Recreated from the classical ballet by Tchaikovsky, and performed by our superb Reif Dancers, The Nutcracker tells the enchanting story of young Clara, who dreams that her nutcracker doll is transformed into a valiant prince. After defeating the evil Mouse King and his army, they are transported to the fantastical Land of Sweets, where they are welcomed by a host of delectable characters. A winter holiday tradition, this performance, with its passionate music , beautiful costumes and elegant dancing, will leave your family warm with good cheer. (Orchestrations recorded by National Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Richard Bonynge.)
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Nutcracker Boutique and Art en Pointe Silent Auction
This year marks the 3rd annual Nutcracker Boutique and Art en Pointe Silent Auction. Though a Reif Dance fundraiser at its core, the boutique and silent auction have added an extra dash of holiday flair to our Nutcracker. This year’s theme is “Spanish Chocolate,” which provided the inspiration for our annual, limited-edition ornament by local artist, Gari Smith and the treats in our Nutcracker Sweet Shoppe. On display in the Reif Gallery is the Art en Pointe Silent Auction which features unique works by local artists around the theme of the Nutcracker.