Event Location: Southridge Rec Center
3:00 p.m. performance is sold out. Limited tickets available for the 6:00 p.m. performance.
Nutcracker Highlights: A beloved holiday tradition, The Nutcracker, invites audiences inside the imaginative dreams of young Clara as she journeys with her Nutcracker Prince to meet the Sugar Plum Fairy. Enchanting audiences for more than a century, The Nutcracker is a holiday treat for the entire family. The International Youth Ballet returns to perform this one hour family-friendly performance.
Two Performances: 3:00 p.m. or 6:00 p.m.
Location: Southridge Rec Center, 4800 McArthur Ranch Road., Highlands Ranch, CO 80130
Ticket price is the same for all ages, except children under two are free, but must sit on a parent's lap.
Advance tickets must be purchased online. If not sold out, tickets will be available at the door. All online ticket sales are subject to service fees. All ticket sales are final, and no refunds will be issued.
Tchaikovsky’s Dance of the Sugar Plum fairy is synonymous with the holidays. It’s played in stores and featured in commercials. Kids will instantly recognize the popular tune. The rest of the songs might not be so familiar. Keep the soundtrack in the car and kids will love hearing their favorite songs during the performance. Make sure to prepare kid for the lack of dialogue during the show.
There’s so much going on in The Nutcracker and kids will be much more engaged in the ballet if they understand the background story. Pick up a kid-friendly version of The Nutcracker story and read the book together before attending the ballet.
Leading up to the performance date, have several chats about what is expected inside of the theater. This typically includes whispering/being quiet, sitting in your seat during the performance and clapping at the right times (when others clap).
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