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A Night Of Enchantment: The Nutcracker Gala By Arts Ballet Theatre Of Florida

November 10, 2023

The holiday season in South Florida is a time for warmth, cheer, and extraordinary cultural experiences. And what better way to celebrate the magic of the holidays than with a timeless classic presented by one of South Florida's leading arts institutions? Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida invites you to immerse yourself in the enchanting world of "The Nutcracker Gala Night," a ballet extravaganza set to grace the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center on Thursday, December 7th at 7:30 p.m.

Under the masterful direction and choreography of the company's Artistic Director, Vladimir Issaev, this rendition of the classic ballet beautifully unfolds, set to the captivating score composed by Tchaikovsky. Transporting audiences into a realm of wonder and whimsy, the performance is based on E.T.A. Hoffmann's tale, featuring iconic elements such as snowflakes, sugarplums, mischievous boys, and magical dolls.

The ballet brings together the extraordinary talent of Arts Ballet Theatre's own stars, infusing grace and precision into the principal roles. What truly adds an authentic flair to the performance is the inclusion of a community cast, composed of local character artists and children. Their participation not only enriches the visual spectacle but also evokes a sense of community spirit, making this rendition a special experience for both the performers and the audience.

For those who can't make it to the gala on Thursday, December 7th, fret not! Additional showings are available on Friday, December 8th at 7:00 p.m., Saturday, December 9th at 7:00 p.m., and Sunday, December 10th at 3:00 p.m. These showings offer more opportunities to witness the magic of "The Nutcracker," a production that serves as a delightful introduction to ballet for young audiences and a captivating performance for all ages.

What sets apart the Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida's rendition is its commitment to inclusivity. On Saturday, December 9th at 11:00 a.m., the theater will host a "sensory-inclusive" performance of "The Nutcracker." This modified 60-minute abridged show caters to children and adults on the Autism Spectrum, as well as individuals with Sensitivity Issues or Developmental Disabilities. Through reduced sound levels, absence of flashing lights, minimal special effects, and the provision of a designated sensory quiet room, the performance aims to create a supportive environment. It's a heartwarming initiative that welcomes everyone to experience the magic of ballet.

Moreover, the Sensory-Inclusive Performance benefits SLOVENIA USA and is made possible through the generous support of various foundations and organizations such as ABA Centers of Florida, The Batchelor Foundation, The Gore Family Memorial Foundation Trust, Nicklaus Children's Hospital, and The Taft Foundation. This collaboration ensures a heartening and inclusive experience for all attendees.

Tickets for these enchanting performances can be purchased through Ticketmaster, the official ticketing service of the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center. Whether online, by phone, or in person at the box office, acquiring tickets is made easy to ensure everyone can partake in the holiday spirit.

Location and Accessibility
The Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, located at 3385 Northeast 188th Street, Aventura, Florida 33180, which offers ample parking in the lots adjacent to the center, providing ease and convenience for attendees. For those preferring valet service, it's available for most performances at $20 per vehicle. Additionally, the center offers a designated drop-off area for a hassle-free arrival.

Join in the excitement and engage with the community by following the conversation on Social Media Platforms such as: Twitter, Facebook and Instagram via @aventuracenter or using the hashtag #aventuracenter.

As the holiday season approaches, Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida's presentation of "The Nutcracker" is not just a ballet; it's a celebration of inclusion, talent, and the magical spirit of the holidays. So, mark your calendars, secure your tickets, and prepare for an evening filled with enchantment and wonder.

How To Purchase Tickets:
Phone: (877) 311-7469. Or: (954) 462-0222
In Person: Aventura Arts & Cultural Center box office, Wednesday through Saturday from 12:00 p.m. Noon to 5:00 p.m. and 90 minutes prior to each performance.
For Group Sales, please call: (954) 660-6307.

The Nutcracker Gala Night promises to be a celebration of the arts, a festive holiday experience, and an inclusive performance that welcomes everyone to revel in the magic of the season. Don't miss this chance to be a part of a timeless tradition brought to life by the talent and dedication of the Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida.

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