Contributed photo/Salish Sea Youth Ballet
                                The character Clara holds the nutcracker, which later magically comes to life.

Contributed photo/Salish Sea Youth Ballet The character Clara holds the nutcracker, which later magically comes to life.

View ‘The Nutcracker’ with a San Juan Island twist

  • Thu Dec 6th, 2018 9:35am
  • Life

Submitted by the Salish Sea Youth Ballet

This winter, the Salish Sea Youth Ballet will present the 2018 “Friday Harbor Nutcracker.” San Juan Island dancers will perform excerpts from the classic “Nutcracker” ballet in an intimate tea party setting in town.

Performances take place at 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 15 and 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 16, at Brickworks, 150 Nichols St., Friday Harbor. Tickets are $30 for adults and $25 for children 9 and under, including tea and sweets.

This interactive, family-friendly event immerses audiences into the magical story and is sure to become a family tradition. The 2018 production features new, original ballet choreography that celebrates San Juan Island and its local culture while remaining true to “The Nutcracker’s” classical ballet roots. The 45-minute youth ballet performance will be followed by holiday tea and sweets, a pop-up Nutcracker gift boutique and opportunities to meet the Nutcracker characters in costume.

Reserve seats today at www.salishseaballet.com/friday-harbor-nutcracker or call 360-298-1720.