Login  /  Register  | 3 premium articles left before you must register.

Mystic Ballet performs "A Mystic Nutcracker"

Published December 03. 2010 4:00AM   Updated December 03. 2010 4:54AM

"The Nutcracker" is the dance world's version of Shakespeare's plays - meaning that the time-tested tale often gets a fresh twist in new productions.

Gregor Thieler has taken that tack with "A Mystic Nutcracker," from Mystic Ballet. (Thieler is Mystic Ballet's artistic director.) The production is still based on E.T.A. Hoffmann's story and uses Tchaikovsky's score, but it moves away from tradition in other regards. All the choreography from Thieler makes use of the modern artistry for which Mystic Ballet is known. Some dances will be set to contemporary holiday hits.

"A Mystic Nutcracker," which is staged at 2 p.m. on Saturdays from now through Dec. 18 at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum auditorium, promises illusions and effects, too. Tickets range from $15 to $40; (860) 536-3671 or mysticballet.org.

- Kristina Dorsey

Town News

Visit Zip06
Submit Your:  Submit Your News Submit Your Photos Submit Your Events
Most Recent Poll
If you were flying this holiday, which screening method would you prefer?
Go through the screening machines
Undergo a pat-down search
Number of votes: 54

No current items found