Concert Series


Local dancers appearing in ArtsLink’s upcoming presentation
of The Nutcracker include (left) Simon Cannizzaro
and (right) Spencer Cannizzaro.

Enhance your Christmas Season with the Mid Ohio Valley Ballet’s performance of The Nutcracker at the Lincoln Theater in New Martinsville on Monday, Dec.4 at 7 p.m.

Presented by ArtsLink and sponsored by Ken Block in memory of Pat Block, this timeless classic will delight and entertain adults and children alike as it fills the audience with the Christmas spirit.

Local students from The Academy for Dance & Theatre Arts will be joining the Mid Ohio Valley Ballet onstage for this fun holiday classic. Performing as Angels will be Ava Gorrell, Haven Anderson, Zimeng Ren, Cora Mae Lough, Nardos Biram and Eudora Lough. Joining the land of the sweets as Candy Canes will be Jourdan Schramm, Kate Gorrell, Kaylyn Wallace, Angel Dennis and Hana Biram. ADTA Co-Director Clare Cannizzaro will also be onstage with her sons Spencer and Simon who are students of the MOVB Academy. They will be appearing as Party Guests.

Tickets will be available at the door. For ArtsLink members, tickets are $10 for individuals and $15 for families; for non-members, $15 for individuals and $25 for families. Student admission is $5. Children are welcome to don their party dresses or other holiday finery for this event. Theater parties are welcome with a discount for groups over ten people.

The joy of Christmas is never more evident than in The Nutcracker. This whimsical ballet brings beautiful fantasies, sugar plum dreams, and waltzing snowflakes to a very large, adoring public. Parties, church celebrations, family and friends, and The Nutcracker are all part of the American Christmas experience.

Based on the book by E.T.A. Hoffman, the ballet follows the dreams of a little girl named Clara. At the family Christmas party, her Godfather Drosselmeyer presents her with a mysterious gift of a nutcracker, and her jealous little brother, Fritz, promptly breaks it. As the guests depart, Clara comes quietly back into the living room to see her nutcracker and falls asleep there. Her dreams take her through a fierce battle between the Mouse King and the Nutcracker, a visit to the Land of the Sweets where candy dancers perform for her, and finally a journey through the snow kingdom with whirling, dancing snowflakes.

Mid Ohio Valley Ballet is a member of and receives partial funding from Artsbridge, a cultural development agency serving Wood County, WV, and Washington County, OH.

Support for this program is made possible with financial assistance from the City of New Martinsville Parks & Recreation Commission, West Virginia Northern Community College, WETZ/WYMJ Radio, EQT Foundation, Dominion Foundation, and Ohio Valley Online. This event is presented with financial assistance from the WV Division of Culture and History, and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the WV Commission on the Arts. ArtsLink is committed to providing universal accessibility wherever possible. Persons with special needs may contact ArtsLink at 304-455-2278 for assistance.


ArtsLink is committed to providing universal accessibility
wherever possible.  Accessible seating is available for all
events.  Persons with special needs may contact
us at 304-455-2278 to request assistance.


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