Little Leapers' 2018 Production of The Nutcracker
Venue: Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg
Date: Saturday, December 15, 2018
Time: 12:00 - 2:00 PM
Event Types: Music, Family Friendly, Arts & Theatre
Adults: $22.00
Children Ages 3-18: $10.00

Little Leapers and the LEAP Performing Arts Academy is proud to announce their 7th Annual Nutcracker production on Saturday, December 15, 2018 with two performances at 12:00 pm and 6:00 pm at the Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech.

Enjoy this annual production of The Nutcracker with the only Nutcracker performance in the New River Valley with a live orchestra, flying mouse Queen, pyrotechnics, guest performance by Junior Olympic gymnasts from Virginia Techniques and New River Irish in addition to over 450 dancing roles!

The Nutcracker ballet is one of the most beloved and timeless Christmas traditions about a young girl, Clara, whose favorite toy, the Nutcracker, comes alive and takes her to the Land of Sweets magical kingdom.

Little Leaper’s Nutcracker production has undergone its own magical journey similar to Clara’s. In 2012, Little Leapers put on their first Nutcracker at the Lyric Theatre in Blacksburg despite doubts that a local performing arts company could handle such ambitious production demands. The first cast of 40 dancers wore costumes handmade or donated from thrift stores.

Each year, however, their Nutcracker has grown resulting in moving production to Virginia Tech's Moss Arts Center in 2015 during which the show was heralded as the “most successful community production” at the prestigious Moss Arts Center.

There is no need travel to experience the production value seen in large cities because Little Leaper’s Nutcracker exceeds a typical community production with over 450 roles, 1,000 professional costumes, animated sets that bring the story to life, accompaniment by a live orchestra and children’s choir.

In the spirit of Leeper’s community vision for this production, LL has teamed with the Virginia Techniques Gymnastics and NRV Irish Dance for new dances.

Tickets are $22.00 for adults and $10.00 for youth ages 3-18.

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You won't want to miss this show! Every year it gets better and better!

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