Press Release October 18, 2011
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MOUNTAIN WEST BALLET ANNOUNCES ITS 27th ANNUAL HOLIDAY PRODUCTION OF THE NUTCRACKER
(Sandy, UT – October 18, 2011) Mountain West Ballet, Sandy city’s community-based, non-profit ballet company, announces its annual performance of the holiday treasure The Nutcracker.
With dancers representing approximately 26 dance schools, colleges and universities throughout Utah, this community ballet will perform the tale of Clara and her handsome nutcracker prince come to life.
Complete with all the captivating charm and magic The Nutcracker has offered audiences for generations, this special holiday production will run December 9 – 19, 2011 at the theater at Mount Jordan (9360 S. 300 E.) in Sandy. Friday, Saturday and Monday evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday matinee performances begin at 2:00 p.m.
Sandy City Mayor Tom Dolan notes that, “Mountain West Ballet’s 27th annual production of the holiday classic The Nutcracker is an expression of our community’s commitment to the arts and our youth. We hope to continue this holiday tradition for many years to come.”
Mountain West Ballet’s Artistic Director Jill Mueller adds that, “We believe -this fresh adaptation of The Nutcracker will enchant and entertain audience members of all ages. This production offers young dancers a unique performing outlet.” Mueller , along with dance instructors throughout the Salt Lake valley, encourages students to audition for and participate in Mountain West Ballet’s semi-annual productions as a means of enhancing their performance skills and sharing their talents.
Limited tickets are also available for Clara’s Candy Cane Caper immediately following each matinee performance. Attendees will meet Clara and her friends and enjoy a sweet treat, as well as photo opportunities. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.MountainWestBallet.org or call 801.572.6222.
About Mountain West Ballet:
Mountain West Ballet was organized in 1983 as a non-profit organization committed to preserving, advancing and sharing the beauty of ballet. By providing performing opportunities for aspiring dancers to work in a professional, nurturing atmosphere, the ballet company also benefits the community by providing affordable quality productions for entertainment and educational purposes.
Mountain West Ballet wishes to recognize and thank Sandy City and the Zoo, Arts and Parks Program for their continued support. Additional funding is provided by the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation.
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