Mid-Columbia Ballet presents “The Nutcracker” featuring guest artist Vanessa Zahorian of San Francisco Ballet and Gonzalo Garcia of New York City Ballet on Friday and Saturday, December 11 and 13 at the Richland High School Auditorium. Don’t miss this treasured holiday tradition!
About “the Nutcracker”
The Nutcracker Ballet is based on the story "The Nutcracker and the King of Mice" written by E.T.A. Hoffman. Although what is seen on the stage today is different in detail from the original story, the basic plot remains the same; the story of a young German girl who dreams of a Nutcracker Prince and a fierce battle against a Mouse King with seven heads.
When Marius Petipa had the idea to choreograph the story into a ballet, it was actually based on…