Columbia City Ballet's production of "Nutcracker"
performed in Coastal Carolina University's Wheelwright Auditorium on
Saturday, Dec. 2, at 7:30 p.m., as part of Coastal's 2000-2001 Cultural
Arts Series. Tickets are $10; $5 for students.
"Nutcracker," a classic Christmas ballet with music by
Tchaikovsky, is about a young girl named Clara whose wooden nutcracker
doll comes to life and takes her on a magical journey. Their trip leads
them to the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of the Sweets.
Led by Columbia City Ballet artistic director William Starrett,
the cast of world-class dancers includes medallists and former members
of the National Ballet of Canada, American Ballet Theatre and the
Joffrey Ballet. The cast of the production also features young dancers
from the community who auditioned for the performance.
Columbia City Ballet first presented "Nutcracker" in 1966. In
1999, more than 245 ballet companies and schools throughout the United
States performed the holiday classic.
The performance is being funded, in part, by Horry Telephone
Cooperative, Inc. (HTC).
For more information, contact the Wheelwright Box Office at 349-