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Ballerina Swan and the Nutcracker in The NY Times!

Thank you so much to The New York Times; they included Ballerina Swan and the Nutcracker on their list of 6 Family Shows to See if You’re in NYC for Thanksgiving! We’re so honored – and so excited for Thanksgiving weekend!

This show for very young children mixes ballet and puppetry to tell the story of Sophie the Swan and her debut in a staging of “The Nutcracker.” A production of New York City Children’s Theater, it’s based on characters from the book “Ballerina Swan,” written by the former New York City Ballet star Allegra Kent and illustrated by Emily Arnold McCully, and features music by Tchaikovsky.

The show is a follow-up to “Ballerina Swan,” a 2013 dance-theater piece about Sophie that our critic called “charming,” adding, “Smartly constructed puppets and children’s ballet foibles can be adult pleasures, too.”

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Ballerina Swan and the Nutcracker

Break out the tutus and toe-shoes for Sophie the Swan’s latest adventure. A companion piece to the hit BALLERINA SWAN, this world premiere blends ballet and puppetry as Sophie prepares for her first holiday performance of “The Nutcracker.” Based on the book BALLERINA SWAN by Allegra Kent and illustrated by Emily Arnold McCully.


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