The Seiskaya Ballet’s Nutcracker has become a perennial holiday favorite on Long Island. This year’s staging of the Nutcracker is again scheduled for six performances: December 15-18 at Stony Brook University’s Staller Center for the Arts.
This classical ballet rendition has earned praise from critics and audiences alike. Newsday called the production, “ENCHANTING,” “Polished,” “...child friendly – a storyteller’s Nutcracker...” And in another Newsday article the reviewer gushed: “...lavish... and ...sumptuous...” Other reviewers proclaimed it: “...glorious... Dazzling....extraordinary...” The cast will be led by guest artist Nick Coppula (Cavalier) formerly with the Pittsburgh Ballet plus Seiskaya's award winning principal dancers Jenna Lee, Diana Atoian and Brianna Jimenez plus 1st soloists Max Lippman, Amber Donnelly, Graciela Carrero-Sagona and Lara Caraiani.
Don’t miss the production that Newsday described as “...A Seasoned Recipe For Holiday Cheer” and the New York Times praised as “lavish.” Tickets are on sale now at the Staller Center Box Office at (631) 632-ARTS and at www.nutcrackerballet.com. Attended Box Office hours are noon to 6PM Monday through Saturday and one hour prior to all performances. Online seat selection is available for all shows. Performances are Friday, December 15 at 7PM, Saturday, December 16 at 2 & 7PM, Sunday, December 17 at 1 & 6PM and Monday, December 18 at 7PM. Prices are $40 for adults, $34 children and seniors and $30 for groups of 20 or more.
PIX CAPTION: Guest artist Nick Coppula will partner Seiskaya Ballet principal dancer Jenna Lee of Kings Park in the elegant Sugar Plum Pas de Deux.