Holiday production from the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia at Fisher Theatre
Sedona AZ (December 9, 2013) – Celebrate the holiday season with an exciting tradition: the Mariinsky Theatre’s “The Nutcracker Ballet”. This sumptuous traditional production was filmed at the historic Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia where the original Nutcracker was first performed over 120 years ago. An all-time favorite ballet for the holidays, the Mariinsky Theatre’s “The Nutcracker Ballet” is the perfect holiday outing for the whole family.
The Sedona International Film Festival presents “The Nutcracker Ballet” on screen Sunday, Dec. 15 at 1 p.m. the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.
“The Nutcracker” tells the story of a young girl Clara, who is given a nutcracker doll for Christmas. After being broken by her brother, Clara cares for the wounded nutcracker, which later saves her from the evil Mouse King and is then transformed into a heroic prince. Together the prince and Clara travel to an enchanted island where celebrations, hosted by the Sugar Plum Fairy, are held in their honor.
This production showcases the impeccable virtuosity of two of the Mariinsky Theatre’s rising stars – Alina Somova as Clara (Masha in the original Russian production) and Vladimir Shklyarov as the Nutcracker.
With Tchaikovsky’s eternally popular score, grand staging and exquisite costumes, this production of the Mariinsky Theatre’s “The Nutcracker Ballet” will provide the stunning 3D visions of dancing sugar plums this holiday season.
“The Nutcracker Ballet” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on one day only: Sunday, Dec. 15 at 1:00 p.m. Tickets are $15, or $12.50 for Film Festival members. Tickets are available in advance at the Sedona International Film Festival office or by calling 282-1177. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona. For more information, visit: www.SedonaFilmFestival.org.