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'Nutcracker (Not So) Suite' Dan Norman Photography

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Nutcracker (not so) Suite

Daily from Dec. 7-8
7:30 p.m.
Daily from Dec. 13-15
7:30 p.m.
Daily from Dec. 20-22
7:30 p.m.
$40-$45
Dance, Holiday

There will be glitter and grime at this naughty take on the Nutcracker. In this production, originally created by Myron Johnson in 1993 for Ballet of the Dolls, Marie is celebrating Christmas in 1960s NYC. Instead of the eponymous gift, she receives Barbie and Ken dolls. Things get rowdy when they spring to life, whisking Maria away for an adventure that includes run-ins with beatniks, brides, and a Rat Queen, all set to pop tunes, rock ’n’ roll, and a bit of Tchaikovsky’s original score. Bradley Greenwald reprises his Mama Flo, Maria’s socialite aunt, and Steven Epp takes on the Uncle/Drosselmeyer role.