Shea's Presents Neglia's NUTCRACKER

Shea's Presents Neglia's NUTCRACKER

Neglia Ballet Artists annual production of "The Nutcracker" is back to kick off the holiday season with a weekend of performances at Shea's Performing Arts Center.

A cast complete with international stars and local favorites will bring the production to life. For the eighth year in a row, Neglia Ballet Artists is collaborating with Shea's Performing Arts Center and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra who will play Tchaikovsky's iconic "The Nutcracker" score. Reviewer Steve Sucato says the collaboration reinforces "that love affair with a magical production that excited the senses and warmed the hearts of audience members of all ages." This year, the addition of renowned guest artists takes this already world-class production to new heights.

International dancers include Lithuanian-born husband and wife team of Vilia Putrius and Mindaugas Bauzys; Ilya Burov originally from Russia, and Walter Garcia a native of Cuba. Several local favorite artists reprise their roles including Vincent O'Neill, Paul Mockovak, Michele Costa and Suzanne Evans.

This year's production of "The Nutcracker" will again be conducted by the BPO's Associate Conductor, Stefan Sanders and have the special touch of The Buffalo Girlchoir and Chamber Singers singing live from the balcony during the iconic snow scene choreographed by Heidi Halt.

In Neglia's traditional staging of "The Nutcracker", we follow young Marie on her journey through a wondrous battle scene, breathtaking winter wonderland and delectable land of sweets. Buffalo News called a previous year's production "a holiday spectacle capable of eliciting wide-eyed wonder in children of all ages." It is the perfect tradition of holiday memories, live ballet, orchestral music all under one magical historic roof. Enjoy the show on Saturday, November 26th at 7pm or Sunday, November 27th at 2pm.

For tickets, call 1-800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com or visit Shea's Ticket Office. Tickets: $29 - $75.

For groups (10+), please call (716) 829-1153. For more information, visit www.sheas.org


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