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Tony Williams Dance Center

Theater, Performing arts space Jamaica Plain
Tony Williams Dance Center
Photograph: Courtesy CC/Flickr/Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism

It’s the Nutcracker retold in Boston. Local dancing legend Tony Williams has reappropriated the Christmas classic; instead of the pine forest and Land of Sweets, heroine Clarice (not Clara) explores our own city sights, including the Public Garden and Chinatown. More than 150 performers join her onstage throughout the production, which incorporates music from Duke Ellington and dance moves like tap and hip hop. In other words: it’s not your mother’s Nutcracker. 


Venue name: Tony Williams Dance Center
Address: 284 Amory St
Cross street: at Germania St
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