Nutmeg Ballet, in Torrington, gears up for ‘The Nutcracker’

Pat Eldridge, head seamstress and wardrobe supervisor for Nutmeg Ballet’s costume shop, left, hand-sews finishing touches on a new Arabian costume for “The Nutcracker” as costume shop director Sue Fazzino looks on. To mark Nutmeg’s 50th anniversary, this year’s production features a stunning new set and hundreds of new costumes. “The Nutcracker” opens Dec. 7 at the Warner Theatre in Torrington.