Seiskaya Ballet's Nutcracker at the Staller Center December 16-19
The Seiskaya Ballet's Nutcracker has become a
perennial holiday favorite on Long Island. This year's staging of the Nutcracker is again scheduled for six performances: December 16-19 at Stony Brook University's
Staller Center for the Arts.
This classical ballet rendition has earned praise from critics and audiences alike. Newsday called the production,
"ENCHANTING," "Polished," "…child friendly - a storyteller's Nutcracker…" And in another Newsday article the reviewer gushed: "…lavish… and
…sumptuous…" Other reviewers proclaimed it: "…glorious… Dazzling….extraordinary…" The cast will be led by guest artist Nick
Coppula (Cavalier) formerly with the Pittsburgh Ballet plus Seiskaya's award winning principal dancers Jenna Lee and Diana Atoian plus 1st soloists Brianna Jimenez, Jamie
Bergold, Amber Donnelly, Max Lippman and Girie Carrero-Sagona.
The company's 2016 Nutcracker season should again garner praise. Judith H. Bernstein of
Newsday headlined her Seiskaya Nutcracker review, "A Delicious Holiday Confection for Young and Old." Reviewer Michelle Isabelle-Stark entitled her review "Seiskaya's
Nutcracker Is Dazzling and Breathtaking." The Seiskaya Ballet's Nutcracker is considered Long Island's premier Nutcracker production.
Don't miss the
production that Newsday described as "…A Seasoned Recipe For Holiday Cheer" and the New York Times praised as "lavish." Tickets are on sale now at the Staller
Center Box Office at (631) 632-ARTS and at www.nutcrackerballet.com. Attended Box Office hours are noon to 6PM Monday through Saturday and one hour prior to all
performances. Online seat selection is available for all shows. Performances are Friday, December 16 at 7PM, Saturday, December 17 at 2 & 7PM, Sunday, December
18 at 1 & 6PM and Monday, December 19 at 7PM. Prices are $40 for adults, $34 children and seniors and $30 for groups of 20 or more. A $5 early bird discount
will be applied to all tickets purchased prior to December 1, 2016.
PIX CAPTION: Guest artist Nick Coppula will partner Seiskaya Ballet principal dancer
Jenna Lee in the elegant Sugar Plum Pas de Deux. PIX 2 – Fritz in the Party Scene.