The Dance Factory presents “The Nutcracker”

Nutcracker
Grace Wright of Chester as Clara, Ben Haseltine of Chester as the Nutcracker, Brigid Karl of Chester as the Sugar Plum Fairy, and Chelsea Rose of Cavendish as the Snow Queen. Photo provided.

 

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – The Dance Factory presents a fully costumed production of Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” Saturday, Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 9 at 2 p.m. Both performances are at Springfield High School and will benefit the Springfield High School Drama Club. This year’s performances are in memory of beloved dancer, Laura Cody McNaughton, who danced with the Dance Factory as a child and an adult for many years.

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 27th 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. Do not miss this magical production! Tickets are available at the door as well as ahead of time at Woodbury Florist and Tina’s Hallmark in Springfield, and Sage Jewelry on the green in Chester.

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