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PHOTOS from "The Nutcracker Rocks" at Axelrod PAC

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By John Posada


originally published: 12/20/2021

PHOTOS from "The Nutcracker Rocks" at Axelrod PAC

(DEAL PARK, NJ) -- Axelrod Contemporary Ballet Theater (AXCBT) presented "The Nutcracker Rocks" at Axelrod Performing Arts Center¬†from December 11-19 and photographer John Posada was on hand to take some photos of the show.¬†This contemporary adaptation of the ballet was conceived by AXCBT Artistic Director Gabriel Chajnik. Based on Tchaikovsky‚Äôs beloved score, ‚ÄúThe Nutcracker Rocks,‚ÄĚ includes a revamped rock score by The Gaslight Anthem's Alex Levine and Alex Rosamilia.

PHOTOS from "The Nutcracker Rocks" at Axelrod PAC

PHOTOS from "The Nutcracker Rocks" at Axelrod PAC

With an updated script by Reuben Jackson and Jason Cohen,¬†‚ÄúThe Nutcracker Rocks‚ÄĚ follows a bored, teen Clara, who must endure her family‚Äôs posh holiday party on the Upper East Side until her eccentric Uncle Dross shows up with his rock music, magical toys, and a special gift for Clara. He then transports Clara to a magic land‚ÄĒthe Jersey Shore ‚ÄĒwhere the traditional Land of Sweets is a candy shop in Asbury Park.¬†

PHOTOS from "The Nutcracker Rocks" at Axelrod PAC

PHOTOS from "The Nutcracker Rocks" at Axelrod PAC

PHOTOS from "The Nutcracker Rocks" at Axelrod PAC

PHOTOS from "The Nutcracker Rocks" at Axelrod PAC

PHOTOS from "The Nutcracker Rocks" at Axelrod PAC

PHOTOS from "The Nutcracker Rocks" at Axelrod PAC

PHOTOS from "The Nutcracker Rocks" at Axelrod PAC

PHOTOS from "The Nutcracker Rocks" at Axelrod PAC

PHOTOS from "The Nutcracker Rocks" at Axelrod PAC

PHOTOS from "The Nutcracker Rocks" at Axelrod PAC

PHOTOS from "The Nutcracker Rocks" at Axelrod PAC

Axelrod Contemporary Ballet Theater is a program of the Axelrod Performing Arts Center with performances at the Axelrod PAC located in Deal Park, NJ, and Bell Works in Holmdel. The Axelrod PAC produces a series of professional theatrical productions a year, including musicals, concerts, and student productions. A 501c3 organization, the Axelrod PAC receives major funding for its programs from the NJ State Arts Council.  

John Posada is a New Jersey based photographer specializing in live theatre and music performances. For more than 10 years, John has photographed live music events where he mastered the techniques of timing and capturing fast moving action under challenging lighting conditions to capture that perfect moment that tells a story in a single image. Currently, John has photographed over 70 productions for over 40 different theatres. Click here for John's website.



 
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