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‘The Nutcracker’ comes alive with The Dance Company

MADISON – Individuals cherish many traditions during the Christmas season, and The Dance Company’s production of “The Nutcracker” is one of those noteworthy events in Madison.

“Our Honors Ballet Program will perform ‘The Nutcracker’ as a holiday gift to our community,” Julie George said. George and Beth Cannon are owners of The Dance Company.

In community outreach, students ask guests to support Manna House by bringing a generous donation of canned goods or non-perishable food items to help this holiday season.

“Manna House will provide food to anyone who has a need at any time,” George said. “Some organizations require proof of a need before giving out food.”

“Also, the organization is run by Fran Fluhler, who is a former The Dance Company mom and currently a ‘grandma’ at TDC,” George said.

Show times for “The Nutcracker” are Nov. 22 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 23 at 2 and 6 p.m. All shows will be presented in James Clemens High School Auditorium.

Seating is available on a first-come/first-served basis. Doors will open 30 minutes before show time.

“The Nutcracker” has a huge cast/company enacting the characters. The following students and adults are some of the individuals in key roles:

* Act I, Scene I — Grace Hill and Olivia Sparkman (Little Clara), Ellie Hundley (Maid), Maggie Leonard (Governess), Jessica Potts-Prescott (Mother), Brock Prescott (Father), Goff Baker (Herr Drosselmeyer) and Gavin Smith (Hans Peter).

* Act, Scene II — Isaac Poteete, Jadyn LaFayette as understudy (General/Nutcracker Prince); Samantha Baker, Mary Frances Welsch as understudy (Mouse King); Lacy Smith, Abigail Chiskowski as understudy (Mouse Queen).

* Act I, Scene III — Anna Lindsey, Jansyn Free as understudy (Snow Queen); Sarah Hill, understudies Sarah Helms and Elizabeth Koifman (Teen Clara); Sarah Hill (Teen Clara); and Taylor Griffith (Sugar Plum Fairy).

Ensembles include the Butterflies, Flakes, Little Sisters, Big Sisters, Brothers, Dolls, Party Guests, Soldiers, Buglers, Mice, Princesses, Plumettes, Candy Canes, Corps, Sheep and Hot Chocolate.

“We hope you enjoy the show!” Cannon said.

The Dance Company studio’s address is 19 Hughes Road. For more information, call 256-461-8759 or visit thedancecompanyinc.com.

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