CAPE CONSERVATORY BALLET PRESENTS THE NUTCRACKER
Jane E. Caputo, Artistic Director
This holiday season, travel to the “Land of Sweets” with the Cape Conservatory Ballet as they present two performances of the timeless classic, The Nutcracker.
A performance for all ages, The Nutcracker will be performed by Cape Conservatory students and professional dancers in a delightfully-modern interpretation of the original 1816 fairytale by E.T.A. Hoffmann, which told the story of a little girl that travels to the “Land of Sweets” on Christmas Eve.
Artistic Director Jane E. Caputo has masterfully condensed the action-packed ballet featuring Clara, her Mother and Father, the Nutcracker, the Mouse King, Snowflakes, and the Sugar Plum Fairy.
“I have created a uniquely mischievous, but comical, Mouse King,” said Caputo. “He joins the characters in several technically-challenging dances that showcase the talent of our Cape Conservatory dancers, including the ‘Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy’ and ‘The Waltz of the Flowers’.”
As a beloved Cape Conservatory Ballet presentation, The Nutcracker features 26 Conservatory dancers ranging in age from 5 to adult.