ATLANTIC CITY – The Atlantic City Ballet, with its home base at Historic Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall, will be bringing two of its favorite ballets to Atlantic City and surrounding theaters this holiday season.
On Thanksgiving weekend, the ballet kicks off the holidays with “It’s A Shore Holiday,” a ballet that blends classical and contemporary dance set to beloved holiday tunes. The “Radio City-esque” review has something for everyone including singers, dancing snowmen, chipmunks, and toy soldiers who perform their entire routine on pointe. This year the company will feature singers Kelly LaVinga, Matt Newsome and James Maher. It’s A Shore Holiday will be sure to capture audience’s imagination of every age.
It will be performed at Caesar’s Atlantic City’s Circus Maximus Theater 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, and at the Stafford Township Arts Center in Manahawkin 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 28.
The ballet troupe will also present its 39th year of “The Nutcracker,” a treasured tradition shared by generations of families that tells the story of a little girl named Clara who is given a magical nutcracker doll on Christmas Eve. Embarking on a wondrous journey through the Kingdom of Snow and the Land of Sweets, Clara encounters many unforgettable and timeless characters.
The ballet will be presented at the Stockton University Performing Arts Center Friday and Saturday, Dec. 10-11, The Strand Theater in Lakewood 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, and at Circus Maximus 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 19.
For tickets, see acballet.org/attend.