It's the holidays, that special time of year - and time again for Ballethnic's celebrated "Urban Nutcracker" ballet. The holiday classic will be presented Dec. 20-23, at the Viola Turner Theater, housed at Tri-Cities High School in East Point, GA.
Join the talented 200-member cast -including the professional dance ensemble and children, teens, seniors --as its takes Tchaikovsky's 19th century Russian ballet on a magical trek to Atlanta's "Sweet Auburn Avenue" of the 1940's.
The soulful celebration features whimsical and mysterious characters such as Reggae rag dolls, sultry Arabian dancers, spinning and leaping Black Russians, towering Mother Spice and her tumbling Spice Drops, the bubbly Coca-Cola Pas de Six, and the elegant Brown Sugar and her Chocolatier.
A special invitation is extended to youth, church and senior groups for "Community Night" on Thursday, Dec. 20, 7:30 p.m. Discounted tickets for $15 each are being offered for that final dress rehearsal.
Other Performance Times: Fri, Dec. 21, 8 p.m., Opening Night with VIP seating, reception; Saturday, Dec. 22, 2 p.m. matinee, 8 p.m. performance; Dec. 23, 2 p.m. matinee.