"The Nutcracker" Returns to Machias on November 17
Please Note: The 3 p.m. matinee performance is sold out. Tickets are still available for the 7 p.m. performance at the door or by calling 255-1370.
MACHIAS, Maine – The Robinson Ballet Company of Bangor will bring Tchaikovsky’s beloved holiday classic, The Nutcracker to Downeast Maine with a pair of performances on Saturday, November 17 at the University of Maine at Machias.
The enchanting presentations will be offered at UMM’s Performing Arts Center, with performances at 3 and 7 p.m.
Peter Tchaikovsky, one of the world’s best-known symphonic composers, wrote the graceful Nutcracker in 1892, near the end of his life. The Robinson Ballet Company has been producing The Nutcracker for more than 20 years, with Machias as one of its repeat venues.
The sponsorship of Kelco Industries, through owner Doug Kell Sr., has been significant to the appearances of the Robinson Ballet in Machias, according to UMM President Cynthia Huggins.
“This is a great cultural contribution to the area, and we are grateful to both Kelco Industries and the Robinson Ballet Company for continuing to make this presentation of The Nutcracker possible,” said Huggins.
Kell is an Ellsworth and Milbridge businessman who has many ties with the University. For six years he served on the UMM Board of Visitors, an advisory body to the president, with three of those years as the board’s chair.
As in past years, schools and organized youth groups can make reservations for the 3 p.m. matinée performance until November 7. After that, the matinée tickets will be available to the general public. The matinée performance has always filled up early and seats may not be available unless they are reserved in advance.
Tickets are $10 for adults, $6 for senior citizens over 60 and youth ages 12-18, and $2 for youth under age 12.
For more information or to make matinée group reservations, call Naida Pennell at 255-1289. To reserve or pay for advance tickets, call 255-1370.