|Move over Radio City! Say “bah-humbug”
to A Christmas Carol and “nuts” to The Nutcracker!
A new holiday tradition, "BALLETTO STILETTO", is a non-denominational
holiday spectacular based on the Grimm fairy tale “The 12 Dancing
Princesses.” Produced by Watson Arts, "BALLETTO STILETTO"
is conceived and directed by Mary Fulman with choreography by Heidi Latsky.
Set at the height of the holiday shopping frenzy, "BALLETTO STILETTO"
tells the debauched story of Bruno, the Appliance King of New Jersey,
and his nine beautiful daughters. Bruno deadbolts his daughters into their
bedroom each night. Each morning the lock remains untouched and yet the
daughters’ shoes have been worn through, as if they have been out
dancing all night. Bruno declares that whoever can unravel the mystery
can marry one of the daughters. The one major catch: whoever fails will
be put to death.
The production also features music by Benjamin Marcantoni, sound design
by Obie Winner Tim Schellenbaum, lyrics by FringeNYC Overall Excellence
Award winner Paul Foglino, costumes by Ramona Ponce (of Ridiculous Theatrical
Company acclaim), sets by Gregory John Mercurio, lighting by Federico
Restrepo and video projections/puppetry by Eva Mantell.
Watson Arts, under the artistic direction of award winning director and
playwright Mary Fulham, is a resident company of La MaMa E.T.C. This past
summer, their original musical, Hercules in High Suburbia, won a FringeNYC
Overall Excellence Award. Fulham’s play, Devotion, received the
MECCA (Montreal English Critics Circle) Award. She is also a two-time
winner of the Montreal Fringe Festival Frankie Award for Best Comedy for
both P.S. 69 and Was that My 15 Minutes? Fulham began her career as an
original member of the groundbreaking all-girl performance group The High
Preview from December 1