(Lambertville, NJ) - Roxey Ballet Company of Lambertville, NJ has just added additional performances to its already scheduled Thanksgiving weekend performances of "The American Holiday Tradition "Nutcracker". The performances will be held on Saturday November 27, 2010 at 3:00pm and 7:00pm, Sunday, November 28, 2010 at 1:00pm and 4:00 pm, and Monday November 29, 2010 at 10:000am with a special school matinee. In addition to the previously announced performances the company in partnership with the College of New Jersey as added an additional weekend of performances which will take place on December 4, 2010 at 3:00 & 7:00, December 5, 2010 at 1:00pm and 4:00pm. Tickets and more information can be found at www.roxeyballet.org
The Roxey Ballet's production has become, without question one of New Jersey and Pennsylvania's most popular holiday traditions. The lavish production features professional dancers of the Roxey Ballet Company as well as over one hundred dancing children and adults from around the Hunterdon, Mercer, Somerset and Bucks counties who will perform in roles that include party goers, giant rats, spinning snow flakes, tiny mice, dancing flowers, Mother Ginger and her flock of polichinelles. The production features hundreds of beautifully created costumes by Alicia Worden and Nilda Jones. The scenic elements rival many productions typically seen on New York and Philadelphia stages.
The story opens as Clara dreams of her handsome prince. After young Clara receives a wooden Nutcracker as a Christmas gift from a mysterious party guest, she finds herself in the midst of a battle between the Mouse King and the Nutcracker and his soldiers. After his victory, the magical spell is broke and Clara and the Nutcracker go on a voyage to the Land of the Sweets where experience dancing snowflakes, Spanish, Russian, Chinese and Arabian Dancers as well as the the Sugar Plum Fairy and her handsome Cavalier.
This must-see production celebrates its 16th anniversary of the American Holiday Tradition. For more information, contact Roxey Ballet at 609-397-7616 or visit www.roxeyballet.org to purchase your tickets now. Community members can place their orders online before October 15, 2010 and save 20%-28% off regular season ticket prices.
The Roxey Ballet is a world class contemporary ballet company with an extensive New Jersey season and schedule of local, national and international touring. The company is a non-profit organization incorporated in New Jersey in 1995. Its mission is to deliver artistic and cultural excellence through professional dance performances, residencies, educational programs, workshops and master classes. It is an multicultural and all-inclusive organization, fostering a creative environment of growth for all of its artists. Its unique and diverse works, taking traditions to the next level, strive to inspire audiences and artists alike. The Roxey Ballet seeks to preserve and advance the fine art of dance for generations to come. Access to quality dance performance and education is paramount to the mission of the company The company is accessible to artists and patrons with disabilities. The Roxey Ballet is supported in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts , Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts; The Wachovia Foundation, The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, The Bunbury Company, The Hunterdon County Cultural and Heritage Commission and The Geraldine R Dodge Foundation, and individual donors.