175 West 900 South, Suite 12, St. George, UT 84770
The St. George Ballet Company in association with Westside Studio of Performing Arts, under the direction of Sheila Bailey, with
assistants Bene' Arnold, Amber Shakespeare and Deborah Dawn, has enjoyed putting on the annual production of The Nutcracker Ballet for 12 Christmas seasons in Southern
Utah. Many families have made attending The Nutcracker a part of their Christmas tradition.
William F. Christensen presented the first full length
production of The Nutcracker Ballet in the United States in 1944. In kind of Bene` Arnold and Florence Christenson, the St. George Ballet Company has established his
original choreography in Act I, scenes 1 & 2 as a part of their Nutcracker. Grown-ups and children will delight in seeing the mice and soldiers in battle before
Clara continues into the Snow Kingdom and the Land of the Sweets to visit the Sugar Plum Fairy. Dancers from around the world entertain the Nutcracker Prince and Clara
along with bringing smiles to the faces of all involved.
The cast features over 120 local dancers who will be sharing the stage with professional dancers Erica
Bryce dancing Sugar Plum Fairy with Troy McGee her cavalier. We welcome our own local master artist, Roy Fitzell playing Drosselmeyer.
Saturday's matinee the children can attend Clara's Party, "A Magical Journey". The party is held on stage meeting characters and cast, taking a trip
through the Land of Sweets, sliding down the Mother Hubbard slide along with seeing behind the scenes operations of putting on the production. A craft and treat also make this
a fun activity for all. Tickets for Clara's Party are $8.00.
The St. George Ballet Company invites everyone to attend the full length Nutcracker Ballet. The
Nutcracker begins at 7:30 p.m. on December 12th, 13th and 14th at Desert Hills Theater. A matinee performance is on December 14th at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are available at
westsidestudio.org/tickets or call 674-9728. Ticket prices are $20 and $15 for obstructed view.
The St. George Ballet Company is honored to have something
of such quality to present to our community that comes from their own children.