The Avon High School band, dance, and orchestra programs invite all in the community to their production of “The Nutcracker,” scored by Peter IIyich Tchaikovsky.
Performances are scheduled for 7 p.m. Dec. 13 and 14, and 2 p.m. Dec. 15 in the Hendricks Regional Health Performing Arts Center at Avon High School, 7575 E. 150 S., Avon.
Those attending are asked to enter through door 33.
In addition, a VIP Experience is being offered prior to the Dec. 14 performance. Beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Avon ALC Cafeteria, VIPs can enjoy desserts, drinks, photos with cast members, pre-ballet talk, an arts and crafts zone, and priority seating.
Show tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and senior citizens. Children ages 5 and younger will be admitted free, but must reserve a ticket.
The VIP Experience is $10 per person, regardless of age. VIP attendees will still need to purchase a ballet ticket separately. Proceeds from the VIP Experience will benefit educational programs funded by the Avon Education Foundation.
The Christmas classic, “The Nutcracker,” premiered in Russia in 1892. Tchaikovsky’s score has become one of the most famous ballets performed in the United States.
To purchase tickets, visit the website at www.avonband.com/nutcracker, e-mail to BJDoll@avon-schools.org, or call 544-5093.