Theatre (CBT) kicked off the 2013 holiday season with its annual production of The Nutcracker. Some of the most
highly trained classical ballet students in the Washington Metropolitan Area,
the CBT dancers were thrilled once again to perform before full houses -- and a
completely sold out Sunday matinee. "It's so wonderful to see the
results of all of our hard work," volunteered one of the young performers.
"I especially love being a part of something bigger."
And big the CBT
productions are. Held at the 525-seat Ernst Theater at NOVA's Annandale
campus, The Nutcracker involves
nearly 100 cast members, and, with very few exceptions, students perform the
full range of roles, including the challenging Sugar Plum Fairy. The professional quality of each performance
includes beautiful choreography, stunning hand-made costumes, and, often, some
The only thing not at
the professional level is the price of admission. A 25 year old not-for-profit organization,
CBT offers the community its annual Nutcracker
at a fraction of the cost of that asked by professional companies. Additionally, Girl Scouts and military
families receive special discounts, and groups may reserve free “behind the
scenes” tours. With such high quality
and low cost, CBT’s Nutcracker is a
great way to introduce the performing arts to young children – and to begin a
wonderful holiday tradition.
For more information about Classical Ballet Theatre and its February Contemporary performance in Reston and April Sleeping Beauty production in Annandale, please visit http://www.cbtnva.org. CBT can also be found on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Classical-Ballet-Theatre/250690358303318.