Ballet Chelsea and the Jackson Symphony Orchestra are pleased to join forces to present Ballet Chelsea's 22nd annual performance of The Nutcracker on December 7-8 (Chelsea, Michigan) and December 14-15 (Jackson, Michigan). This annual production is a full-length, narrated ballet, choreographed by Ballet Chelsea Artistic Director Wendi DuBois and features the talents of the Jackson Symphony Orchestra and Musical Director, Matthew Aubin. Audiences young and old from all over southern Michigan return year after year for this family friendly holiday favorite.
From Christmas Eve festivities at the Stahlbaum's, complete with godfather Drosselmeier and his charming mechanical dolls, to a fierce midnight battle, and on to the enchanted Kingdom of Sweets, Ballet's Chelsea's dancers captivate audiences with their energy and artistry. The narrated production is family friendly, combining the beauty of ballet, the excitement of live music, and the joy of a holiday classic story.