Ballet Palm Beach is making the holiday season brighter and merrier for 500 children and families served by local nonprofits and programs. The ballet company is distributing free tickets to December 4 and 5 performances of The Nutcracker at the Kravis Center to Community Partners, El Sol, For the Children, Inc., the Guatemalan-Maya Center, Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County, Little Smiles, Milagro Center, Place of Hope, Speak Up for Kids of Palm Beach County, Inc., The Lords Place, Vita Nova, Inc., and the West Palm Beach Parks & Recreation Department.
“Community outreach is a core value of Ballet Palm Beach,” says Colleen Smith, executive and artistic director of Ballet Palm Beach. “We are incredibly proud to make it possible for children and families who would otherwise be unable to afford it, to attend this magical holiday tradition.
The Nutcracker will once again be performed in the grand 2,195-seat Dreyfoos Hall December 4 and 5. The Nutcracker tells the the coming-of-age story of Marie who receives a mysterious gift on Christmas Eve. Adventures ensue as Tchaikovsky’s score draws Marie into a terrifying battle with the Mouse King, through a mystical snowstorm, and to the Kingdom of the Sugar Plum Fairy. The Nutcracker has become a holiday tradition for all ages, delighting both the young and the young-at-heart.
Tickets are available here or by calling the Kravis Center box office at (561) 832-7469 or (800) 572-8471.