‘Nutcracker’ Tradition Returns to ESHS

The Notara Dance Theatre presents the 2014 Nutcracker Ballet. The show, in its 31st year, features a group of professional ballet artists from New York City and more than 75 dancers from the local community. Show times are Saturday, Nov. 29 at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 30 at 2:30 p.m. at the East Stroudsburg High School South Auditorium, 279 N. Courtland St., East Stroudsburg. The Nutcracker Ballet is appropriate for all ages. The Notara Dance Theatre’s version of this classical ballet has been performed for children and their grown-ups for 31 seasons in the Poconos. Officials say Tchaikovsky’s familiar holiday music will transport the audience to a magical land where everything is sweet, with the exception of the swashbuckling sword fight between the Mouse King and the Nutcracker. (read more)

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