Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Ballet
December 2, 2016 at 7:30 PM
December 3, 2016 at 5:00 PM
December 4, 2016 at 4:00 PM
Hello dear readers. Tchaikovsky’s Nutracker Ballet is quite a famous performance. I have heard of it often and wondered what it was about—besides the obvious that it was about a nutcracker. If any of you are wondering as well, have no fear. I have done some research on the subject. Apparently the ballet is based on a story called “The Nutcracker and The King of Mice” by E. T. A. Hoffman. Although the story has undergone some changes since E. T. A. Hoffman wrote it. In fact, the ballet is closer to the revision of the story made by Alexander Dumas. However, the basic plot remains the same. A German girl dreams about a nutcracker prince and his battle against a Mouse King with seven heads. (Yes, dear readers, you read that right. Seven heads.)
Quite an interesting story, I will admit. Now that I know the origin of the story, I’m quite curious to see how it is translated to the medium of ballet. No doubt all of you are as well. Why don’t we all find out by attending a performance of the Nutcracker Ballet here at the Madison Theatre? It’s bound to be an exciting experience. Especially since the Madison Theatre’s performance of the ballet is the only one on Long Island that features a full symphonic orchestra. Sounds great! You won’t want to miss it!