A Magical Journey Where Dreams Come True!
Maple Youth Ballet Presents The Ultimate Holiday Nutcracker Experience with Clara’s Tutu Tent and The Nutcracker Bazaar
December 17th, 18th, & 19th, 2016
Tickets On Sale Now at Family-Friendly Prices!
Presented at the beautiful & spacious Northwood Performing Arts Theatre in Irvine
Music by Peter Tchaikovsky Choreography by Charles Maple
From the moment the lights dim, you will be transported to a magical place filled with dancing snowflakes, a dashing prince, and Tchaikovsky’s majestic score based on one of the world’s most beloved ballets.
Share the tradition of fantasy as the Sugar Plum Fairy, Nutcracker Prince and Clara ignite the imagination of your princes and princesses of all ages. Watch as this unique Orange County experience unfolds, showcasing more than 80 exceptionally talented & classically trained dancers from across the Southland!
Featuring original choreography by Artistic Director Charles Maple, The Maple Youth Ballet’s The Nutcracker is a full-length rendition-with-a-twist of E.T.A. Hoffman’s time-honored classic which centers around Clara, a young girl who yearns to one day become a professional ballerina.
Running Time: About 2 hours with intermission; refreshments & snacks will be on sale along with our spectacular Nutcracker boutique!
Support the Maple Youth Ballet
Maple Youth Ballet is a thriving pre-professional youth ballet organization, based in Irvine, that is devoted to providing young ballet dancers with training and performance opportunities that will prepare them to pursue careers as professional ballet dancers, be accepted to the top residential pre-professional ballet schools in the world, or qualify for admission to the leading college dance programs.
As a non-profit organization, we rely upon charitable donations to enable the success of our professional-quality ballet performances. We are faced with the delicate dilemma of balancing the necessity of financial viability with our desire to offer affordable ticket prices so that a wide constituency can gain a greater appreciation for the art of ballet.
There are two ways you can show your support – by purchasing an ad in our beautiful Nutcracker Program, or making a tax deductible charitable donation. Your support is greatly appreciated!
Presenting the Ultimate Nutcracker Experience for Families & Children!
As guests of the Maple Youth Ballet’s The Nutcracker, your family’s enchanting journey to the “Palace of the Sweets” will begin with a visit to Clara’s Tutu Tent for a host of fun activities for the kids, which will take place one hour before each performance. You and your family will also be able to enjoy our delectable desserts and unique boutique offerings on sale during intermission.
On-Stage Children’s Workshop After Sunday’s 3 pm Performance: Children ages 4-10 are invited to free, fun-filled dance workshop led by Maple Conservatory’s Pili Doheny. This 20-minute workshop will be held following our Sunday 3 pm performance. Ms. Doheny will lead the children through some ballet stretches and teach a children’s dance from our Nutcracker production!
Spectacular Sets & Costumes and Special Effects!
Celebrate the holiday season in style with our spectacular 50′ hand-painted sets and our sumptuous costumes. Share in the excitement as our magnificent holiday tree creates an astonishing and thrilling special effect as it magically grows to 55′ high, encompassing the entire stage!
The Maple Youth Ballet’s production of “The Nutcracker” is entering is 8th season! The Maple Youth Ballet is a thriving organization here in Orange County. It is a great pleasure to be an artistic ambassador to our community. Our production is one of the most beloved productions in Southern California.
When you advertise in the Maple Youth Ballet’s Nutcracker Program, you get your message out to our audience members, giving your business exposure to over 2,000 individuals.
Our beautiful keepsake programs are, full color, filled with photographs and interesting facts about The Nutcracker.