Warwick Ballet to perform ‘Nutcracker' next week on high school theater stage

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:17

    WARWICK-Warwick Ballet Theater will be performing its much awaited Nutcracker at The Warwick Valley High School Theater on Friday, Dec. 10, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 11, at 2 and 7:30 p.m. The fully staged, two-act ballet with beautiful scenery and lavish costumes will be classically performed by professional and semi-professional dancers with over 70 students from the community who study dance at Dancer's Studio. Alanna Dickten, Arianna Henry and Jacqueline Mosca are the three ballerinas who will dance the role of Sugarplum Fairy as well as other cast roles in the three different performances. Soren DuHoffman, a company member of the Aspen Santafe Ballet, will partner them as the Cavalier. Justine Jacobsen will play the role of Clara and Alison Dripchak will be Snow Queen. Melissa Padham and Isabel Fernandez, returning WBT Company members from dance majors in college, will dance Russian and Waltz of the Flowers. The Warwick Ballet Theater said it is grateful to all the Warwick, Florida and Chester merchants for their support and generous contributions to the raffle tables set up at the performances by the WBT Guild. Children from the audience will have the opportunity to meet some of the cast members, such as the Sugarplum Fairy and the Mouse King each intermission. The ballet held every other year is always a huge undertaking, but has proven to be an awaited community event where much of the audience choose WBT Theater's performances over the hassle of going into NYC. Warwick Ballet Theater is a not-for-profit ballet company. All proceeds from this production support the Isabel Rodriquez Memorial Scholarship Fund. Pre-sale and group tickets are available through Dancer's Studio at 986-2466.