Nutcracker Ballet

By E.T.A. Hoffman

Directed by Coleen Kehl Barraza

It is Christmas Eve at the Silberhaus home, and a lavish celebration is underway. Guests have arrived and are about to toast the lighting of the tree, when a knock on the door announces the arrival of the mysterious and magical Uncle Drosselmeyer. His magic begins with dancing dolls, gifts for all the children, and a "Nutcracker" doll for Clara. The party has ended and Clara returns to find her beloved "Nutcracker." Falling asleep on the sofa, she dreams mice are stealing the presents, led by the wicked Mouse Queen. Toy soldiers under the command of the Prince defend the frightened Clara. Clara and her Prince are summoned by the Snow Queen to the Land of Snow and Sweets. The Christmas Angels tell the Sugar Plum Fairy of her arrival and she is appointed Princess. Clara is entertained by dancing dolls from all parts of the world. Clara, along with her Prince are transported back to her home in a sleigh.

Produced by Stage Works Projects, Inc. at Stoughton High School Auditorium 600 Lincoln Ave Stoughton, WI

Performances: December 6, 2003, at 1:30 PM and 7:30 PM

Sugar Plum Tea Party immediately following the matinee performance only. English creme and chat with performers, photo's, etc.

Ticket Prices $10.00 General Admission

Call 608-873-0717 for reservations or more information.