One of my favorite ways to get into the holiday spirit is to sit back and listen to Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite while watching the classic holiday story unfold on stage. You don’t have to leave Barrington this weekend to see local and guest ballet dancers bring the story to life. Barrington Youth Dance Ensemble’s 17th Annual Nutcracker Performances are taking place this weekend, starting with opening night TONIGHT at Barrington High School!
This year’s cast will feature professional guest artists from River North Dance Chicago, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, New York, Modern American Dance Company in St. Louis and NoMi LaMaD Dance Inc. Over 65 Barrington area student dancers, ages 7 to 18, are performing in this year’s ballet. Tickets will be available at the door and there are four scheduled performances to choose from…
The performances will take place in Barrington High School’s Auditorium and I know a few little dancers who are suiting up as mice right now for tonight’s big opening! Here’s a quick look at ticket prices and the performance schedule:
- Friday, December 3rd, TONIGHT at 7 p.m.
- Saturday, December 4th, at 2 p.m.
- Saturday, December 4th, at 7 p.m.
- Sunday, December 5th, at 2 p.m.
Preferred seating is $28 per ticket, Adult seating is $25 per ticket and Seniors & Student tickets are $22. Balcony seating for the evening performances is available at a special discounted price of $15 per ticket. You can also call the Barrington Youth Dance Ensemble’s office through tomorrow at noon to purchase tickets in advance. Their phone number is 847-382-6333 and their website is BYDE.org. You’ll find the high school at 616 W. Main Street in Barrington, Illinois.