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The Nutcracker in the City of Light
Presented By Ballet Buffalo
Sunday, December 11th at 5:00pm EST
Online sale ends: 12/11/22 at 7:00pm EST
Flickinger Performing Arts Center
1250 Amherst Street
Buffalo, NY 14216
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Configuration Dance Theatre & School of Ballet is delighted to present one of the world's most beloved ballets, The Nutcracker!  This unique production opens with Clara, the heroine of the traditional version, now in her eighties telling the story of one very special Christmas Eve some seventy years earlier.  Although set in Buffalo, New York (renowned City of Light) during the year of the Pan American Exposition of 1901, the production remains true to its ballet tradition and to Tchaikovsky's beloved and sumptuous score. Featuring principal dancers, guest artists, Configuration Dance Theatre & School of Ballet students, and dance students from area schools.

Director Joseph Cipolla explains that the beauty of The Nutcracker is in its ability to be told in a variety of settings and from different perspectives while remaining true to its structure and musical form.

The magic begins at a Christmas party in the home of Clara when she was a child. Some of the city's most celebrated citizens of that time are present, and the house, now wired for electricity, displays a Christmas tree that has been decorated for the first time with electric Christmas tree lights.  

Audiences of all ages take a trip back in time to an enchanted era when electric light illuminated the imaginations of young and old. Director, Kolleen Fischer adds this is a wonderful opportunity for our dancers, and others in the community to become more connected to our city's heritage at a truly magical time of year - and what better way than through the magic of The Nutcracker in the City of Light?

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5:00pm to 7:00pm
Doors open at 4:30pm

Main Floor: $28.50
Children: $16.50

All Ages

Flickinger Performing Arts Center<br> 1250 Amherst Street<br> Buffalo, 14216



Sunday, December 11th

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