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Roxey Ballet Presents "The Nutcracker" With In-Person and Livestream Options


Roxey Ballet Presents "The Nutcracker" With In-Person and Livestream Options

(EWING, NJ) -- Roxey Ballet will present Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker on Saturday, November 27 and Sunday, November 28 at 3:00pm.  They are offering live performances at the Villa Victoria Theatre in Ewing as well as offering people the option to watch a livestream from home.

Clara and her friends will take you on an enchanting voyage to meet magical mice, giant rats, marching soldiers, swirling snowflakes, waltzing flowers and the beautiful Sugar Plum Fairy. Brilliant costumes and elaborate sets draw the audience into a heart-lifting marvelous journey that ushers in the seasonal spirit. Audiences can also expect a visit from Santa and his jolly friends during the performance!   

"This production is known as the most child-friendly production in the region,” says Artistic Director, Mark Roxey. The cast is comprised of more than 150 professional, pre-professional local dancers and actors.

Roxey Ballet's "Nutcracker" production is a joyous and magical way to begin the holiday season. This affordable show provides the perfect introduction to ballet for children of all ages, with timeless classical music, beautiful costumes, special effects, and an accessible story.

The production is directed and choreographed by Mark Roxey and features more than 200 costumes designed by Alicia Worden and Nilda Roxey with lighting design by Jeffrey Goldstein. Performance length: 1 hour 45min with one 15 minute intermission.

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Roxey Ballet also offer a sensory-friendly performance of the holiday classic Nutcracker for children and adults with ASD and other sensitivity issues or special needs at New Hope Eagle Fire Hall on Saturday, December 4th at 4:00pm and Sunday, December 5th at 1:00pm.

Tickets for all in-person performances are available for purchase online. Tickets purchased at the Door will incur a service charge and are more expensive. All sales are final | No refunds or exchangeThe Villa Victoria Theatre is located at 376 W Upper Ferry Road in Ewing, New Jersey.

Based on advice from the CDC and the State of New Jersey, Roxey Ballet kindly requests that ALL PATRONS, over the age of 2, WEAR A MASK in the theater until further notice.  If you are feeling ill the day of an event or have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19, please do not come. Please email Roxey Ballet or call 609-397-7616 to watch the Live Stream Virtual Performance.   ​All patrons two years or older are required to wear masks at all times inside the venue. This policy will be re-evaluated as they progress through the season. 

Tickets for the livestream on Saturday, November 27 at 3:00pm are available for purchase here. Tickets for the livestream on Sunday, November 28 at 3:00pm are available for purchase here.

Roxey Ballet Presents "The Nutcracker" With In-Person and Livestream Options

The Roxey Ballet performs cutting edge contemporary ballet to critical acclaim throughout the United States. The progressive company produces out-of-the box dance performances that redefine the way audiences view ballet and dance.

The company is a non-profit organization incorporated in New Jersey in 1995. Its mission is to deliver artistic and cultural excellence through professional dance performances, residencies, educational programs, workshops, and master classes. It is a multicultural and all-inclusive organization, fostering a creative environment of growth for all of its artists, taking its diverse works to the next level and striving to inspire audiences and artists alike.

Roxey Ballet dancers are hand selected from all corners of the world and bring an array of skill and texture to the performances of Roxey Ballet. This company is by no means a traditional Ballet Company. Mr. Roxey's masterful direction and creative genius moves the art of ballet into new directions, while maintaining a strong connection to the classical idiom. Audiences experience Roxey Ballet as fresh, unexpected, and unique to the dance landscape.

Roxey Ballet's identity as a high quality performing dance company is not the end of the Roxey Ballet story. Since 1995, Roxey Ballet has lead the charge in the world of professional dance in bringing dance to underserved populations, especially students and artists with significant disabilities. A signature endeavor is Roxey Ballet's Wheels and Bodies in Motion, an initiative that brings able-bodied dancers together with differently abled students in dance and choreography classes.

Roxey Ballet has been transforming communities through interactive programs that communicate human, civil, disability rights, women's health initiatives, bullying and the cultural condition. We explore humanistic ideas to renovate and educate the public using dance, spoken word, and music as the form of communication.

Roxey Ballet also partners with schools and community centers to provide a dance education programs to students with physical, learning, and emotional disabilities. Roxey Ballet uses dance classes to help these students, many from inner city, high- poverty communities, to learn to express themselves through movement, to channel their emotions through art, and to be proud of dance traditions from their heritages.

The Roxey Ballet is supported in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts; The Hunterdon County Cultural and Heritage Commission; The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, and the Princeton Area Community Foundation, in addition to individual donors.

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originally published: 10/12/2021

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