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Mid Ohio Valley Ballet Presents ‘The Nutcracker’ at Lincoln Theater in New Martinsville

Playing the Sugar Plum Fairy will be Grace Sears and Anna Menarchek (alternating the role), as Clara: Alia Ott, and guest artist Danny Bayer as Herr Drosslemeyer will be appearing in ArtsLink’s upcoming presentation of The Nutcracker at the Lincoln Theater on Dec. 9.

NEW MARTINSVILLE — Enhance your Christmas Season with the Mid Ohio Valley Ballet’s performance of The Nutcracker at the Lincoln Theater in New Martinsville on Monday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m.

Presented by ArtsLink and sponsored by Riggenbach Tile & Carpet and Wetzel Valley Agencies, this timeless classic will delight and entertain adults and children alike as it fills the audience with the Christmas spirit.

Tickets will be available at the door.

Children are welcome to don their party dresses or other holiday finery for this event. Theater parties are welcome with a discount for groups of more than people.

The joy of Christmas is never more evident than in The Nutcracker. This whimsical ballet brings beautiful fantasies, sugar plum dreams and waltzing snowflakes to a very large, adoring public. Parties, church celebrations, family and friends, and The Nutcracker are all part of the American Christmas experience.

Based on the book by E.T.A. Hoffman, the ballet follows the dreams of a little girl named Clara. At the family Christmas party, her Godfather Drosselmeyer presents her with a mysterious gift of a nutcracker, and her jealous little brother, Fritz, promptly breaks it. As the guests depart, Clara comes quietly back into the living room to see her nutcracker and falls asleep there. Her dreams take her through a fierce battle between the Mouse King and the Nutcracker, a visit to the Land of the Sweets where candy dancers perform for her and finally a journey through the snow kingdom with whirling, dancing snowflakes.

Mid Ohio Valley Ballet is a member of and receives partial funding from Artsbridge, a cultural development agency serving Wood County, W.Va., and Washington County, Ohio.

Funding for this program is made possible with assistance from West Virginia Northern Community College, WETZ/WYMJ Radio, EQT Foundation, Dominion Foundation and Ohio Valley Online.

Guests with special needs may contact ArtsLink at 304-455-2278 for assistance.

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