Balletto Stiletto
The Annex
December 1 - 18, 2005
Thursday - Saturday 7:30pm
Sunday - 2:30pm & 7:30pm
Tickets $25
Dec. 1 -4, preview $20
Opening night gala Dec. 5 at 7:00pm
Written and Directed by Mary Fulham
Watson Arts Project

Box office 212.475.7710

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 Heeled Women.

Preview from December 1

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