by Patricia Grandjean
Dec 7, 2010
09:38 AMBox Office
'Tis the season for one of the most magical productions ever staged, The Nutcracker. A wonderful holiday tradition, it's being performed across the state this month:
Joseph Albano’s Albano Ballet company brings its version to Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville on Dec. 11 & 12. The production stars Eric Carnes of Newington as “The Prince” and Kerryanne Saunders of Litchfield as “The Snow Queen,” with other Connecticut and international dancers in the corps de ballet. Yale University musicians under the direction of Maestro Daniel Lee and a chorale accompany each performance. For tickets, call (800) 745-3000 or visit albanoballet.org or mohegansun.com.
Also on Dec. 11 & 12, Brett Raphael’s production comes to the Stamford Center for the Arts and stars Julie Kent and Jose Manuel Carreno from American Ballet Theatre, and also features 100 local children in the cast, courtesy of Connecticut Ballet. For tickets, call (203) 325-4466 or visit stamfordcenterforthearts.org or connecticutballet.com.
Dec. 11 & 12 are also the dates that the Eastern Connecticut Ballet presents a seafaring rendition of The Nutcracker set in the city of New London, at the Garde Arts Center. For tickets, call (860) 444-7373 or visit gardearts.org.
The Nutmeg Ballet performs The Nutcracker at the Warner Theatre in Torrington on Dec. 11 & 12. For tickets, call (860) 489-7180 or visit warnertheatre.org.
A week later, on December 18 & 19, The Nutmeg Ballet brings The Nutcracker at The Bushnell in Hartford. For tickets, call (860) 987-5900 or visit bushnell.org.
The Palace Theater in Waterbury welcomes the The Woodbury Ballet's version of The Nutcracker on Dec. 18. Call (203) 755-4700 or visit palacetheaterct.org.
The Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance presents The Nutcracker on Dec. 18 & 19 at the Ridgefield Playhouse. For tickets, call (203) 438-5795 or visit ridgefieldplayhouse.org.Nutcracker Time