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METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS to DAZZLE with NUTCRACKER, BREAKFAST w/SANTA and NUTCRACKER in Nutshell
METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS to DAZZLE with NUTCRACKER, BREAKFAST w/SANTA and NUTCRACKER in Nutshell

Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) of Alexandria and Lorton, Va. will present three, festive holiday performances in December, including:

The Nutcracker on Thurs., Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. and Fri., Dec. 4 at 7 p.m., as well as Sat., Dec. 5 at
1 p.m. and 7 p.m., held at the Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center at 8333 Little River Turnpike in Annandale, Va. Tickets are $27 per adult and $21 for seniors/students at www.metropolitanarts.org.

Breakfast with Santa will be featured on Sun., Dec. 6 at the Hotel Monaco at 480 King St. in Alexandria, Va. with two seatings: 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tickets are $45 per adult and $35 for ages 9 and younger. Tickets at www.metropolitanarts.org.

Nutcracker in a Nutshell is on Sun., Dec. 13 at the Nannie J. Lee Center (Kauffman Auditorium) at 1108 Jefferson St. in Old Town Alexandria at 1 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for ages 9 and younger. The pint-sized, 30-minute version of the Nutcracker is perfect for younger audiences. Go to www.metropolitanarts.org for tickets.

MSA features Clara and her Nutcracker in a magical journey from her Victorian home through the Land of Snow and into the Land of Sweets. With classic performances, a larger-than-life Christmas tree, more than 100 dancers and Tchaikovsky’s score, this performance makes The Nutcracker a true gift of imagination.

Breakfast with Santa features the MSA’s Frosty Follies show in historic Old Town Alexandria. Join favorite holiday characters for an exhilarating performance of the Broadway-style holiday revue, get pictures with the cast and enjoy a delectable Sunday brunch.

MSA presents a 30-minute Nutcracker performance for younger audiences, who are looking for an abbreviated version of the classic Nutcracker.

“Whether you’re enjoying the classic Nutcracker story, having Breakfast with Santa or watching Nutcracker in a Nutshell with your little one, MSA’s holiday performances will share the magic of Christmas,” said Melissa Dobbs, founder and president of Metropolitan School of the Arts Alexandria and Lorton, Va.

ABOUT METROPOLITAN SCHOOL OF THE ARTS (MSA)
Lorton, Va.-based, Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA), a 501 (c) 3 organization, is the first Washington, D.C. area, private, secondary performing arts school, founded in 2013 by Melissa Dobbs. The MSA performing arts studios in Alexandria and Lorton, Va. have taught dance, music and theater to more than 10,000 students since 2001. Noted for its world-class instructors, MSA offers high quality performing arts training in a ground breaking, holistic learning environment that cultivates creativity, builds community and empowers students. The organization was featured in Dance Teacher magazine, FOX 5 Morning News, WUSA9, Northern Virginia Magazine, Washington Business Journal and Washington Families magazine. Many students from MSA studios go on to perform in prestigious arenas including Broadway, National Tours, The Julliard School, The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, The Washington Ballet, The American Academy of Ballet, Universal Ballet Academy, The Kirov Ballet, The Hartt School, Marymount University (New York), Ford’s Theater and Mark Morris Dance Company. MSA offers a performing arts school, two performing arts studios, a youth tap ensemble, a youth ballet, a jazz company, community theatre program, as well as MetroClub and MetroRide, as part of their arts-focused, after-school program. Call 703.339.0444 or visit www.metropolitanarts.org, Facebook or Twitter.

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