This show's creators, NY City Ballet principal dancers Bart Cook and Maria Calegari, originally devised it as an elaborate holiday entertainment for family and friends in their home in Kent, NY. The show grew from these creative, homespun roots into a fully produced, multimedia extravaganza, that involves many diverse groups in the community - singers, dancers, puppeteers, costume and set designers, and many others. This is also a "green" show - many of the puppets are made from salvaged, recycled materials.
The show is now in its third year, and the 2009 production will feature new dances, and, for the first time, a Nutcracker. If you're looking for family entertainment, produced by world-class performers, come enter the enchanted, fantastic world of "The Magic Of The Nutcracker Tale".
Saturday, Dec. 12th - 3 pm and 7:30 pm
Sunday, Dec. 13th - 1 pm and 4:00 pm
(There will be a reception with Bart Cook and Maria Calegari after the Saturday pm show)
Venue: Arts On The Lake - 640 Route 52, Carmel, NY 10512
Matinees: $10 - Adults $6 - children and AOTL members
Sat. Evening: $15 - Adults $10-children and AOTL members
(Group Rates available)
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Arts on the Lake is a non-profit corporation formed in spring of 2006 to foster performances, exhibits and art classes in Kent, NY.
Performing first in homes, the Lake Carmel Community Center and the Kent Firehouse on Route 301, AotL – as it is now known – developed a varied program that continues at the Center. We have an ongoing series of classes for adults and children. There have been musical performances of classical, jazz, pop and rock. Arts on the Lake sponsors a theatre program that has developed indigenous works (“Kent Stories”), stand up theatre (“Open Mouth”) and new works in an ongoing partnership with the Blue Horse Repertory. The Visual Artists Committee (VAC) presents a major spring and fall exhibit as well as other Art Events.