BUCKINGHAM – This November, Town and Country Players, in collaboration with Dance Arts Collaborative (DAC), is pleased to present “The Nutcracker.” This well-known ballet is an annual holiday favorite for many families.
“The Nutcracker” tells the story of a little girl, Clara, and her beloved Nutcracker doll. The Nutcracker comes to life and the two characters have a dream-like adventure in the Land of Sweets. Many will recognize Tchaikovsky’s music as the performers dance their way through this Christmas fairy tale.
DAC brings a contemporary twist to this well-loved classic. Choreographer, Reina Faith, sets the ballet in the present day. In this version, her dancers perform a contemporary lyrical ballet.
The corps de ballet and the principal roles are filled by DAC’s dancers. The children range in age from 4 to 17. The role of Clara is danced by two young girls, Olivia Newman and Emma Zeuker. The Nutcracker is danced by 13-year old, Devon Reid.
Faith is very proud of her performers. She says, many have the potential to be “very talented, future [professional] dancers.”
T&C actors are not to be left out. They will be performing as the parents in the opening overture. Veteran actor and T&C member, Ken Ambs, will be taking the stage as Clara’s uncle, Drosselmeyer.
T&C Producer, Nancy Ridgeway, is pleased with the collaboration. Bringing the actors and dancers together allows both groups a chance to share the magic of “The Nutcracker.”
“The Nutcracker” plays November 14, 15, 21 and 22 at 8:00 pm, with matinee performances November 15, 16, 22 and 23 at 3:00 pm. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for children. They are available by calling 1–800-838-3006 or by visiting T&C’s website, www.townandcountryplayers.org
Picture: Dancers from DAC
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