Saturday, November 24, 2012

11/24/12: The Nutcracker at The Hanover Theatre

We had the pleasure of attending The Nutcracker tonight at The Hanover Theatre in Worcester and had a wonderful time.  What a wonderful way to start the holiday season and put you in the mood for Christmas.
  It was the 5th annual production of The Nutcracker by the Ballet Arts Worcester and they were all wonderful dancers.  From the older girls to the younger little dancers and the boys were amazing.  The Nutcraker Prince Toleu Mukanov from the Festival Ballet Providence was unbelievable.  His turns and leaps were effortless.
All the dancers were amazing and the sets were wonderful.  Having done ballet as a child and taught it as a young adult I know how hard it is to dance on Pointe and to do leaps and turns.  I remember dancing to Waltz of the Flowers when I was younger.  The music is so beautiful in the show.  At one point there was little specks of paper for snow on the stage and I just thought how hard that would be dancing out there with all of the confetti out. 
This was my kids first time going to the Nutcracker.  They both liked it.
Especially since there were young children in the show.  The costumes they had were adorable, with some coming out as little mice and others as sheep with bells.  They were so cute and fun to watch.  They really enjoyed that.  Plus it was good for Evan to see so many male dancers that were amazing.  He takes Hip Hop right now and seems to like dance.  Clar was also wonderful.  She was played by Meredith Hunter-Mason.
More about the show:
Jump start the holiday season with Worcester's family tradition of THE NUTCRACKER presented by the Youth Ballet of Worcester Company November 23rd-25th. This magical production is the collaborative artistic effort of the Youth Ballet of Worcester Company joining with the live music of the Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra.  
Here is a sneak peek:

As always The Hanover Theatre is a wonderful venue to see shows.  I have thoroughly enjoyed every show I have seen there.
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Disclosure: I received a family four pack of tickets for the show to promote it. All opinions are my own and no other compensation was received.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing.