FPAC Opens Holiday Box Office 10/28 for THE NUTCRACKER and CAROL'S CHRISTMAS
The Franklin Performing Arts Company ( FPAC ) holiday box office opens to the general public on October 28 for FPAC's annual presentation of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker and on November 4 for Carol's Christmas , an original new musical written for FPAC by Nick Paone . With backtoback productions , enjoy a festive doublebill of holiday entertainment .
The Nutcracker will be performed on Saturday , December 14 , at 7 : 30 p.m . and on Sunday , December 15 , at 2 : 00 p.m . at the Thomas D . Mercer Auditorium , 224 Oak Street in Franklin . FPAC's production of this timeless classic features more than 100 area dancers and a professional orchestra under the direction of Peter Cokkinias . Special guest artists Dalay Parrondo and Bradley Schlagheck , Boston Ballet soloists , will dance the roles of the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier . Carol's Christmas will debut on Saturday , December 21 , at 2 : 00 and 7 : 30 p.m . and on Sunday , December 22 , at 2 : 00 p.m . , at the Thomas D . Mercer Auditorium .
Ring in the holidays with a professional band and talented cast of area performers as they sing and dance their way through this joyous and uplifting story . Carol's Christmas follows one family's triumphs and travails as they wrestle with the question : What do they really want for Christmas ? But they must decide if they have chosen their goals wisely . Rather than ask what they want this Christmas , they should instead consider what they really need .
A distinctive suburban nonprofit arts organization founded in 1991 , FPAC brings together professional artists , community performers and students of the arts in a collaborative and creative environment . With a focus on youth development and a commitment to live music , productions draw performers and audiences from more than 50 communities throughout the region . Company performers and alumni are making their mark in top college and conservatory arts programs , national Broadway tours , European concert tours , the American Idol finals , cruise line casts , film , television and regional theater , reflecting the performance quality and entertainment value found in FPAC shows .
Tickets cost $30, $28, and $26 for each show and may be purchased at The Spotlight Shop (34 Main Street, Franklin), through online ticketing at www.fpaconline.com, or by phone at 508528 8668. Group sales are available for civic groups and organizations. FPAC 2013 Holiday Sponsors are Big Y and Middlesex Savings Bank.