The Nutcracker Suite presented by Ovations Dance Repertory Company
Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 E. Main St., Patchogue, NY 11772
December 11th & 12th at 10:30 AM (*Special One-Hour Show); December 13th 1PM & 7PM; December 14th 1PM & 6PM
TICKETS: $14-$29 + fee; available at the box office, by phone 631-207-1313, and online at www.patchoguetheatre.com. *Tickets for the one-hour 12/11 & 12/12 performances as well as discounted rates for educators, large groups, and Girl or Boy Scouts (includes a fun patch) are only available by contacting Ovations directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 631-218-0315.
This year, the extremely talented dancers of Ovations Dance Repertory Company will be joined by Atlantic Wind Symphony. The vision of the glittering dancers and the sounds of the famous Tchaikovsky score will delight your senses and stay with you forever!
As the curtain rises you will feel like a welcomed guest at the Stahlbaum’s lavish holiday party as the mysterious Drosselmeyer brings to life the many toys, and as the enchanted tree reaches heights beyond the theatre. Youngsters will be cheering in their seats as the life-sized toy soldiers battle the mischievous mice. Then it’s on to the Land of Snow where the crystalline snowflakes dance and the Snow King and Queen perform a breathtaking Pas de Deux as the snow falls gently around them.
In ACT II, Ovations Dance Repertory Company broadens the appeal of The Land of Sweets with a multicultural production that welcomes all dancers and audiences. The Cavalier and Sugar Plum invite the enchanting Waltz of the Flowers into the Land of Sweets, where you will experience the traditional treats of Chocolate from Spain, Coffee from Arabia, Tea from China, Trepak, Candy Canes, and Mother Ginger and her Polichinelles. As an extra treat “Indian Spice” is an added divertissement bringing the flavor of bhangra music and Indian dance to add to your enjoyment.
The young and the young at heart will be captivated by the dazzling blend of choreography by Orlando Peña, lavish costumes, brilliant sets in an enchanting storybook world, and unforgettable Tchaikovsky score performed live to the delight of all the senses. Also joining the production this year will be the world renowned Syzokryli Ukrainian Dance Ensemble, under the artistic direction of Orlando Pagan. This strong and passionate ensemble is internationally recognized for their artistry and prowess. As an added treat “Indian Spice” celebrates the multicultural flavor of Bhangra music and Indian dance this special edition of “The Nutcracker Suite.”