**The Nutcracker Show**
NDSU FESTIVAL CONCERT HALL
Friday, Dec. 16th, 2011 at 7:00 pm Sat, Dec. 17th, 2011 at 2:00 pm
TICKETS AVAILABLE AT:
Haneys Photography 1610 Main Moorhead, MN 56560
The Nutcracker Story Music by Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – From the traditional German folk tale by E.T.A Hoffman
Part l – It is Christmas time in the 1830′s in Clara’s house in old Nuremberg, Germany. Her parents are hosting the annual family Christmas party. The last to arrive is the toymaker and magician Godfather Drosselmeyer. Drosselmeyer has brought many gifts of toys, puppets, and three life-sized dolls for the children, and a big hand-made wooden Nutcracker in the shape of a soldier, for Clara. Her naughty brother Fritz, steals the Nutcracker and breaks it. After Drosselmeyer repairs the Nutcracker, it is time for the guests to depart. When everyone has gone to bed, Clara comes downstairs to view the Nutcracker under the tree. She then falls asleep and has a fantastic dream. An army of mice led by their Mouse King emerge. The Nutcracker summons his army of soldiers to battle with the mice. The Nutcracker falls, and just as the Mouse King is about to do away with him, Clara saves him by striking the Mouse King with her slipper. The battle is then won by Clara and the soldiers. At intermission, Angels and Angel Helpers come on stage.
Part II- The Nutcracker Prince brings Clara to the Kingdom of Sweets for some entertainment. First is the Spanish, followed by the Arabian, Chinese, Russian, Tarantella, Flutes, Flowers, and Sugar Plum dances and Madame Bon Bon with her Candies. Clara awakens near the Christmas tree and sees her wooden soldier Nutcracker and realizes it was all just a dream.
Cheerful, sweet, and sometimes funny dances with Hip Hoppin’ Santa and Helpers, Holiday Hip Hoppin’ Kids, Snowmen and Kids, Santa’s Helper and Elves, Holiday Tappers, Holiday Ballet Dancers, Drummer Boys, Mrs. Clause and Sprites, Holiday Celtic Dancers (Irish soft and hard shoe step dancers), and Santa and Jazzy Reindeer.
**Gotta Dance Spring Show**
|LOCATION: Moorhead High School Auditorium North Door #13 SHOW TIMES: Sat, May 21st, 2011 at 2:00 pm Sun, May 22nd, 2011 at 2:00 pm TICKETS AVAILABLE AT: **Haneys Photography 1610 Main Moorhead **Wizard of Kids **TJ Maxx Mall bonniehaneydance.com 218-236-9900 (Moorhead Studio) 701-232-9900 (Fargo Studio) Buy Tickets Online||Ages 4 years-teens and adults. Beginner, intermediate, and advanced dance levels. A magical and diverse showcase of many different styles of dance. Opening the Spring Show with a Broadway Jazz dance chorus line, classical ballet of The Swans of Swan Lake, a technical and challenging ballet-tambourine dance on Pointe called Esmeralda, athletic and acrobatic Hip Hop dances, Riverdance style Irish dancing (Celtic dance), a beautiful Spanish dance, showy musical tap dances, pre-tap dancers, petite ballerinas, graceful lyricals, and the acrobatic Can-Can. Come, relax and enjoy the show!|
**Irish Parade and Celtic Festival** St. Patricks Day, March Dancers perform in the parade and at the Celtic Festival with local musicians “Poitin” in Fargo. For more information on Poitin: www.poitin.org