Unlike other productions of "The Nutcracker," the Greater Niagara Ballet Co.'s version provides local dancers an extraordinary opportunity to be featured in the lead dance roles.
Magic doesn't come without a cost: The show's expenses are several thousand dollars and, in terms of time and effort, volunteers work around-the-clock in the weeks leading up to "The Nutcracker" to ensure the weekend is a success for the families involved.
The community is invited to give back this year by purchasing performance tickets, and by participating in a brand-new "Trivia Night."
This fundraiser will include a silent auction, a pie auction, a basket raffle, pizza, wings, a cash bar and the comedic talents of the Trivia Kings. "Trivia Night" will take place at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at The Meeting Place, 2469 Niagara Road, Bergholz.
For more information, or for tickets, call 716-754-1029, or visit www.greaterniagaraballetcompany.org.