Greater Lansing Ballet Company presents An American Nutcracker Ballet

GLBC presents An American Nutcracker Ballet
GLBC presents An American Nutcracker Ballet
Posted at 10:56 AM, Dec 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-05 10:56:36-05

Greater Lansing Ballet Company’s performance of An American Nutcracker Ballet ushers in the sights and sounds of the Holiday season on Friday, December 15th at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, December 16th at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 17th at 2 p.m. at Pattengill Auditorium, Pattengill Middle School, located at 626 Marshall Street in Lansing.

“An American Nutcracker is a fresh take on the holiday tradition and GLBC is proud to showcase the talents of over 35 dancers, with an ensemble of nearly 80 performers from our community,” said Jim McEwan, artistic director of GLBC. “This year, all new ballet choreography takes the Nutcracker into the 1940s. While utilizing Tchaikovsky’s classic musical score, new costumes, sets and steps will take the audience on an adventure with Clara for a new feel and experience.”

The Nutcracker choreography by Jim McEwan is loosely based on E.T.A. Hoffmann’s original Nutcracker fairy tale, which was first performed in 1892 in St. Petersburg, Russia. In his third year as artistic director, McEwan has greatly enhanced GLBC’s performing repertoire with original choreography for such classics as Robyn Hood and La Bayadere.

Tickets are $25 for adults, $18 for seniors and students, and $10 for children 9 and under, and can be purchased online at