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The Nutcracker to be performed at the Austin Peay University Clement Auditorium December 8th

Dance Theatre of TennesseeClarksville,  TN – On Saturday, December 8th at 7:00pm the Dance Theatre of Tennessee and Bridgestone Americas Trust Fund presents the Montgomery leg of its touring production of “The Nutcracker” at the Austin Peay State University Clement Auditorium.

The sparkling magic of the season comes to life in Dance Theatre of Tennessee’s enchanting version of The Nutcracker. Highlighted by Tchaikovsky’s brilliant score, the irresistible story of young Clara, a special gift and her fanciful dream to a world of sugary confections has charmed generations. Dance Theatre of Tennessee brings this endearing holiday classic with brand new sets and costumes for the second year in a row to Montgomery county!

The Nutcracker December 8th at the APSU Clement Auditorium
The Nutcracker December 8th at the APSU Clement Auditorium

Dance Theatre of Tennessee, is Middle Tennessee’s latest and most exciting professional dance organization. Led by Artistic Director/Founder and longtime Nashville Premier Principal Dancer Christopher Mohnani, the Nutcracker is a narrated version of the full-length ballet The Nutcracker. It provides an opportunity for the community to usher the holiday season in a more relatable, accessible and affordable way.

It also provides the local youth in each county an opportunity to perform and participate and start a holiday tradition they can call their own.  After a successful premiere last year where the buzz and response from the community was very overwhelming, DTT is bringing this production back bigger and better than ever.

DTT’s touring Nutcracker will have youth performers that come from different parts of Middle Tennessee and neighboring cities including local Clarksville children and military families.  A surprise celebrity narrator lends its voice to add to the magic of this wonderful holiday tradition.

The Nut Cracker "Waltz of Flowers"
The Nut Cracker “Waltz of Flowers”

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan reprises her special guest role as the Mother Ginger. In addition, young audience members are invited to come and partake on a Nutcracker story time at the lobby during the afternoon performances and have their pictures taken with the Sugar Plum Fairy.

“Part of our mission in bringing the beauty of ballet and the magic of dance to the people is providing access to professional and high quality productions to cities and communities where they would otherwise not have the opportunity,” shares Artistic Director Christopher Mohnani.

“The City of Clarksville is very fortunate and grateful to Dance Theatre of Tennessee for sharing their talents and wonderful professional ballet dancers to our city. Christmas time is always a special time and what better way to usher it than starting your own holiday tradition with the Nutcracker right here in Clarksville. I am also very excited to see our local Military children and even more excited to hear that Dance Theatre of Tennessee are extending special privileges for our Military families,” shares Mayor Kim McMillan.

Tickets are available by visiting www.ticketsnashville.com. General admission tickets are $20.00 for adults and $15.00 for children if purchased online (online fees apply), $25.00 for adults and $20.00 for children if purchased at the door. Special Military discounts apply at the door upon presentation of Military ID.

For more information, please visit our website at www.dancetheatretn.org, www.facebook.com/dancetheatreoftennessee, www.ticketsnashville.com or call us at 615.391.5500.

About the Dance Theatre of Tennessee

Dance Theatre of Tennessee (DTT), the non-profit performing arm of (AAPAS), is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization founded;

to expose new audiences to the diversity and beauty of dance
to provide affordable, accessible professional performances
to offer superior academy training
to foster enlightened outreach programs
to bring eminent national/international artists, choreographers, & premiere works to the Mid-state area

Dance Theatre of Tennessee has been recently ranked first by a competitive, citizen-reviewed process through the Metro Nashville Arts Commission and has consistently been named as one of Nashville’s Top 15 Performing Arts organizations based on performance quality, overall business acumen and audience reach touching over 20,000 people through it’s performances and over 10,000 students through its outreach programs the past two years.

Recently, Dance Theatre of Tennessee’s inaugural “Ballet in the Park” performance series has been named “Best Dance Series in Nashville” in the 2012 Best Of Nashville.


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