The Nutmeg Ballet Conservatory Presents THE NUTCRACKER

It would not be the holiday season without the timeless joy of The Nutcracker! The Nutmeg Conservatory will present The Nutcracker, December 10 and 11 on the Warner's Main Stage.

Join Clara on a magical journey to the Land of Snow and the Land of Sweets where nothing is impossible and little Clara's most whimsical dreams become reality. Meet a brave Nutcracker prince, fairies, kings and queens, and little toy soldiers who face an evil Mouse Queen in this timeless holiday classic.

There is something for everyone in this charming interpretation of ETA Hoffman's story set to the music of Tchaikovsky with choreography staged by the artistic staff of The Nutmeg Ballet. This production features The Nutmeg's professional trainees with cameo roles performed by students from the children's program at The Nutmeg's Torrington School of Ballet. This is a holiday tradition sure to enthrall audiences of all ages!

Performances of The Nutcracker are Saturday, December 10 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm and Sunday, December 11 at 2:00 pm. Group discounts are available. To purchase tickets, call the Warner Box Office at 860-489-7180 or visit warnertheatre.org.

About the Warner Theatre

Built by Warner Brothers Studios and opened in 1931 as a movie palace (1,772 seats), the Warner Theatre was described then as "Connecticut's Most Beautiful Theatre." Damaged extensively in a flood, the Warner was slated for demolition in the early 1980s until the non-profit Northwest Connecticut Association for the Arts (NCAA) was founded and purchased the theatre. The Warner reopened as a performing arts center in 1983, and restoration of the main lobbies and auditorium was completed in November 2002. In 2008, the new 50,000 square foot Carole and Ray Neag Performing Arts Center, which houses a 300 seat Studio Theatre, 200 seat restaurant and expansive school for the arts, was completed. Today, the Warner is in operation year-round with more than 160 performances and 100,000 patrons passing through its doors each season. Over 10,000 students, pre K-adult, participate in arts education programs and classes. Together, with the support of the community, the Warner has raised close to $17 million to revitalize its facilities. NCAA's mission is to preserve the Warner Theatre as an historic landmark, enhance its reputation as a center of artistic excellence and a focal point of community involvement, and satisfy the diverse cultural needs of the region. To learn more about the Warner Theatre, visit our website: www.warnertheatre.org

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