Ovations Dance Rep Brings THE NUTCRACKER SUITE to PTPA, Now thru 12/14

The Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts (PTPA) has announced that OVATIONS DANCE REPERTORY COMPANY will once again present THE NUTCRACKER SUITE at the December. As a special feature the extremely talented dancers will be joined by the Atlantic Wind Symphony making this the only full length presentation of the holiday classic accompanied by a live 25 piece orchestra in Suffolk County. Performances will take place today and tomorrow, December 11 and 12 at 10:30 am (*special one-hour performances), December 13 at 1:00 and 7:00 pm, and December 14 at 1:00 and 6:00 pm.

The Nutcracker Suite
Presented by Ovations Dance Repertory Company
Thursday, December 11 and Friday, December 12 at 10:30 AM (*Special One-Hour Shows);
Saturday, December 13 at 1:00 and 7:00 PM; and Sunday, December 14 at 1:00 and 6:00 PM
Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 E. Main St., Patchogue, NY 11772
Tickets: $14-$29 +fee; available at the box office, by phone, or online at www.patchoguetheatre.com.

*Tickets for December 11 and 12 at 10:30 AM 'One-Hour Shows' are only available by calling Ovations Dance Repertory Company directly at 631-218-0315. The Nutcracker Suite - As the curtain rises you will feel like a welcomed guest at the Stahlbaum's lavish holiday party as the mysterious Drosselmeyer brings to life the many toys, and as the enchanted tree reaches heights beyond the theatre. Youngsters will be cheering in their seats as the life-sized toy soldiers battle the mischievous mice. Then it's on to the Land of Snow where the crystalline snowflakes dance and the Snow King and Queen perform a breathtaking Pas de Deux as the snow falls gently around them.

In ACT II, Ovations Dance Repertory Company broadens the appeal of The Land of Sweets with a multicultural production that welcomes all dancers and audiences. The Cavalier and Sugar Plum invite the enchanting Waltz of the Flowers into the Land of Sweets, where you will experience the traditional treats of Chocolate from Spain, Coffee from Arabia, Tea from China, Trepak, Candy Canes, and Mother Ginger and her Polichinelles. As an extra treat "Indian Spice" is an added divertissement bringing the flavor of bhangra music and Indian dance to add to your enjoyment.

The young and the young at heart will be captivated by the dazzling blend of choreography by Orlando Peña, lavish costumes, brilliant sets in an enchanting storybook world, and unforgettable Tchaikovsky score performed live to the delight of all the senses.
Also joining the production this year will be the world renowned Syzokryli Ukrainian Dance Ensemble, under the artistic direction of Orlando Pagan. This strong and passionate ensemble is internationally recognized for their artistry and prowess. As an added treat "Indian Spice" celebrates the multicultural flavor of Bhangra music and Indian dance this special edition of "The Nutcracker Suite."

Discounted rates are available for large groups, and Girl or Boy Scouts (includes a fun patch). Educators should inquire about the December 11 and 12 one-hour shows for school field trips. For more information on discounted rates, visit www.ovationsdance.com, e-mail ovationsdance@aol.com or call 631-218-0315.



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