The Nutcracker, a magical production

 

Bonnie Blake of Weathersfield as Clara, Taylor Drinker of Springfield as the Nutcracker, Danielle Marasa of Springfield as the Sugar Plum Fairy, and Lydia Churchill of Cavendish as the Snow Queen. Photo provided
Bonnie Blake of Weathersfield as Clara, Taylor Drinker of Springfield as the Nutcracker, Danielle Marasa of Springfield as the Sugar Plum Fairy, and Lydia Churchill of Cavendish as the Snow Queen.
Photo provided

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – The Dance Factory presents a fully costumed production of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker on Saturday December 10 at 7p.m. and Sunday December 11 at 2 p.m. Tickets for adults and children and can be purchased at the door. Both performances are at Springfield High School and will benefit the Springfield High School Drama Club.

Please join us for this beautiful classical ballet featuring young dancers from all over southern Vermont and New Hampshire. The Nutcracker tells the story of young Clara Staulbaum and the magical Nutcracker she is given from her Uncle Drosselmeyer. The Dance Factory’s production features dancing dolls, a fierce Mouse King, a glorious scene of dancing snowflakes led by the Snow Queen, and a visit to the Kingdom of sweets ruled by the Sugar Plum Fairy and featuring dances from around the world.

Students dance all the roles in The Dance Factory’s production of The Nutcracker, including the principal roles of the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Snow Queen. Many dancers begin in Mother Goose and continue performing in various roles throughout their childhood. This will be the 25th year The Dance Factory has presented The Nutcracker. Originally choreographed by Susan Hagan, this year’s production will be directed by Ashley Hensel-Browning and will feature new and old choreography from productions past.

 

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