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Author:  corrival [ Mon Dec 05, 2005 10:54 am ]
Post subject:  Washington DC area Nutcracker's

'The Nutcracker'
Friday, December 2, 2005; Page WE30

ALEXANDRIA BALLET -- Saturdays and Sundays at noon, 1:30, 3 and 4:30, through Jan. 1 (no shows Dec. 24-25), "Highlights of the Nutcracker," a 50-minute adaptation for younger children. $15, children $10. The Athenaeum, 201 Prince St., Alexandria. 703-548-0035.

AMERICAN BALLET THEATER -- Dec. 7-9 at 7:30, Dec. 10-11 at 1:30 and 7:30, "The Nutcracker" by one of the world's leading ballet companies, choreographed by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie. $47 to $112. Kennedy Center Opera House, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 (TDD: 202-416-8524).


AMERICAN DANCE INSTITUTE -- Dec. 3 at 4 and 6:30, Dec. 4 at 2, "The Nutcracker" (Act 2). $15, ages 12 and younger $10. 1570 E. Jefferson St., Rockville. 301-984-3003.

ASAPH ENSEMBLE -- "Clara's Christmas," the company's adaptation of "The Nutcracker," and dances accompanied by selections from Handel's "Messiah." Dec. 10 at 8 at Rachel Schlesinger Concert Hall, Northern Virginia Community College, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. Dec. 11 at 4 at Osbourn Park High School, 8909 Euclid Ave., Manassas. $15, seniors $10, ages 12 and younger $5. 703-368-1812.

BALLET ARTS ENSEMBLE OF FAIRFAX -- Dec. 17 at 3 and 7:30, Dec. 18 at 3, "Nutcracker in a Nutshell." $15. Rachel Schlesinger Concert Hall, Northern Virginia Community College, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. 703-273-5344.

CENTER DANCE COMPANY -- Dec. 2 at 7:30, Dec. 3 at 2 and 7:30, and Dec. 4 at 1 and 5. "The Nutcracker" is set at a party in the 1940s. $20 to $25, seniors and youth $15 to $20. Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, 125 S. Old Glebe Rd., Arlington. 703-522-2414.

THE ERIC FELTEN JAZZ ORCHESTRA -- Dec. 15 at 8 and 10, "Duke Ellington's Nutcracker Suite." $20 plus minimum purchase. Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-337-4141.

HOWARD COUNTY BALLET -- Dec. 17 at 2:30 and 7:30, Dec. 18 at 2:30, "The Nutcracker." $22, seniors, students and children $15. Rouse Theatre, Wilde Lake High School, 5460 Trumpeter Rd., Columbia. 410-465-8233.

INSTITUTE OF PERFORMING ARTS FOR YOUTH -- Dec. 10 and Dec. 11 at 3, a shorter version of "The Nutcracker" with ballet, jazz, modern dance and tap dancing. $10, seniors and ages 3 to 10 $6, ages 2 and younger free. Broad Run High School, 21670 Ashburn Rd., Ashburn. 703-724-4900.

LOUDOUN BALLET COMPANY -- Dec. 10 and 17 at 2 and 7, Dec. 11 and 18 at 4. The company's 16th annual production of "The Nutcracker." $15 to $20, seniors and ages 12 and younger $12. Briar Woods High School, 22525 Belmont Ridge, Ashburn. 703-771-8074.

MANASSAS DANCE COMPANY -- Dec. 17 at 3 and 7, and Dec. 18 at 5. The Prince William Symphony Orchestra accompanies "The Nutcracker." $23, seniors and children $18; $2 more at door. Stonewall Jackson Senior High School, 8860 Rixlew Lane, Manassas. 703-257-1811.

MARYLAND REGIONAL BALLET -- Dec. 9 at 8, Dec. 10 at 2 and 8, and Dec. 11 at 2, "The Nutcracker" with guest artists from the New York City Ballet. $10 to $22. Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick. 301-228-2828.

MARYLAND YOUTH BALLET -- Dec. 16 and 23 at 7; Dec. 17, 26 and 28 at 11 and 5; Dec. 18 at 1 and 7; and Dec. 27 at 1. "The Nutcracker," choreographed by Michelle Lees. $22, seniors and students $16 in advance; $24 and $17 at door. Parilla Performing Arts Center, Montgomery College, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville. 301-279-5301 or 301-652-2232.

METROPOLITAN BALLET -- Dec. 2 at 7, and Dec. 3 and 4 at 1 and 5, "The Nutcracker." $18 in advance, $20 at door. Parilla Performing Arts Center, Montgomery College, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville. 301-279-5301 or 301-762-1757.



MIA SAUNDERS SCHOOL OF BALLET -- Dec. 10 at 2 and Dec. 11 at 3, "The Nutcracker." $10, seniors $8, students and children $6. Centreville High School, 6001 Union Mill Rd., Clifton. 703-222-3378.

MOMENTUM DANCE THEATRE -- Dec. 10 at 3 and 8, Dec. 11 at 3, Dec. 17 at 3 and 8, Dec. 18 at 3, "A Jazz, Hip-Hop Nutcracker." Adults $18 in advance, $20 at door; students $12; ages 10 and younger $10. Stuart Hobson Middle School, Fourth and E streets NE. 202-785-0035.

OLNEY BALLET THEATER -- Dec. 3 and Dec. 4 at 2, Dec. 10 and Dec. 11 at 2 and 6, "The Nutcracker." $15, students and ages 18 and younger $9.50 in advance, $3 more at door. Tawes Theater, University of Maryland, College Park. 301-774-9850.

THE PUPPET CO. -- Through Dec. 24, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 10 and 11:30, Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30 and 1; Dec. 26-31, daily at 11:30 and 1, "The Nutcracker" by the Puppet Co. $7. Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. 301-320-6668.

ROCKVILLE CIVIC BALLET -- Dec. 3 at 2 and 7:30, Dec. 4 at 2, Dec. 10 at 2 and 7:30, and Dec. 11 at 2, "The Nutcracker." $12, seniors and ages 12 and younger $8. F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, 603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville. 240-314-8690.

TOWSON U. DANCE COMPANY -- Dec. 2 at 8, Dec. 3 at 2 and 8, Dec. 4 at 2, "The Nutcracker" (Act 2). $12, seniors and students $10, ages 12 and younger $5. Stephens Hall Theatre, Towson University, 8000 York Rd., Towson. 410-704-2787.

VIRGINIA BALLET COMPANY -- Dec. 27-29 at 2 and 7, "The Nutcracker." $25, seniors and children $15. Ernst Community Cultural Center, Northern Virginia Community College, 8333 Little River Tnpk., Annandale. 703-249-8227.

WASHINGTON BALLET -- Dec. 2, 3, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22 and 23 at 7; Dec. 3, 10, 17 and 23 at 2; Dec. 4, 11, 18 and 24 at 1; and Dec. 11 and 18 at 5. Artistic Director Septime Webre's "The Nutcracker" is set in a Georgetown mansion and on the banks of the Potomac with characters who strongly resemble George Washington, King George III, the Continental Army and the Red Coats. $29 to $72. Warner Theatre, 513 13th St. NW. 202-397-7328 or 202-783-4000.

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