2004-03-19 / Community

Holiday Shows At Westbury Include Nutcracker, Babes

Holiday Shows At Westbury Include Nutcracker, Babes

The State Farm Children’s Series at Westbury Music Fair presents holiday classics for the kids. A Christmas Carol hits the stage from December 10 through 12 in the half round, Babes In Toyland is on December 14th, and The Nutcracker brings holiday spirit to Long Island’s Theater in the Round on December 27th. Tickets for all shows are $15 and are available at Westbury Music Fair’s box office, select Ticketmaster locations and online at CC.com and musicfair.com. To charge tickets by phone call Ticketmaster at (631) 888-9000 or (212) 307-7171. All shows, dates, and times are subject to change without notice. Applicable tax and service charges are added to each ticket price.

A Christmas Carol is the timeless story of Scrooge, a miserable man who hates Christmas and as a result is visited by three ghosts. They reveal to him in vivid scenes how the love of money has changed him from what he might have been into a lonely miser and how his selfish and bitter life effects others. He discovers the fate that awaits him if he continues his miserly ways. Scrooge is shocked into action that centers around the poor but happy Cratchit family and their brave little Tiny Tim.This lively production includes music and dancing, allowing the children to be involved in the unraveling of the story. This classic tale is for children of all ages.

In the fun-filled storybook classic Babes in Toyland, Jack and Jill are planning to marry provided they overcome a few obstacles. In the hopes of solving their problems, they visit their fairy godmother in Toyland and their further adventures are recounted in songs. American Family Theaters’ award winning production of Babes in Toyland has thrilled audiences of all ages.

The Nutcracker is a Christmas fairy tale about a young girl named Clara, who receives a special gift from the magician Drosselmeier – a nutcracker doll. Through the magic of the magician, the nutcracker doll is transformed into a real prince who battles the evil Mouse King. After defeating the Mouse King, the prince escorts Clara to a special Land of Sweets, where she meets the King and Queen. She dances from many lands - candy canes, swirling snowflakes, waltzing flowers and the Sugar Plum Fairy with her cavalier. Clara is thrilled by all of these wondrous sights and hopes they will remain in her memory forever.


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