ITHACA, N.Y. –– In this unprecedented year the time-honored tradition of the Ithaca Ballet Nutcracker Will happen in a creative new form—live streamed to your living room with your favorite characters danced in innovative Ithaca friendly landscapes. With new scenery and adaptations we follow Clara‘s magical adventure through the battles of the Mouse King and Nutcracker into the land of the Snows and Sweets, all danced to the beloved music of Peter Tchaikovsky.
The role of Clara is danced by Maria Sun, Snow Queen and King Samantha Sprague Iddings and Kevin Olmstead, Dewdrop by Maddie Lynch, Drosselmeyer Kevin Olmstead and Sugar Plum Fairy Maria Valencia and many others.
Choreography is by Lavinia Reid and adapted to this format by Cindy Reid with Park Production film and editing crew, Cyber Nuts and will be available Dec. 18 at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 19 at 3 p.m. and two shows Sunday, Dec. 20 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
For tickets go to StateofIthaca.org.
Principal Sponsor is CFCU Community Credit Union, Major sponsors include Cayuga Radio Group, Wegmans and many others. Special scenes sponsored by The Treman Center, Seneca Lake Designs, Shalestone Vineyards, Mariette Geldenhuys, attorney, Sprague and Jackson, accountants, Tompkins County Trust Co, Nan Reid and Jim Long.