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Ballet company seeks volunteers for 'Nutcracker'

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Local residents will have visions of sugarplum fairies dancing in their heads as tickets to Pamela Hayes Classical Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” are now on sale. The annual favorite will be performed Dec. 17-19 at the 700-seat Jill Solberg Performing Arts Theater, 1655 Iron Point Road, Folsom. Performances will take place at 7 p.m. on Dec. 17 and 2 p.m. on Dec. 18 and 19. To purchase tickets, ranging in prices from $18-$24, visit phcb.org. Pamela Hayes’ “The Nutcracker” has been recognized for its unique entertainment approach and costuming. “The Nutcracker is a holiday tradition for many local families,” Hayes said. “We are proud to present our production of this holiday classic, which will showcase our dancers, as well as dancers from the community, in a classical and magical performance.” Pamela Hayes Classical Ballet is seeking sponsors for “The Nutcracker.” Sponsors receive recognition and other benefits. For more information, visit phcb.org/support.shtml. The organization also is seeking volunteers to join the Pamela Hayes Ballet Resource and Volunteer Organization (BRAVO). Volunteers assist in the summer show, “The Nutcracker” in December, and at fundraisers and special events. The group also provides clerical support, assistance with public relations and outreach activities, and helps with upkeep of school facilities. For more information, contact bravo@phcb.org. Pamela Hayes Classical Ballet is a nonprofit ballet dedicated to the preservation of classical ballets. With studios in Sacramento and El Dorado Hills, the company has been performing and training dancers for more than 20 years. Among many ballet disciplines, Pamela Hayes Classical Ballet bases its training in the Royal Academy of Dance, the largest teaching organization in the world. For more information, visit phcb.org. ~ Staff report * * * KNOW AND GO What: The Nutcracker When: 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17; 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18; 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 19 Where: Jill Solberg Performing Arts Theater, 1655 Iron Point Road, Folsom. Cost: $18-$24 Info: phcb.org.