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Ernst Cultural Center AuditoriumDecember 28, 2014 7:00 PM
8333 Little River Turnpike
Fairfax, VA 22003
More than a hundred colorfully costumed dancers are set to take the stage for the Virginia Ballet Company's much-loved performance of Tchaikovsky's holiday favorite. In fact, this "Nutcracker" has thrilled generations for more than 60 years, making it the longest-running classical ballet production in the Northern Virginia region. Audiences of all ages will enjoy the magical story of young Clara, who dreams that her new toy nutcracker soldier has come to life. Together they experience a fantastical adventure that leads them through an epic battle with the Rat King to the Sugar Plum Fairy's magical Kingdom of Sweets.
Cruise from historic Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, past the stunning national monuments and museums, to Georgetown and back to Alexandria on Nina's Dandy Dinner Cruise. Soak in the sights, including Washington's famous cherry blossom trees -- a gift from Japan in 1912 -- and the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials while enjoying a four-course meal by candlelight, served tableside, followed by dancing on the ship's elegant marble dance floor or under the stars on the upper deck. Live music welcomes you aboard and accompanies the dining experience.
MetroStage offers the gift of comedy and music for the holidays with their annual production of "A Broadway Christmas Carol". A twist on the Dickens classic, this show incorporates hysterical song parodies of 33 Broadway show tunes by Rodgers and Hammerstein, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Stephen Sondheim and more into the production for an enjoyable musical mash-up. This Washington, D.C. tradition, created by Kathy Feininger, provides the perfect occasion to celebrate the holiday season with friends and family.