New Haven Ballet proudly presents Artistic Director Lisa Sanborn’s exciting full-length production of The Nutcracker. This family friendly classic is set to music by Tchaikovsky, masterfully played by the New Haven Ballet Orchestra as conducted by Dr. Richard Gard.
Nutcracker Guest Principal Dancers:
Sugar Plum Fairy: Simone Messmer, is the cover model on the December issue of Dance Magazine.
Cavalier: Rainer Krenstetter, won first place at the Prix de Lausanne in 1999.
Snow King: Jeremy Cox, debuted on Broadway as "Marty" in Twyla Tharp's Come Fly Away.
Ms. Messmer, Mr. Krenstetter and Mr. Cox are all current or former Principal Dancers with Miami City Ballet.
Come and experience Clara’s dream world brought to life—from the enchanting party where she meets the charming nephew of her Uncle Drosselmeyer and is enthralled by dancing dolls, to the daring battle between the Mouse King and brave Nutcracker Prince. Lead by tiny reindeer, Clara and the Nutcracker Prince travel through the Land of Snow and journey to the enchanting Fantasy Land of Sweets, where they are entertained by various dancers – including the mysterious Arabian Coffee, the comical Mother Ginger, the dynamic Russian Trepak, and many more.
December 18-20. $21-$62
Saturday 1:00 & 5:00pm
Sunday 1:00 & 5:00pm