Bellevue Little Theater

December 1-2, 2018

Nutcracker Delights 12th Anniversary Season

Ralston Community Theater

December 8-9, 2018

Welcome

Ever After Productions, Inc. will open its twelfth annual season with a community production of “Nutcracker Delights” at the Bellevue Little Theatre, Ralston Community Theater, and the Kroc Center. This enchanting and charming ballet story with original script by local artist Julian Adair is set to the traditional glorious score by Tchaikovsky and told through a wonderful cast of dancers and actors of all ages, uniting to represent professional dancers, Omaha performers and dancers from more than 10 schools across the Omaha Metro Area. The production was nominated for two Theatre Arts Guild Awards in 2009. “We are proud that this community theatre allows aspiring dancers and actors and lifetime theatre hobbyists to come together not only giving back to those on-stage, but providing the community with the chance to come together to celebrate creativity and teamwork,” said Julian Adair, Artistic Director. The story unfolds when Clara’s inquisitive great granddaughter, Marie finds a journal in the attic and asks her grandfather all about her great grandmother’s adventures. E.T.A. Hoffman’s original tale of the King and Queen, their selfish daughter Princess Pearl, an inventive watchmaker named Drosselmeier and his helpful nephew Frederick unfolds. Marie learns how the Rat King’s spell was cast and what must be done to break the dreaded curse. Sword fighting, magic and merriment ensue. The excitement increases with a surprise ending, inspiring to all.

Buy the Book

Delightful Secrets of the Nutcracker: Written by Julian Adair and Illustrated by Emily Baum. Many have heard the traditional story of The Nutcracker. However, few know the story behind the legend of 'The Hard Nut', the spell cast on young Frederick by the Rat Queen herself, and how the spell came to be...