Cape Cod Dance Center’s “The Nutcracker”

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Date(s) - December 9, 2018
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Experience the Magic of The Nutcracker Right Here in Bourne


This is Cape Cod Dance Center’s 23rd annual performance of 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 the Bourne High School on Waterhouse Road on Saturday, December 8th at 7 p.m. and Sunday, December 9th at 2 p.m.


The Cape Cod Dance Center’s Nutcracker unfolds on Christmas Eve where young Clara and her family have gathered for the night’s festivities. The ballet, set to the festive music of Tchaikovsky, 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 Lewis from the Island Moving Company in Rhode Island, who will be performing as the Nutcracker Prince and the Harlequin Doll. Mr. Lewis danced with the Richmond Ballet after receiving his BFA in Dance and Choreography from Virginia Commonwealth University. The role of the Rat King will be performed by Yarmouth resident Antonia 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 is Stephen Buckhoff in 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 teacher Scott Handler who has been playing the role of Mother Ginger for over a decade (if not two!)


Dancing the special roles of the Sugarplum and the Cavalier are Montreal residents Isabelle Marquis and Felix Lavoie who will be traveling to the Cape for the performances. Ms. Marquis toured with the Kirov Ballet at a very young age in the ballet Sleeping Beauty when it was in North America. After 17 years of dancing, Ms. Marquis has performed on stage hundreds of times. She is partnered on stage by Felix Lavoie, Mr. Lavoie started his career with Roland Petit and the National Ballet of Marseille, France. His career progressed from a Little Rat in the Nutcracker to many Principal Roles with Ballet Ouest de Montreal.


Tickets for the production can be purchased online at or by calling 508-564-6165. 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),
$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"
737 West Main Street
Hyannis, MA 02601
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