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Show adds twist to age-old classic

Nov 26, 2013
PHOTO SUBMITTED The Fairfield Art of Dance will present “The Nutcracker” Dec. 6-8 at the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center’s Stephen Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts.

The Fairfield Art of Dance will present “The Nutcracker” in December at the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center’s Stephen Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts.

Performances are: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6; 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7; and 2 p.m. Dec. 8.

Tickets are available at box office, 472-2787 or fairfieldACC.com.

From the moment the lights dim, Fairfield Art of Dance will transport its audience to a land of magic with “The Nutcracker,” a timeless tale of good and evil that has enchanted adults and children around the world for many decades. This version of the classic ballet continues the mesmerizing magic of the traditional “Nutcracker,” but with a twist.

Set to the music of Tchaikovsky’s “Rat King’s Revenge, A Nutcracker Tale” dancers will weave together a unique story of intrigue, beauty and victory — complete with snowflakes, a rat king, a sugar plum fairy and the Nutcracker. This imaginative production features fabulous costumes, dynamic lighting, beautiful sets and energetic choreography designed to draw the audience into the fantasy.

The ballet begins with Drosselmeyer teaching his apprentice the fine art of transformation, where one object magically takes another form. But during the training something goes tragically wrong and the apprentice is transformed into a rat. Embarrassed by his failure and unable to reverse the spell, he releases the rat into the streets. While everyone celebrates the holidays with family and friends, the apprentice, now a rat, devises a plan to seek revenge against Drosselmeyer. Come find out if his plan will work or if someone will save the day.

Organizers hope this family friendly production created by Fairfield Art of Dance instructors, students and parents is destined to become a new holiday favorite.

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