments you remember well!
“I think it enriches the performance,” Chatelaine said, “because many children love to be read to. They’ll enjoy hearing the story and seeing it come alive on stage.”
The audience at the evening performance on December 10 will get a special treat, as Dance Kaleidoscope member and Broad Ripple graduate Jillian Godwin joins the cast. She and dance faculty member Thomas Lewey will perform the Grand Pas de Deux.
All performances of The Nutcracker are in Broad Ripple’s Poston Auditorium. The performance schedule is:
Wednesday, December 10, 3:00 p.m. – $3 admission
Wednesday, December 10, 7:00 p.m. – $7 admission
We hope to see you there!