Jose Mateo's The Nutcracker returns to Strand Theatre

Sat, 12/22/2012 - 2:00pm

Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre's 26th annual production of The Nutcracker returns to Dorchester's Strand Theatre (Dec.22-24). Up-close, thrilling, inspiring and affordable, this is the show to see to create memories that will last a lifetime.

Perfect for children of all ages, and inspired by Tchaikovsky’s glorious score, Mateo’s ‘Nutcracker’ brings Clara’s dream world to life with festive sets, sumptuous costumes, and spectacular dancing. Over 200 children, ages 6-18 from throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire, join Ballet Theatre’s acclaimed company dancers as Party Children, Mice, Soldiers, Polichinelles, Cherubs, Angels and the lead child role of Clara. It is the only professional Nutcracker production in the area to hold open auditions for students outside of its own school.

Dec. 22-24 The Strand Theatre
543 Columbia Road, Dorchester
SAT Dec 22 2:00 pm & 6 pm
SUN Dec. 23 1:30 pm & 5:30 pm
MON Dec. 24 1:00 pm
Tickets: $50, $38, $29 & $15

HOW: Call (617) 354-7467 or www.BalletTheatre.org for tickets to any theater

WHY: Over 10,000 audience members will experience Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre’s Nutcracker this Holiday season. With a commitment to local audiences, Mateo’s Nutcracker returns to Duxbury for the ninth season, where the organization also runs a satellite school. Mateo brings his Nutcracker to the Company’s home theater at The Sanctuary Theatre in Harvard Square where JMBT has also developed a regular concert series of new ballets. Through a partnership with the City of Boston, Mateo’s Nutcracker returns for the second year to Dorchester’s vibrant Strand Theatre as part of JMBT’s Dance for World Community™, a project that builds local and global networks to expand the role of dance in our culture.

About Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre
Founded in 1986, José Mateo Ballet Theatre is one of America’s leading producers of new ballets, the area’s most innovative ballet school, and the originator of Dance for World Community™, a project that builds local and global networks to expand the role of dance in our culture. For over 25 years Cuban-born Artistic Director and Founder, José Mateo has developed his unique vision of using the power of dance to inspire and engage today’s diverse audiences.

Recently hailed by Boston magazine as “Best of Boston 2011 Dance Performance”, the Company regularly presents Mateo’s highly acclaimed concerts at its stunning Sanctuary Theatre in its home at Old Cambridge Baptist Church in Harvard Square. The School offers an innovative model for a high-quality academy with a humanistic approach to ballet training that fosters diversity and inclusion at both its Cambridge campus and Duxbury satellite program. Dance for World Community makes dance accessible to thousands of children, families, and new audiences, and produces the annual Dance for World Community Festival, a two-day event that features performances by over 50 local dance groups, workshops, classes, and advocacy that