Nov 13, 2012 2:59 PM by Melissa Canone

Nutcracker tickets available, cast released

Tickets are available to Lafayette Ballet Theatre's performances of "The Nutcracker" at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, in the Heymann Performing Arts Center.

Tickets may be purchased through the Heymann Center Box Office or any Ticketmaster outlet. Anyone interested in purchasing tickets may call the Heymann Center box office at 337-291-5555 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and on weekends during scheduled events, or visit anytime. Tickets are priced according to seat location, as follows: front orchestra, $49; back orchestra, $42; first balcony, $35, second balcony, $22. Prices listed do not include Ticketmaster fees.

This full-length classical ballet in two acts features Lafayette Ballet Theatre professional company dancers, principal guests artists from Pacific Northwest Ballet of Seattle and more than 140 children studying ballet in local academies. Audiences will enjoy a magical experience as talented artists, dazzling stage sets, spectacular special effects and Peter Tchaikovsky's delightful musical score bring this engaging E. T. A. Hoffmann tale to life before their eyes.

An Acadiana tradition, this ballet presented this year by Lafayette Ballet Theatre only has sold out in the past, so organizers are advising patrons to purchase tickets early to ensure availability.


The fun doesn't have to end with the show!
For more fun and to further support Lafayette Ballet Theatre - a nonprofit ballet company and arts education outreach organization - "Nutcracker" fans of all ages are encouraged to attend the annual fundraiser "Land of the Sweets." This social event immediately follows the Sunday, Dec. 9, matinee "Nutcracker" performance (about 4 p.m.) at the Heymann Convention Center (behind the theatre). Attendees may enjoy coffee or soft drinks while sampling hors d'oeuvres and sweets from area restaurants. Stars of "The Nutcracker" will be on hand for autographs as well as photos, so don your dressy apparel.
Tickets for "Land of the Sweets" are $20 and also are available at the Heymann Center box office. For more information or for tickets to "Land of the Sweets," call 337-291-5555.




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