Wednesday, October 29, 2008

[Coweta Arts Tidbits] Southeastern Ballet Co. Announces Performances of "Le Petit Nutcracker Sweet"

Coweta Arts Tidbits

The Successor To Newnan-Coweta Arts Council News Releases

Composed By: Forrest W. Schultz 770-583-3258

October 29, 2008

Southeastern Ballet Announces Performances of Le Petit Nutcracker Sweet:


Tastes To Be Provided at Asley Park on Nov. 29 & 30


Full Performance at Classical Dance Studio On Dec. 6 & 13


    The Southeastern Ballet Company has announced several performances of Le Petit Nutcracker Sweet.  They will first give you a taste by performing some of the highlights at Ashley Park (on November 29 & 30), and then they will perform the entire production at the Classical Dance Studio on December 6 & 13.

     Details are provided in this news released issued by the Southeastern Ballet Company:
      Southeastern Ballet Company (SBC), principal dancers and soloists will perform highlights from its upcoming production, Le Petit Nutcracker Sweet, along with guest students from Classical Dance Theatre (CDT), at the Tree Lighting festivities at Ashley Park in Newnan on Saturday, November 29. SBC and CDT dancers will take the outdoor stage between 5:00 and 6:00 p.m. that evening.
    On Sunday, November 30, SBC and CDT dancers will perform excerpts from Le Petit Nutcracker Sweet at Barnes and Noble bookstore, also in Ashley Park. Show times are 3:00, 4:00, and 5:00 p.m. In addition, Barnes and Noble will be hosting a bookfair to benefit SBC, a non-profit professional dance company, based in Newnan. Barnes and Noble customers making purchases that weekend can support the work of SBC in the community by printing out and using one of the attached vouchers or by mentioning voucher # 393876 to the cashier upon checkout. Customers can use this voucher number between November 29 and December 5 at any Barnes and Noble in the U.S. to help support SBC's artistic work.
     SBC volunteers and costumed dancers will also be providing complimentary holiday gift-wrapping at the Newnan Barnes and Noble store during the November 29th and 30th weekend from 12:00 noon until 9:00 p.m. on Saturday and from 12:00 noon until 6:00 p.m. on Sunday.
     SBC will host performances of its entire production of Le Petit Nutcracker Sweet on Saturday, December 6 and 13. Show times are 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. both days. SBC principal dancers and soloists, along with Classical Dance Theatre student dancers, will enchant and delight audiences in this sweet treat of a performance to be held at the Classical Dance Theatre studio at 1065 Sullivan Road in Newnan. Seating is limited, so $8 tickets should be purchased well in advance at the CDT studio. For more information, call 770-252-5515 or visit and

Le Petit Nutcracker Sweet

     Based on the classic Nutcracker tale, Le Petit Nutcracker Sweet takes audiences on a captivating voyage through the enchanted Land of Snow, into the Land of Sweets, ruled by the Sugar Plum Fairy. Angels dressed in white and gold greet guests, along with dancing treats from around the world including Hot Chocolate from Spain, Candy Canes from Russia, Tea from China, delicately-sugared Marzipan, and the little Polichinelles.
     See below:  Photographs of the Snow Queen (Yasmine Hassaan) and the Snowflurries, as well as the Sugar Plum Fairy (Lorraine Davis) and the Angels.

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