By Frank Lewis
December 1, 2013
PDT Staff Writer
Few presentations are more synonymous with the Christmas season than The Nutcracker, the beloved ballet that tells the story of a little girl named Clara who is given a magical nutcracker doll on Christmas Eve. She encounters the frightful King Rat before embarking on a wondrous journey through the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of Sweets.
Now, Tammy Jo’s Studio will present the River Cities Dance Company in The Nutcracker in two shows on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the John P. Stephens Cultural Arts Center at Raceland-Worthington High School
Featured performers are members of the River Cities Dance Company with Ally Smith, a 7th grade student from Clay, as Clara, Kristen Ratliff as the Sugar Plum Fairy, Chloe Thorner as the Snow Queen, Natalie Swarts and Stephanie Swarts as the Guardian Angels, Olivia Couchot as the Dew Drop Fairy and Karoline Edmonds as Coffee from Arabia. Also performing as the Ballerina Doll is Alexis Kitchen, the Arabian Doll is Katie Wesley and the Harlequin Doll is Maria Clevenger. Joining the RCDC cast as guest artists are Patrick Sloan as the Nutcracker Prince, Mitch Haley as the Cavalier and Patrick Ingram as the Snow King and Coffee from Arabia.
Reserved tickets for either performance are $12 for adults and $8 for children age 5 and under. Reserved tickets for performances are available for purchase at Tammy Jo’s Studio or at the door if seating is available. For more information, you may call 606-473-5244 or 606-836-8685.
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