Turning Pointe to Present Sea Captain’s Nutcracker
Get your tickets for this amazing performance! This is the perfect, first, real, theatre ballet experience for young children! Equal quality to a trip to Boston or Providence minus the long drive, insane parking, and expensive tickets! November 29th & 30th at the Tilden Arts Center in Barnstable.
You won't be let down, this is the best Nutcracker is town!
Turning Pointe Dance Studio of Falmouth will present its biennial production of The Sea Captain’s Nutcracker in two shows Thanksgiving Weekend, November 29 and 30, at the Tilden Arts Center in Barnstable.
Set to Tchaikovsky’s original Nutcracker score, this classical ballet production takes on an enchanting Cape Cod twist that was originally conceived and choreographed by world-class dancers Catherine Batcheller and Joseph Cipolla.
The Artistic Director, Laura Sciortino, explains that “this production is an innovative version of the classic holiday favorite. We have a cast of over 90 dancers that include professional dancers from major ballet companies as well as prominent local citizens and ballet students from several towns on Cape Cod.”
The story, written by local author Anne LeClaire, begins in a Chatham Sea Captain’s home in the mid 1800’s. A heroic battle scene later takes place on the captain’s ship as it is attacked by mooncussers off the coast of Eastham and a swift, violent storm off Monomoy Point threatens the voyage. Having sailed the high seas, the salty old Sea Captain returns home to Chatham bearing exotic gifts for Clara.
Adults and children alike will be charmed by the Waltz of the Sea Grass and thrilled by the Dance of the Icy Winds. In addition to the Sea Captain (who replaces the traditional Drosselmeyer character), the cast includes sailors and mooncussers, mermaids and pearls, jellyfish and starfish, mice and sandpipers, and, of course, the beloved Clara and Fritz.
This year, the studio has continued to upgrade its costumes by commissioning several new designs by a professional costume designer in California. There will also be enhancements made to the set designs that were originally created by London stage designer Jean Marc Puissant.
Tickets to the 6pm Saturday show and the 1pm show on Sunday may be purchased via the studio’s web site at www.turningpointedancestudio.org. Discounts are available for children, seniors, and groups of 10 or more. All seats are reserved and tickets may sell out in advance, so the studio recommends purchasing tickets in advance.
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