Nutcracker in the Castle
November 16, 2012 – January 7, 2013
IN-KIND MEDIA SUPPORT
BALLET PERFORMANCES BY
Valley Academy for the Arts
MUSICAL PERFORMANCES BY
Elmwood String Quartet
The Chocolate Rose
Brian Pribbernow & Sterling Gardens Florist & Boutique
Paine Volunteers and Staff
The Nutcracker story unfolds in the Paine “castle” with the historic rooms elaborately decorated as the fantastic scenes of the beloved ballet. Special actor-guided tours with live music and youth ballet performances further bring the fantasy to life.
Revered as an “American Castle,” the Paine Art Center and Gardens presents the traditional Nutcracker story within the historic estate’s ornate interiors. The Paine’s original presentation of the holiday fairy tale immerses audiences in the fantastic scenes of the beloved ballet. From the opening Party Scene with a giant Christmas tree to the magical Land of Sweets and the enchanting Sugar Plum Fairy, the tale unfolds throughout elaborately decorated rooms with a mesmerizing array of sights and sounds. Available by reservation, Guided Tours are led by a character actor and feature live music and youth ballet performances during the magical journey.
Candlelight Tours are an especially spellbinding way for people young and old to view the Nutcracker display. On special evenings, visitors go through darkened rooms of the mansion illuminated by the glow of the Christmas Trees.
Journey through the magical settings of the Nutcracker story
Nov 16, 2012–Jan 7, 2013: Mon–Sat, 11 am–4 pm
(No self-guided tours on Sundays; closed Nov 22 and Dec 25, open Jan 1)
A self-guided evening tour by electric candlelight
Nov 21–Jan 4: Wed & Fri, 4:30–7:30 pm
$11 Adult, $7 Youth (5–17)
No reservation necessary
Led by an actor and featuring live music and ballet
Nov 17–Jan 6: Sat, 5–8 pm & Sun, 12–3:30 pm
(No guided tours on Dec 1)
Tours begin every 30 min and last 1 hour
$21 Adult ($17 Member)
$17 Youth (17 and under; $14 Member)
For reservations, click on the button below, or call (920) 235-6903.
Members receive discounted reservations of $17/Adult, $14/Youth (17 and under). An individual membership grants a discounted reservation for one adult or youth for a guided tour. A Family Membership or level above grants discounted reservations for up to two adults and four youth for a guided tour reservation.