Enhance your Christmas Season with the Mid Ohio Valley Ballet’s performance of The Nutcracker at the Lincoln Theater in New Martinsville on Monday, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m.
Presented by ArtsLink, this timeless classic will delight and entertain adults and children alike as it fills the audience with the Christmas spirit.
Tickets will be available at the door. For ArtsLink members, tickets are $10 for individuals and $15 for families; for non-members, $15 for individuals and $25 for families. Student admission is $5. Credit cards will be accepted. Children are encouraged to don their party dresses or other holiday finery for this event. Theater parties are welcome with a discount for groups over ten people.
The joy of Christmas is never more evident than in The Nutcracker. This whimsical ballet brings beautiful fantasies, sugar plum dreams, and waltzing snowflakes to a very large, adoring public. Parties, church celebrations, family and friends, and The Nutcracker are all part of the American Christmas experience.
Based on the book by E.T.A. Hoffman, the ballet follows the dreams of a little girl named Clara. At the family Christmas party, her Godfather Drosselmeyer presents her with a mysterious gift of a nutcracker, and her jealous little brother, Fritz, promptly breaks it. As the guests depart, Clara comes quietly back into the living room to see her nutcracker and falls asleep there. Her dreams take her through a fierce battle between the Mouse King and the Nutcracker, a visit to the Land of the Sweets where candy dancers perform for her, and finally a journey through the snow kingdom with whirling, dancing snowflakes.
Funding for this program made possible with assistance from The City of New Martinsville Parks & Recreation Commission, West Virginia Northern Community College, WETZ/WYMJ Radio, Ohio Valley Online, EQT Foundation, and the Dominion Foundation. This program is presented with financial assistance from the West Virginia Division of Culture and History and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the WV Commission on the Arts. With additional support from the Harry E. and Olive T. Barth Charitable Trust, a component fund of the Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley, ArtsLink is committed to providing universal accessibility wherever possible. Persons with special needs may contact us at 304-455-2278 to request assistance.