FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
November 14, 2023

MEDIA CONTACT:
Brooke Evans
brooke@opusbellingham.com
opusperformingarts.com

OPUS Presents: The Nutcracker

Opus Performing Arts School is proud to present our 2023 production of The Nutcracker at 7:00pm on December 15th, 16th and at 2:00pm on December 16th and 17th at Mount Baker Theatre! 

Step into the Stahlbaum family's home, and watch as Clara's world transforms before your eyes as she enters a magical wonderland of toy soldiers, a blizzard of snowflakes, a flock of marshmallow sheep, and many other delightful surprises! From the dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy to the audience favorite of Mother Ginger & her gingersnaps, this classical ballet, with a unique theatrical twist, continues to captivate Bellingham audiences year after year. Set to Tchaikovsky’s magical score, this celebrated story comes to life with beloved characters, intricate hand-made costumes and over 130 dancers from the ballet school of Opus Performing Arts. The Nutcracker includes Opus’ youngest ballet students as cupcakes, peppermints and other denizens of the Kingdom of Sweets, as well as their advanced dancers in the iconic roles of Nutcracker, Peacock and the Sugar Plum Fairy. Gather your friends and family and embark on a journey where bravery and imagination save the day.

The Nutcracker mesmerizes audiences of all ages every year, and this season's presentation includes new surprises in addition to audiences' favorite moments. Opus’ Nutcracker directed by Brooke Evans & Ian Bivins. Choreography by Brooke Evans & Celeste Hartsook. Mother Ginger played by Wren Schultz. Tickets are only available through Mount Baker Theatre, online at mountbakertheatre.com or at the Mount Baker Theatre box office. 

"This is a truly unique approach to The Nutcracker for our Bellingham audience. We lead our students in discovering new skills through the process and ultimately deliver an unforgettable rendition of a classic tale." - Brooke Evans, Artistic Director, OPUS

Location: Mount Baker Theatre

104 N Commercial St, Bellingham, WA 98225

Dates/Times: December 15 & 16 at 7:00 PM

December 16 & 17 at 2:00 PM

Tickets: $25, $15 for children 12 and under 

Available at the box office or online at mountbakertheatre.com

About Opus: Established in 2013, Opus Performing Arts provides inclusive, high-quality dance instruction in a positive atmosphere. The professional faculty at Opus are highly experienced, mature, knowledgeable, and are generous with encouragement. All classes focus on fostering a lifelong love of dance while addressing proper foundations and technique. Instructors are dedicated to dance education and instilling invaluable skills that promote personal growth and artistic self-expression. Opus strives to build skills in our students that extend beyond their dance training including self-confidence, discipline, respect, work ethic and self-care.

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