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Albano’s Nutcracker Returns To Mohegan Sun This Holiday Season

Monday, October 16th, 2017

Inside The Cabaret Theatre December 8th –10th

UNCASVILLE, CT (October 16, 2017) – In its 16th year at Mohegan Sun and its 56th year bringing Connecticut’s young audience and families to its renown Christmas classic, Albano’s Nutcracker schedules an ambitious 2017 holiday entertainment season. The Hartford-based Albano Ballet Company, in residence at Mohegan Sun as one of its holiday marvels, presents four performances in The Cabaret Theatre to live orchestra beginning Friday, December 8th.

Tickets are $38.00, $35.00 and $32.00 for adults and $32.00, $29.00 and $26.00 for children and are on sale now through Ticketmaster. Ticketmaster customers may log on to Ticketmaster.com or call Ticketmaster’s national toll free Charge By Phone number 1.800.745.3000.  Tickets will also be available at the Mohegan Sun Box Office beginning on Tuesday, October 17th, subject to availability.

Schedule for Albano’s Nutcracker at The Cabaret Theatre:

Friday, December 8th at 7:00pm

Saturday, December 9th at 7:00pm

Sunday, December 10th at 1:00pm and 7:00pm

Albano’s Nutcracker touts full sets, costumes, props and more. Unlike small student recital productions, Albano’s senior company combined with its ever-growing, popular youth ballet, join forces with five of Connecticut’s leading dance academies to showcase and underscore certain Albano variations, giving young dancers from around Connecticut an opportunity and an experience of working alongside professional ballet dancers to live music.

“Serious students of the dance must work with professional performers in order to inspire as well as to expand their technical prowess. Dancing with European guest artists as well enhances our American learning curve,” Albano explains.

Miku Kawamura, prima ballerina from Japan, heads the list portraying the Sugar Plum Fairy, partnered by Eric Cranes, international premier danseur, portraying the Prince, and trained by Albano. Mr. Carnes’ biography includes performances in Italy, Croatia and Greece. Takao from Hong Kong; Yuko Suzuki from Japan; Henry Seth of the New York Ballet; Sabrina Rinaldi, soloist of Ariston Pro Ballet, Italy; Andrea Frisano dancer for the Torino Opera House, Italty; and Olga Aru formerly of the Moscow Ballet, Russia, round out this year’s featured solo performances.

Albano’s Nutcracker relives the holiday story on Christmas Eve, decorating the tree and sharing presents. Uncle Drosselmeyer presents Albano’s signature puppet, Nutcracker, to Clara. Brother Fitz, enraged with choice, breaks it which unfolds the dance drama in an exquisite Land of Snow and then into the Kingdom of Sweets. It is in the Kingdom of Sweets where ballet identifies with the magic, grace and diverse divertissements that defines its essence, especially for Americans.

Albano continues, “It is necessary to feature a full-length ballet with live orchestra; creating the interplay among the dancers and the sound. Of course, the full-scale backdrops also enhance the beauty.”

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Mohegan Sun Presents Albano’s Nutcracker

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

The Holiday Marvels Classic returns to Mohegan Sun for multiple performances at The Cabaret Theatre beginning December 12th

UNCASVILLE, CT (November 18, 2014) — A holiday staple at Mohegan Sun, The Albano Ballet Company production of The Nutcracker will celebrate its 13th season at Mohegan Sun, thrilling audiences old, young and in-between. One of the most magical ballets in the region will have a run of shows between Friday, December 12th through Sunday, December 21st. Full schedule and details are below.

Tickets are $38.00, $35.00 and $32.00 for adults and $32.00, $29.00 and $26.00 for children and are sale now through Ticketmaster.  Ticketmaster customers may log on to ticketmaster; call any Ticketmaster Charge by Phone number; 1.800.745.3000 or visit any Ticketmaster outlet.  Tickets may also be purchased at the Mohegan Sun Box Office, subject to availability.

