Hartt School Community Division to Present THE NUTCRACKER, Begin. 12/13

Set to Peter IIyitch Tchaikovsky's glorious score, Hartt's The Nutcracker features choreography by Community Division Dance Department's Artistic Director Samantha Dunster, lighting by Production Designer Dewey Strang, brilliant costumes, a Christmas tree that grows to tremendous heights, snow falling, and the ultimate battle between Clara's beloved Nutcracker and his nemesis, The Rat King. Ms. Dunster's choreography maintains the highest traditional quality of this holiday classic and provides an enchanting evening for the whole family.

"I look forward every year to our production of this time-honored tradition," says Ms. Dunster. "The combination of Tchaikovsky's enchanting music, the radiant costumes, stunning sets and lighting, all paired with our immensely talented students, makes for a magical holiday experience for young and old alike."

The Hartt School Community Division (HCD) of the University of Hartford is a comprehensive community arts school that annually provides performing arts instruction to more than 2,000 students. HCD offers a variety of lessons, classes, and performance opportunities in music and dance for students of all ages, experience levels, and abilities. For more information on The Hartt School Community Division, visit www.hcd.hartford.edu.