The Alameda Civic Ballet will present its ninth-annual performance of “The Nutcracker” ballet at the Kofman Theater on Dec. 21 and 22.
But if you would like a taste of what the production is all about before then, head over to Tucker’s Super Creamed Ice Cream parlor on Park Street.
Each year, the ice cream shop lets patrons name a flavor in honor of the holiday show. Winners can receive a free ticket or two for their creative talents.
This year’s winning flavor is Chocovsky’s Macaretto. It was named by Michael Hauser for Tucker’s chocolate-macadamia nut-amaretto confection.
Congratulations to Hauser!
“The show has become part of the holiday traditions for lots of people,” said Abra Rudisill, who manages the troupe, choreography and production. “Many members of the audience come from Alameda, and a growing number are coming from Marin, Berkeley, San Francisco and other parts of the Bay Area.”
“The Nutcracker” tells the story of young Clara and the Nutcracker Prince. On Christmas night, they take a journey that begins with an epic battle against the Mouse King. Next, they travel through the Land of the Snowflakes and into the Kingdom of Sweets, ruled by the enchanting Sugar Plum Fairy.