Join The Sarasota Ballet this season for two wonderful and family-friendly ballets as we discover The Secret Garden and run away to the Circus with John Ringling's Circus Nutcracker. These heartwarming stories will delight audiences of all ages and are a perfect introduction to the world of ballet.
With The Secret Garden, you will follow Mary's journey of discovery as she explores her new life in the countryside. Through an incredible use of dance, puppetry and narration audiences will watch as Mary and her new found friends explore the secret garden and in the process find love, family and health in their own special paradise. 28 - 29 October 2017 at the FSU Center for the Performing Arts.
With John Ringling's Circus Nutcracker, audiences will run away with Clara to Sarasota as the classic Nutcracker tale takes on a decidedly Circus theme, beautifully melding the traditonal Christmas tale with Sarasota's unique circus history. Whether it is watching the Arabian animal tamers with exotic elephant and harem of wild cats or Clara and the Nutcracker battling the Mouse King in the lobby of a New York hotel, this is a Nutcracker like no other. This is also the only Nutcracker in Sarasota with Live Music, as The Sarasota Ballet is accompanied by the Sarasota Orchestra. 15 - 16 December 2017 at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall.
Introduce your family and friends to the wonder of dance this year with these magical stories, that will captivate from start to finish.
The Family Packages consist of a minimum of two tickets per performance with a 20% discount off their regular retail price. Any questions or queries about the Family Package, please call The Sarasota Ballet Box Office at 941.359.0099.