2015 “Nutcracker in a Shell – All Jazzed Up!”

2015 “Nutcracker in a Shell – All Jazzed Up!”

November 22, 2015 12:00 pm

Heritage High School, 520 Evergreen Mill Road SE, Leesburg, VA 20175

Institute of Performing Arts for Youth and Creative Dance Center cordially invite you to attend the 2015 “Nutcracker in a Shell – All Jazzed Up!” Directed by Geralyn Ward and starring children from all over Loudoun and Fairfax counties, it will our best show to date!

Our shorter, jazzed-up spin on the holiday classic Nutcracker is performed by kids for kids, providing a really festive and fun way to introduce your little soldiers and angels to a grand holiday tradition. With only four shows, buy your tickets early for what has become a must-see local family holiday event.

In a combined effort to raise awareness about the devastating effects of pediatric brain cancer, a cause triumphed by The Smashing Walnuts Foundation, Creative Dance Center and IPA Youth will hold a silent auction during our upcoming “Nutcracker in a Shell – All Jazzed Up!” four-performance weekend and donate a portion of the ticket sales for Sunday’s noon show directly to The Smashing Walnuts Foundation.

Gabriella “loved” CDC and IPA Youth’s “Nutcracker in a Shell”. As a member of the audience and a badge earning “Nutcracker in a Shell” Girl Scout Troupe member, Gabriella was enchanted by CDC and IPA Youth’s presentation and backstage tour.

11:00a.m. on Saturday, November 21, 2015
3:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 21, 2015
12:00 noon on Sunday, November 22, 2015
4:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 22, 2015

Heritage High School
520 Evergreen Mill Road SE
Leesburg, VA 20175

Tickets may be purchased online NOW at http://www.ipayouth.org/shop.html For information regarding Tickets or Group Ticket Packages, call or visit the Creative Dance Center Ashburn Studio at (703) 724-4900, or email info@ipayouth.org

Single Tickets:
Adults: $12
Children: (11 and under) $8.00
Seniors: (55+) $8.00

Group Tickets:
Bulk ticket pricing is available for groups of 10+, any combination of children and adults at only $8.00 each

Girl Scout Group Tickets:
We LOVE Girl Scouts! For our Saturday 11a.m. show only, Girl Scout Groups of 8 or more receive backstage tour, a meet and greet and awesome photo opportunity with Clara and her friends, and may earn a badge!

This year, our Nutcracker family is donating 100% of the proceeds from a Silent Auction of pre-lit “Nutcracker Character-themed” Christmas trees and other wonderful baskets at all the shows to benefit The Smashing Walnuts Foundation. Each 2-foot artificial tree and/or basket of goodies will hold Nutcracker character cast and crew themed donations from individuals and businesses. Trees and baskets will be on display over the show weekend. Visitors purchase tickets which they will place into a drawing for the tree or basket in which they are interested. Winners will be drawn by the leads at the end of the 4:00pm show on Sunday. Winners do not need to be present but we ask them to claim their trees and/or baskets within the hour after the final show or collect them from the CDC Ashburn Studio during posted business hours. Purchase your drawing tickets now online to be held at “will call” on the show weekend at http://www.ipayouth.org/shop.html and will be sold in the lobby at all shows.

1 Drawing Ticket for $5.00
5 Drawing Tickets for $20.00
15 Drawing Tickets for $50.00

Annual Auditions for Nutcracker are held in June and August each year, and all those who audition are included in the cast! Save the Audition dates for 2016!

Housed in the esteemed Creative Dance Center studios, the Institute of Performing Arts for Youth, IPA Youth, brings dreams alive through dance! From providing full-scale theatrical venue performance and expert choreographic experiences to funding outreach programs for seniors and preschoolers, IPA Youth enlivens, encourages and educates the youth of Northern Virginia through dance. To learn more about IPA Youth, visit us at http://www.ipayouth.org/welcome.html or email us at info@ipayouth.org

To learn more about Creative Dance Center’s Programs, please visit http://www.cdcdance.com/, call (703) 724-4900, email info@cdcdance, follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/cdcva, and like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/cdcdance

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