Clara & the Nut (A New Twist on the Nutcracker Classic): Randazzo Dance Company.
Begin your holiday season with the world premiere of a delightful holiday classic, Clara and the Nut, performed by the Randazzo Dance Company. With new choreography performed by talented local dancers, this show is sure to get you in the holiday spirit. The tickets are $20, $15 Seniors/Students. Lydia Mendelssohn Theater, 911 N University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Tickets available online through randazzodancecompany.com. [masked]-0273. Stay tuned for more info in the eblast, but for now let's plan on meeting at the theater at 1:30pm to get tickets. Not sure if the Sunday afternoon show will sell out. Afterward we can grab dinner. Diane Gledhill is the host for this event[masked] or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please RSVP so I can let you know about tickets.
It is Christmas Eve at Clara’s house -- A large and grand house with a beautiful Christmas tree. Clara and her mother are hosting their annual holiday party, welcoming the arrival of their family and friends. The party grows festive as the guests present Clara their gifts of dance, including a beautiful bouquet of flowers, soldier dolls and mechanical dancing dolls. They are the delight of the party, each taking a turn to dance.
Clara and the guests love all the dance forms but suddenly all attention is drawn to the gift from Clara’s mother. She presents her with “the Canned Nut” – a nutty guy with lots of energy. He is so much fun he gets everyone to dance with him. As the evening grows late the guests depart, leaving Clara, her mother and the NUT resting for the evening. Clara falls asleep with her nutty doll.
The NUT turns into a nice gentleman and takes Clara on a journey to the Land of Snow, an enchanted forest wonderland where they are welcomed by dancing snowflakes.
Clara’s gentleman companion escorts her to the Land of Dance where they are greeted with many more dancers – beyond her wildest imagination. The celebration includes dances of Russia, Jigue, Rhythm, Pointe, Ballet, Spanish, Dragon Dance, Jazz and Modern.
As a finale, the entire cast joins in dancing together.