The Merchants of Seaside will host the Nutcracker ballet to be performed by Northwest Florida dancers and Alpharetta Dance Theatre. The one-time performance is free and open to the public Saturday, Nov. 22 at 5 p.m. in the Seaside Amphitheater.
The performance is under the direction of Rose Barile, an honor graduate of Juilliard School and former Prima Ballerina of the Atlanta Ballet, who danced Sugar Plum Fairy for decades. Barile recently celebrated her 30th anniversary as Director of Alpharetta Dance Theatre and her company has performed the Nutcracker in North Atlanta for 18 years.
Featuring Acts I and II, with choreography by Barile, the performance will last approximately one hour. Set to a score by Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky, the performance features 27 Alpharetta Dance Theatre ballerinas and 15 local and regional dancers, ages 8 to 18.
In case of inclement weather, the performance will be held on Sunday, Nov. 23 at 5 p.m. For more information, visit www.seasidefl.com or call (850) 231-6179.