Green Mountain Nutcracker


Green Mountain Nutcracker
Barre Opera House
December 16th at 7:00 pm &
December 17th at 2:00 pm
Enjoy a traditional holiday experience with a unique Vermont twist.

Moving Light Dance Company is proud to present the Green Mountain Nutcracker ballet at the Barre Opera House for the 11th Performance. What better way to let the festive spirit of the holidays into your heart than through the magic of dance.

The professional dancers of Moving Light Dance Company are joined by scores of local students. This year’s cast of talented dancers performs in fabulous hand-made costumes amidst glorious set pieces. The original choreography by Christine Harris, Willow Wonder, Avi Waring, and Natalie Wheeler will inspire the spirit of the season.

The artists of Moving Light Dance are committed to bringing dance of the highest caliber to our Vermont community. Harris and co-directors embody an attitude of hard work and inclusion that can be seen on stage in the joy of the dancers as they perform. Let this dance community remind you of the greatest gift that can be given during the holidays: love.

On Christmas night, a young girl is transported into a world of magic and imagination when a gift of a wooden nutcracker doll, from the magician Drosselmeier, comes to life. After a joyful holiday party, the nutcracker prince escorts our heroine Marie through snowy Vermont forests inhabited by colorful characters and on into his kingdom, the Land of the Sweets. There, the Maple Sugar Fairy and the many peoples of the land celebrate with fantastical dances: loggers, marzipan candies, maple hot chocolate, Arabian coffee and more of your favorites. The dance numbers are gorgeous and are sure to make you gasp, laugh, and applaud.
Two performances only: Saturday, December 16 at 7:00 p.m.; and Sunday, December 17 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets: $25/$15  ($30/$20 at the door)
Call the Barre Opera House, 476-8188; or online at