Merry Mansfield: Performances

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A Celebration of Indian Performing Arts

  • Friday, November 10
  • 6:30 PM
  • Free! Reservations required; Reserve your seat here
  • Ballard Institute & Museum of Puppetry (1 Royce Circle)

In conjunction with its current exhibition Tradition and Revolution in Indian Shadow Puppetry, the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry at the University of Connecticut will present A Celebration of Indian Performing Arts, to showcase the talents of local and UConn Indian artists. 

A Celebration of Indian Performing Arts will be hosted by Tradition and Revolution exhibition curator and 12th-generation shadow puppeteer Rahul Koonathara, a UConn Literatures, Cultures, and Languages graduate student. The evening will feature puppetry, music, and dance by UConn and local Indian artists including acclaimed Kuchipudi dancer Layavinyasa; Gopi Krishnan and his ensemble of Melam drummers; UConn Sanskriti, a student cultural organization celebrating classical Indian art forms; and more! The performances will run approximately 60 minutes. Afterwards, enjoy refreshments and henna by Khushbu Dulani and Anshita Suyal! 

Admission is free. Limited seating is available, so reservations are required:

For more information, please visit or call the Ballard Institute: 860.486.8580.

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The Nutcracker

A Community Production with Mansfield Parks & Recreation and Miss Kelly Productions

Tickets are on sale now for this annual community tradition! Enjoy a performance of the classic ballet by Tchaikovsky, The Nutcracker

Each year, the Mansfield Parks & Recreation Department and Miss Kelly Productions create a performance plan to reflect the unique cast that year, comprised of local children ages 3 to 18. The goal is to bring out every performer's best self, build stage presence and confidence and foster friendships through this inclusive community program.

Purchase tickets in advance at the Mansfield Community Center (10 S. Eagleville Road).

A limited number of tickets will be available at the door beginning one hour before each show. Tickets at the door are available for purchase by cash only.

Ticket prices per person:

  • Children (age 3-17) and Seniors (62+): $8
  • Adults (age 18-61): $12
  • Preview Show and Story Time (all ages): $5

Performance dates/times:

  • Saturday, December 9 at 2:00 PM (Preview Show)
  • Saturday, December 9 at 6:00 PM
  • Sunday, December 10 at 1:00 PM

All performances will be at the Mansfield Middle School (205 Spring Hill Road).

For more information, please call Mansfield Parks & Recreation: 860.429.3015.

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We want to hear from you!

If your Mansfield-located business or community organization has plans for a celebration, special event, charitable campaign, sale, seasonal offering, or promotion occurring between mid-November and mid-January, let us know!

We will include only events, etc. that are open to the public (e.g. no members' only events) and that will take place in Mansfield, CT.

There is no fee to be included in "Merry Mansfield" - we just need your info! 

Please click here to submit your information.

If you have any questions, please contact the Mansfield Downtown Partnership (please call 860.429.2740 or email us).

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