‘Nutcracker’ returns to Carson City | NevadaAppeal.com

‘Nutcracker’ returns to Carson City

Nevada Appeal staff report

Pinkerton Ballet Theater's "The Nutcracker," opens Thanksgiving weekend with performances at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.

The 28th annual edition will be performed at the Carson City Community Center.

Tickets are $22 for general admission and $18 for seniors and students.

The performance involves both professionals and area dancers.

"The Nutcracker" ballet is based on the book "The Nutcracker and the King of Mice," written by E.T.A. Hoffman. It tells the story of Clara, a girl who falls asleep after a Christmas party and has fantastic dreams. The ballet follows her as she travels the world in her slumber.

As is tradition, Mother Gigogne is played by well-known men in the community. On Friday and Saturday, the role will be played by dance instructors Dino Elias and Jake Beck, respectively. On Sunday, Sheriff Ken Furlong will reprise the role for his seventh year. For tickets or for more information, go to pinkertonballet.com.

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