Nutcracker ballet comes to Abbotsford Arts Centre

Two performances on Sunday, Nov. 22 by the Royal City Youth Ballet

Amalie Holmsen-Wong

Royal City Youth Ballet presents its 27th season of The Nutcracker at the Abbotsford Arts Centre (2329 Crescent Way) on Sunday, Nov. 22.

This year, there will be two performances – at 1 and 4 p.m.

The production features a cast of more than 100 dancers under the direction of Dolores Kirkwood.

Performing to Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s music, this traditional ballet has sets designed by Jan Claude Olivier and costumes by Chris Sinosich.

There are magical soldiers, mice, a Sugar Plum Fairy, and a growing Christmas tree, along with snowflakes, the Snow King and Queen, Waltz of the Flowers, and other favourites.

Among the cast is Abbotsford dancer Amalie Holmsen-Wong, 11, who plays the roles of party girl, soldier and little Arabian.

She has been a cast member of the Nutcracker for the last four years. The production is a family event for her, as her dad has been a member of the backstage crew over the past years.

Tickets are available online at theactmapleridge.org or by calling 604-476-2787.

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