FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – For more than half a century, the Fort Wayne Ballet has been performing a holiday tradition. Tchaikovsky’s classic, “The Nutcracker”, will come to life on stage for two weeks in December.
The story written in the 1800s takes place in the dream world of a young girl named Clara and her nutcracker as they travel into the Kingdom of Sweets. The ballet is performed at theaters across the country and the world.
Artistic Director Karen Gibbons-Brown said the dancers have been practicing since the first week of October. They have been practicing six days a week to get ready for opening night. The Fort Wayne Philharmonic will be performing with Fort Wayne Ballet for the first three shows.
The first show will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday, December 5 in the Arts United Center. Tickets for the performances start at $22. The last show is Sunday, December 14.