Nutcracker at Carnegie Performing Arts Center
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The Nutcracker, an old-fashioned holiday ballet performed annually by the Carnegie Performing Arts Center, will return to live performances this year. Performances will be held at the Andrew Carnegie Music Hall, 300 Beechwood Avenue in Carnegie. Performances will be on Saturday, December 11, at 8 pm, Sunday, December 12, at 2 pm, Saturday, December 18, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, December 19, at 2 p.m.
Mackenzie Bracken, a freshman at Tampa University in Florida will dance the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy. Cara Salerno, a senior at Chartiers Valley High School, will dance the Queen of the Snow along with the Snow King, David Keller, who is a junior at Brentwood High School. Ellie Cozza who is in the 7th grade at Chartiers Valley Middle School portrays Clara while Simon Avant from Holy Trinity in Washington, PA. will enact the role of the Nutcracker Prince who comes to life and takes Clara to the Candy Kingdom. Dancers from many community dance schools ranging in age from 5 – adult round out the cast of swirling snowflakes and candy flowers. Monica Ryan, director of the Carnegie Performing Arts Center will be choreographing the production. Tickets are $20 for adults and $18 for students and seniors and are available at the door. For more information please contact the Carnegie Performing Arts Center at (412) 279-8887 or access the website at www.carnegieperformingartscenter.com
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