The Notara Dance Theatre presents the 2014 Nutcracker Ballet. This not-to-be-missed Pocono tradition features a group of professional ballet artists from New York City and more than 75 dancers from the local community. Show times are Saturday, November 29 at 2:30 PM and 7:30 PM, and Sunday, November 30 at 2:30 PM at the East Stroudsburg High School South Auditorium, 279 North Courtland Street, East Stroudsburg, PA. The Nutcracker Ballet is appropriate for all ages. Tickets are available at the Box Office one hour prior to show time. To purchase tickets in advance or for more information, visit our website at notaranutcracker.weebly.com, email NotaraNutcracker@gmail.com, call 570-421-1718, or visit the Notara School of Dance, 707 Lindbergh Avenue, Stroudsburg, PA.
The Notara Dance Theatre’s version of this classical ballet has delighted children and their grown-ups for 31 spectacular seasons in the Poconos. Tchaikovsky’s familiar holiday music will transport the audience to a magical land where everything is sweet, with the exception of the swashbuckling sword fight between the Mouse King and the Nutcracker. Impressive technical elements such as a Christmas tree that grows from 10 feet to 25 feet tall, expert lighting and special effects, and softly falling snow add to the allure of the ballet.
The exquisite Balanchine-style choreography, the professional dancers, and the local ballerinas directed by American Ballet Theater certified teacher, Sally Notara, are what make this Nutcracker Ballet truly sparkle. From the reality of the glittering lights on the Christmas tree in the Stahlbaum’s parlor to the fantasy of the crystals on the tiara of the Sugar Plum Fairy in the Land of Sweets, this is one show that you will not want to miss. As the performance comes to an end, the Sugar Plum Fairy closes the book of dreams, and opens your heart to the magic of the holiday season.
Notara Dance Theatre is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. The company is dedicated to educating and developing the dancer, producing artistry, and expanding the culture and enjoyment of dance in the community.