The Excitement Continues to Build
Original art and live a cappela music will grace the stage and lobby of Flagler College Auditorium when Saint Augustine Ballet presents The Nutcracker.
Acclaimed artist and St Augustine resident, Ann McGlade, will have her oil paintings on display in the lobby of Flagler College Auditorium. Her current work focuses on the grace, beauty, and athleticism of ballerinas. The paintings portray various dancers from St Augustine Ballet as they rehearse for The Nutcracker. McGlade’s award-winning oil paintings have been exhibited in museums and juried shows from New York to Oregon. Her artwork will be available for purchase before and after each of the three performances.
McGlade is no stranger to the “ballet scene.” Her ballerina grand-daughter, Alexandra McGlade is a graduate of the elite Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre (ABT), America’s premier ballet academy located in New York City. This background, coupled with a chance introduction to the Artistic Director of the Saint Augustine Ballet, inspired McGlade to create the new series in support of the local Nutcracker production.
Sunday’s Matinee Performance has a Special Treat
Sunday’s audience will have an additional special treat. Before the final performance begins, a local a cappella group, The Madrigalz, will be singing holiday music. Elisabeth Williamson, Judy Bernhard, and Angela Christensen have been singing traditional a cappella Christmas carols with each other for over a decade. Their love of the music, it’s history, and their longtime friendship is apparent as they sing songs from the heart that celebrate this special season. Over the holidays, The Madrigalz can be found performing at Saltwater Cowboys and Creekside Dinery. To view their schedule, visit www.elisabethwilliamson.com.