Night & Day Archives » Night & Day

Grand Ballet

by

comment
'Tis the time of year when Nutcrackers abound. Not just the hand tool that busts open your chestnuts for you, but the Tchaikovsky ballet about a young girl's Christmas dreams. Saint Louis Ballet stages a grand version of the beloved show, one that features 21 professional dancers and more than 80 students. How do they get all those people on one stage? That's choreographer Gen Horiuchi's secret. Watch as Clara enters a Christmas wonderland rife with dancing snowflakes, a growing Christmas tree and a dramatic battle between the nasty Mouse King and brave Nutcracker soldier who whisks Clara away to the Land of Sweets via sleigh. Saint Louis Ballet's The Nutcracker is presented at at 7 p.m. Friday and 2:30 and 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday (December 20 through 22), and then at 7 p.m. Thursday and 2:30 and 7 p.m. Friday through Sunday (December 26 through 29) at the Touhill Performing Arts Center on the University of Missouri-St. Louis campus (1 University Boulevard and Natural Bridge Road; 314-516-4949 or www.touhill.org). Tickets are $28 to $52.
Thursdays-Sundays. Starts: Dec. 20. Continues through Dec. 29, 2013

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Riverfront Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Riverfront Times Club for as little as $5 a month.