"Project Runway" Designer Chris March to Debut Butt-Cracker Suite at HERE for the Holidays
By Adam Hetrick
Drama Desk Award-nominated designer Chris March, known for his appearance on "Project Runway," will debut his trailer park-set take on the beloved Christmas tale "The Nutcracker" – Chris March's Butt-Cracker Suite – downtown at HERE Arts Center this holiday season.
Written, directed and designed by March, the production will make use of the designer's flair for the outrageous. Previews will begin Nov. 24 towards a Nov. 30 opening. Performances are scheduled through Dec. 29.
The comedy is billed as "an outrageous re-creation of 'The Nutcracker' set, of course, in a trailer park. Dancing pink flamingos, cans of Spam, and ugly Christmas sweaters come to life on Christmas Eve… but no Sugar Plum Fairies or Snowflakes in this version! March promises to brighten your holiday season by turning 'trash' into this season's most unique and outrageous show. With a lot of fun music, over-the-top costumes, fabulous dancers, and just a hint of blasphemy, this show is the tacky gift that keeps on giving!"
March is also set to play Clara in the production. Additional casting and creative duties will be announced shortly.
March's work has been seen in Arias With a Twist and Beach Blanket Babylon. He has also designed for Madonna, Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Chaka Khan, Chanel and Meryl Streep. He is also the subject of the new Bravo series "Mad Fashion," which debuts on Bravo Oct. 4.
For tickets visit HERE.org. HERE is located at 145 Sixth Avenue.
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