"Jersey City Nutcracker" tells the story of two children as they embark on a city adventure through fantasy, adversity, and celebration. Life lessons are learned along the way in regards to friendship and community.
It’s Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker” with a definite twist again this year in Jersey City.
For the ninth year, NimbusPRESENTS “Jersey City Nutcracker” opens its run on Dec. 11 and continues to Dec. 22. Based on of the E.T.A Hoffman story which was then adapted into the famous ballet by Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky, the Nimbus production retains Tchaikovsky’s original score.
“Jersey City Nutcracker” tells the story of two children as they embark on a city adventure through fantasy, adversity, and celebration. Life lessons are learned along the way in regards to friendship and community.
New to this year’s production is a video mapping and projection design by video artists Laia Cabrera and Isabelle Duverger. Also, families can take part in a pre-show winter carnival.
The production will feature Nimbus Dance Works’ professional dancers and local youth from Nimbus and Cornelia F. Bradford School, Frank R. Conwell Elementary, Rafael J. De Cordero School, Bergen-Lafayette Montessori, Middle School #4, Waterfront Montessori, and Martin Center for the Arts.
Leading youth performers include Lucy Reider, Krystal Andrade, and Janelle Acosta of High Tech High School; Adele Maudlin of St. Dominc’s Academy, Stephanie Santiago of County Prep High School, and Isabella Levin of McNair High School.
Additional dates and times for the shows are as follows: Friday, Dec. 14, 7 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 15, 1 and 5 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 16, 1 and 5 p.m.; Friday, Dec. 21, 7 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 22, 1 and 5 p.m.
Tickets are $20 to $35 and are available at jcnutcracker.brownpapertickets.com. Nimbus Theater is located at 165 Newark Ave., Jersey City (Enter on Barrow St.).
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