Ballet des Amériques presents "Nutcracker Dream"
Ballet des Amériques
Special Holiday Event Nutcracker Dream lands in downtown White Plains
KOI Creative Event Space, 169 Mamaroneck Avenue, 2nd Floor
Visions of Sugar Plums are dancing in your head and into downtown White Plains this Holiday Season. Nutcracker Dream is a beautiful interpretation of the beloved holiday classic and has delighted audiences young and old with its artistry and storytelling. Inspired by the work of Marius Petipa and Rudolf Nureyev, Nutcracker Dream is a one-hour and 15 minutes family-friendly adaptation of the seasonal favorite, created by world-renowned choreographer Carole Alexis, and performed by Westchester’s premier ballet company Carole Alexis Ballet Theatre / Ballet des Amériques. Alexis’ interest in creating Nutcracker Dream is to bring families and friends together around the essence of what the story represents, namely the beautiful balance between Marie’s childhood playfulness and her coming of age in the midst of her own circle of family and friends. Gather your kin for this unique, intimate holiday experience starting Friday, December 23, 2022.
Professional dancers from the company perform the featured roles of the ballet, while additional roles include young dancers from across the area. Nutcracker Dream premiered in 2018 and staged for two seasons at the Emelin Theatre and during a subsequent company tour overseas. The last two seasons took place at the Wainwright House in Rye, which again quickly sold out and prompted the production to be brought to downtown White Plains. The intimate performances will take place at KOI Creative Event Space at 169 Mamaroneck Avenue on the second floor above Lilly’s, a restaurant reminiscent of the great Victorian “gin palaces” that thrived in industrial cities of England and Northern Ireland. Lilly’s will be host to a unique Sugarplum Holiday Tea experience at 4pm each day during the week of performances except Tuesday. Lilly’s and its sister restaurant Hudson Grille also will be offering a complimentary drink to Nutcracker Dream ticket holders during the entirety of the performance run.
Event producer and former White Plains BID Executive Director Brittany Brandwein said “Carole Alexis Ballet Theatre/ Ballet des Amériques has brought quality artistry and worldly experience to downtown White Plains, a city ripe for the flourishing of cultural attractions. Events such as these bring vibrancy to our main streets and something desirable for the influx of residents in the area.”
Opening Night of Nutcracker Dream is Friday, December 23, 2022 @ 7pm. General admission tickets are $30, with children 10 yrs. and under at $20. There are also tickets at $75 for the evening that include an opening night reception with light bites at Hudson Grille, at street level below the show. Additional performances of the Nutcracker Dream are as follows:
- Monday, Dec 26, 2022 @ 2pm & 6pm
- Tuesday Dec 27, 2022 @ 2pm & 6pm
- Wednesday, Dec 28, 2022 @ 2pm & 6pm
- Thursday Dec 29, 2022 @ 2pm & 6pm
- Friday, Dec 30, 2022 @ 2pm & 6pm
In addition to General Admission tickets, Sugar Plum & Cavalier Dream Package tickets for $75 include meeting the Sugar Plum Fairy, Cavalier and Marie after the performance and taking a picture with them on the Nutcracker Dream set. The Dream Package also includes:
- VIP seating
- a complimentary beverage prior the performance
- a swag bag filled with goodies including a special holiday treat
- and a Nutcracker Dream t-shirt as a special memento
The funds from the Sugar Plum & Cavalier Dream Package help to support this production and keep ticket prices affordable for all to enjoy the magic of this holiday classic.
For tickets and more information, visit: https://www.balletdesameriques.company/tickets
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