OURAY – Journey with an adorable and talented cast of 40 dancers, ages 3-16, to the Land of the Snow and the Kingdom of the Sweets to meet the Sugarplum Fairy, Waltzing Flowers, and the Russian, Arabian, Marzipan and Chinese Dancers, as
Weehawken Dance presents an abbreviated version of Tchaikovsky’s beloved ballet, The Nutcracker, in Ouray this weekend.
“Nutcracker Sweets” debuted on the Silverton School stage last weekend and will be performed again on Sunday, Nov. 10 at the Wright Opera House. The performance is set for 4 p.m. and features dancers from Weehawken’s Company Dance program as well as dancers in the Weehawken Silverton Dance program.
Weehawken has produced a full “Nutcracker” since 2008, but is mounting a new holiday production – The Polar Express – this December at the Montrose Pavilion. In keeping with what has become a treasured holiday tradition, however, Weehawken Dance Artistic Director Natasha Pyeatte decided to produce a shorter version of The Nutcracker, with a smaller ensemble, for the communities of Silverton and Ouray in November.
“We are thrilled to be able to delight audiences of all ages with our version of this timeless holiday classic,” WCA Executive Director Ashley King said. “It is especially exciting to be presenting this in both Ouray and Silverton and we hope you’ll join us.”
Tickets for Weehawken’s “Nutcracker Sweets” are available online at weehawkenarts.org; in Ouray at Khristopher’s Culinaire, Buckskin Booksellers and Mouse’s Chocolates; in Ridgway at Cimarron Coffee and Books and the Weehawken Office in the Old Schoolhouse; and in Montrose at Tiffany, Etc. Tickets are $12 each, with discounts available via phone for groups of 10 or more. Call 970/318.0150 for more information.