The Nutcracker

Hamden High School

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In a Nutshell

Tchaikovsky’s classic score twirls to life in a holiday classic which sees young Clara venture into a dreamland of snow and ice

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The Deal

  • $20 for one reserved ticket (up to $27.25 value)

  • Reserved seating, to be determined based on seat availability.
  • Please do not contact Hamden High School regarding ticket sales as they are not affiliated with performance.
  • Saturday: will call tickets will be pre-selected based on availability and can be picked up at the box office starting at 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: will call tickets will be pre-selected based on availability and can be picked up at the box office starting at 1:00 p.m.
  • Please note all “will call” pickups must be picked up 30 minutes prior to showtime. All tickets not picked up by 30 minutes to showtime may be released.
  • Parking is included

Cecchetti Ballet Theatre

Cecchetti Ballet Theatre brings a first-rate full-length pre-professional production of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker to audiences in central Connecticut. The company’s performances are held at Hamden High School, in Hamden, CT. Every fall, auditions are held to involve the greater Cheshire community and beyond. Cast members of all ages have had the joy of performing in this beloved ballet. Step into the dream, and experience the magic of The Nutcracker with Cecchetti Ballet Theatre.

The Nutcracker

Based on a novel by 19th-century romantic fabulist E.T.A. Hoffman, The Nutcracker weaves a magical tale of holiday adventure around one of the most recognizable scores in the ballet repertoire. It begins when young Clara receives a nutcracker from her godfather, a wizardly toymaker named Drosselmeyer. Sneaking downstairs to see the toy after everyone else has gone to bed, she suddenly finds herself caught in the middle of a pitched battle between the toys and an army of mice. After saving the nutcracker with a well-thrown shoe to the Mouse King’s head, Clara and her now-living prince venture into the Land of Snow and the Land of Sweets to celebrate.

Throughout their adventures, Tchaikovsky’s dazzling inventiveness propels the dances of nimble flowers and regal fairy queens. The “Waltz of the Snowflakes” floats weightlessly above the angelic voices of a youth choir, whereas the “Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy” tiptoes to the haunting, music-box chimes of a celesta. A medley of exotic national dances—including a Spanish bolero and Russian Trepak—add to the phantasmagoric celebration before the whole dream ends, as all dreams must.

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    Hamden High School

    2040 Dixwell Ave.

    Hamden, CT 06514

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