Casting Set for CHRIS MARCH'S BUTT-CRACKER SUITE Off-Broadway at HERE Arts Center

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HERE presents the World Premiere of Chris March's Butt-Cracker Suite! Written, directed, and designed by Chris March ("Project Runway" and Bravo's "Mad Fashion"), previews begin November 24. Opening of this limited run Off-Broadway engagement is set for November 30 at HERE.

Chris March's Butt-Cracker Suite! is an outrageous re-creation of "The Nutcracker" set, of course, in a trailer park. Dancing pink flamingos, cans of Spam, and ugly Christmas sweaters come to life on Christmas Eve… but no Sugar Plum Fairies or Snowflakes in this version! March promises to brighten your holiday season by turning "trash" into this season's most unique and outrageous show. With a lot of fun music, over-the-top costumes, fabulous dancers, and just a hint of blasphemy, this show is the tacky gift that keeps on giving!

The production will star Sara Brophy, Michael Dauer, Joshua Dean, Vassiliki Ellwood, Ashley Munzek, Andrea Palesh, Kristen Schoen-Rene and Dana Winkle, as well as Chris March himself. The production team includes Benjamin Franklin (choreographer), Jennifer L. Bachofner (lighting), Masako Kataoka (sound) and Nathan K. Claus (stage manager).

March returns to his theater roots with this new holiday comedy. Drawing upon his special brand of no-holds-barred outrageousness, March continues to parody pop culture from his roles in "Christmas with the Crawfords" to his many television appearances. For more info visit www.butt-crackersuite.com.

Chris March is a Drama Desk nominated New York costume and fashion designer known for his appearances on "Project Runway" and his own Bravo show "Mad Fashion". With celebrity clients including Madonna, Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Chaka Khan, Chanel, and (yes!) even Meryl Streep. For more info visit www.chrismarchdesigns.com.

This production is a part of the Sublet Series@HERE, HERE's curated rental program, which provides artist with subsidized space and equipment, as well as technical support.

Chris March's Butt-Cracker Suite! runs November 24 - December 29 on the following schedule: Tuesday - Friday at 8:30pm; Saturday at 8:30pm & 10:30pm; and Sunday at 4pm & 8:30pm with added shows Nov. 26 at 8:30, Dec, 26 at 4 and Dec 28 at 10:30pm. There is no show on Christmas Day. HERE Arts Center is located at 145 Avenue of Americas at Dominick Street, one block south of Spring Street (accessible from the C,E trains at Spring Street). The box office is open after 5pm on show days or 2 hours before any performance. Tickets are $50, available at 212-352-3101 or www.here.org.


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