23 Dec SUNLIFE SHARES NUTCRACKER DREAMS WITH KIDS UP FRONT!
SunLife brought the magic and dreams of the classic Nutcracker to over 1000 deserving children and families from Kids Up Front this holiday season! We are so thankful to everyone at Alberta Ballet for facilitating our groups, making accommodations, and helping us give our guests the joy of an amazing performance! Thank you Melissa, Leyland, Hanan, and Adam! Thank you, Samantha, for all of your support and enthusiasm over the past several years! We enjoy giving our kids the gift of the arts, and we could not do it without your support.
For many of our kids and families, this was their very first time seeing The Nutcracker on stage! Thank you!
The music, the set, stage and costumes are just brilliant, and the dancers truly make the story come to life. As soon as the lights go down, you get swept into a new land and enjoy the tale’s journey, encountering the infamous mischievous mice, the Sugar Plum Fairy, and enjoying the Kingdom of Sweets! The set sparkles, eyes sparkle, and the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra shines in this performance, transporting adults and kids alike into Klara’s world. We are so thankful to SunLife for bringing the Nutcracker Magic and Nutcracker Dreams to life for our kids!
The children enjoyed seeing the costumes, sets and props that were available to explore before the show, allowing for a tactile experience of the world of performance. Many took advantage of the beautiful rose bench for family photos, and many enjoyed dressing up in their finest to pose for pictures with Kids Up Front and SunLife.
Check out some of the photos on our Facebook page here:
You won’t be disappointed!
Thank you also, to the Alberta Ballet and Castle Toys for their joint partnership in raising funds for local charities by using volunteers in the Nutcracker boutique! As always, Calgarians step up for one another, and this is appreciated more than ever this year. Thank you for supporting so many deserving organizations in our city. To quote the Alberta Ballet, “Castle Toys is All Heart”!