Fort Wayne Philharmonic, now featuring three weekend performances December 2 and 3 with the Philharmonic, Sameer Patel, Assistant Conductor, and the Fort Wayne Children’s Choir, Pamela K. Pierson, Director, in musical accompaniment. All performances are held at Arts United Center, 303 East Main Street in downtown Fort Wayne. Performance dates and times are:
DECEMBER 2 @ 8 PM * (with Fort Wayne Philharmonic and Fort Wayne Children’s Choir)
DECEMBER 3 @ 2:30 PM* (with Fort Wayne Philharmonic and Fort Wayne Children’s Choir)
DECEMBER 3 @ 8 PM * (with Fort Wayne Philharmonic and Fort Wayne Children’s Choir)
DECEMBER 4 @ 2:30 PM
DECEMBER 6 @ 7 PM
DECEMBER 9 @ 8 PM
DECEMBER 10 @ 2:30 PM
DECEMBER 10 @ 8 PM
DECEMBER 11 @ 2:30 PM
Group and individual performance ticket information is available by calling Fort Wayne Ballet at 260- 484-9646. Tickets will also be available at the Arts United Center box office beginning November 28. Sugar Plum Parties will immediately follow all afternoon performances, and an Opening Night Champagne Reception will follow the December 2 performance.
Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control, Fort Wayne Ballet seamlessly incorporated adoption-eligible dogs in the Act I Party Scene, providing space in the lobby for FWACC to allow visits with the canine stars during intermission. Families interested in adoption could begin the process right there, but people were also encouraged to visit the wide array of other adoptable pets at the shelter located on Hillegas Road. Allison Miller, Adoption Supervisor of FWACC, reported increased foot traffic in the wake of The Nutcracker, and, most happily, all 14 of the dogs featured during the 2010 run of The Nutcracker found new homes in time for the holidays.
“We are pleased and honored to be such an integral part of our community’s holiday tradition,” says Ms. Gibbons-Brown. “As the story stays the same, we have always added some things to keep our production fresh. This year’s production will not disappoint!”