With instantly recognizable music by Tchaikovsky and the classic, charming story by E.T.A. Hoffman, "The Nutcracker" has become synonymous with the holiday season.
The Hilton Head Dance Theatre will present this holiday favorite at the Seahawk Cultural Center, 70 Wilborn Road, for six shows only, opening Nov. 10 and running through Nov.19.
The role of Marie will be shared by Jehanne Marie Arnal, Caroline Denckhoff, Jordan Gentemann and Alexandria Watts.
Her Nutcracker Prince will be portrayed by Sean Sullivan.
The role of younger brother Fritz will be shared by Caroline Kaelin, Colleen Ott, Lilly Parker and Lucy Peltz.
As Marie travels through the Land of Snow, she meets the Snow Queen and King, danced by Sophia Nimmer and Jamal Edwards alternating with Anastasia Bassett and Samuel Chester.
Once she arrives in the Land of Sweets, she will watch as the Sugar Plum Fairy is danced by Victoria Hamlin, Cassie Maurer and Madison Etchells. Olivia Gary and Lilly Zmarzly will share the role of the Dewdrop Fairy.
An idealized version of Marie and her Nutcracker Prince dance the Grande Pas de Deux, portrayed by Hayden Garniewicz and Samuel Chester, as well as Martha Preston Collins and Jamal Edwards.
Show times are 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10, 11, 17 and 18; and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 12 and 19.
Tickets are $30 for adults, $20 for seniors age 60 and over and $15 for children age 18 and under.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.hiltonhead dance.com or call 843-842-3262.