Tampa Ballet Theatre is dreaming up dancing sugar plums! On November 20th at 4:00pm, Tampa can begin the holiday season off right with the Sugar Plum Tea Party. Guest can participate in a silent auction, Nutcracker reading, specialty treats and teas, and a performance of excerpts from Tampa Ballet Theatre’s The Nutcracker. The event’s purpose is to help Tampa Ballet Theatre raise funds for their upcoming performance, The Nutcracker, on December 17th at Ruth Eckerd Hall. The Sugar Plum Tea Party will be held at the Tampa Ballet Theatre studio at 12720 DuPont Circle, Tampa 33626. Tickets are $20 per person. There are a limited number of seats available. Tickets can be purchased by calling (813)814-0587 or online at www.tampaballettheatre.org/events.
The Sugar Plum Tea Party will be fun for all ages and will be featuring a fun menu of snacks inspired by The Nutcracker. The dancers performing are company members of the professional ballet company Tampa Ballet Theatre, pre-professional apprentices/trainees of TBT II, and students of the Tampa Bay Ballet School. This event has very limited seating available. The funds being raised at The Sugar Plum Tea Party will be used to help fund the show making process including: costumes, theatre rental, props, dancer expenses, backdrops, scenery, lighting, and more.
“No holiday season would be complete without The Nutcracker,” states Lindsay Clark, Artistic Director of Tampa Ballet Theatre, “The Sugar Plum Tea Party is so intimate, and a great way to begin the holiday season.”
The classical ballet of The Nutcracker follows a young Clara, who receives her nutcracker prince from magician and toymaker, Drosselmeyer. Clara then falls asleep on the couch and dreams of the terrifying Rat King, her nutcracker then comes to life and protects Clara from the rats. Clara is then swept away with the Nutcracker and arrives in the Land of the Sweets, where she meets the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier. They celebrate with gifts and dancing and then the young Clara must go home and all of the sweets and the Sugar Plum Fairy say goodbye.
Tampa Ballet Theatre is a 501©3 non-profit professional ballet company in the Tampa Bay Area and has been since 2012. The mission of the Tampa Ballet Theatre is to educate, entertain, and broaden the outlook of the community through the world of classical and contemporary ballet. The company prides itself in preserving the classical masterpieces of previous centuries while creating new contemporary and classical productions for the Greater Tampa Bay area. Tampa Ballet Theatre engages itself in community functions to help give back to the community through the art of ballet and lending a structural support for the arts. Tampa Ballet Theatre is affiliated with its school, Tampa Bay Ballet where students receive pre-professional training from some of the best professionals in the Tampa Bay area.
Due to the limited seats available, please purchase tickets to Tampa Ballet Theatre’s The Sugar Plum Tea Party ahead of time by calling (813) 814-0587. Tickets are no longer available online, please call (813)014-0587.
If you buy your ticket online through pay pal your ticket will be held at will-call. This means you pick your ticket up at the door the day of the performance. It will be under the name associated with the paypal account!