Our Event of the Week - The Nutcracker Ballet.
First performed on this date in Russia in 1892, it is now performed around the world during the holidays. Many American Ballet Companies report they derive 40% of their annual ticket sales from Nutcracker performances.
This weekend here on the Suncoast, The Sarasota Cuban Ballet presents the Nutcracker at the Neel Auditorium Saturday night at 7.
The Diane Partington Classical Ballet will present the Nutcracker at the Sarasota Opera House Saturday night and Sunday afternoon.
And the Sarasota Ballet will present "The John Ringling Circus Nutcracker"at the Van Wezel Friday and Saturday nights and Saturday afternoon.