Angels will be flying through the air, Nutcracker and Rat King will battle for control, the Sugarplum Fairy will welcome you to the land of sweets, and Clara will dance into your heart at Bristol Ballet’s presentation of Nutcracker. Join Bristol Ballet for evening and matinee performances of The Nutcracker on December 9 and 10 at the Paramount Center for the Arts, in Historic Downtown Bristol.
While The Nutcracker has become a longstanding Bristol Ballet tradition, it doesn’t mean we haven’t added a few surprises. “We are so excited to welcome Azure Ariel Arts to be a part of Nutcracker this year, “said Michele Plescia, Artistic Director of Bristol Ballet. “Never before have we had an actual flying angel. We are so excited to work with Azure Ariel Arts to make this happen. It will be a delight to both the audience and our dancers!”
Professional dancer and a Bristol Ballet favorite, Israel Rodriguez, will join the cast as the Nutcracker, while Kingsport native, Erin Ginn will reprise her role of the Sugarplum Fairy. J. Ryan Carroll will also reprise his roles as Snow Cavalier and Arabian. And, one of our own will be dancing roles typically reserved for professional artists; Camille Clark will fill the Arabian female lead and Snow Queen. Rounding out the cast will be Senior Company member Olivia Millwood as Clara, Coach Mike Locke as Drosselmeyer, 50 Bristol Ballet dancers, and 17 community members.
As anyone can see, it takes a village to make the Land of Sweets come to life. Community member and cast member Jessany Bowman states, “I have had so much fun being a part of the show. It’s amazing to see how much effort and time everyone devotes to the show.”
Come, enjoy a few minutes away from the hustle and bustle of preparing for the holidays, and enjoy your magical journey through the Land of Sweets.
December 9 at 7:30 pm, December 10 at Noon and 5:30 pm / $8 children under 6, $12 students and seniors, $15 Adults plus additional taxes and theatre fees.