Cape Cod Dance Center’s “The Nutcracker”

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Date(s) - December 8, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Experience the Magic of The Nutcracker Right Here in Bourne

This is Cape Cod Dance Center’s23rd annual performanceof the holiday classic“The Nutcracker.”The ballet production, directed and choreographed by studio owner Eveline Carle, has been a part of the Cape Cod Holiday Tradition for over two decades. Past audience members have raved about the local production over the years.“It far exceeded my expectations. It was really well done,”said East Falmouth resident, Wendy Ghelfi. “It was every bit as good as Boston, there really is no reason to leave town.”said Nancy Quiqq, from North Falmouth. Ms. Carle’s rendition of the ballet is filled with humor. With a cast of over 80 members including professional dancers from Canada, and Rhode Island, and current students enrolled in the dance center’s ballet program, the Christmas fantasy is is exquisitely performed and captivating for the whole family. This year’s performances will be held at theBourne High Schoolon Waterhouse Road onSaturday, December 8th at 7 p.m. and Sunday, December 9th at 2 p.m.

The Cape Cod Dance Center’s Nutcracker unfolds onChristmas Evewhere young Clara and her family have gathered for the night’s festivities. The ballet, set to the festive music ofTchaikovsky, will put the whole family in the holiday spirit. This year’s Clara will be performed by Bourne resident, Trinh O’Doherty. Trinh is the daughter of Elizabeth Do and Drew O’Doherty. Trinh, aged 12, has been dancing at the Cape Cod Dance Center for the last 9 years. She is joined on stage by guest dancer,Glen Lewisfrom theIsland Moving Companyin Rhode Island, who will be performing as the Nutcracker Prince and the Harlequin Doll. Mr. Lewis danced with theRichmond Balletafter receiving his BFA in Dance and Choreography from Virginia Commonwealth University. The role of the Rat King will be performed by Yarmouth residentAntonia Stephens. Ms. Stephens graduated from Bennington College in dance. Locally she has taught modern dance and contact improvisation at Studio 878, Cape Cod Dance Center, and the Academy of Performing Arts.

Also performing isStephen Buckhoffin the role of Drosselmeyer. Buckhoff is known as the “local tree guy” but he also pursued dance in college and will demonstrate creative movements as the eccentric godfather. Another long time player in the Nutcracker production is Falmouth High School Phys. Ed teacherScott Handlerwho has been playing the role of Mother Ginger for over a decade (if not two!)

Dancing the special roles of theSugarplumand theCavalierare Montreal residentsIsabelle Marquisand Felix Lavoiewho will be traveling to the Cape for the performances.Ms. Marquistoured with theKirov Balletat a very young age in the balletSleeping Beautywhen it was in North America. After 17 years of dancing, Ms. Marquis has performed on stage hundreds of times. She is partnered on stage byFelix Lavoie, Mr. Lavoie started his career with Roland Petit and theNational Ballet of Marseille, France. His career progressed from a Little Rat in the Nutcracker to many Principal Roles withBallet Ouest de Montreal.

Tickets for the production can be purchasedonlineatwww.capecoddancecenter.comor by calling508-564-6165. Tickets will also be available at the door the day of the shows. Tickets are $14 for kids 4 to 12 years old, $18 for seniors (65 and older) and students (18 and under), and $24 for adults. Children 3 and under can attend for free. Group ticket sales are available; please call the school directly for more details.

Cape Cod Dance Center's "The Nutcracker"


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