Schedule for Albano’s Nutcracker at The Cabaret Theatre:

Friday, December 12th: 7:00pm

Saturday, December 13th: 2:00pm & 7:00pm

Sunday, December 14th: 6:00pm

Friday, December 19th: 7:00pm

Saturday, December 20th: 2:00pm & 7:00pm

Sunday, December 21st: 1:00pm & 6:00pm

Lavish costumes, theatrical scenery, incredible cast of over 100 stars hailing from the likes of Italy, Greece, France, Japan, Hong Kong and New York City bring to life the best Nutcracker in Connecticut!  The ballet performance is joined by a live orchestra, under the baton of Maestro Daniel Lee, who has been on the podium for Gottingen Symphony, Hartford Symphony, Yale Philharmonia and Julliard Orchestras.  And the scenery on stage is designded by Robert O. Moody, Professor Emeritus at Brandeis University and recipient of the United States Institute for the Theatre Technology Distinguished Achievement Award.

The story of the Nutcracker embraces Christmas and its symbolic tree that grows to huge proportions. Giant mice with blinking eyes and an exploding cannon are part of the dazzling stage theatrics.

As part of this great holiday event, fans will be welcomed on stage after each performance to meet some of the incredible cast. Also, show your ticket at Dylan’s Candy Bar for 10% off a Whirly Pop or any Bulk Fillable purchase. Take 20% Off Nutcrackers and Nutcracker and Clara ornaments at The Old Farmer’s Almanac General Store at the Shops at Mohegan Sun.

Mohegan Sun Arena is now ranked consistently among the top venues in the world according to Billboard Magazine, Pollstar and Venues Today. It has won “Casino of The Year” at the Country Music Awards in 2008 & 2010 and in 2013, was voted “Arena Of The Year” at the G2E Global Gaming Conference in Las Vegas. Also in 2013, Mohegan Sun won “Casino of The Year” in 2 categories at the Academy of Country Music Awards. For more information on concerts and other great events visit Mohegan Sun. For information on this week’s schedule, call the Entertainment and Special Events hotline at 1.888.226.7711, ext. 27163.

Mohegan Sun’s World Of Holiday Marvels Is Back In Time For The Holiday Season

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

Festivities include a life-size gingerbread house, holiday décor, a tree lighting ceremony and a special Nutcracker performance

UNCASVILLE, CT – Experience the magic of the season as Mohegan Sun’s World of Holiday Marvels kicks off on Thursday, December 5th. Come discover new tree scenes, ornaments, giant snowflakes and much more.

Starting at 6:00pm on Thursday, December 5th, holiday cookies, cocoa and cider will be available at the incredible life-size Gingerbread House in The Shops concourse. Created by Executive Pastry Chef Lynn Mansel and Mohegan Sun’s Culinary Pastry Team, this 28 foot tall masterpiece, made out of over 20,000 pounds of royal icing and cookies, is a must-see for the whole family. Visitors of all ages can walk through the house to view the small rooms filled with candied decorations guarded by four 7 foot edible nutcracker soldiers.

At 7:00pm, witness the lighting of the outdoor tree on screens throughout The Shops concourse featuring a spectacular indoor fireworks display. Afterwards, The Albano Ballet Company’s production of The Nutcracker will take place in the Mohegan Sun Arena at 7:30pm. Audience members will be captivated by lavish costumes, new theatrical scenery, international stars and a cast of over 100 dancers, making this the perfect evening to get into the holiday spirit.

Throughout the property, Mohegan Sun has set up a variety of holiday decorations. Casino of the Earth features ornaments and illuminated wreaths measuring over ten feet tall.  The Shops concourse has been turned into a winter wonderland with a giant wreath, custom-designed snowflakes suspended over iceberg islands and life-size nutcracker statues. In the hotel lobby, a beautiful decorated tree defies gravity as it stands atop the reflecting pool.

New this year to the marvel collection is the 22 foot tall, handcrafted spiraling Sky Tree located in front of Ben & Jerry’s. Inspired by Mohegan Tribal traditions, this marvel is decorated with intricate beadwork, sculpted clay feathers and natural elements that encompass the spirit of the Mohegan Tribe. Be sure to also check out the fully restored ornament stack at Summer Valet as well as new additions to the Smudge Pot display in Earth Promotions.

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