Casse Noisette (A Fairy Ballet)
Catskill’s intimate Bridge Street Theatre will close out its spectacular 2018 Subscription Season with the world premiere of Philadelphia-based playwright Michael Whistler’s brilliant, funny, and touching “Casse Noisette” (The Nutcracker). The play masterfully interweaves the life of Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky with that of a deeply-closeted modern-day American high school teacher obsessed with Tchaikovsky’s music. Sugar Plum Fairies and phone sex workers collide in this tale about discovering the strength to be true to one’s self, whatever the cost. Featured in the cast are Jason Guy, Nancy O Graham, Jason Kellerman, Serena Vesper, and Bradley Levine. The show is directed and designed by Bridge Street Theatre’s Artistic and Managing Director John Sowle, with costumes by Jennifer Anderson. Production Stage Managers are Julia Rothwax and Frank Dianda.
“Casse Noisette” has been underwritten in part by a generous gift from Duke Dang and Charles Rosen and is recommended for audiences ages 16 and older. Eight performances only, Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 and Sundays at 2:00, from November 8-18, 2018 at Bridge Street Theatre, located at 44 West Bridge Street, in Catskill, NY. Eight performances only. For further details and ticketing information, visit the theatre online at BridgeSt.org.