Published On: Fri, Nov 7th, 2014

Town and Country Players and Dance Arts Collaborative present ‘The Nutcracker’

new hope free press nutcracker town and country playersThis November, Town and Country Players, in partnership with Dance Arts Collaborative (DAC), will present the holiday family favorite The Nutcracker.

The Nutcracker tells the story of a little girl, Clara, and her beloved Nutcracker doll through ballet. 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 — children ranging 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.

T&C actors 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.

The Nutcracker plays Nov. 14, 15, 21 and 22 at 8 p.m., with matinee performances Nov. 15, 16, 22 and 23 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for children; call (800) 838-3006 or visit T&C’s website.

Located on Route 263 in Buckingham, Town and Country Players is the home of many dedicated individuals whose goal is to bring the theatrical experience to local residents while personally enjoying the effort to the fullest. Town and Country Players membership is open to anyone with an interest in theater and the desire to help.

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