Saint Augustine Ballet stages The 11th Annual Nutcracker Ballet
Holiday show set for December 21-22 in Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College
Saint Augustine Ballet Artistic Director Luis Abella is excited to present the 11th Annual Nutcracker to the community. This holiday favorite will be staged on Saturday, December 21 and Sunday, December 22— at 1:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. both days — in Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada St., downtown St. Augustine. Tickets are $25 to $30 with discounts for ages 65 and older, and 12 and younger. Tickets are available at saintaugustineballet.com or by calling 855-222-2849.
The Nutcracker is a magical holiday show that features mischievous mice, dancing dolls, sparkling snowflakes, custom-designed scenery and costumes, and skillful athletic dancing.
“The Nutcracker puts everyone in the mood for the holidays, and this is a family ballet that everyone can identify with,” said Abella, a professionally trained dancer from Cuba who toured professionally before moving to St. Augustine when he created Saint Augustine Ballet.
“We change up the storyline to make it more audience friendly,” Abella explains. “Even if guests don’t know about ballet, they will still understand the timeless story.”