Cracked is suitable for all ages and is sure to become a holiday classic in its own right - Jerome Vivona, artistic director.
New Hyde Park, NY (PRWEB) December 02, 2014
Broadway Performers Michelle and Jerome Vivona are presenting a World Premiere production of “Cracked”, an exciting new twist on Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker.
Michelle and Jerome spent 20 years on Broadway performing in such shows as: Curtains, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Kiss Me, Kate, Seussical, How to Succeed..., Guys and Dolls, Anything Goes, Gypsy, and Sweet Charity. Michelle was also a Radio City Music Hall Rockette.
The Vivonas are now the Directors of the American Theater Dance Workshop in New Hyde Park, offering training in Classical Ballet, Theater Dance, Musical Theater and Tap.
“We bring working professionals from the Broadway stage and Ballet companies to work with our musical theater and classical ballet students. We are thrilled with this opportunity to pass on to the next generation of dancers, all we have gained from our experiences on the stage as well as from the many amazing choreographers, directors, teachers, and fellow performers we have had the privilege of working with over the years.” said Michelle Vivona.
Jerome, having performed in countless Nutcrackers throughout his ballet career with the Joffrey Ballet Concert Group, the New Jersey Ballet, Oakland Ballet and the Alberta Ballet, always envisioned taking the Nutcracker story further. “Cracked” is his new vision, a fresh new look at a classic tale.
The Ballet will showcase 16 professional dancers of the Nomad Contemporary Ballet Company, 58 pre-professional dancers from the American Theater Dance Workshop and 8 dancers from the Long Island High School for the Arts all led by Artistic Director, Kristen McGrew, who is on the faculty at the Alvin Ailey School’s Junior Division and Professional Performing Arts School. Kristen McGrew will be choreographing Cracked with further contributions by Adrienne Hurd and Michelle Vivona.
This all new cinematic story surrounds the coming of age of Kara, Clara's granddaughter, on the eve of her 16th birthday. It's Christmas Eve and we join Kara on an epic journey throughout NYC to the Land of Sweets. We'll meet new characters and renew our relationship with old favorites as this romantic and exciting story unfolds. How does it turn out? You'll have to join us and see...
American Theater Dance Workshop is pleased to present a world premiere production of "Cracked." This is an exciting new twist on Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker. Come celebrate the season with a new take on this holiday classic. Enjoy a performance featuring the professional dancers of the Nomad Contemporary Ballet and a pre-professional company of dancers! Please join us for one of four exclusive performances of this world premiere! There are also limited spaces available for premium functions including cast meet & greet, invitation to view a closed rehearsal, and our opening night party package.
American Theater Dance Workshop and the Nomad Contemporary Ballet will present a closed rehearsal and presentation for the press and media outlets at the Long Island High School for the Arts, 239 Cold Spring Road, Syosset, NY 11791 on December 12th 2014 from 6:30pm-7:30pm. A short thirty minute presentation will be followed by a meet and greet and the opportunity for individual interviews with the creative staff and dancers. Please RSVP your attendance at the Press event to Beverly DeVoe at 516-248-6420 or Dr. A.J. Hepworth at LIHSA at 516-622-5678.
December 20th, 2014 at 2 pm & 7 pm
December 21st, 2014 at 12 pm & 5 pm
Chaminade High School Darby Auditorium
Tickets Prices range from $25-$65.
For Group Tickets call: 516-248-6420
Purchase tickets here: http://tickets.shovation.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=118