NORFOLK — 1,000 military members and their families received free tickets to Richmond Ballet’s The Nutcracker, which opens tonight at Chrysler Hall in Norfolk.

The tickets were distributed through the USO of Hampton Roads Central Virginia and the Military Newspaper of Virginia.

“At this time of year, the chance to say a special thank you, and to give these families a memorable holiday experience that can be shared together is especially meaningful,” said Brett Bonda, managing director for Richmond Ballet.

The Nutcracker is performed by the State Ballet of Virginia and will be at Chrysler Hall through December 14. It also features 85 students from 24 different Hampton Roads-area dance schools. The Virginia Symphony Orchestra will play the score for all four performances.

There are still tickets available for the four performances this weekend.

Via: 13 News Now