Featured image: Dancers celebrate at the Christmas party during the Commonwealth Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker (photo by Mike Nyman Photography)
On November 24-26 and December 8-10, the Commonwealth Ballet returns with one of my favorite small community productions of The Nutcracker. All performances this year are at the Eleanor Welch Casey Theatre on the Regis College campus, 235 Wellesley Street in Weston, Massachusetts (view directions).
The performance on Saturday, November 25, is “sensory-friendly,” meaning the lights will be left on slightly, the music volume lowered, and the stage action less intense. A “quiet zone” will also be available for anyone needing to relax for a few minutes.
Parking at Regis College is free.
Buy tickets online or call the Commonwealth Ballet’s box office at (978) 263-7794.
Kathryn Anderson and Chip Morris founded the Commonwealth Ballet in 1992 and have held fully staged productions of The Nutcracker since 1998. The company, based in Acton, Massachusetts, also hosts a spring production that alternates between full-length story ballets, such as Beauty and the Beast and The Nightingale, and mixed-bill repertory programs, some of which are original.
The Commonwealth Ballet posted this downloadable poster on its website to encourage everyone to spread the word about its 2016 Nutcracker programs at Regis College (download poster in JPG format). (copyright Commonwealth Ballet Company)