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Ballet Tessera Presents CLARA'S CHRISTMAS ADVENTURE This Month

Performances run December 19th and 20th at 2pm and 7pm.

Ballet Tessera Presents CLARA'S CHRISTMAS ADVENTURE This Month

Ballet Tessera, a new contemporary ballet company in Central Florida, is returning to the Dr. Phillips Center's Alexis and Jim Pugh Theater with their beloved holiday treasure Clara's Christmas Adventure, a full-length production of the holiday classic The Nutcracker. Suspend disbelief as this holiday spectacle transports you to a dazzling winter wonderland with a snowfall on stage in this new production.

Be transported to the Land of Sweets with Clara and the Nutcracker Prince as they encounter a cast of colorful characters including tap dancing Russians, acrobatic Arabians, and the enchanting Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, set to Tchaikovsky's original score. Create unforgettable memories with friends and family while supporting the arts for our youth this holiday season!

The inception of art begins with an idea, a catalyst initiating the creative process. Whether the piece begins with a stroke, a single chisel, or a step, it is a fragment of the finished work. Ballet Tessera was founded on the idea that every dancer plays a crucial role in the creation of the final piece, much like a mosaic relies on pieces of stone, tile, and glass to form its final picture. Every size, shape, and color is a cherished and essential element in the final design. Our vision is to create art through an amalgamation of genres, breaking the stylistic norms in order to create unique and inspiring contemporary ballet works. The company is here to provide valuable artistic opportunities and experiences to enrich the creative vitality of Central Florida.

The Skyra Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, was founded by Scott & Mary Poiley to ensure all young artists have the opportunity to participate in arts education and performance regardless of their financial means. The Skyra Foundation is dedicated to investing in the next generation of dancers, actors, filmmakers, and artists by offering scholarships for continuing education and platforms to showcase their works. On top of Skyra's commitment to these budding artists, the foundation will promote the arts in the Orlando community by funding original films, videos, and stage productions that are open to the entire community, whether they attend Skyra Studios or not. We hope to keep the arts alive by inspiring our audiences, both young and old, with the diverse expressions that represent our communities.



GLORIA by Branden Jacobs Jenkins Opens at Rollins College Photo
A 2015 Pulitzer Prize finalist, Gloria is the second production in Rollins College Second Stage series this year. Directed by Michael McNamara ‘23, it focuses on a group of assistants from a prominent New York magazine, all angling for their big break. But when “another day at the office” becomes an event that turns their realities upside down, it begs the question, “who deserves to tell the story?”

BROADWAY ON THE ROCKS Comes to Hyatt Regency Orlando Photo
Cabaret is coming to the City Beautiful with Broadway on The Rocks, an exciting new performance series at Hyatt Regency Orlando. 

Dr. Phillips Center Presents INTO THE WOODS In Walt Disney Theater For Its Only Florida En Photo
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts has announced the hugely acclaimed and much beloved Grammy-winning Broadway production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Tony Award-winning triumph, Into the Woods, will go on sale for single tickets Friday, February 17.

Review: NUNSENSE A-MEN! at The Winter Park Playhouse Photo
Experiencing something familiar through a new lens can be particularly thrilling. Whether that be a story brought to the stage from a beloved book or film, an untold side of a familiar tale or a modern take on a classic – experiencing something old in a new and different way is exciting. That was my experience seeing The Winter Park Playhouse’s latest production, NUNSENSE A-MEN! – a mounting of the classic Dan Goggin musical comedy with a twist – all the Nuns that in“habit” the stage are played by men (thus the “A-Men!” in the title.) And as with so many productions of this audience favorite before it, The Winter Park Playhouse’s production of NUNSENSE A-MEN! delivers many laughs and a downright good time.


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