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Monday, Dec. 9, 2002

REACHING OUT

New theater company mounts an interactive ’Scrooge’ in Bklyn

There’s a new theater company in town. . Comments (1).

QUEEN FOR A DAY

As part of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s first annual Winter Celebration, on Dec. 8, puppeteer Anna Vargas will present the classic fairy tale, "The Snow Queen" (pictured) at noon in the auditorium. Comment.

ART FOR EVERYONE

Jon Kane is adept at piquing the curiosity of his Park Slope neighbors. Comment.

HOLIDAY DELIGHTS

From the Brooklyn Music School’s joyously fun update on "The Nutcracker," to seasonal harmonizing by the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, to a timeless treasure at the scenic Bargemusic venue, to an exotic Tan Dun Passion at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn will be awash in great performances this holiday season. Comment.

RETURN OF THE ’NUT’

After an almost 10-year hiatus, Mark Morris’ "The Hard Nut" is back at the Brooklyn Academy of Music this holiday season. What’s more, the seven-performance engagement reunites the Mark Morris Dance Group with the Brooklyn Philharmonic, the orchestra that performed at both the 1992 debut and the 1993 engagement at BAM. Comment.

SUGAR HIGH

Picture a huge room filled with booth after booth of the finest chocolate. Imagine the sweet scent of cocoa baking. Let your mind’s eye wander over pyramids of dark chocolate truffles, milk chocolate candies filled with fruit-infused creams, bubbling vats of hot cocoa and crisp cookies studded with white chocolate chunks. Comment.

BISCUIT RISING

Josh Cohen, former chef of Relish, in Williamsburg, has now opened Biscuit, a Carolina-style BBQ restaurant on Flatbush Avenue off Seventh Avenue, right on the edge of Park Slope and Prospect Heights. Comment.

Clones’ Teufel shuffle        

Cyclones: Former Mets second baseman Tim Teufel is the new manager of the Brooklyn Cyclones, but unless fans are willing to sit in the bleachers, they’re going to have to cough up an extra buck to see him. Comment.