Nutcracker 2017

Issaquah Dance Theatre Ensemble Sponsored by Issaquah Dance Theatre presents:

THE NUTCRACKER

Come experience the magic of this holiday tradition with your family and friends!

Performances

        • Fri, December 8th – 7:00 pm / Cast A
        • Sat, December 9th – 2:30 pm / Cast A
        • Sat, December 9th – 7:00 pm / Cast B
        • Sun, December 10th – 2:30 pm / Cast B

Location

Interlake Performing Arts Center
16245 NE 24th Street
Bellevue, WA 98008

Tickets

Children – $15 (18 and under)
Senior – $18
Adult – $28

Children under two years of age do not require a ticket.

Nutcracker Tickets

All seats are reserved
$25 fee for all ticket exchanges
Tickets are non-refundable

 

The Story of the Nutcracker

 

Act I

It is Christmas Eve-The Stahlbaums are hosting their annual Christmas party, festive music and dance ensues as godfather Drosselmeyer arrives.  He is a skilled clock and toy maker and always full of surprises. Drosselmeyer draws everyone’s attention as he presents dancing dolls.

 

The children begin to open gifts when Drosselmeyer presents The Nutcracker for Clara. Fritz becomes jealous and breaks The Nutcracker. Drosselmeyer quickly repairs the Nutcracker with a magical wave of his hand.

As the clock strikes midnight strange things begin to happen.  The Christmas tree grows, the toys around the tree come to life while the room fills with an army of mice, led by the fierce Rat King.  As the Nutcracker awakens, he leads his army of toy soldiers into battle with the mice.

 

The Nutcracker and his army can go on no longer and are captured by the mice and their King.  Clara makes a final daring charge throwing her slipper at the Rat King, hitting him square on the head.  The Rat King drops to the floor and the mice run away, carrying off their leader in tears.
The Nutcracker turns into a Prince and takes Clara on a journey to the Land of Snow, an enchanted forest wonderland  where they are welcomed by dancing snowflakes.

Act II

The Prince escorts Clara to the Land of Sweets where they are greeted by the Sugar Plum Fairy.  The Prince tells her about the daring battle with the army of mice and she rewards them with a celebration of dances.

  • The Spanish Dance
  • The Arabian Dance
  • The Chinese Dance
  • The Marzipan Dance
  • The Peppermint Dance
  • The Ginger Bread Dance
  • The Waltz of Flower

And the beautiful Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier dance a magical pas de deux.

Clara awakens and finds herself with her beloved Nutcracker. Was is all a dream or did Drosselmeyer cast a magic spell?