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‘The Nutcracker’ performances set for Saturday

By Staff | Dec 11, 2014

Gulfshore Ballet, Southwest Florida’s premier not-for-profit school of classical ballet, is pleased to present the annual production of The Nutcracker on Dec.13 at Anderson Theater on the campus of Bishop Verot High School at 2pm and 7pm. The evening performance will feature Jennifer Kronenberg and Carlos Guerra, principal dancers with the Miami City Ballet.

Gulfshore Ballet has been performing selections from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker in the area since 2001.

Under the artistic direction of Franklin Gamero and Iliana Lopez, former principal dancers of the Miami City Ballet, Gulfshore Ballet students will bring the holiday Christmas magic to the stage once again. Ring in the holiday season with this family favorite in the classical ballet style to Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker score featuring Gulfshore Ballet students, ages 4-17, and guest performances by Kronenberg and Guerra.

This year’s performances will showcase beautiful new costumes and scenic design.

Ticket prices are $11, $26, and $52. To purchase tickets for this family favorite holiday classic, please visit www.ticketor.com/gulfshoreballet or call the Gulfshore Ballet office (239) 590-6191.

For the third year in a row, the Nutcracker has been sponsored by Dr. Alexander Eaton and Dr. Hussein Wafapoor, who specialize in the treatment of retinal disorders at The Retina Health Center.

Anderson Theater is at 5598 Sunrise Drive, in Fort Myers, on the campus of Bishop Verot High School.