In 1960, Mr. "A" choreographed his own full length version of the Nutcracker and presented it during the Christmas holiday season.
Mr. "A"'s original production was the fifth to arrive in the ballet world here in the United States.
Since then, there are over 250 smaller versions presented by regional companies throughout the country. The productions often vary in dance interpretation and story content. Many of them have gotten waylaid in direction from the original intention - a classical ballet with a Christmas motif.
Unlike other versions that have relegated themselves to gimmickry, Albano's Nutcracker remains theatrically effective without changing the sense of its medium - classical ballet.
Mr. "A"'s production is based on his original structure and utilizes the best elements of dance.
His flair for the theatrical is obvious from the outset and his Russian ballet background is inherent in the choreographic frames.
He was the first to create the full length "Nutcracker" ballet in Connecticut which has become a model for other resident companies and recital schools.
"This "Nutcracker" is one to see again and again."
Farmington Valley Herald 1984
Albano's Nutcracker performances are always accompanied by a full live orchestra, insuring that all who attend are treated to the finest holiday dance experience.
Following each performance at Welte Theater, children are invited on stage for the Sugar Plum Party where, for a nominal fee of $3.00 they will receive their very own miniature nutcracker from the Sugar Plum Fairy herself!
Following each performance at Mohegan Sun Arena, patrons are invited to meet and greet the performers.
December 9th and 10th,  3PM
Welte Theater, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT.
Ticket Purchase Information for
Welte Theater performances:
Please call (860)-232-8898.
December 16th at 7PM and December 17th at 2PM
Mohegan Sun Arena, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd., Uncasville, CT.
Ticket Purchase Information for Mohegan Sun Arena performances:
Visit the Mohegan Sun Arena Box Office or call tickets.com at 1.800.477.6849.
Spring seasons may find Mr. "A's" choreographic gems, including Resphigi's "The Birds", Gershwin's "An American in Paris", and the "Strauss Waltz" revived to appreciative audiences and rave reviews.
Debussy's "Afternoon of a Faun", Rachmaninoff's "Symphonic Dances", Jean Pierre Rampal's "Ballet Oriental", Rick Astley's "Why Not a Ballet On Love" are among some of the pieces performed.
The Albano Ballet performs "Dance, The Language of Movement", exposing public schools to ballet and other forms of dance.