Every person who has ever seen a ballet has probably seen The Nutcracker. This is the Christmas-themed story of Clara, her Godfather Drosselmeyer, and the Nutcracker gift that spawns a fantastic dream. But did you know about Clara's little sister Cora and their eccentric Aunt Druscilla and how magic Halloween candy, sibling rivalry, and a smashed jack o' lantern can lead to an entirely different fantastic dream?
This is the story of The Scarecracker: A Halloween Sweet, presented by Danse Macabre and performed at Aberdeen High School October 25th and 26th. Not only a ballet, The Scarecracker also utilizes hip-hop and modern dance forms. Additionally, the show is the result of a collaborative effort between two local dance companies - Forest Hill Dance and Harford Dance Center.
As is typical for locally-produced performances, a large portion of the audience demographic will consist of friends and relatives of the performers. But you, outside of that demographic, should you see it? The meteoric rise of Halloween-themed consumer goods and activities in the last few years is impossible to ignore. The Scarecracker: A Halloween Sweet is the right show at the right time to ride this wave. And aren't you or your significant other curious to see how (spoiler alert) Cora's smashed jack o' lantern is healed and becomes her Scarecracker Prince, and how he and his army defeat the evil army of crows, and how they then decamp to the Creepy Castle?
Did I say earlier that this was an entirely different fantastic dream? Hmm.
Performances of The Scarecracker: a Halloween Sweet at Aberdeen High School Oct 25th and 26th at 7:00pm. Tickets $15 and $10 available at http://foresthilldance.ticketleap.com
Turn to show preview on page 9 of Harford's Heart Magazine
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