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Celebrate the Season with Tacoma City Ballet

A beloved tradition, The Nutcracker takes centerstage at Pantages Theater By Jillian Chandler | Photo by Beyong W. Chae

Tacoma City Ballet

It’s the magical story that generations continue to love, and the community has four opportunities to take a seat at Pantages Theater in Tacoma as Tacoma City Ballet presents The Nutcracker December 10, 11, 17 and 18.

Tacoma City Ballet has been performing The Nutcracker for 67 years in the city of Tacoma, and 2022 marks their 39th year performing in the 1,200-seat Pantages Theater, according to Miss Erin M. Ceragioli, executive and artistic director for Tacoma City Ballet.

Auditions for the ballet took place in September, and the dancers have been dedicated to their craft to bring the best performance to audiences. “Our audiences can always expect a wonderful Nutcracker production, and once again, this season, they will not be disappointed, as we boast a growing membership of our Professional Division,” shares Miss Erin. “Tacoma City Ballet Company dancers, character actors/dancers, and children of the school always bring great joy to our audiences.”

The ballet will feature approximately 150 performers, ranging in age from 4 to 75, plus a performing live orchestra and chorus. This year’s Nutcracker ballet features Ayana Ruelas as Clara, Benson Myers as the Nutcracker Prince, Travis Goldman as Godfather Drosselmeyer, Collin Gould and Erik Gould (double cast) as Fritz, Joel Myers as the Mouse King, and Isabelle Gould and Anne Milner (double cast) as the Sugar Plum Fairy.

Don’t miss your chance to experience this beloved ballet with family and friends this holiday season.

Tickets range in price from $17.50 to $102.50. Miss Erin and the rest of Tacoma City Ballet encourage the community to attend. “Ticket sales support Tacoma City Ballet Company to create and present more classical ballet productions. Ticket sales also support Tacoma City Ballet's Jan Collum Memorial Scholarship Fund that offers children the opportunity to study the art of classical ballet who would otherwise be unable to do so,” she shares. “Tacoma City Ballet has given over $1.5 million in scholarships to the children of Tacoma and the South Puget Sound region.”

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