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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 12, 2010
THE COLONIAL NUTCRACKER
Presented by Dance Theatre in Westchester
Sunday, December 12, 2010 at 2pm
At Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 2010-2011 Target FamilyFun series with its annual holiday presentation of Dance Theatre in Westchester’s The Colonial Nutcracker on Sunday, December 12, 2010 at 2pm.
Created especially for families with children ages four to ten, The Colonial Nutcracker sets Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet in wintry colonial Yorktown during the Revolutionary War. Dance Theatre in Westchester’s hour-long production features a red-coated mouse army, an enchanted nutcracker prince, and compelling narration that will help to enhance young viewers’ understanding and enjoyment of this timeless story. From “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” to “Waltz of the Snowflakes,” Rose Menes’ delightful staging and choreography, coupled with colorful costumes and Tchaikovsky’s timeless score, will captivate audiences of all ages.
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts’ 2010-2011 Target FamilyFun Series also includes Theatreworks USA productions of Seussical (Sunday, January 30, 2011at 2pm) and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Sunday, April 10, 2011 at 2pm), and American Family Theater’s production of Beauty and the Beast (Sunday, May 22, 2011 at 2pm).
About Dance Theatre in Westchester
Dance Theatre in Westchester is a professional company founded in 1979 by Artistic Director Rose Menes. With a repertoire that includes The Colonial Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Peter and the Wolf, and Cinderella, the company engages both professional dancers from around the world as well as talented students from throughout the tri-state area for its ballets. In addition to creating all of the staging and choreography for her company, Ms. Menes has also choreographed several operas including The Merry Widow, Faust, and Orfeo ed Eurydice at theaters ranging from the Williams Center for the Performing Arts in New Jersey to the Anchorage Opera in Alaska.
About Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
Founded in 1954, the mission of Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts is to present outstanding performing arts and arts education programs, reflective of Brooklyn’s diverse communities, at affordable prices. Brooklyn Center’s presentations explore both the classical traditions and the boldest contemporary performances, embracing the world culture that defines Brooklyn. Brooklyn Center welcomes over 70,000 people to the 2,400 seat Walt Whitman Theatre each season, and boasts one of the largest arts education programs in the borough, serving 46,000 schoolchildren from over 300 schools annually with its SchoolTime series. In recognition of its commitment to quality family programming, Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts was voted Brooklyn’s Best Theater of Theater Group for Kids as part of Nickelodeon’s 2009 ParentsConnect Parents’ Picks Awards.
The Colonial Nutcracker
Performed by Dance Theatre in Westchester
Sunday, December 12, 2010 at 2PM
Tickets: $6 ($7 at door)
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
Walt Whitman Theatre at Brooklyn College
2 train to Flatbush Avenue / on-site paid parking available
Running time: approx 60 minutes
Recommended for ages 4 and up.
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Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts’ 2010-2011 Target FamilyFun Series is sponsored by Target.
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts’ presentation of The Colonial Nutcracker is sponsored, in part, by the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and Kings Plaza Shopping Center.
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts’ programs are made possible in part with public funding from the City of New York Department of Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts. Funding for the 2010-2011 season is provided by: JP Morgan Chase; Con Edison; Macy’s Foundation; Brooklyn Community Foundation; Mertz Gilmore Foundation; National Grid; TD Bank; Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation; New England Foundation for the Arts; Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour; The Harkness Foundation for Dance; Health Plus; and the Lila Acheson Wallace Theater Fund, established in the New York Community Trust by founders of The Reader’s Digest Association. Additional support provided by CNG Publications, The Brooklyn Eagle, and WBGO Jazz 88. The Sheraton Brooklyn New York Hotel is the official hotel of Brooklyn Center’s 2010-2011 season. Backstage catering is graciously provided by Applebee’s.
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts gratefully acknowledges generous support from the Members of the Brooklyn Delegation to the New York State Assembly and Speaker Sheldon Silver; Members of the Brooklyn Delegation to the New York State Senate and Majority Conference Leader John L. Sampson; Members of the Brooklyn Delegation to the New York City Council and Speaker Christine C. Quinn; and Commissioner of Cultural Affairs Kate Levin.
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