Issaquah Dance Theatre presents...

The Nutcracker

  • Friday, November 30, 2018 7:00PM
  • Saturday, December 1, 2018 11:00AM, 3:00PM, 7:00PM
  • Sunday, December 2, 2018 11:00AM, 3:00PM

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It is Christmas Eve-The Stahlbaums are hosting their annual Christmas party, festive music and dance ensues as godfather Drosselmeyer arrives. The children begin to open gifts when Drosselmeyer presents The Nutcracker for Clara. Fritz becomes jealous and breaks The Nutcracker. Drosselmeyer quickly repairs the Nutcracker with a magical wave of his hand. As the clock strikes midnight strange things begin to happen.  The Christmas tree grows, the toys around the tree come to life while the room fills with an army of mice, led by the fierce Rat King.  During battle the Rat King drops to the floor and the mice run away, carrying off their leader in tears. The Nutcracker turns into a Prince and takes Clara on a journey to the Land of Snow, an enchanted forest wonderland  where they are welcomed by dancing snowflakes. The Prince escorts Clara to the Land of Sweets where they are greeted by the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Spanish Chocolate, Arabian Tea, and many other sweets dance for her. Clara awakens and finds herself with her beloved Nutcracker. Was is all a dream or did Drosselmeyer cast a magic spell?

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