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Ballet Taos is excited to announce our 5th annual full-length Nutcracker classical ballet entitled, ‘A Retro Nutcracker’. After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, WE’RE BACK, immersed in creativity AND Elvis has ENTERED the building! Set in the 1950’s,

‘A Retro Nutcracker’ is a whimsical interpretation of the beloved classical tale. New sets, scenery, costumes, amazing professional guest artists, and Ballet Taos dancers, will grace the stage of the Taos Community Auditorium (TCA) for four shows, December 22-24. Join us for the holidays and celebrate our return to the stage with this spectacular production that will certainly entertain the whole family.

WHEN: December 22-24, 2022
> Thursday, December 22 at 7:00 P.M.
> Friday, December 23 at 2:00 P.M. and 7:00 P.M.
> Saturday, December 24 at 2:00 P.M. (Doors open an hour early for Holiday festivities)

WHERE: The Taos Center for the Arts’ Community Auditorium
HOW: Tickets may be purchased in advance at or at the door if available.
Adults: $25
Students: $15 (18 and younger)

Taos Professional Guest Artists Include:
Jamie Jensen – Sugar Plum Fairy
Zacariah Bigbee – Nutcracker Prince and Cavalier
Justin Janowic – Drosselmeyer (Albert Einstein) 
Rich Greywolf – Mother Ginger and Grandpa (Santa Claus)
Bill Loundy – Arabian Coffee Pas de Deux and Rat King (Elvis Rat)
Ana Harris – Spanish Chocolate Pas de Deux and Mrs. Stahlbaum
Brett Harris – Mr. Stahlbaum
Tanya Makhnina – Waltz of the Flowers and Waltz of the Snowflakes

Set Design:  
Chris Heron
Jedidiah Noble
Alison Hane
Rich Greywolf 

Costume Design:  
Megan Yackovich
Serena Smith
David Nazarovoa 

Light/Sound/Film Design
Kate Martin                                                                      
Cassandra Romero                                                        
Staff from Taos Center for the Arts 

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