1. Nutmeg Nuggets: Chamber event to highlight new ‘Nutcracker’ design

    For the Register Citizen By Jack Sheedy TORRINGTON – “We built everything,” said Roger LaVoie, designer of a brand-new set for Nutmeg Ballet’s “The Nutcracker.” Lavoie, who has been designing for more than four decades, previewed his new design before staff and board members at the Nutmeg Conservatory in October. A full reveal will take place…

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  2. Nutmeg Nuggets: Nutmeg prepares for Columbus Day, networking event

    For the Register Citizen By Jack Sheedy TORRINGTON – What’s coming up on Nutmeg Ballet’s calendar? Here are three events of interest to you. Oct. 12: Are you ready for Columbus Day? Nutmeg is all set to help the Torrington chapter of UNICO National celebrate Columbus Day with a program of entertainment at Coe Memorial Park….

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  3. Nutmeg Nuggets: ‘Nutcracker” sets to change after 2018 shows

    For the Register Citizen By Jack Sheedy TORRINGTON — While the story of Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet “The Nutcracker” never changes, this year’s production by Nutmeg Ballet Conservatory will be unique in many ways. As Nutmeg gears up for its 50th anniversary in 2019, the set that has been used since 1996 has been showing signs…

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  4. ‘Ballet & Broadway’ raises cash for Nutmeg, Warner

    Press Release By Jack Sheedy LITCHFIELD – More than 100 people attended a magical evening on the spacious grounds at the home of Adrian and Maggie Selby July 20 to enjoy performances by the Warner Stage Company and the Nutmeg Ballet. “Ballet & Broadway in the Garden” was a lavish fund-raising event that raised about…

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  5. Nutmeg Nuggets: Male dancers take part in intensive workshop

    For the Register Citizen By Jack Sheedy TORRINGTON — Typically, Nutmeg Conservatory’s “summer intensive” workshops attract dozens of females and several male dance students. This summer particularly, Nutmeg is where the boys are. “Normally, in June when the youngest dancers come, we see two or three or four (male students),” said Victoria Mazzarelli, Nutmeg’s artistic…

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  6. Nutmeg Ballet Featured in Torrington’s Arts and Culture Tour

    For the Register Citizen By Leslie Hutchison  TORRINGTON — Every dollar spent by the state tourism program generates $8 in revenue for local communities, according to state officials. In those economic terms, the city stands to benefit by the flourishing art scene that is centered around Main and Water streets. To help to connect the city…

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  7. Brooks, Todd & McNeill – Sponsor of the Month

    For the Register Citizen By Jack Sheedy TORRINGTON – Stephen G. Todd, president and CEO of Brooks, Todd & McNeil insurance agency, believes the agency has a responsibility to support artistic and other nonprofit endeavors here and in surrounding towns. “To whom much is given much is expected,” he said during an interview in his…

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  8. Torrington Savings Bank – Sponsor of the Month (April 2018)

    TORRINGTON – When the first dance students were putting on ballet slippers in a new dance school called Nutmeg Ballet in 1969, Torrington Savings Bank was looking ahead to its second century. Now the Nutmeg is approaching its 50th anniversary, and Torrington Savings Bank, a longtime supporter of Nutmeg for five decades, turns 150 this…

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