Artz 4 Life presents Nutcracker Twist at The Mahaffey Theater Saturday, Dec. 21, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
ST. PETERSBURG – Artz 4 Life Academy brings back its annual production, a spin on Tchaikovsky's classic Russian Nutcracker two-act ballet, for two shows at The Mahaffey Theater Saturday, Dec. 21, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Formerly The Chocolate Nutcracker, The Nutcracker Twist has been, over the years, a community project consisting of more than 200 children from the Tampa Bay Area. This twist on the Christmas classic begins in a Harlem Renaissance swing setting and takes the audience to Jazzland, Gospeland, Land of Funk Africa, Brazil and other international experiences.
Considered one of the holiday season's best offerings, it is also among the most-loved! Professional, national artists provide a unique 12-week training experience in cultural arts performance and behind-the-scenes production to 150-200 students who show what they've learned in this treat - The Nutcracker Twist!
Tickets are $17, $27 and $37; groups of 30 or more can save by calling 813-451-4410. Tickets may be purchased online at TheMahaffey.com, charge by phone at 727-893-832 or in person at The Mahaffey Theater Box Office.