LITCHFIELD >> The Nutmeg Ballet will give a a preview performance and demonstration that tells the story of The Nutcracker, featuring Thomas Evertz as Dr. Drosselmeyer, Nov. 15 at 1 p.m. at the Oliver Wolcott Library, South Street, Litchfield. This special event will include several dances by Nutmeg ballet dancers. Victoria Mazzarelli will explain the process and training for a young ballet dancer, and Thomas Evertz will read and discuss the story of The Nutcracker.

There is something for everyone in this charming interpretation of ETA Hoffman’s story as narrated by the mysterious and engaging, Dr. Drosselmeyer. The Nutmeg’s Nutcracker is a holiday tradition; this special introduction will give you a glimpse of the magic that happens on the stage for a full performance.

Thomas Evertz was born and raised in Bocholt, Germany. A recipient of the Kainz Medal, Evertz trained at the National Conservatory for Musik and Theater in Hannover. Evertz performed with the Zurich Ballet in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and in Romeo and Juliet.

Victoria Mazzarelli is Artistic Director of The Nutmeg Ballet Conservatory. Awarded the only gold medal at the 1984 New York International Ballet Competition, Mazzarelli joined the Basel Ballet in Switzerland when she was only 17 years old and was quickly promoted to principal dancer. She joined Frankfurt Ballet as a principal dancer until joining Zurich Ballet and later Basel Ballet.

The Nutmeg Ballet presents a full-length version of the timeless classic, The Nutcracker, at the Bushnell’s Belding Theater on December 12 & 13, and at the Warner Theatre on December 19 & 20. For more information, visit their website: www.nutmegconservatory.org.

All library events are free and open to the public. Space is limited. Registration is required and can be done by calling 860-567-8030 or logging onto www.owlibrary.org and clicking on Programs/Adult Programs.

The Nutmeg Ballet will give a a preview performance and demonstration that tells the story of The Nutcracker, featuring Thomas Evertz as Dr. Drosselmeyer, Nov. 15 at 1 p.m. at the Oliver Wolcott Library, South Street, Litchfield. This special event will include several dances by Nutmeg ballet dancers. Victoria Mazzarelli will explain the process and training for a young ballet dancer, and Thomas Evertz will read and discuss the story of The Nutcracker.
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