Clara's inquisitive great granddaughter, Marie, finds a journal in the attic and asks her grandfather all about her great grandmother's adventures.
E.T.A. Hoffman's original tale of the "King and Queen" includes characters such as the selfish Princess Pirlipat, an inventive watchmaker named Drosselmeier, and his helpful nephew Frederick. As their tale unfolds, Marie learns how the Rat King's spell was cast and how the dreaded curse must be broken. The excitement increases with a surprising ending that is inspiring to all.
Music, dance, and story create this inspiring event that parents and children alike will enjoy. This enchanting and charming ballet story is a delightful way to kick off the holiday season.
Photo by Jennifer Borelli, 2009