Ballent Fantastique starts a sparkling new holiday tradition with their staging of An American Christmas Carol at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, December 19.
The scene is set in the 1940s. Donna and Hannah Bontranger re-imagine Charles Dickens’ beloved story in iconic post-WWII America with new choreography featuring the always surprising Ballet Fantastique dancers set to the velvet voice of international chart-topping jazz singer—and local sweetheart—Halie Loren.
Retro-glam choreography fuses drama and humor as it weaves the story of penny-pinching Ebenezer Scrooge’s transformative quest. Loren (who was recently double-nominated for the 13th annual Independent Music Awards) sets the score with her engaging new arrangements of standards by Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, and Nat King Cole. Ballet Fantastique’s flagship American Christmas Carol is for the young and young at heart (post-sugarplum set included), and it promises to charm even the stoniest of humbug hearts.
(Photo by Stephanie Urso)