Ballet Theatre Company of West Hartford will present its "Nutcracker" Dec. 15 to 18 at St. Joseph's College in West Hartford, featuring a cast of more than 60 performers.
Roman Baca will choreograp0h and will present a military twist. (He is an Iraq War veteran). Baca will take the role of "Colonel Drosselmeyer." Baca is a graduate of the Nutmeg Conservatory in Torrington, and dancer with the Connecticut Ballet and New Mexico Ballet.
Baca is also director of his own Exit 122 Dance Company.
Guest artists with the 60 children will be Lisa Fitzgerald as the Sugar Plum Fairy (formerly with Connecticut Ballet and now a member of the Exit 12 Dance Company),and Andrew Notarile (principal dancer with American Repertory Ballet and BalletMet) as the Cavalier.
Guest p[erformers will also include: Sen. Beth Bye, Mayor Scott Slifka and TV personality Heather Heggedes.
A member of of World Wrestling Entertainment will also be on stage, according to a press release of the event.
Performances are Dec. 15 at 6:30 p.m.; Dec. 16 at 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 17 and 18 at 1 and 4:30 p.m.
Tickets are $20 to $30. Hoffman Auditorium is located at 1678 Asylum Ave. in West Hartford