The Oak Ridge Civic Ballet Association will present Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” next weekend, November 19 and 20. The performances will be at the Oak Ridge High School Performing Arts Center.
Directed by Molly Koon Quist, “The Nutcracker” offers artistic entertainment for family members of all ages, a press release said. The feature shows will include the added value of the University of Tennessee Chamber Orchestra and Farragut High School Advanced Chorus, a press release said.
“We are thrilled to showcase our talented dancers in such a classic ballet for the Oak Ridge community,” said Christy Rickman, president of ORCBA.
Courtney Walker and Fancisco Aguilar of the Georgia Ballet as well as Grant Howard as the Russian Soloist will join the talented cast from East Tennessee. Frank Murphy of Classic Hits 93.1 will also make a guest appearance, the press release said.
Tickets for “The Nutcracker” are on sale now at www.orcba.org/nutcracker2016/, or tickets may be purchased at The Ferrell Shop in Jackson Square or Mott’s Floral Design on Tulane Avenue.
Feature shows at the Oak Ridge High School Performing Arts Center are Saturday, November 19, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, November 20, at 2 p.m. Tickets for these shows are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors, and $10 for students. Ask about the “Penny for the Arts” special offer for up to three students with the purchase of an adult ticket.
An encore performance will take place on Saturday, November 20, at 2 p.m. Tickets for this show are $10 for all seats.
The performance is made possible by the generosity of the Arts Council of Oak Ridge, Tennessee Arts Commission, Realty Executives, Penny 4 Arts, ORNL Federal Credit Union, Second Harvest Foodbank, Downtown Digital USA, 91.9 FM WUOT, Scripps, and the Dance Centre, the press release said.
Organized in 1963, the Oak Ridge Civic Ballet Association is the oldest continuously chartered nonprofit dance organization in Tennessee. ORCBA’s goal is to provide an opportunity to enjoy the arts for dancers and individuals through classic ballet, modern, character, and ethnic dance forms. For more information or to make a donation visit www.orcba.org.
This press release was submitted by Christy Rickman.
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