FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – The Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida’s production of The Nutcracker returns to the Parker Playhouse on Friday, December 16, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. as part of the Smart Stage Matinee Series, and on Saturday, December 17, 2011 at 7 p.m.; and Sunday, December 18, 2011 at 3 p.m. at the Parker Playhouse.
This production features more than 100 dancers on stage in the story of the holiday toy that comes to life to the spellbinding score by Tchaikovsky which includes “The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy.”
Founded in 1997, Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida offers community outreach programs and performs a repertoire of works by classic ballet masters, as well as original pieces by artistic director Vladimir Issaev.
Integrating the arts with education, the Broward Center for the Performing Arts presents the Smart Stage Matinee Series of live school-day performances based on children’s classics, science and history. Smart Stage Matinees offer professional performances that bring learning to life with stage adaptations of children’s books as well as performances by music and theater artists. The series is also presented at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Aventura Arts & Cultural Center and the Miramar Cultural Center | ArtsPark.
Friday’s performance is part of the Smart Stage Matinee Series with tickets being $6 for individual seats, $5.50 for groups of 10 or more and $3 lap seats for infants 12 months and under. Tickets for the weekend performances are $11.50, $14 and $16.50 for children 12 and under, and $16.50, $26.50 and $36.50 for adults.
Tickets and group discounts are available at (954) 462-0222 or select your seat online at www.parkerplayhouse.com. Also, tickets are available for purchase at the Parker Playhouse Tuesday-Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. The Parker Playhouse is located in Holiday Park at 707 N.E. Eighth Street in Fort Lauderdale and is managed and operated by the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.
Richard Cameron of Theatre Chat thanks Parker Playhouse and Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Cameron’s articles have featured conversations with Tony Award winning Producer Stewart Lane, Emmy Award winning Casting Director Jeff Greenberg, multiple Broadway and TV stars and creative teams bringing arts lovers together around the world for the largest social media arts movement. Tag You’re It! Subscribe and share with your arts community.