Clara’s Dream: A Jazz Nutcracker at Rosendale Theatre Dec. 10

Date/Time
Date(s) - 12/10/2017
2:00 pm-3:15 pm

Location
Rosendale Theater

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Video Capture of Original Retelling of the Beloved Holiday Tale With Brenda Bufalino in Starring Role

For trailer see:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BopdaulyjV0

Not all Nutcrackers march with the same step–in fact this one taps!  “Clara’s Dream: A Jazz Nutcracker,” a refreshing rendering of the classic Christmas-time story inspired by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn’s swing version of Tchaikovsky’s immortal score, will be screened on December 10 at 2:00 pm at Rosendale Theatre as the monthly offering from the Dance Film Sunday Series.  Local tap luminary Brenda Bufalino, who has a starring role as Auntie Groove, and the film’s producer-director-dancer Drika Overton (who plays Mother) will make personal appearances.  This performance was captured before a live audience in 2004 at The Music Hall, Portsmouth, NH by Robert Pierce.  A series of rich terpsichorean gifts, “Clara’s Dream” unfolds at a Christmas party and at family nightclub scene featuring: an African drummer and dancer, Irish dancers, jazz and hip-hop dancers, body-percussionists, lindy hoppers and tap dancers. This show doesn’t need mice!  Running time is 75 minutes.  Admission is $10 for members, $12 for non-members and $6 for children 12 and under.  For directions or more information go to www.rosendaletheatre.org or call (845) 658-8989.

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