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THE COLONIAL NUTCRACKER

by Michelle Brandon
December 11, 2011
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College
2900 Campus Road
Brooklyn, NY 11210
718-951-4500
Performed by Dance Theatre in Westchester
Sunday, December 11, 2011 at 2pm
At Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 2011-2012 Target FamilyFun series with its annual holiday presentation of Dance Theatre in Westchester's The Colonial Nutcracker on Sunday, December 11, 2011 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. Featuring timeless classics such as "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" to "Waltz of the Snowflakes," the production features a red-coated mouse army, an enchanted nutcracker prince, and compelling narration that will enhance young viewers' understanding and enjoyment of this timeless story. 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' 2011-2012 Target FamilyFun series also includes Clifford the Big Red Dog™ –Live! (Sunday, January 8, 2012 at 2pm), Hot Peas 'N Butter (Sunday, January 29, 2012 at 2pm), a musical adaptation of John Steptoe's Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters – An African Tale (Sunday, April 22, 2012 at 2pm), and American Family Theater's production of Cinderella (Sunday, May 20, 2012 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 Target FamilyFun Series
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College will once again partner with Target® to bring quality, affordable, and family-friendly performances to the diverse cultural communities of Brooklyn. For the past 26 years, Brooklyn Center has presented weekend matinees specifically chosen for families with children ages four to twelve. Renamed the Target FamilyFun series in 2008, the series is designed to provide parents the opportunity to introduce their children to live music, theater and dance at affordable prices. All seats for Brooklyn Center's 2011-2012 Target FamilyFun series are $7.00-$10.00.

The Colonial Nutcracker
Performed by Dance Theatre in Westchester
Sunday, December 11, 2011 at 2PM
Tickets: $7

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 2 hours plus intermission
Recommended for ages 4 and up.

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