There are many things that are synonymous with the holiday season; Christmas trees, egg nog and snow are, of course, at the top of the list. However, there are certainly a number of people who would say that it isn’t Christmas until they’ve seen The Nutcracker. Luckily for them, the First State Ballet Theatre Company will once again be performing in Georgetown for the 13th year in a row, making it the longest running Nutcracker performance in Sussex County.
Though a few details from E.T.A Hoffman’s original story of The Nutcracker and the King of Mice have been altered over the years, the overall storyline has remained intact. After receiving a toy Nutcracker from her godfather, a little girl dreams of a grand battle between him and a Mouse King. After winning the battle, the Nutcracker is transformed into a handsome price and runs away with the girl to their happily ever after. When the girl finally awakes from her dream, she finds herself lying next to her family’s Christmas tree beside her toy Nutcracker.
Between the exciting story and Tchaikovsky’s traditional compositions, everything about The Nutcracker evokes the spirit of Christmas. Never seen a performance of The Nutcracker? We’re almost positive you’ve at least heard a few of Tchaikovsky’s featured songs. Just take a listen here.
This year’s Georgetown performance will take place at 7pm on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at Delaware Tech’s Owens Campus at the Arts and Science Center Theatre. Tickets are priced at $20 for adults and $15 for students and Delaware Tech staff members. For more information, and to purchase your tickets, visit firststateballet.com.
We hope to see you soon!