Wellington Ballet’s ‘Grinch’ Dec. 10-11 At WHS Theater

Wellington Ballet Theatre will present its original production of The Grinch Who Stole Christmas on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 11 at 4 p.m. at the Wellington High School theater.

Come see what happens when the mean old Grinch decides to ruin Christmas for the cheery citizens of Whoville. Based on Dr. Seuss’ beloved tale and conceptualized by Wellington Ballet Theatre’s Melissa Waters, the show features choreography and staging by Waters, artistic direction by Rocky Duvall, and scenic design by Chris Gay and Brian Main.

Free tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis and can be picked up at the studio, located at 11120 South Crown Way, Units 3 & 4, in Wellington. For more info., call Randy Ballen at (561) 296-1880 or visit www.wellingtonballettheatre.org. Tickets can also be picked up at the theater box office one hour before each show. Wellington High School is located at 2101 Greenview Shores Blvd.

Donations are accepted and appreciated. Show sponsors include the Village of Wellington, Dance Arts Conservatory, Lightning Videos, Seasons Women’s Care, Floridian Community Bank, Jet Show Stable, RevaMed Associates Dr. Nathalie Bastien-Montpeirous and Charles Schwab.

Auditions for Wellington Ballet Theatre’s next production, Snow White, are on Jan. 7. Audition times are 3 p.m. for age 9 and under, and 4 p.m. for age 9 through adult. Auditions cost $10, payable in cash on the day of audition. Call Ballen at (561) 296-1880 to RSVP.