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MAPA presents a sweet holiday treat

By Staff | Dec 6, 2012

Principal Dancer Taylor Soma will perform the roles of the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Snow Queen in “Nutcracker Sweets.” Soma is a former Maui Academy of Performing Arts student now living in California. PHOTO BY GRINS 2 GO.

WAILUKU – This holiday season, Maui audiences are in for a treat when Maui Academy of Performing Arts (MAPA) presents “Nutcracker Sweets,” a delightful, family-friendly adaptation of the treasured holiday classic featuring 150 MAPA dancers and alumni.

Whether you are introducing a child to the magic of this story for the first time or honoring an annual tradition of seeing the beloved ballet, “Nutcracker Sweets” is a must-see event this holiday season.

With stunning costumes and beautiful choreography set to the timeless Tchaikovsky score, this production will dazzle audiences of all ages.

A perfect holiday gift for the whole family, “Nutcracker Sweets” plays one day only: Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater at 2 and 7 p.m.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $17 for children; call 242-SHOW or visit www.mauiarts.org.

For more information on MAPA, call 244-8760 or visit www.mauiacademy.org.