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Lafayette Ballet Theatre presents The Nutcracker

Photo courtesy Lindsay Thomas
Posted at 9:50 PM, Dec 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-13 22:50:31-05

Lafayette Ballet Theatre will present two performances of The Nutcracker at the Heymann Center this weekend.

The shows are set for 7 p.m. on Saturday, December 14, and 2 p.m. on Sunday, December 15.

Tickets are available through the Heymann Center Box Office or Ticketmaster.

This full-length classical ballet in two acts features Lafayette Ballet Theatre professional company dancers, principal guest artists from the Pacific Northwest Ballet (Seattle) and approximately 150 children studying ballet in local academies. The show promises 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.

This ballet, an Acadiana tradition, has sold out in previous years.

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 organization - "Nutcracker" fans of all ages are invited to attend the holiday party, "Land of the Sweets." This social event immediately follows the Sunday, Dec. 15, matinee performance, beginning at approximately 4:30 p.m. at Lafayette Ballet Theatre's studios, 201 Petroleum Drive, Lafayette, 70508. Attendees may enjoy hot cocoa and soft drinks while sampling hors d'oeuvres, pizza and sweets from area restaurants. Stars of "The Nutcracker" will be on hand for autographs and photos, so don your dressy apparel!

For more information on the Lafayette Ballet Theatre, click here.