The Studio Dance Theatre Presents "The Nutcracker"
The Studio Dance Theatre will be presenting “The Nutcracker” Saturday December 2, 2023
The “Studio Dance Theatre” is celebrating its 48th season, this year!
The SDT was founded in 1975 by Rhonda Rabbers with a three-fold purpose:
1.) To educate the serious young dancer in the field of the performing arts.
2.) To provide the community with a dance company to present concerts locally.
3.) To make an annual contribution to a local charity.
The SDT is open by audition to all experienced dancers.
The “Studio Dance Theatre” will be presenting the classic ballet, “The Nutcracker” on Saturday December 2nd at
3:00 and 7:00 p.m. at the Lakeshore Community Auditorium in Stevensville, Michigan.You won’t want to miss this
full length ballet by our Southwest Michigan pre-professional dance company!
The Nutcracker will delight young and old alike! A wonderful family story written by E.T.A.Hoffman and set to the
brilliant music of Tchaikovsky. It will fill your holiday season with magic!
This season’s charity is the The Good Fellows Fund, to help bless those in our community.
Tickets are available by phoning Dance Arts at 269.429.5711. Adult tickets are $15.00 and
children 12 & under, $8.00. Plan to bring the entire family for this great show. The box office will open 30 minutes
prior to the show. Tickets may be purchased at Dance Arts, Monday thru Thursday 4-6pm, Saturday November 11th
& 18th 10am-3pm, Sunday November 26th from 5-8pm.
The students performing in this production, come from Three Oaks to Kalamazoo. Together as a dance family, they
are serious dancers continuing their education, while enjoying the opportunities to perform for the area. The Sugar
Plum Fairy will be Emma Zeiger , Clara will be played by Isabela Sanchez, Drosselmeyer by Dr. Kraig Kirkdorfer &
Mouse King is danced by Will Conroy. Betsy Fiesbeck plays the Dew Drop Fairy, & the Snow Queen is played by
Anna Searles, along with a wonderful cast of all ages! You will be amazed at their abilities!
The Nutcracker Ballet was first produced in St. Petersburg, Russia on December 18, 1892. Its first season was in
New York by the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo in 1940, and has now become an American tradition. Since the SDT’s
first production of “The Nutcracker” in 1981, it has grown to a full scale ballet using the entire score. Costumes and
sets have grown each year with the help of dancers and their parents volunteering time and talents to produce a
wonderful opportunity for live theatre entertainment.
A coloring contest (ages 3-13) to win tickets & a Nutcracker long sleeve T-shirt is available at the local libraries
as well as at Dance Arts. There will be 3 winners in separate age categories & must be turned in by Nov. 25th
We are excited once again to offer a VIP experience with our Cupcakes with Clara event! It will be held
Saturday November 25th from 10:00-12:00pm at Dance Arts (2425 W. Marquette Woods Rd. Stevensville). All ages
are welcome! Take photos with Clara , the Sugar Plum Fairy, & her friends from the land of sweets! Make a craft,
play games & enjoy Cupcakes & Hot Cocoa! To purchase tickets please phone Dance Arts at 269.429.5711 or visit
www.dancearts-sdt.com. Tickets are $10 per person . Reservations must be made by Nov.20th.
Make your holiday a special one by enjoying these family friendly, heartwarming events– Cupcakes with Clara
and the Ballet, The Nutcracker Dec. 2nd!!!
Questions may be directed to Rhonda Rabbers 269.429.5711 Thank You!