(ATLANTIC CITY, NJ) — This Thanksgiving weekend the Atlantic City Ballet will be bringing back It’s A Shore Holiday to help kick off the holiday season. It’s A Shore Holiday blends classical and contemporary dance set to beloved holiday tunes. This “Radio City-esque” review will feature the AC Ballet Professional company along with live singers accompanied by the AC Ballet Ensemble, a six piece band. Although The Nutcracker will always remain a holiday staple in the ballet’s repertoire, this production allows those who may never entertain the idea of going to the ballet a chance to see for themselves what it’s like.
“It really showcases the company’s versatility because there is all forms of dance incorporated throughout the show,” said Phyllis Papa, AC Ballet’s Artistic Director. “We love to be able to bring ballet to people in ways they may not have imagined”.
It’s A Shore Holiday has performances on Saturday, November 28th at 7:00pm and Sunday, November 29th at 4:00. Both take place at the Celebrity Theater inside the Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City. Tickets are $40/50 for adults and $20 for students and children. Group and senior discounts are available.
This production first premiere in 2013 and was such a hit, that the company thought it would be a great way to start the holidays. Appropriate for the entire family, there is something for everyone including dancing snowmen, chipmunks and dancing soldiers who perform their entire routine on pointe. It’s A Shore Holiday will be sure to capture audience’s imagination of every age. It’s a one of a kind celebration for the entire family and a holiday tradition you’ll want to see again and again.
Founded in 1982, by International Ballerina, Phyllis Papa, the Atlantic City Ballet is comprised of professional dancers from around the world and have earned national acclaim for their technical expertise and exuberant stage presence. Although their home base is in Historic Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, the Ballet has performed in theaters all along the east coast. Their repertoire of original works includes such classics as A Midsummer Night's Dream, Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake but Ms. Papa is most known for her innovative works such as Dracula, Caught Up In The Swing and her full length Carmen. Since its inception, the Atlantic City Ballet has served as one of the cultural treasures of New Jersey and continues a tradition of dance excellence for future generations of ballet audiences .
For tickets go to www.acballet.org or call the AC Ballet office at 609-348-7201