Whitman College

"The Nutcracker" - presented by The Dance Center of Walla Walla

The Dance Center of Walla Walla returns to the Cordiner Hall stage on January 6 & 7, 2023 at 7 p.m. for two performances of Caleb Leitch’s “The Nutcracker,” produced and directed by Idalee Hutson-Fish.  

Experience the most magical ballet of all time and the story of Clara and her Nutcracker. Join Clara (Elowyn Kaup) on her magical adventure as her beloved Nutcracker (Isaiah Ruybalid) comes to life, battles the evil rats, then waltzes her through swirling snow before joining the Sugar Plum (Rachel Richardson: American Ballet Theater) and her Cavalier (Mark Tucker:  Eugene Ballet) in the Kingdom of Sweets. Delight in the flavors of Coffee, Chocolate, Tea, and Marzipan, with the romping Polichinelles, and Candy Canes. Sway to the Waltzing of the flowers with Dewdrop (Amanda Gallaway) before the Sugar Plum and Cavalier delight you with the most magical pas de deux of all time.  Was it only a dream?   Only the mysterious Uncle Drosselmeyer (Tyson Kaup) knows for sure.  

The fabulous music of Tchaikovsky and the beauty of live ballet combine to create a living art form that is difficult to forget. Tickets ($45-$20) are available at www.thedancecenterofwallawalla.com or at the door.

Sponsored by Walla Walla Summer Theater Group
Sponsored by Integrity Design and Copyworks
Friday performance sponsored by Katie and Kellen Kline
Saturday performance sponsored by Charlie Miller
Guest artists sponsored by Mark Lawless
New Angel costumes sponsored by our Cider/Hot Chocolate Sales

Scenery courtesy of Eugene Ballet Company, Eugene, Oregon
Also sponsored by Alexandra Communications and Tom and Cheryl Hodgins

Saturday, January 7, 2023 at 7:00 pm

Cordiner Hall
44 S Park, Walla Walla, WA

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