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The Nutcracker


The Hartt School Community Division has been bringing dance performances to the families and community of the Greater Hartford region for years. Each holiday season, HCD’s fully staged production of Tchaikovsky’s time-honored classic with staging again by Artistic Director Dunster, transports the audience to a magical world. It's a wonderful opportunity to see young artists perform a full-length ballet laced with humor, bravery, and sensitivity and it is guaranteed to ignite the child within all of us and invoke the warmth of the holiday season.

Click here for Nutcracker 2013 documentary.


2014 Performance Dates

Friday, December 12, 2014, 7:30 pm
Saturday, December 13, 2014, 7:30 pm
Sunday, December 14, 2014, 2:00 pm
Friday, December 19, 2014, 7:30 pm
Saturday, December 20, 2014, 7:30 pm
Sunday, December 21, 2014, 2:00 pm


The Nutty Nutcracker


Sunday, December 14, 2014, 7:00 pm
Sunday, December 21, 2014, 7:00 pm

Learn about how you can support the Nutcracker in Events Around Town by clicking here!


Nutcracker Brunch

The Dance Department invites you to join us for a Nutcracker Brunch at the beautiful 1877 Club Restaurant at the University of Hartford. This event includes a Nutcracker character meet and greet, a special showing of our "Nutcracker: Behind the Scenes" documentary, and a ticket to the 2 p.m. Nutcracker performance in Millard Auditorium at the University of Hartford. Brunch ticket sales begin on October 28th and are $75 per person. Limited seating availible. Call 860.768.4228 by December 3 to reserve your seat and enhance your Nutcracker experience with the Hartt Community Division Dance Department.

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