Think it’s too early to start talking about “The Nutcracker?” Well, if you do you need to check your calendar because the exceptional local mountain production of this favorite holiday bon-bon is only a few months away. Scary, isn’t it!
The lake Arrowhead Classical Ballet Company’s big fundraiser will be held on Saturday, September 13 at 6 p.m. at the beautiful Lake Arrowhead home of Lorna Polly. This event always raises money to help support the company’s productions of The Nutcracker. The funds help pay for the magnificent costumes, sets, paying for the airfare, hotel, food and other expenses for the dancers who dance the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Cavalier. This event also helps pay for the rental fees by the Rim of the World School District for the rental of the Performing Arts Center. The fees for the multi-performance “holiday gift” of The Nutcracker are enormous each year and while the productions are first-rate and absolutely beautiful it does cost a lot of money for the ballet company to put on such a first-rate production.
Take your favorite wine and or appetizer to the upcoming fundraiser and feast on a lavish and delectable assortment of dishes and decadent desserts. Is your mouth-watering yet? If it isn’t then it will be after I tell you this special fundraiser will include catering by the renowned Maggiano’s Little Italy Italian-American restaurant.
Jim Rex, who is one of the ballet company board members, will be pouring wines he will specifically select from various regions to compliment the meal. Jim is a fascinating man and he will be more than happy to engage guests in any and all discussions concerning wine. If this event sounds like fun……it will be…… and Jim will undoubtedly be a big part of the fun.
Reservations for this big fundraiser are required so call Marla at (626) 255-5329 or call the Studio Boutique at (909) 336-9206. The $65 charge for this fundraiser is tax-deductible because the Lake Arrowhead Classical Ballet Company is a registered non-profit organization.
For those of you who might be thinking that the ballet performances are “cute” because most of the dancers are students at the Lake Arrowhead School of Dance, let me enlighten you. The performances are wonderful, with exciting sets, the cutest bunch of tiny dancers in some of the performance, the longtime professional guest artists who dance the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Cavalier, the dancing (of course), the colorful, always beautiful, costumes. It’ is a first-rate series of performances and they’re right here in Lake Arrowhead. If you’ve never attended you will walk away from the high school’s performing arts center asking why in the world you haven’t gone before. You’ll love it! Don’t miss the fundraiser. You’ll love it too!