Spy Report: Avalon’s Holiday Party Not Your Typical Nutcracker

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If there is one thing that Jessica Bellis, general manager of the Avalon Theater, wants you to know about this year’s annual holiday play, this is not your mother’s “Nutcracker.” What has become as traditional as hot cocoa, family dinner and presents around the tree during the holidays is The Annual Holiday Play at The Avalon Theatre, but this year, they have moved outside the box, so to speak, to present an entirely reinterpreted version of this seasonal classic.

Starting December 16, the Avalon is proud to present “The Nutcracker: A New Musical” as its holiday fare. This “new musical” is a 2007 release, based on the original story by ETA Hoffmann. In this fantasy, story, featuring interactive sets, music, and dance and over 40 actors, Clara and The Nutcracker along with some very special come-to-life friends struggle against The Rat King and its minions to save Christmas before it is too late.

While “The Nutcracker: A New Musical” is based on the original story by ETA Hoffman, in this fantasy, featuring interactive sets and music and dance for over 40 cast members, Clara and The Nutcracker along with some very special come-to-life friends struggle against The Rat King and its minions to save Christmas before it is too late.

The Spy visited the cast rehearsal last night and returned with the following report.

This video is approximately three minutes in length. “The Nutcracker: A New Musical” is sponsored in part by the donations by Doc’s Downtown Grille, Ben Franklin Crafts Easton, The Hill Group at Morgan Stanley, Carpenter Street Saloon, The Shops at Sea Captain’s Cottage, St. Michaels Marina LLC Rauch INC, Engineering Design & Development Services, Eastern Shore Land Conservancy, Hill’s Café & Juice Bar, Friends of Easton Dog Park, Shearer the Jeweler, and Berrier LTD, Menswear.

For more information about performance schedule, please go here.

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