With the delicious holiday of Thanksgiving behind us, we are entering the most beautiful winter period of the year: the time of preparation and expectant waiting for Christmas itself. There is no other theatrical event than the two-act ballet of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker that more suitably expresses the beauty of the season.
Tchaikovsky's music is easily accessible for all: the dreamy costumes and gracious dance appeal to all little would-be prima ballerinas, the enchanting props and scenery mesmerize young and old alike. The action-packed scenes never fail to amaze our young grade school boys either.
Throughout the month of December, this classical ballet will be performed in many towns across Connecticut. The shows will be as diverse as our communities: young aspiring ballet students from dance conservatories, amateur and professional companies will put up their own interpretations of the show. Some perform the traditional plot and choreography, others dream up new readings of the original story and new dances to the well-known music. Below you can read a round-up of upcoming shows. Please, check the venues' or companies' websites for exact show times and ticket prices.