The Nutcracker Suite and Spicy at the Wadsworth

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art


Tickets $40–$50 at or (860) 251-9194

Friday & Saturday, December 16 & 17, 8pm

Sunday, December 18, 2pm

A rousing, toe-tapping, high-kicking spin on the classical ballet. Choreographed and directed by Carolyn Paine and performed by CONNetic Dance, the performance returns to the Wadsworth this winter. This quirky, innovative production features memorable scenes such as the riotous Ugly Sweater Christmas party and the dizzying SnowBall—a beautiful scene with dancers wearing eye-popping LED tutus glide across the stage on pearly white exercise balls as snow falls. The production’s choreography and story fuse together ballet, contemporary, hip-hop, breakdancing, jazz, tap, ballroom, and acrobatics. Don’t miss this chance to once again add spice to your holiday season.