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The Nutcracker Is Coming Soon To The Garde Arts Center

This year's holiday classic presented by Eastern Connecticut Ballet features performances by New York City Ballet sensations Sara Mearns and Amar Ramasar.

Photo of Sara Mearns & Jonathan Stafford in George Balanchine's Cortege Hongrois by Paul Kolnik
Photo of Sara Mearns & Jonathan Stafford in George Balanchine's Cortege Hongrois by Paul Kolnik

A Press Release From Eastern Connecticut Ballet

New York City Ballet’s sensations, Sara Mearns and Amar Ramasar will leave audiences spellbound at Eastern Connecticut Ballet’s 12th captivating performances of The Nutcracker! Mearns has been called “the great American ballerina of our time" by Alastair Macaulay of The New York Times

Audiences will follow Clara’s adventure and be transported by magical sailing vessel to an enchanted seaport in 1850’s New London. Along the way, shimmering snowflakes dance for Clara and the sparkling Sugar Plum Fairy eagerly awaits her arrival. 

Children of all ages will love the opening party scene filled with laughter and surprises as well as the thrill of battle on the high seas between the brave Nutcracker, Sailors, Pirate Rats and the dreaded Rat King. 

Enjoy the legendary music of Tchaikovsky performed live by Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra and the energetic dancing of more than 100 professionally-trained Eastern Connecticut Ballet dancers.

Bring family and friends to the Nutcracker of Choice and follow Clara’s journey that takes her around the world in one spectacular night!

It all takes place in our own backyard at the historic Garde Arts Center, 325 State Street in New London.  Performances are December 14 at 1:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. and December 15 at 1:30 p.m.

For tickets, call The Garde at (860) 444-7373 or go online at gardearts.org. Special military, senior, and group discounts are also available.
Marie Rabinovitch December 10, 2013 at 11:07 AM
I prefer the Albano Ballet Company's Nutcracker. It is the original Nutcracker. Never heard of a Nutcracker with a nautical theme.

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