Nutcracker Tea Previews Upcoming Performances at The Morris


SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) – Hundreds of people gathered at the Palace Royal Ballroom in South Bend for the Southold Dance Theater Nutcracker Tea.

To celebrate the forthcoming Southold production of The Nutcracker, nearly 400 guests enjoyed tea with a remarkable display of the famous winter ballet.

The event also included ballet lessons, arts and crafts for children, and a formal tea time with traditional treats accompanied by tea.

Southold is a nationally acclaimed pre-professional dance company entering its 49th season and currently has dancers ranging in age from 3 to 78 years old.

The South Bend Symphony Orchestra will collaborate with Southold and perform The Nutcracker at the Morris Performing Arts Center from December 9-11.

“This tea is just to celebrate the official launch of The Nutcracker season, even though we’ve been training for a few months now, but to share this with our children who are coming with their families,” said Sarah Taylor, executive director of Southold Dance. Theater. “Also, it’s our 41st Nutcracker who is in person due to the pandemic. This would be our 43, our first comeback was last year, but this one is going to be amazing due to the fact that the (South Bend) Symphony Orchestra is back for the first time in over 20 years.

In a statement from Southold:

Southold Dance Theater presents The Nutcracker

WHEN: Friday, December 9 at 7 p.m. (new show time this year) * Saturday, December 10 at 7 p.m. * Sunday, December 11 at 2 p.m.

WHERE: The Morris Performing Arts Center, 211 N Michigan St.

South elbow, IN 46601

TICKETS: $25 – $65

Online –

Telephone – (574) 235-9190

Box Office – 211 N Michigan St, South Bend, IN 46601

As a fundraiser, the Southold Dance Theater will be hosting a Nutcracker preview titled Nostalgia on Thursday 8th December. Guests will get an up-close look at the production with a dress rehearsal and accompaniment from the South Bend Symphony Orchestra. Guests will be the first to experience this collaboration for the first time in over 20 years. Tickets are $100, including cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, and a few surprises. For reservations, please call (574) 233-9841.

About Southold Dance Theater

Southold Dance Theater is a nationally acclaimed pre-professional dance company currently entering its 49th season. Under the guidance of professional staff, dancers strive to achieve mastery of technique and performance. Many dancers successfully audition for some of the country’s most prestigious dance institutions. Many have embarked on a career as a professional dancer. As the resident dance company of the Morris Performing Arts Center, Southold enriches its audience with high standards of performance. To find out more, please visit


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