Nutcracker At Avon/Hope Stroll

(12.4) Head over to the Avon Cinema on Thayer Street Sunday, December 4, at 12:55pm for a one-off showing of The Nutcracker.

Danced by the Bolshoi’s principals, E.T.A. Hoffmann’s fairytale staged by Russian ballet master Yuri Grigorovich will transport children and adults alike to a world of magic and wonder for the holiday season.

And/or Eat! Shop! Play! The Hope Street Holiday Stroll runs from noon to 6pm (Facebook event).

Selfies with Santa/Selfies with the Human Dreidel/Roaming Nutcracker characters from Festival Ballet/many restaurants and food trucks/some of the best shops in town: Frog & Toad, Stock, J Marcel, more.

And the 2016 Grinch Award goes to whoever stole thousands of dollars worth of costumes from Festival Ballet last month. (There’s a black market in tutus? Or do they melt them down?) ProJo 11.22.16

More than 50 costumes and headpieces for the upcoming production of “The Nutcracker” — including the title character’s iconic mask and candy-red velvet costume — have been stolen.

The handmade costumes can run upward of $600 each, while The Nutcracker mask alone is estimated at more than $2,000, the ballet company said.

You can buy tickets for the Festival Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker here — four performances, Friday-Sunday, December 16-18, at PPAC. Seen here are Festival dancers Ty Parmenter and David Grannum. Photo by Thomas Nola-Rion.

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